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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
28,105 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2014 Dodge Journey engine problems

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2014 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 022016


  • 39,000 miles


I took my vehicle in to the dealership for the recall to update the computer. After having the recall fixed in May 2016, I was turning left from a complete stop at a stop light and the vehicle started missing, it would not accelerate properly, and the engine light started flashing. This was on 6/2/16. The vehicle was running really rough, as though it was going to stall. I came to a complete stop at the next traffic light, the engine light quit flashing & appeared solid. It stopped missing, but there was a definite lack of power and acceleration capability. I got the vehicle back to dealer on 6/3/16. Again unable to recreate incident, so they reran the computer update from the recall, cleared codes & turned check engine light off. On 7/2/16, I was once again sitting completely stopped at a traffic light getting ready to turn left. While idling at stop light check engine light started flashing again & the vehicle started running rough. I was turning into a parking lot for a shopping center. As I attempted to pull into a parking spot the vehicle stalled half in the parking spot. I put the vehicle in park and was able to start it back up and pull the rest of the way in the spot. After being in the store about an hour, we came back out, the vehicle started, but again had a definite lack of power. After driving it less than a mile, it stalled out again while slowing down to come to a stop. We were able to start the vehicle back and get it back home, still with a definitely lack of power, and park it for the holiday weekend. After the holiday, on 7/5/16, I took the vehicle back to the dealership. Once again they can't find anything wrong, have cleared codes, turned off check engine light & advised me to come pick it up. I chatted with Dodge customer service and they claim to be unaware of the issue or any resolution. Transcript attached.

- Middletown, OH, USA

problem #4

Apr 142016


  • 54,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Journey. While driving 35 mph, the vehicle lost power and acceleration. The failure recurred once. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the throttle sensor failed and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 54,000.

- River Rd, MI, USA

problem #3

Aug 152015


  • 27,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated to stop without warning. In addition, the contact stated that when the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle hesitated to accelerate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was unable to be diagnosed. It was unknown if the vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 27,000.

- Orlando, FL, USA

problem #2

Aug 212015


  • 14,500 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Journey. While at a red light, the vehicle accelerated independently while the contact's foot was on the brake pedal. In order to stop the vehicle, the brake pedal was depressed and traveled to the floorboard. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was undetermined. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 14,500.

- Shepheresville, KY, USA

problem #1

May 262014

Journey 6-cyl

  • 6,027 miles
Shortly after refueling my vehicle would idle roughly such as when I am stopped at a traffic light or stop sign and then the engine would begin racing. On at least one occasion when on an on ramp to an interstate I was accelerating to highway speed and the vehicle stopped accelerating and the tachometer red lined (exceeded 7000 RPM's) without any change in input to the gas peddle. These symptoms have continued and I experience occasional and intermittent rough idling even days after refueling. I have had my vehicle in the service dept. On a myriad of occasions and they have been unable to repair the problem.

- Riverview, FL, USA

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