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2010 Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (12%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (10%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (3%)

Other (12%)

Chart based on 98 repairs.
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2010 Dodge Journey repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (12%)

$100 - $499 (19%)

< $100 (64%)

Chart based on 69 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2010 Dodge Journey

Engine not specified

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2011 - Jul 2011
Feb 2011

1240 mi
Inspected lifter noise, installed rocker arm and lifters (one bank) noise still evident. Returned vehicle to dealership, they had vehicle for 2 1/2 days said noise is normal and unfixable. Contacted Dodge/Chrysler and took to another dealer 
Dodge Journey in Beijing, China
Dec 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011

12400 mi
Rearview camera failed. 

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2010 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed automated manual FWD

Dodge Journey in New South Wales, Australia
Apr 2013 - May 2016
Aug 2013

32600 mi

A $800
had to go over 2 days general service-- cost $800 AUD next day Transmission service cost $600 One issue was shudder when start up on a hill-- still present ocassionally 
Nov 2015

56600 mi

A $1200
Car shudders when accelerate after stopping, needed a clutch replacement 
Mar 2016

60760 mi

A $1277
Airbag alarm Engine alarm on require cam shaft sensor replacing 

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2010 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
Sep 2011

2000 mi
Compass/direction of travel indicator had to be replaced, reset only lasts about a week then shows wrong direction of travel. 
Jan 2012

4100 mi
Front passenger seat would not stay in upright position--repaired. Compass giving wrong readings--replaced. Door key unlocking system not working properly--replaced key. FOBIK replaced and programed. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

70680 mi

C $460
EGR valve replaced 
Dodge Journey in Texas, United States
Oct 2009 - Sep 2017
Jan 2012

43000 mi
Heat shield above mufflers was rattling for a couple minutes after a cold start. 
Sep 2012

61000 mi

US $120
Actuator controlling the external vent door was making a clicking noise and needed to be replaced. 
Jul 2016

134700 mi

US $400
Alternator bearings going bad. New alternator + serpentine belt + pulleys. 
Jan 2017

149000 mi

US $700
Heater hose assembly. Part of the system that feeds the rear A/C unit. Sprung a leek but entire hose assembly needed replacement. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
May 2011 - Dec 2012
Jul 2011

7440 mi
Neither key-fob would work. Car wouldn't turn on. Horn kept beeping and lights blinked on and off in front and back. Had to disconnect horn fuses and get it towed. I was told that the battery was almost dead and they had to do a reset. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Feb 2011 - Sep 2017
Mar 2014

74000 mi

US $5
Tire valve failed (TPMS). Temporarily fixed with a non-TPMS tire valve. Estimated cost to repair properly is ~$70-$112. Still investigating options. 
Aug 2015

100400 mi

US $80
Right front TPMS valve had failed previously and replaced with a regular tire valve temporarily. With new tires being installed a new TPMS valve was installed. 
Nov 2015

103000 mi
Battery needed a jump to start. Firestone found the battery weak and in need of replacement. New battery installed. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

60140 mi
EGR valve faulty Exhaust noise. Flex pipe replaced. 
Dodge Journey in New York, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2017
Jan 2014

68500 mi
Rear heat was blowing cold. 
Apr 2016

82000 mi

US $655
Heater hose started leaking. Heater hose assembly was replaced. 
Jul 2016

84300 mi

US $292
Tire pressure sensors were corroded and cracked. 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2014

87000 mi

US $998
Parking brake replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Dec 2012

28520 mi
leaking hose, loss of fluid 
Mar 2014

45880 mi

C $500
Power steering cooler 
Dodge Journey in Mississippi, United States
Jun 2012 - Mar 2015
Apr 2014

72700 mi
I had been having problems with cranking my car up! A lot of times, I can put it in Neutral and it would start. 
Jan 2015

92000 mi
freeze plugs 
Mar 2015

97000 mi
They did not know what the problem was. It will take 3-4 weeks before they could check it. 
Dodge Journey in Manitoba, Canada
Dec 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

29340 mi

C $350
PS Return Hose failed, replaced at dealer with new custom-built hose + full synthetic ATF 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2010 - Apr 2017
Jun 2011

5580 mi
replaced intake plenum 
Jul 2012

14260 mi
The a/c was down 4 oz they just topped it up . 
Aug 2012

14560 mi
Rear brake on drivers side, pads siezed on caliper causing brake to get hot and smoke. Lube and replace pads both sides on rear. Replace front rotors for warping, steering wheel shook during braking. 
Jun 2013

18600 mi
Replaced passenger side tie rod end Recharge A/C was down again, ongoing problem. 
Jul 2013

18900 mi
Rear brakes stuck on lube calipers light switch, dash lights weather seals on drivers door window 
Oct 2015

36160 mi

C $863
replace wheel bearing front driver side lower ball joint tie rods 
Apr 2017

42160 mi

C $350
All brake pads replaced and caliper pins and sides lubed 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Mar 2011
Feb 2010 Engine light came on. They flashed the computer all fixed. 
May 2010

2480 mi
Engine light came on. A part was replaced and the problem is fixed. The engine light came on again. The dealer ordered a part and installed it. 
Dodge Journey in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Jul 2011
Jan 2011 Low tire sensor came on and none of tires were low. Sensor had to be replaced. 
Jun 2011

20000 mi
There is a ticking noise my car is making 
Dodge Journey in Georgia, United States
Oct 2009 - May 2010
Mar 2010

6000 mi
This vehicle is a POS. Stalls and out of nowhere revs to 4k rpm. Death trap and now traded for a quality Ford. 
Dodge Journey in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Nov 2009

1612 mi
Thermostat was sticking and giving fault code on check engine light Thermostat was sticking. replaced under warranty. 

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2010 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

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

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Feb 2010

620 mi
A very small squeak in the brake pedal, noticeable every time the pedal was applied....Problem was from factory, not enough grease was applied. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - Jun 2016
Dec 2011

13020 mi
Transmission would shift hard sometimes when I would shift from reverse to drive. Was corrected by resetting the computer and it shifts fine now. 
Oct 2012

23560 mi

C $370
Seal on the rear axle was seeping. Identified during rear brake job. Was covered under warranty. 
Jan 2013

26660 mi
Transmission was sometimes shifting hard when shifting from reverse into drive. Dealer diagnosed and said that the valve body in the transmission was the fault. Dealer replaced the valve body and it is fine now. 
Mar 2013

27280 mi
Power steering pump was making alot of noise and dealer had to replace the pump. It was under warranty. 
Sep 2013

34100 mi
Transmission shifting hard when you switch from reverse to drive. 
Apr 2014

40700 mi
Had to replace the plenium, engine was making an unusual noise. Plenium had plastic parts inside that was worn out and making noise. Everything fine now. 
Jan 2015

40240 mi
Power steering fluid leaking, had to bring it to the dealer and they tightened up the clamp on the return line. They also added a better less viscous fluid for the very cold climate here. 
Mar 2016

59520 mi

C $900
Had to replace the under drive clutch assembly. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
Oct 2014

75700 mi

C $40
Took car to dealer for warranty, said no warranty no fault found either yet problem persists. Wanted to charge me 150 I told them to keep the car. No charge backup camera died.. called dealer, they wanted 500 plus labor, I got a replacement camera (better type) for $40, wired it in and adapted it to work.. better than origanal 
Apr 2015

92440 mi

C $1300
Losing antifreeze, found it escaping between engine and transmission. Looked like frost plug, had to get towed and confirmed that frost plug rotted away, transmission and exhaust plus transfer case had to be removed to repair 
Jun 2016

99200 mi
cooling system leak 
Dodge Journey in Illinois, United States
Mar 2011 - Oct 2011
May 2011

25000 mi

US $400
One of the exhaust valves was not closing properly, loss of power and increased fuel consumption. New valves and springs installed. 
Oct 2011

36000 mi
Gearbox not shifting gears smoothly FOB keys and receiver replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Wyoming, United States
Apr 2010 - Jun 2011
Jun 2010

2000 mi
Driving down the road and the car just died. No codes came up so they could do nothing to figure what was wrong. We drove it for 50 days before this happened. 
Dodge Journey in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2010 - Nov 2012
Feb 2011

5000 mi

US $37
Data Center kept flashing "see dealer" would not reset per the manual instructions. Dealer reset quickly and did a LOF. 
May 2012

19100 mi
The rear axle seals had to be replaced due to leaking. The rear axel seals leak because of a very poor fit tolerance in the design. Noticed spots in driveway. Three weeks later the rear axle seals had to be replaced again due to leaking. 
Nov 2012

22000 mi
The car continues to leak oil and drive train fluid. The audio systems has had to be reprogramed, the ehgine control computer has had to be reprogramed. I traded in the car on a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe, enough... 
Dodge Journey in British Columbia, Canada
May 2010 - Jun 2013
Dec 2012

14260 mi
Seat hinge trim came off and cracked due to missing screw. Dealer replaced the trim and screw. 
Feb 2013

17140 mi
Nav unit error constantly displaying "THE MUSIC DATABASE NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED." Click OK will only display the message over and over again. Rough shifting since car was purchased especially during downshift. Burning oil odour when driving on an incline or hill. Dealer inspected no leaks at all. Advised possible catalytic converter smell when running hot. 
Jun 2013

19220 mi
Inverted WEST and EAST Nav arrow on display. Driver window squeak when going up. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
Jun 2010 - Mar 2015
Sep 2010

3000 mi

US $400
Burning oil smell and billowing steam coming from under hood after driving 15-20 minutes of driving, 1st trip to dealer diagnosed leaking PTU seals. Seals ordered to be replaced.  PTU seals previous ordered were replaced. After repair, now the muffler seems louder.  To fix PTU seals, axles needed to be removed. Wheel lock was needed to get the wheels off, however, dealer never supplied wheel lock so service dept had to "special" remove the lugs & replace. 
Feb 2015

60300 mi

US $600
rim and tire pressure sensor valve repair/replacement 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
Aug 2010

620 mi
Oil leak Brake vibration Drifting iPod cable not working 
Sep 2011

10540 mi
Key fob stopped working 

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2010 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2010 - Oct 2014
Aug 2013

21560 mi
KEY FOB working intermittently. 
Oct 2014

32860 mi
there was no symptoms a loose bolt was found they replaced unit under extended warranty 
Dodge Journey in Ohio, United States
Nov 2009 - Oct 2016
Jun 2012

58000 mi
oil leak, fixed under warranty 
Jun 2015

99000 mi

US $1400
Alternator replaces 
Dec 2015

106000 mi

US $210
Dodge Journey in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2010 - Mar 2014
Oct 2011

31000 mi

C $200
The tire pressure sensor had to be replaced on one tire due I corrosion. Have been told other 3 will need replacement when spring tire change over is done. 
Dodge Journey in Colombia
May 2010 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

21080 mi

Alternator wont charge. Root cause was pulley to shaft joint failed. Pulley was spinning not transmitting power 
Dodge Journey in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2010 - Mar 2011
Jun 2010

620 mi
Air conditioning turned off after 1 minute. dealer said too much freon the right amount for 7 passenger and not 5 passenger. safety valve cut off a/c because of too much freon. a/c flushed and proper lbs of freon added. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2010 - Aug 2013
Dec 2011

7440 mi
Front driver Door switch failed to turn off creating a slow drain on the battery. One of the dsashboard clips let loose where the dash and dash console come together causing that end to lift up and become uneven. 
Jun 2013

17980 mi
Automatic back door lock failed to open and close. Was deemed to be a defective module. It was replaced under warrenty. 

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2010 Dodge Journey 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Dodge Journey in New South Wales, Australia
May 2011 - Jan 2012
Jul 2011

1860 mi
Satnav display u/s they fixed 

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