Notes: A prime example of why you should never buy the first model year of a new vehicle.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,031 miles

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2009 Dodge Journey accessories - interior problems

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2009 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 122010


  • 12,993 miles


Interior dash lights dim or turn off completely when wipers or other electronic controls are operated. This has happened numerous times.

- Tooele, UT, USA

problem #2

Mar 242010


  • 26,000 miles
I have a 09 Journey, bought a year ago. Brakes front and back have had to be replaced and need replacement again. Interior lights dim when wipers or other electronic controls are operated. Engine makes noise as though the lifters aren't getting oil--had it in shop for that and they can't find anything and it is getting worse. Right side front wheel sounds like bearing is having issues too. Product is dangerous--brakes and not being taken care of under warranty--dealer, have 26,000 miles on

- Warner Robins, GA, USA

problem #1

Nov 252008


  • 100 miles
I have a brand new 2009 Dodge Journey. The steering makes noise, interior lights don't work, hazard lights don't work, locks malfunction, alarm malfunctions and won't turn off...I brought it in to have the steering issue looked at and was told they need to keep it for at least a day to fix it. They refuse, however to give me a rental until they find a diagnosis, which they now tell me will take at least 2 days. So, I'm driving around with a car that has one thing after another breaking on it because I can't afford to go 2 days without a car. I have to work. They don't stand by their product and it's going to cause problems for many consumers.

- Burbank, CA, USA

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