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2013 Dodge Journey repairs by problem area

Engine (12%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (15%)

Brakes and Traction Control (4%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (29%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (10%)

Other (13%)

Chart based on 52 repairs.
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2013 Dodge Journey repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (2%)

$500 - $999 (7%)

$100 - $499 (22%)

< $100 (68%)

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Chart based on 41 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Dec 2014

30000 mi
Got error in nav screen: "Can not load detailed map." Navigation inoperable. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

65100 mi
Engine light was on. Went to mechanics and they read the code. Said something about vacuum in gas system and they'd look at it next time I came in for oil change. Said it was nothing to worry about. Light went away a few days later... Will be going in for oil change soon (and new tires), so they can check again. No cost from mechanic for reading diagnostics. 
Dodge Journey in North Carolina, United States
May 2014 - Sep 2018
May 2016

24100 mi

US $229
Left front ABS wheel sensor 
Dodge Journey in Iowa, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jul 2016

55200 mi
Upper strut bushing ans sway bar ends replaced. TSB was issued for this but dealer did not perform prior to my purchase 
Dodge Journey in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

6200 mi
1 day for diagnosis, 1 day for repair (part had to be ordered). Vehicle drove fine, but check engine light on. Problem was a fuel vapour sensor said 0 pressure in system. Sensor was replaced in 30 mins when they started work on it. 
Jul 2016

22820 mi

C $150
Creaking from front end. Dealer diagnosed and replaced swaybar under warranty but problem remains and vehicle is now out of warranty 
Nov 2017

39680 mi

C $860
CV joints were worn in front and rear, parts replaced Tried to perform alignment but passenger side front brake was stuck on. Dealer performed a brake service to "clean up" the brake Uneven tire wear and shaking at highway speed. Already tried wheel balancing, alignment performed 
Dodge Journey in Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2017
Dec 2016

40000 mi

US $1000
Both front wheel bearings needed replaced 
Feb 2017

40000 mi
Transmission flexplate was cracked resulting in grinding/rattling noise. Luckily got it replaced before a catastrophic failure occurred. Replacement was covered under warranty. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2013

10920 mi
Transmission hub bolts were not properly torqued from the factory causing a noticeable "clunk" when shifting from Park to any selection 
Jul 2014

26000 mi
Navigation failed needed a replacement head unit 
Mar 2015

35960 mi
replace nav unit again 
Dec 2017

98580 mi
replace bluetooth module-defective 
Apr 2018

103540 mi

C $280
R&R starter motor R&R cruise control switch on steering wheel 
Dodge Journey in South Africa
Jun 2013 - Apr 2018
Sep 2013

4340 mi
battery dead replace x2 
May 2014

11520 mi
cluk noise when pull away 
Dodge Journey in Tennessee, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

9000 mi
Second row, driver's side seat belt was diagnosed as faulty and replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2015

25800 mi
Exterior weatherstripping is pealing on passenger side rear window and driver seat plastic bolstering support/cover has broken (connecting clips and top flange). 
Feb 2016

30000 mi
The weatherstripping on the passenger rear window pulled away, warped, and required replacement. 
Mar 2016

31000 mi
The weather stripping had deformed and was peeling away from the body and glass around the rear passenger side. Not fixed this time. 
Jun 2016

31000 mi
Sat dust covers were replaced for the driver and front passenger seats as well as exterior weatherstripping. 

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2013 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

283-horsepower 3.6L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Dodge Journey in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

48940 mi
Right transmission seal was replaced 
Nov 2015

52800 mi
Second transmission seal replaced. Right stabilizer link was not correctly reinstalled after transmission seal was replaced. Link was damaged and required replacement. 
Jun 2016

64480 mi

C $348
Replaced pinion seal on rear differential. 
Dodge Journey in Michigan, United States
Jun 2018 - Jun 2019
Jun 2019

86000 mi

US $550
Alternator failed and took the battery with it. 
Dodge Journey in British Columbia, Canada
Dec 2013 - Dec 2017
Aug 2013

1240 mi
Dealer replaced my throttle body. However, after I drove off the lot, the noise was back. Took it back again, this time they had no clue, suggested replace the intake. Found out myself it is the power steering pump. Will return to dealer.... 
Dodge Journey in Washington, United States
Oct 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Water spray clip 
Jul 2016

50800 mi
Replaced blue tooth box. Did a good and fast job 
May 2018

75000 mi

US $100
Replaced blend door actuator 
Dodge Journey in South Dakota, United States
Jun 2013 - Jan 2019
Nov 2017

36000 mi
Viscous Coupling replaced. 
Mar 2018

38000 mi

US $225
Power Steering Pressure Hose replaced. 
Jan 2019

45000 mi

US $150
Third battery in 3 years. Check Engine light came on. Low voltage in battery. Battery replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
May 2014 - Sep 2017
Jun 2015

36580 mi
Hands free phone option not working. 
Jan 2016

44300 mi
Right rear viscous clutch not operating correctly. Caused harsh engagement of clutch. Got progressively worse over 2 months. Replaced clutch under warranty. 
May 2016

48980 mi

C $850
No cold air on AC. Root cause was loss of charge due to pin hole in rear seat AC line at mounting bracket under car. Poor design allows bracket to wear thru line. 
Apr 2017

61380 mi
Broken oil filter post in fill tube. Oil filler/cooler assembly replaced under warranty. 
Dodge Journey in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2013 - Nov 2015
Jul 2015

26660 mi
Uconnect system reboots a lot randomly. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

43740 mi
Replace missing/ineffective windshield wiper cowl retainers, repaced bent drivers side wiper arm 
Mar 2015

36580 mi
Ruptured power steering pressure hose 
Dec 2015

47740 mi
Rear Upper Control arm bushing worn, replaced arms on both passenger and driver side. 
Feb 2016

49140 mi
Battery was low, no alternator output. Replaced battery and alternator. 
Sep 2017

59853 mi

C $383
Battery randomly falls flat, fully recharge cures the problem until the next episode. Spent 2.5 hours tracing the issue from the IOD of 1.5 amps to finding a corroded and damaged circuit for the sunroof wiring. Specific area was the C203 connector and the M27 and M11 circuits. 
Mar 2018

62000 mi

C $600
Strut assemblies, both sides and stabilizer bar end links both sides 
Jun 2018

63240 mi

C $256
Rear toe links, both sides and the accompanying alignment 

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2013 Dodge Journey 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Dodge Journey in Massachusetts, United States
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Oct 2013

300 mi
They changed Purge Valve the first time, two (2) days later it went back into shop for check engine light again. Still at the dealer. I am by far a happy customer. They changed Purge Valve the first time, two (2) days later it went back into shop for check engine light again. Still at the dealer. I am by far a happy customer. 
Dodge Journey in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2013 - Feb 2016
Nov 2014

16060 mi
upper part of the jack bent during flat tire change. Jack was replaced. 
Dodge Journey in Virginia, United States
May 2014 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

20000 mi
wiper fluid dispenser mechanism 

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