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.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
94,805 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 fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 082014


  • 102,000 miles


The fuel gauge stopped working causing low fuel to flash all the time and the check engine light to stay on. Transmission tries to shift into another level at approx. Speed of 35 to 40 mph causing bucking O resurging motion.

- Jacksonville, FL, USA

problem #3

Oct 032014


  • 86,220 miles
Vehicle will stall without warning for no apparent reason at any speed. On Oct 3, 2014 I was taking my child to school when the car stalled in an intersection. After the light turned green I proceeded to the intersection and stalled upon entering the intersection. I was able to put the car in neutral and restart within ~10 seconds. This issue repeated itself at least twice while en route from my home to a nearby service shop (foltz auto) which determined there was no issue the battery or ignition. On 10/5/14 I took the vehicle to heritage Chrysler (21234) and had the car serviced for two reasons: The main reason was the above issue and a secondary issue was the main odometer (not the trip odometer) at some point had reset itself leaving a display of an incorrect mileage much lower than the actual mileage. The dealer could not recreate the stalling issue or offer any solution, but noted that another electrical issue was causing the odometer to display an incorrect mileage; the fix was to replace the instrument cluster assembly. After having the instrument cluster replaced, the issue did not reoccur until 12/26/2014, when the car stalled three times without warning at ~40 mph, leaving the car completely "dead" each time, and once causing the car to veer quickly towards another car as I was in the process of turning the wheel around a slight curve when the car locked up. The car restarted in neutral and continued on in each incident until I was able to safely reach my home - I did not further drive the car. My concern is that the manufacturer knows, or show know, of multiple issues where this model and model year vehicle has randomly stalled without warning and can not offer a solution to the problem. Consumers are left to guess which repairs to undertake at significant expense, while driving a car that could continue to have the same issues.

- Perry Hall, MD, USA

problem #2

Jul 072014


  • 93,000 miles
The check engine light came on and the code said it was the intake manifold runner control.

- Fuquay Varina, NC, USA

problem #1

Feb 012013


  • 98,000 miles
Brakes, allignment, drive shaft was bent...4th set of tires purchased in Feb. 2013 gas tank & fuel pump needed replaced April 2013 caliper locked up causing fire, vehicle needed to be towed May 2013.

- Webster, TX, USA

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