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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
6 / 5
Injuries / Deaths:
4 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,373 miles

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2009 Dodge Journey engine problems

engine problem

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2009 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 6 of 6)

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problem #3

Jun 112012


  • 60,260 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. While driving approximately 30 mph, the check engine warning light illuminated on the instrument panel and the vehicle began to overheat. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnostics. The mechanic advised the contact that the coolant engine recovery tank was fractured and would have to be replaced. The contact stated there was an orange spot that looked like the area was burned. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 60,260.

- Inwood, WV, USA

problem #2

Oct 152011

Journey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns 2009 Dodge Journey. While driving approximately 30 mph the vehicle suddenly stalled. The contact was able to stop on the shoulder of the road and restart the vehicle. The failure happened three times intermittently. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 61,000. Updated 06/21/12

- Georgetown, IL, USA

problem #1

May 132012

Journey 4-cyl

  • 49,000 miles
Engine fails to start. When I turn on the key nothing happens. After several turn of the keys finally there is ignition. Last night as my wife was driving home the car dies out and she lost hydralics, so the brakes didn't work and she is lucky that she did not crash and kill herself or someone else. I have had the car in for calliper and brake replacement for both the front 22,000 miles and rear 28,000. The ignition starting problem 3 times.

- Weatherford, TX, USA

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