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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
10 / 8
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,013 miles

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2009 Dodge Journey electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 27 of 32)

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problem #101

Dec 222013

Journey 4-cyl

  • 102,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I was driving down the freeway and the )lighting bolt( symbol came on and my motor shut off completely. This is the electronic throttle control symbol, and I could have been severely injured had I not gotten to the side of the road. I called the Dodge dealer in my area and the customer service line. Dodge says this is my problem not theirs. My car is a 2009 with 102000 miles on it. I feel that this is Dodge's problem, what happened to taking care of issues like this. My family could have died because their electrical part malfunctioned. When I checked on line it stated this happens all the time on many different Dodge models I say Dodge should recall each vehicle with these same components so a family does not die because of their use of inferior parts. Dodge has recalled this part on different vehicles just not my model they state that my vehicle, which has the same parts as the other ones recalled is fine because the model year and options are different. To me this is asinine and we all know Dodge needs to do what is right in this matter and fix my car, at their expense.

- Provo, UT, USA

problem #100

Jan 052011

Journey 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Vehicle has just randomly shut off while driving twice and luckily able to avoid accident. Over past couple years at random it will not start, all instruments have power just hear a clicking sound than after few times it ended up starting. Except today it will not turn over. Had contacted some dealers asking about problem and they were not helpful at all.

- Unity, ME, USA

problem #99

Nov 162013

Journey

  • 58,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the driver's side rear-view mirror controls were malfunctioning. The contact mentioned that the he was unable to open or close the front windows and he could not lock or unlock the doors. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did not offer any assistance since the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 10V658000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 58,000 and the current mileage was 58,041.

- Cookeville, TN, USA

problem #98

Oct 042013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The win module (wireless ignition node - part # 05026875) has been failing for several weeks and finally died completely. A new one has been ordered however it is on back order. The dealership actually has 5 other Journeys waiting for the same part. This has also been an issue with other models for this part. It should be recalled due to its continued failure.

- Needville, TX, USA

problem #97

Oct 232013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 82,000 miles
The car will not start. It comes with a faulty win module that has given many consumers grief. The car has left me stranded before due to the same issue.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #96

Jun 012012

Journey

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated when attempting to start the vehicle, it failed to start intermittently without warning. The contact was a certified mechanic and inspected the vehicle himself and stated that it was an electrical problem due to corrosion; however, he did not know what caused the problem. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 55,000. The current mileage was 69,000.

- Adrian, MI, USA

problem #95

Jul 052013

Journey

  • 70,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Vehicle would not start skim module needs to be replaced Chrysler could not provide part for 2 months vehicle laid up for 60 days incident started with car not starting regularly and continued to progress where it would not engage the engine at all.

- Shelton , CT, USA

problem #94

Jun 302003

Journey 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Tried to start the car one day and all it did was try to turn. Eventually through blogs I had read about the starting issue and to keep trying to turn it and maybe it would go, it died. We replaced the battery and it ran well for 4 weeks and again did the same thing tonight. All windows, locks, air conditioning, and head lights were working but not enough power to turn over, yes I turned all of it off immediately when I realized what happened. Big difference was that last time I could jump it, this time I could not. I had to leave my car in the parking lot at 8:30pm and get a ride for my children and I from family.

- Clovis, CA, USA

problem #93

Jul 062013

Journey

  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was a sudden loss of power and smoke was seen coming from the end of the vehicle. Also, the contact stated that the low oil pressure and check engine warning lights were illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic test. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number : 08V247000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 84,000. The VIN was not available.

- Troy , IL, USA

problem #92

Apr 262011

Journey

  • 30,000 miles
Parking sensor in transmission that sends a signal that car is in park not working I properly may be a huge issue because when you are in drive and sitting it gets stuck in park. Then takes off no warning. If me O our anyone in my family is injured I will be the one to help settle a law suit with Chrysler. I spoke of this problem to the dealer while it was under warranty the rep. Said I had to leave my car there till the problem duplicates. This is a expensive car and my only transportation which is why I had the warranty. The other issue is when sitting at the light the brakes slip causing the vehicle to lunge forward. This is even after replacing the brakes at the dealership the vehicle is a money pit. The consumer takes the bill or could lose their life messing with Chrysler.

- Katy, TX, USA

problem #91

Jun 092011

Journey

  • 20,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. After several attempts the engine became operable. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer where both electronic key fobs were replaced under the service warranty. The failure recurred one year later after the repair was performed. The vehicle had not been repaired for the most recent failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

- Rochester Hills, MI, USA

problem #90

Dec 152012

Journey 4-cyl

  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated the vehicle intermittently failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis but the technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 40,000.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #89

May 072013

Journey

  • 67,000 miles
I have been having problems with my 2009 Dodge Journey. I also have problems trying to turn it on sometimes. I believe it might be the key or ignition. I bought a new battery thinking my old one was dead and it also started great for a few weeks and then it started doing it again. Sometimes I turn the key around and it turns on fine and sometimes it does not. It is frustrating because sometimes it does it when I am away from home. I am also having problems with my front brakes or suspension because when I press on the brakes my steering wheel starts to shake. I had my brake pads and rotors checked and they are good. I just do not know what else to do because every trip to the mechanic costs money. There should be a recall on this vehicle!

- Wharton, TX, USA

problem #88

Jan 102013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated the vehicle would not start. The contact was able to start the vehicle after several attempts. The failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

- Ironton, OH, USA

problem #87

Jun 032013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
The door control panel has failed, causing the driver to not have the ability to roll down the window, or lock and unlock the door. The airbag warning light has also come on, presumably indicating a defect in the door panel airbag sensor. I spoke with Dodge regarding a safety recall for the same model year, but excluding my VIN. They indicated that they would not cover the costs of the replacement of the faulty parts, but to "save my receipts" in case they decide to replace the parts in the future. Now my family's daily driver has a faulty airbag, in addition to brakes that have to be replaced every 12-18K miles, and no help from Dodge... thanks for the bailout americans...

- Rogers, AR, USA

problem #86

Jan 102013

Journey

  • 42,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start unless it was shifted into neutral first. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed that the starter and battery needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired however, the remedy failed to repair the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 42,000 and the current mileage was 43,000.

- Tell City , IN, USA

problem #85

Sep 302011

Journey

  • miles
Bought the vehicle used from a Toyota dealer, the brakes were pulsating from warped rotors, had a brake job done and now the brakes are squealing, /and now the second thing the vehicle hesitates to start, you have to keep turning the key on and off to get it to start, when you try to start it just clicks one time, if were a bad connection on the batt. It would click as long as you held the key to the start position.not happy with this vehicle at all but I'm stuck with the payments so I have to live with it...

- St. Augustine, FL, USA

problem #84

Mar 102013

Journey

  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the front passenger touched the radio and burned her hand. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The technician stated that there was a short in the radio/dvd receiver and in the door control module. The technician stated that the door control module and the radio/dvd receiver would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- Elgin, SC, USA

problem #83

May 092013

Journey

  • 63,813 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The electrical components of the vehicle would power on but the engine would not start. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 63,813.

- Bentleyville, PA, USA

problem #82

May 052013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
Put the key fob in the ignition, the car would not read the fob... tried both keys a few times and finally it started. Everything else on the remote (lock, unlock, automatic start, panic) works... can use the automatic starter... as soon as the key is inserted, the car turns off... sometimes the display reads bad key and sometimes it doesn't react at all. After trying 10-30 times, it reads the key and the car starts. We took to the dealer and are being told that the entire wireless ignition module and keys need to be replaced, which S going to cost us over $600. I have done some research and am seeing that this is a common issue with our make and model, but am unable to find a recall directly related to our issue. In my opinion, this is not something that should just "break" out of nowhere on a car that is less than 5 years old.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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