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2009 Dodge Journey Problems and Repair Histories

131 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Dodge Journey. 82 of these members (62.6%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 246 repairs to 2009 Dodge Journeys--an average of 1.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Dodge Journey problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Dodge Journey problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 Dodge Journey problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2009 Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

16% of the 2009 Dodge Journey repairs were to the engine, 13% to the transmission, 19% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 7% to the body and trim, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 246 repairs.
Non-members can see only ten 2009 Dodge Journey problems and repair histories. Log in or join us to see them all.
Repair costs are in local units.

2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
4000 0 NOISE WHEN TURNING LEFT-DEALER INSTALLED INNER WHEEL WELL PINS-NOISE GONE SO FAR 
6000 0 Noise began after a week or so. I took info about tsb into the dealer and they ordered the part 
120000  
Dodge Journey in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2008 3000    
5000 0 Dent on rear pass door opening.. 
 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008    
0 Brake Light Switch replaced - brake lights not lighting until pedal depressed 3/4 inch. Replaced under warranty. 
2000 0 Airbag light remaining on after initial start up when ambient temp less than 50 F. Dealer flashed PCM with updates. 
45000 0 all idiot warning lights on the dash began to cycle on and off with the wipers activating every 5 seconds even though they were manually turned off. Research showed the problem is with the CAN C bus. Car out of warranty so we traded it. 
Dodge Journey in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 Slight rattle at higher speeds coming from right front of the vehicle. 
6000 0 TSB performed. Didnt know when taking the car in there was one though. 
25000 0 Rear door lock quit working 
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

235-horsepower 3.5L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
2000 0 No audio on am/fm/sat/nav system. Replaced am/fm/sat/nav MyGig. 
19000 0 All wheel drive transfer case leaking oil. 
20000 0 Transmission bad. No replacement transmission available. Car taken in on 11/29/10. Traded it in on 12/23/10. No more Journeys for this family! 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 3000    
4000 0 Noise when vehicle made left turn. Power steering pump needs to be slightly over filled to solve. 
8000 0 Problems with REU unit. 
12000 0 Problems with REU radio not working at intermittant times. Noise while making left turn, modified power steering pump. 
17000 55 New front brake pads, rotors turned 
20000 0 Replaced rack and pinion steering 
20000 0 check engine light came back on a day after dealer supposedly repaired a malfunction. 
29000 0 check engine light on, they flashed the computer, lasted a few days, light back on 
31000 0 Front rotors warped, replaced rotors and pads. As of April 13, front rotors feel warped again. 
33000 0 Case cracked on PTO, car was undrivable. Third time REU radio unit replaced. 
45000 55 Repaired 
45500 0 Air bag light was on, replaced wiring harness 
 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 Crunching in front axles, bad vibration in trans on left turns, very bad burning gear oil odor. 
1000 0 Terrible odor enough to cause nausea & headaches, Chrysler District Manager claims its a normal new car smell that will go away. {It's getting worse}. Grinding & vibration on left turns still there. Going back to dealer service dept. on 07/07/08 
2000 0 Dealer found apparently used gear oil in power transfer unit {transfer case} that was causing odor. Gear oil was replaced. Unknown if problem will recur. Engine developed a knock at 2000 miles,dealer replaced complete engine assembly with authorization of Chrysler district manager. I have only put 200 miles on car since I got it back so I don't know if problem has been corrected. 
8000 0  
 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
5580 0 Radio stopped working after app. 15-20 minutes of operation. 
21700 600 Front Brakes were worn out 
25420 0 Air Bag light stayed ON. Replaced broken wire in driver door near hinge where harness comes into door. 
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Tennessee, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1000 0 An earlier recall had not been performed prior to my purchase of the vehicle. There was a problem with a brake sensor. My understanding is that the car thought I was constantly using the brakes. 
 

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2009 Dodge Journey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2008 0    
1240 0 Faulty brake fluid level switch 
16120 0 The pto drive for the awd had a seal leak. The seal could not be replaced, so the complete unit was replaced. The replacement drive had a different part number. Manufactured by Gertrag. 
 

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