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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

electrical problem

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 6 of 17)

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problem #229

Nov 052013

Journey

  • 57,000 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 it took approximately thirty minutes to start the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,000.

- Jefferson, OH, USA

problem #228

Apr 102015

Journey

  • 140,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled on numerous occasions. The vehicle was able to restart. The contact was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V373000 (air bags and electrical system). The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 140,000.

- Greenup, KY, USA

problem #227

Oct 102015

Journey

  • 41,000 miles
When using high beams/bright lights, all gauges, indicater lights and back lights on the control panel go crazy. Back lights fade in and out. All indicater lights blink on and off. All gauges (gas, RPM, speedometer, temperature) go all the way up and down several times. This has happened twice; once unexpectedly while driving, then again while sitting in my driveway while I "tested" and showed my husband what happened.

- Temperance, MI, USA

problem #226

May 162015

Journey

  • 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 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.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #225

Nov 152013

Journey

  • 39,000 miles
The car lights do not work turned on manually or automatic. When it first started it was very intermittent, currently it's almost daily. I have had it to 2 different dealerships (before and after warranty). Both times I have been told they cannot find anything wrong and I need to bring it in when it happens. My response "you are not open when it happens, it's dark". I have also had it to my mechanic multiple times and got bless his sole he found the problem this past weekend. I did not have it fixed he said it will probably be somewhere need $1200. He also told me that this is a major defect and should be fixed via a recall. I did look that up and there are multiple complaints but no recall. My son currently drives the car and is away at college which poses all sorts of issues. We have a short term solution we figured out that if you unplug the battery and plug it back in the lights reset, not very convenient. My mechanic also suggested rewiring the high beams to the regular lights but then you wouldn't have high beams.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #224

Feb 102015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving at 2 mph and making a turn, the vehicle stalled without warning. After waiting a few moments the vehicle restarted and resumed normally. The VIN was included in the 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 notified of the failure. The failure mileage and VIN were unavailable.

- South Bend, IN, USA

problem #223

Sep 262015

Journey

  • 143,000 miles

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

The electrical system shuts down while driving the vehicle. This has happened a number of times where I am driving and everything just shuts off. This could cause a serious car accident. Speed, how long the vehicle has been running does not make a difference. The car has been in motion on the free way, doing the speed limit, during rush hour traffic, no traffic. Also has shut off waiting to enter traffic shortly after leaving a parking lot. As of yet there has not been an accident, I just try and make sure I am in the lane closest to a shoulder expecting this to happen again. This has happened on a number of occasions since I have owned the car (since 12/2015).

- Zimmerman, MN, USA

problem #222

Sep 252015

Journey

  • 43,022 miles
While driving, A/C stopped working, windows would not work, radio and clock would not work.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #221

Sep 152015

Journey

  • 42,820 miles
Car horn beeps while sitting turned off no one in car daytime or nighttime. Also beeps without warning while being driven. Sometimes single beep, sometimes several beeps and sometimes continuous beeping.

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #220

Jun 042014

Journey

  • miles
I purchased my 2010 Journey used. 2 weeks into having my car one night the horn started blowing nonstop. The horn blow for 5 hours straight. Took it back to the dealership and they couldn't find anything wrong with it. A few days the car wouldn't start. I went back to the dealership and they changed the battery and it was fine for about two weeks. And the horn started again and the car wouldn't start again and this time the key was stuck inside of the ignition. The key will stay stuck in the ignition for 30 mins before it comes out. The dealership handed me a piece of paper saying that there was a bulletin out from Chrysler about the electrical system but no recall on my car. I have been stuck out so many times with this car I am scared to drive it. I had to take the horn fuse out because the noise gets to my neighbors and no one can figure out how to stop it. I am very disappointed I have a car that I can"T depend on and one no to help me figure it out.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #219

Jan 312015

Journey

  • 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 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.

- Romulus, MI, USA

problem #218

Sep 142015

Journey

  • 72,000 miles
Vehicle's horn sounds on its own at random times - while in motion or parked; running or off. Dodge reset tpim (?) but the problem persists. No current recall but it seems there should be judging by the number of complaints I have found through an internet search. Various solutions seem to have been attempted judging by the search results with no success. Dangerous (and annoying) problem that Dodge needs to figure out.

- Sherman, TX, USA

problem #217

Jun 082015

Journey 4-cyl

  • miles
2010 Dodge Journey. Consumer writes in regards to dealerships failure to repair wireless ignition node module recall in a reasonable length of time.

- Brazil, IN, USA

problem #216

Sep 252015

Journey

  • 70,000 miles
Car honk randomly if I drive or park. Dealership heared never about that issue, I almost started to laugh out loud, it's well known in the web.

- Aurora, IN, USA

problem #215

May 162015

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 recall 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.

- Hurley , NY, USA

problem #214

Jun 022015

Journey

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. While driving approximately 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was coasted to the side of the road and restarted normally. On numerous occasions when parked, the vehicle failed to start until after several attempts. In addition, while driving over 50 mph, the vehicle would vibrate violently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnosis. The battery and starter were replaced however, the failure persisted. The technician also informed that there was a suspension failure with the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

- Oakridge, TN, USA

problem #213

Jun 012015

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. The VIN was not available.

- Gregory , MI, USA

problem #212

Jun 012015

Journey

  • miles
2010 Dodge Journey. Consumer writes in regards to wireless ignition node module recall and vehicle door lock issues. The consumer stated after the recall was performed, the door would not lock. The consumer returned to the dealer. However, when the vehicle was returned to her, it took several tries to start the vehicle.

- Clayton, LA, USA

problem #211

Sep 142015

Journey

  • 81,722 miles
The horn on my 2010 Journey blows at various times with no reason. It does not matter if the car is in park with no one anywhere near it or being driven down the road. It will honk various numbers of times from once to continuously for up to a minute or more so far. The fobik has been replaced as part of the recall and this issue did not start until after the recall was completed. The dealer can still not find any faults in the computer after two trips in for diagnosis. This is becoming not only a safety problem but also a civil offense since the horn blows at all hours of the day and night.

- Enterprise, AL, USA

problem #210

Jun 182015

Journey

  • 50,582 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. On three separate occasions, the vehicle failed to start. The electric throttle control warning light illuminated. 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 exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 50,582.

- Taledo, OH, USA

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