Notes: I hope I can stop you from buying this vehicle before you find out that it won't be able to stop you.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
79,000 miles
Total Complaints:
47 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (23 reports)
  2. replaced TIPM (12 reports)
  3. replace tipm module (9 reports)
  4. i found a workaround for my problem. a bit inconvenient, bu (3 reports)
  5. TIPM fire car totaled (1 reports)
2010 Dodge Journey electrical problems

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 3)

problem #47

Apr 172024

Journey SXT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 73,458 miles


The horn would randomly blow while I drove or not, some mornings I would need a jump start to go. Sometimes I'd have to move gear shifter to neutral to start car. The most recent issues are, the car starts then shuts off, and then the doors would lock and unlock without help, then there are the flashers that randomly flash when the car is off. And the biggest cost is that I need a new battery yearly.

- Cassandra L., Ferndale, MI, US

problem #46

Oct 272020

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 189,720 miles

This vehicle has stranded me at least 20 times the past few years. I have been towed several times. Everything is working fine for days, weeks or even months. Then, suddenly, if I turn my car off for a moment, then try to start the vehicle, I can not restart. All the lights and gauges work but I when I turn the key all the way, nothing happens. The car is DEAD. This is not a battery issue, a starter issue, or a relay. I did the trick to reset the computer. I do not get code warning lights on this item either. After a lot of on-line research, I spent $600 last week to replace the neutral safety switch because we thought it was the issue. Sometimes, I leave the care for several hours, then it might start. It has been getting worse and more frequent.

This never repeats at the dealer so this never gets fixed. Even though I had an extended warranty, they could never diagnose it. Dodge should be fixing these cars!!!

I was actually going to trade my vehicle today on a new car. But my car would not restart so I could go buy a new car. I am dead in the driveway AGAIN!!!. Dodge you SUCK!!!

- James E., Union, US

problem #45

Jun 162018

Journey R/T 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

I thought I was going crazy. That my car was possessed. While driving my power windows would randomly go down. Other times I'd push the button for auto down and the window would go down only to open completely them go right back up. It nearly killed my dog when I'd opened it for her and she stuck her head out only to have the window started to shut on her. By pushing button it stopped. I closed and locked windows after that. Chrysler knows about this issue.

- Ellen H., Petoskey, MI, US

problem #44

Jul 182018

Journey R/T 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,578 miles


Had just picked up my dog from the border. It was 90+ degrees out. When I got home, I had cracked the windows after pulling into the garage... thank god I did. While keys in ignition, and the car still running, it automatically shut off and LOCKED my car doors with my dog still inside. It took me and my uncle almost and hour getting into my car to get keys from ignition and unlock doors. Had this happened while driving it would have been really really bad. Chrysler knows of this issue but my car didn't make the recall.

- Ellen H., Petoskey, MI, US

problem #43

May 162018

Journey R/T 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Here is my final rant of the TIPM module. It operates 7 different items in my car: horn, fuel pump, windows, starter, airbags. Chrysler is aware of everyone of these issues. My SUV has experienced 4 of the 7. I've written Chrysler. I'm am in FEAR of driving my car. FEAR my airbags will now deploy for no reason. FEAR my car will shut off while driving on the highway. GM had the same issues, and had lawsuits because of the same issues. What's it going to take... a death? God forbid that happens and injuries/kills me, my family or someone else's.

- Ellen H., Petoskey, MI, US

problem #42

Jan 162019

Journey R/T 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,567 miles

I bought my car, used, in December 2016. Have never had a problem until this past winter when my horn would erratically go off and on. Thought it was the colder then usual temps. It stopped. Then this summer, the same thing. Horn off and on. Pulled fuses. When on road trip and of course I wanted/needed a horn...while on vacation, horn started blasting. Ran down, opened the hood, andpulled fuse. At that point my son in law heard a ticking sound. He is an engineer for GM. Started testing all the modules in fuse box to see if that was the correct one...and of course it wasn't. That's how we discovered it was the TIPM. FML. I have more complaints but will file later.

- Ellen H., Petoskey, MI, US

problem #41

May 152020

Journey R/T 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


The horn blows randomly, the truck sits off intermittently, battery dies intermittently, and there's a burning plastic smell from time to time! None can pinpoint the problem, so I have condemned the tpim.

- Jeffery P., Magnolia, DE, US

problem #40

Mar 222021


  • Automatic transmission
  • 91,466 miles

I haven’t fix the problem yet, but when I went to start my vehicle this morning it wouldn’t start with the remote starter but it unlocked - kind of, but the interior lights were flickering. I put my fob in the ignition and it wouldn’t turn on but it won’t give me the far back and it won’t give me any electrical anything, and I can’t put it into neutral. My turn indicator lights are lit green, my red light is flashing I believe for the security system, and I can turn the lights on overhead manually, but they flicker. My battery isn’t dead. IDKWTF.

- Tamara T., Edmonton, AB, Canada

problem #39

Feb 012020


  • Automatic transmission
  • 142,000 miles

We have a 2010 Dodge Journey which died completely on the interstate. We towed it to a local repair shop; who tried to replace the fuel filter which did not help. He told us only a certified Dodge dealer could repair this problem. It turned out to be a faulty TPIN, which it cost over $1500.69 to replace.

- Paul L., Sturgis, SD, US

problem #38

Apr 222019

Journey RT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 109,647 miles

This car has been a problem from the beginning. Had it back to the dealership twice and all they did was change the battery. Said nothing about the TIPM until I took it to an electrical place.

I bought the car and the next day it wouldn't start. Had it back to the dealer, they said it was the battery. They changed it and it was fine for a week and it happened again. They changed the battery the second time. This last time, the car wouldn't start at all, not even a click, and then the horn started blowing erratically and we couldn't get it to stop. Finally we pulled the fuse to the horn and had it towed to the electrical place to see what the problem was. It was the TIPM module. It is going to cost me $1400.00 to replace and I have already paid a year on the car without driving it much at all because I don't want to get stuck.

I think it is a shame that Chrysler knows of this problem and refuses to fix it. Dodge is one of my favorite brands, but with know of this problem, I won't buy another one!!!

- Patty H., New Kensington, PA, US

problem #37

Jul 162018

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 98,153 miles


Second time I've had the tipm replaced, in a week. Started just like first time with horn going off randomly, but had it back in shop before anything else went wrong. Shop said that the first replaced tipm did go bad. And they will replace it at shop's cost. They have had the car for almost a week, stating they would like to be sure that this one is ok but the second one blew too. Dodge I love ya but get your stuff together.

- Brad R., Montpelier, US

problem #36

Jul 102018

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 97,653 miles

Horn would go off randomly, battery drain and alternator died .

- Brad R., Montpelier, US

problem #35

Nov 282017

Journey SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,350 miles

First the horn started going off randomly, then the alarm started going off randomly and now the front wipers won't stop, no turn signals, head lights won't turn off, no high beams. No more Dodge product's for me!!!

- Raul L., Stockton, US

problem #34

Feb 172016

Journey 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,345 miles

The car will randomly not start since last year. Have also had issue with my horn randomly going off - anything from a single beep to ongoing honking for about three minutes. It will randomly lock and unlock, often several times in a row. I watched it lock and unlock itself for about fifteen minutes. Also the windows will randomly roll down. All of this happens when the car is off and the keys are not in the ignition

- Angalina C., Louisville, US

problem #33

Apr 182017

Journey SXT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,500 miles

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Went to go get gas driving the 2010 Dodge Journey SXT. Filled my gas tank up pulled out of the gas station. Within 100 feet of driving away from the gas station my cars electrical system started to malfunction. Meaning windshield wipers going, horn going off, dash board lights flashing all lighting up, etc. car power steering cuts off and acceleration shuts off. I had to coast my car into an empty parking lot to asset the situation. Low and behold I see smoke coming from the hood of my car. Turn my car off, popped open my hood, to see more smoke coming from the fuse box.

In a matter of seconds there was visible flame. The next thing I did, while calling 911 ran to the nearest convenient store (Bargain in a Box) to see if they had a fire extinguisher. Told the details of where my location to 911 and tell them there was a fire coming from the fuse box of the car. The employees at the convenient store gave me a fire extinguisher while I was on the phone asked the operator if i should use the fire extinguisher, the 911 operator told me if my safety would be at risk that she advised me not to use it and told me the police and firefighters are on there way.

A customer standing next to me asked what did she say and i relayed the message back to him. He then took it into his own hands and put the fire out for me. a few moments after the firefighters showed up they cut the battery cords to the fuse box cutting all power to the fuse box and to the whole car. Had the car towed to car dealership to assess the damage. The damage they said would be over $9200. I then called my insurance company to file a comprehensive claim.

Since my extended warranty elapsed 4 months earlier Car ended up being totaled cause the amount of damage exceeded the value of the car.. Chrysler / Dodge Corporation knows there is a issue with TIPM in certain cars Found out my car was made in Mexico. Not the USA where inspectors oversea manufacturers skilled union worker and parts to make our cars hold up to US standards Buyers be aware of your Carfax History. I purchased this car 12/11/14 from a Ford Dealership with an extended warranty with Ford costing $2300. The day I bought this vehicle the electrical issues began I returned this car to dealership that night after driving 4 blocks away This car passed a Certified Inspection prior to purchasing it by Ford their solution was a new battery. Problems continued until an Ignition recall from Dodge 5 months later it took 5 more months until parts were available at Dodge to fix.

Dodge was aware of situation since there were class action lawsuit against them in Aug 28th 2014 Dodge never informed customers or dealership of the TIPM issues so my car never was fixed properly under a warranty in time, cause Ford wasn't aware what problems Dodges were having.. I hope reporting this issues, others protect themselves that are having same issues. Get this fixed before a FIRE occurs. .I paid over $14,500 for this car still $5,000. on my lien. only getting $8700 from Insurance Co.

- Rhonda C., Addison, IL, US

problem #32

Mar 302017

Journey R/T 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

On 03/30 I came out of Pick' n Save with a cart full of groceries and my car alarm was going off beeping horn flashing lights. I tried to shut it off, but pushing the button did no good. So I got the in the car and started it, the car shut off in the on position. I started it again and it stayed running, and horn shut off. As I was driving home it just started beeping for 10 miles. I parked it in the driveway it stopped for awhile. Randomly all night long it would just start beeping, neighbors started calling, TURN IT OFF. I pulled the horn fuses, now I have no horn, no security alarm.

I put the fuses back in 04/01, it was fine for 2 miles. Then when I tried to roll the driver window down a little, it went right back up by itself when I let go the button. I put the window all the way down, it went all the way up, then 1/4 way down by itself. I got to Walmart I held the button up and shut the ignition off. Shopped for a hour, came out to load the groceries in the passenger rear door but it would not unlock. I pushed the unlock again and the horn started blowing again, door still would not unlock. The horn finally stopped. I drove home, unloaded and locked and armed security, was good that night. 04/02 My wife works 6pm-6am, so sleeps during the day, guess what it started randomly beeping again. I had to pull the fuses again, this a safety issue and security issue also. If something is in the road I can not beep. If someone was steeling car no alarm. HELP!!

- Gary M., Kaukauna, WI, US

problem #31

Feb 232017

Journey S V8

  • Automatic transmission
  • 107,000 miles

I bought my used 2010 Dodge Journey in November of 2013. No major problems.... I thought. I do have a lovely added feature due to a legal matter. I had breathalyzer installed in January of 2015. I have had many issues with battery over the years. I just thought it was bad battery. I just purchased another new battery in January of 2017. My problem with horn honking started back in August. My horn started honking at work and as I am not allowed to disconnect my battery due to the breathalyzer. My co-worker took out the fuse from the T.I.P.M. and I drove without a horn for awhile. I put fuse back in so I could get car inspected and actually had a working horn for a few weeks. At night I would hear horn honk every now and then. Up until February 22, 2017. My horn started honking at 6:00am and I could not figure out which fuse it was to take out. So, I started pulling all of them out. Getting phone calls from neighbor who works nights and sleeps day telling me to shut the damn horn off. After getting help from another neighbor he looked up the T.I.P.M. and showed me what I needed to replace. I also looked up complaints on 2010 Dodge Journeys. This was one of the many. I checked for recalls and called dealership to see if my car had any recalls. According to the dealership my car is unaffected. So, as I cannot afford to replace this freaking T.I.P.M. for part and labor I am trying this to express how pissed off and inconvenient this problem is for me. My car wouldn't start this morning and had to connect to battery charger to get car started so I could go to work. I cannot express how pissed off I am about this. Besides buying a new battery, I've bought 2 back tires and alignment just over last weekend. WTF.....How was this motion for defective part denied in court? What other steps can I take besides taking it, and paying to fix it so I can maintain my job and life? Would love to hear what others have done and what steps they have taken to contact Chrysler/Dodge for this T.I.P.M. problem.

- Suzy T., Mico, TX, US

problem #30

Jan 092017

Journey RT 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 95,000 miles

So now the (film module) has decided to not allow me to lock or unlock my vehicle. When is this going to be taken care of by Dodge. How many issues do you have to have before a company is used and forced to take care of this.

- Dennis O., HAZEL Green, AL, US

problem #29

Jan 032017

Journey R/T 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,838 miles

Right Rear Turn Signal doesn't work. No power coming from TIPM. Battery is sporadically dead on this vehicle. have to boost 10 times a year.

- Roy M., Lac Du Bonnet, MB, Canada

problem #28

Dec 152011

Journey ES 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

! have 2010 Dodge Journey that has constantly given me problems since it was new.Not starting,Tow Bills) Ignition System( Fixed on recall twice),Car stalling on highway(Hit Guard Rail because could not steer and nearly hit in rear by skidding car behind) Horn honks and Windshield wipers come on occasionally,Transmission jumps into neutral on the highway (Shift lever does not move just the transmission jumps into neutral) when the engine stalls, it will only start with a jump and all the dash warning lights come on and it will move only in the lower shift positions, will not move in drive. I have replaced battery and alternator twice based on misdiagnosis. I am now afraid to drive it out of my driveway because it is happening almost every day.

- Robert R., Spicewood, TX, US

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