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.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety. Notes: The Dodge Journey got a major overhaul in 2011. Let's hope it's better than the first generation (2009-2010) -- it couldn't be much worse.


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2011 Dodge Journey body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2011 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 032011

Journey 6-cyl

  • miles


The rear passenger doors can not be easily unlocked by the rear passengers. The driver or the front passenger has to push the unlock button to unlock the rear doors. The door knob ( the lock pin that goes up and down into the door) is located behind you in the rear seats because of the long doors and is very difficult to grasp and pull up to unlock the door. If there was ever a crash and the driver or front passenger was unable to hit the unlock button it would leave the back passengers trapped. This is a very poor design and a major safety hazard. Had I noticed this prior to leasing the car I would have chosen another car. The dealer states it is designed that way so that small children can not open the doors, but isn't that what the child lock feature is for. This car is an accident waiting to happen.

- Pearl River, NY, USA

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