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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,500 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.

2012 Dodge Journey engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012015

Journey 4-cyl

  • miles


A recall was submitted on July 28, 2015. I looked online today. I have been smelling a smoke smell, I received a recall notice in the mail August 15, 2015 stating the engine beauty cover on my vehicle may detach from the engine and come in contact with catalytic converter and start a fire without warning. The part to fix the problem is not available and I will be contacted at another time when a repair part is available. I am concerned for the safety of my small children and myself. I'm afraid to drive the vehicle. It is parked in the garage....updated 11/04/15

- Champaign, IL, USA

problem #1

Dec 132014

Journey 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Engine shut down while entering highway but all lights still work, I was barley able to coast to side. Electronic throttle control is the issue according to my dash symbols. I have looked online and see lots of these problems. This has now happened 3 time in 2 days. When I try to restart I get the etc error symbol on my dash, car just keeps trying to turn over but cannot. I have been able to start the engine usually after 15 min of sitting. I have not went to the dealer yet. I was hoping to find a recall since my warranty was only for 36000 miles.

- Eureka, MO, USA

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