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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,791 miles

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2010 Dodge Journey electrical problems

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 11 of 17)

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problem #121

Sep 012014

Journey 4-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


Car covered under recall was repaired before I brought it, but now the problem is happening again. I called Chrysler, they agreed to fix it, but said the needed parts were on back order and had no ideal when the need parts (ignition switch and retention ring) would be back instock!!!) chryser said my VIN # didn't show up because it had been repaired before I brought it, but they would add me to the list for repair, but they don't know when the parts would be available...I can't drive my car because of the ignition switch and retention ring problems!!!

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #120

Dec 292014


  • 90,000 miles
My vehicle failed to start. After research and finding information that there is an issue with tipm and the fuel pump relay that is built into the circuit card fails and cuts out the fuel pump and shuts off the engine. Luckily that this vehicle was not on the road when it failed and cause a serious accident. My understanding that there is a legal law suit for same issues but for newer models. 2012 Jeep and Caravan ect... I have checked for power for the fuse box and no power coming from and 2 points for fuse. I have called Dodge recall list and under my VIN there is no recall for this issue.

- Summerville, SC, USA

problem #119

Feb 132015


  • 85,774 miles
My truck is on the side of the road at this very moment. I picked up my truck from a Dodge dealership this morning. No even 10 hours later, I'm riding down the street and the ignition goes to the acc.. I loose power steering and brakes! my daughter and I could have been killed! I see that this is a known issue on other 2010 Dodge Journeys....however... Dodge tells me that my VIN# is not included in the's the same issue that other 2010 Dodge Journey owners are experiencing. I live check to check...and I just spent over $500 today on it for other repairs!! now I still don't have use of my car for this problem!! what will it take....someone to get killed...when Dodge is aware that this is a known issue!! I am horrified!!

- Laveen, AZ, USA

problem #118

Feb 082015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 27,668 miles


I was at a traffic light when all of a sudden the horn started to go off on its own without anyone touching it. As it started it stopped. Approximately 2 1/2 weeks later the vehicle was inside my garage and at about 2:00 a.M. the horn started to go off again. I had to disconnect the fuses in order ot have it stop sounding. I took the vehicle to the Chrysler Dodge dealer, they claimed that they did not know what was happening with the horn. That they did not have any recalls on this matter and never heard of this problem with this vehicles. I looked on the internet and have found that other consumers who have purchased this vehicle have had the same problem. Why has Chrysler Dodge refused to help its clients?

- Toa Alta, PR, USA

problem #117

Dec 082014

Journey 6-cyl

  • 79,000 miles
December 8, 2014 I was driving my 2010 Dodge Journey when the horn started to randomly honk as if the alarm had gone off....there was no control over the honking and it startled me and distressed the other drivers in vicinity. Airpark Dodge dealership in scottsdale AZ stated the computer software needed updating and that should fix the problem. Feb 1st, 2015 the car randomly started honking within the garage no key in the ignition and no one had driven the car all day. These episodes, 10 in all, were different than the last time as the honks were short in duration, I was able to capture it on video. Airpark Dodge was unwilling to do more than what Chrysler star recommended and wanted to give me back the car with the problem undiagnosed. I am still awaiting a proper diagnosis as I see random uncontrolled honking as a safety issue.

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

problem #116

Dec 182014


  • 75,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while attempting to start the vehicle, the engine failed to start. The failure recurred several times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, where it was diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 75,000. The VIN was not available.

- Margate, FL, USA

problem #115

Jan 222015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 51,518 miles


While driving at approx. 55 mph dash lights came on, gauges went to 0, and windshield wipers turned on. Vehicle never lost acceleration, but turn signals and brake lights would not work. This has happened at least once for the last three days. This is very dangerous especially with children in vehicle.

- Austin, IN, USA

problem #114

Oct 312014


  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated the ignition key seized within the ignition switch. The contact mentioned that the ignition key would not go into the start position preventing the vehicle from turning on. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who diagnosed that the ignition switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 90,000.

- Knightdale, NC, USA

problem #113

Jan 222015


  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V139000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Aroara, NC, USA

problem #112

Jan 152015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
This vehicle is experiencing issues with the power door locks. The drivers door will lock / unlock intermittently, while the drivers rear side passenger door, passenger side front and rear doors as well as the liftgate door will not unlock.

- Washington, MI, USA

problem #111

Dec 182014

Journey 4-cyl

  • 52,000 miles


The car would not start.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #110

Dec 312014


  • miles
After getting off from a long day at work. Leaving the parking lot on the second floor from work I was coming down the ramp when I lost complete control of the vehicle. The vehicle completely shut down on me leaving me to floor the break to stop the vehicle almost causing me to crash into the curb. All service lights come up on dash board windshield wipers started going on and the car completely shut off worst thing is after doing research about my vehicle is that it's been a common problem with all Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge vehicles. Repairs for this is about 1,200$ something customers are subject to pay due to not being covered under warranty. Chrysler needs to address this issue for their customers safety!!!!

- Las Vegas , NV, USA

problem #109

Mar 012014


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the starter range switch wires needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Inwood, NY, USA

problem #108

Aug 122014


  • 40,000 miles
While driving at 60 mph on interstate highway, all electrical systems shut down. Radio & ac went off, windows would not open, blinkers did not work. Took to dealership & was told a new battery was needed. Replaced battery & same incident occurred a week later. Called dealership. Was told to bring back in. Spouse gained access to battery (front left wheel must be removed to do this) and made sure wires were connected. Electrical failure did not happen again until November 22. Again while driving at 60+ mph on interstate highway, radio flickered a few times before completely shutting off, wipers did not work (rainy day), door locks, door windows, blinkers all failed to work. Made it to a parking lot where vehicle "chugged" into parking space (like a manual transmission car in 3rd or 4th gear would "chug" if you went slow). Called dealership who said to bring vehicle in for a diagnostics test. Was told every diagnostics test was run & after 2 days in the service department, nothing could be found.

- Ankeny, IA, USA

problem #107

Nov 112014


  • miles
While driving the electrical in the car just shut off, no lights, wipers, radio nothing. Pulled over waited for about 15 min and electrical returned. I have had nothing but issues with this car from brakes to electrical. This issue happens at lease three times a month just awful and needs to be addressed.

- Peoria, IL, USA

problem #106

Nov 162014


  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle restarted after repeated attempts and being shifted into neutral. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 86,000.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #105

Nov 042014

Journey 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
My 2010 car will not start sometimes, this happened in 2011 my fiancee is on his way to Alabama he stopped at the rest stop and turned off the engine, when he tried to turned on the engine it will not start for several hours he was trying, finally it started he took it to Dodge dealer in Alabama and they replaced the module for free. Once in a while the car will not start then when we wait for an hour it will start it. I always take it to darcars dealer for them to check it but since the car will start they told me there is no problem Nov.4 my fiancee was in the mall he when went back to the car the car won't start he called triple a and towed the car to the dealership. Darcars of rockville first said it was the module they replaced it on the 5th of Nov.then called me again they said it was the harness they replaced the harness. Last night they called me around 6pm and told me maybe the computer module they are waiting for tech support to call them about the problem 3 days and still can not figure out what is wrong with the car.

- Washington, DC, USA

problem #104

Oct 232014

Journey 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
The horn started randomly honking. It would go on for 30 seconds to a minute, blaring like someone was honking it with no distinct pattern. This happened when the car was turned off, no one was near it, the key fob was in the house. At one time it sounded like the alarm horn, with no lights flashing, but the car we unlocked and disarmed. This went on all night from about 7pm to 7am. Took it to the dealership for this and other issues. They had it for a week and the issue would not duplicate for them. This morning, a week and a half later, I went to start the car. Turned the key, nothing happened. Turned back to off position and tried again. This time it started. We had the whole ignition module replaced several months ago when the car left me stranded, alarm going off constantly, but I couldn't unlock the car. It was not the key batteries. I used the accessory key to open the door, and removed the horn fuse so it could be towed. Not covered under warranty equals over $700 in repairs and a lost day of work. Now I'm inclined to think that the new switch may be defective as well.

- Stafford, VA, USA

problem #103

May 012014


  • 55,000 miles
First our brakes were grinding and had to replace rotors and brakes, next the oil pan leaked, next full battery replacement and now overrated engine and coolant pouring out the bottom!!! no one will help us this car is a lemon and they should be recalled. I have to small children that depend on me having a car. Dodge should be ashamed!!!

- Manteca , CA, USA

problem #102

Jul 042011

Journey 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
My husband and I purchased a 2010 Dodge Journey SE VIN#[xxx] in year 2010 in Canada, in 2013 we imported it into us and we are living in Michigan. During the five-year ownership, this vehicle has been causing safety problem many times, the issue is sudden lost of electric power for turning signal, wiper motor power, radio and all dashboard light, except the engine running. The first time of such incident happened within 1 year of ownership while we were at turning signal, the vehicle lost turning signal caused confusion to the vehicle behind and almost caused an accident, and since then every few months or so this incident happens, the dealer did multiple repair to it, but never really solved the problem. Many times the dealers could not replicate the issue we report. I recently experienced twice of such incidents, one was during raining day and the wiper lost power I could not see ahead and had to stop on road, the most resent was yesterday I lost ventilation to the window and could not see through the window due to moisture on window. I video taped these two incidents and would like to forward to you if I can find a way to attach to this complain letter. This is very serious safety issue can cause fatal accidents, we need your help to force manufacture to admit the issue and address the issue immediately before fatal accident happens. Thank you! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Canton, MI, USA

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