Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: A prime example of why you should never buy the first model year of a new vehicle.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Dodge Journey electrical problems

electrical problem

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2009 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 132010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that she attempted to start the vehicle and heard a clicking sound, but the vehicle would not start. The contact had to turn the steering wheel in order to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they replaced the starter. The failure continued. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 48,000 and the current mileage was 70,000. Updated 07/06/12 the consumer stated the started was replaced twice. Updated 07/12/12

- Syracuse , UT, USA

problem #1

Aug 122011


  • 24,800 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated the starter failed. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired twice and the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 24,800.

- Fairfield, CT, USA

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