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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,386 miles

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2010 Dodge Journey electrical problems

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 4 of 17)

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problem #269

Jul 052015

Journey

  • 0 miles

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

We cannot shift our car out of "park" while the car is on. Instead we have to take these steps: Insert keys into ignition, then slightly turn to the right (but not turning the car on) as the electric system turns on, then shift out of "park" and into "neutral, " and then while in "neutral" turn the car to the right until it turns on and is ready for driving, then shift into "drive, " all of this while my foot is on the "brake." Our esp & bas lights are on every minute the car is on, and above these is a lit up picture of a car w/ squiggly lines below it. We have taken the car to autozone, O'reilly's auto parts, interstate all battery center, and wal-mart, and had the car hooked up to their system that ready codes/errors and determines what is wrong with the car. Every single place could not get a reading that indicated any reason for the lights being on. In fact, all results kept coming back as, "no errors found." When we called to explain this to the Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram dealership, they could not tell us any reason as to why these light would be on, and advised that it would cost $100 to hook up to their error-reading system. I do not want to do this because I have already tried at several places. This is another way for the dealership to reel me in and try to scam money out of me and then when I don't have thousands to constantly drop on this piece of crap, they charge me the diagnostic fee and I leave with more problems than I came with. These dealerships are a scam, and because I'm female, they try to get me to pay for every repair possible, claiming they are critical repairs. We just bought this car last year, & we were not offered an extended warranty. I know why now. 1 month after driving it off the lot, problems began & thousands of dollars later, we still have non-stop problems. Our car is worth half of what we paid for it 1 yr ago. Now there's this!

- Mckinney, TX, USA

problem #268

Jan 142016

Journey

  • 65,000 miles
Recall R03 / NHTSA 14V-373 I was driving on the freeway at 50mph and hit a bump, the radio went off for 15 seconds. One mile later I had a complete electrical failure, for a period of four miles the vehicle had no turn signals, windshield wipers, fan blower, or radio. I have been waiting for three months for parts to fix my vehicle. Once upon a time I called them, parts were in, I made an appointment. When I got there service manager for bob and chuck eddy, austintown, told me they had been installed in another customer's car. Then he asked me what year I had bought my Journey from their dealership. Apparently you have to buy from them to get a recall done. I feel these unrepaired vehicles are a danger to their owners, passengers, and everyone else on the road and should be removed from service immediately.

- Youngstown, OH, USA

problem #267

Jun 092015

Journey

  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V373000 (air bags, electrical system) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #266

May 032015

Journey

  • 58,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, the vehicle stalled. The service engine warning light illuminated, the doors locked independently, and the vehicle was unable to be started. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the starter needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was able to be restarted however, the failure recurred. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer had exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 58,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Clute, TX, USA

problem #265

Jun 042015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- West Milford, NJ, USA

problem #264

Jan 092016

Journey

  • 101,457 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the key for the vehicle became inoperable. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the key failed and needed to be replaced. The key was replaced. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 101,457.

- Barnesville, GA, USA

problem #263

Jun 262015

Journey 6-cyl

  • miles

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

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect. Updated 03/15/16 updated 03/30/16.

- Clinton, IN, USA

problem #262

Jul 152014

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, electrical system); however, the part needed to perform the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- State College, PA, USA

problem #261

Jun 152015

Journey

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. While driving approximately 5 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle restarted; however, the failure recurred on one other occasion. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 not made aware of the issue. The approximate failure mileage was 35,000. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Marrero, LA, USA

problem #260

Jan 052016

Journey

  • miles
After several attempts to get the safety recall on the ignition switch fixed, I am always told by the dealer that parts are not available. Yet I still get recall notices from fca..

- Yale, MI, USA

problem #259

Jan 052016

Journey

  • 117,000 miles

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

Horn blows on its own, battery goes dead, car doors won't unlock. Parked and in motion.

- Coffeeville, MS, USA

problem #258

Sep 122015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags, 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 not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Syracuse, IN, USA

problem #257

Nov 152015

Journey

  • 102,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. While driving 25 mph, the vehicle experienced a loss of power. In addition, the horn sounded independently and the doors would not lock. The failures occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failures could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 102,000.

- Saint Helena, SC, USA

problem #256

Dec 222015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 89,000 miles
While sitting in the yard, locked....my 2010 Dodge Journey just randomly starts blowing the horn. This is happening on a daily basis for the last few days and even during the middle of the night. There is something wrong with there electrical system because sometimes the radio will go on and off also. Please tell me that there is a recall on this. I have already had to have a lifter replaced and the problem seems to be starting again....

- Pembroke, NC, USA

problem #255

Jul 132015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) and stated that the part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Maumee, OH, USA

problem #254

Dec 182015

Journey

  • 56,000 miles
Horn randomly goes off. Put car in park, take out fob, door automatically lock and alarm is set, not cannot unlock with fob, have to use key. This has been going on for several days. Picked up fob, didn't touch any buttons, alarm goes off. Turn car off, alarm goes off. Had to pull the fuse for horn, now I have no horn and the car won't unlock using the fob. This should definitely be a recall as I've seen many complaints on other websites about this issue. Also, side note, when in reverse, rear windshield wiper runs, can't turn it off.

- Lynn Haven, FL, USA

problem #253

Dec 172015

Journey

  • 86,000 miles
3 days ago with the car alarm sounding in early morning. I went outside to see what had happened and there was nothing there to be concerned about. Then a few minutes later the car just stated randomly honking it horn on its own! now this is all happening while car was parked in driveway. I thought that maybe maybe it was part of the security on the car and then it stopped about 5 mins later. While still parked. Later on in the day I took the car out to do some things when it started randomly honking it own horn. This was all happening while I was on a major road. This then created a very dangerous moment because I got distracted because I couldn't figure out why the hell my car just started randomly honking it horn and it wouldn't stop for about 5 minutes. Multiple people stopped because they thought I was honking at them which caused things to get very crazy. So now I know something isn't right, so I decided to take the car back home for everyone's safety and well being.so now the car is back home and the random honking has stopped. We all went to bed, and at 12:00 pm Thursday night. It happened again while parked in driveway, it would beep and beep and then stop and beep again and then it wouldn't stop beeping and then it wouldn't stop. Now I then got really nervous because this just isn't safe and is annoying for the poor neighbors trying to sleep. So luckily about 10 mins later the honking had stopped. I went back to sleep hoping it wouldn't continue to happen. Now its Friday there hasn't been any honking for the last few hours while its been parked in driveway all night. Now through the whole Friday nothing seemed to happen until about 7:00 pm, it happened again the car started beeping its horn and this time for about 10 mins randomly during that time while it was parked. Knowing that this wasn't going to stop I took out horn fuses for now, but now I have no horn!

- New Fairfield, CT, USA

problem #252

Feb 032015

Journey

  • 100,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds or parked, the horn activated independently. The contact stated that the failure occurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the horn switch needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,000.

- Duncun, SC, USA

problem #251

Dec 072015

Journey

  • 90,030 miles
I have not kept track of specific dates, however I now plan on doing so. Since I've purchased this car I've had issues with it starting. Of course I take it back to the dealer where I'm told they can't find anythigng wrong with it, the second time I'm told it just needed a software update, and the third I decided to take it somewhere else. I know it's not the started, battery, alternator, or fuel pump. I've been told it has to be electrical or a software issues. Basically either Dodge knows what the issue is and is lying or they really have no idea. Either way I pay a lot to have a realiable car and it's really frustrating to go into the grocery store come out and my car doesn't want to start, or have to leave for work and end up being late because again my car decides it doesn't want to start. Each time the dealership hasn't charged me anything. I've been driving my car and the engine has just cut off. I've had my windows roll down on there own. Because this seems to be a trending issue I will now track things more carefully. I do have a video avaliable of the most recent issue: Https://youtu.be/gc7xcx263ry

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #250

Jun 152015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the recall notice for NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (electrical system) was received in June of 2015. After contacting the dealer on multiple occasions, the contact was informed that the parts needed to repair the vehicle were still not available and no estimated time for receiving the parts could be given. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Austin, TX, USA

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