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


hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,748 miles

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #18

Dec 012016


  • 32,000 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving at 60 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that the brake pedal hit the floorboard when it was depressed. In addition, the headlights intermittently intermittently. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 32,000.

- Wallisville, TX, USA

problem #17

Dec 202016


  • 82,000 miles
Roughly 3 weeks ago, I was driving home from work and my headlights would not come on. When I made it home, I tried turning the lights off and on. They would pop on for a few seconds and then go right back out. After a day or two, ,Y son came over and changed the bulbs for the headlights. They worked for about 3 weeks. Last night the same thing happened again. No head lights. If you leave the lights in the on position, they will flash on and off at various times.

- Columbus, GA, USA

problem #16

Oct 262016


  • 137,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. While driving 40 mph, the head lamps flickered and failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the totally integrated power module (tipm) needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 137,000.

- Ladoga, IN, USA

problem #15

Oct 152016

Journey 6-cyl

  • 78,000 miles


Driving down the interstate, all of a sudden my heating/cooling would shut off along with my radio. Then it would come on. It did this several times. Shortly after that, my turn signals no longer worked and it caused me to almost get in an accident. I was driving approximately 65-70 mph. It continued to do this even after stopping. A week later, as I got up to go to work in the morning, it wouldn't start. It would just click when attempting. It wasn't sending the signal to the starter to get it going. I was stranded. I feel like my vehicle is possessed and it's really scary.

- Rock Falls, IL, USA

problem #14

Jun 162016


  • miles
Headlight on passenger side does not work on high or low beams. It started not coming on the next morning after they where working fine 6 hours earlier and I've had everything checked and can't seem to find nothing wrong except them not working. I even replace the bulbs and they still didn't work and nothing was wrong with the old bulbs though the mechanic did not find nothing wrong I think it's the plug-in that you plug the light into.

- Shelbyville, TN, USA

problem #13

Feb 012016


  • miles
My lights are very dim on the inside of the car and my fob just stop working I have went to the dealership to replace the batteries however it still does not work. My driver side passenger door is no longer hooked up to the fob or the door unlock/lock button) you do it manually

- Redford, MI, USA

problem #12

Nov 042015


  • 74,140 miles


I have been having trouble with my brakes which has been replaced but still grinding noise and squeaky and rotors has been turned. The vehicle has cut off many times, sitting at the traffic light and as getting ready to go and as coming to a stop. It has also cut off as turning and once I realized it I had to try to restart it. It has at times door not unlock and not lock. As putting on brake to come to a stop it shakes. The lights are getting worse they are flickering on and off. Outside light goes out and whole dash goes off while driving. I have to keep flicking the lights as I'm driving so they can come back on. The vehicle has many times not start up and just click when trying to start it.

- Hull, GA, USA

problem #11

Nov 152013


  • 39,000 miles
The car lights do not work turned on manually or automatic. When it first started it was very intermittent, currently it's almost daily. I have had it to 2 different dealerships (before and after warranty). Both times I have been told they cannot find anything wrong and I need to bring it in when it happens. My response "you are not open when it happens, it's dark". I have also had it to my mechanic multiple times and got bless his sole he found the problem this past weekend. I did not have it fixed he said it will probably be somewhere need $1200. He also told me that this is a major defect and should be fixed via a recall. I did look that up and there are multiple complaints but no recall. My son currently drives the car and is away at college which poses all sorts of issues. We have a short term solution we figured out that if you unplug the battery and plug it back in the lights reset, not very convenient. My mechanic also suggested rewiring the high beams to the regular lights but then you wouldn't have high beams.

- Nutley, NJ, USA

problem #10

Jul 312015


  • 43,500 miles
Made a left hand turn and suddenly the air conditioner, radio, lights, windows stopped working. Drove to a lot and pulled over and everything came back on. Then move the steering wheel and everything shut off again. Turned the car off and everything came back and has worked fine so far. However, the car wouldn't start earlier when turned on. Had to start the car 3 times before it came on.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #9

Jun 222015


  • miles
The interior lights stays on for a long period of time when I start and after shutting down the SUV. The interior lights go out about 15 minutes or so after turning the SUV off. Once I start the SUV and drive, the interior light remains on in the front & upper rear overhead. The electronic key is now locking my doors just from touching the top of the key. There are times, I'm not hitting the button to lock, but just from touching the top of the key with my finger, the doors will automatically lock.scary!!! the steering wheel shakes visibly when braking. Updated 8/28/15

- Chesapeake, VA, USA

problem #8

Oct 012014


  • 61,122 miles


Driving on highway at 5:30 am with headlights on. Bright lights (high beams) came on by themselves. Would not turn off. Then would flicker off and on. Head lights stay on. This has happened numerous times since, performance Dodge (dealership where purchased brand new) said they had never heard of that. Checked for codes, found none. Bright beams have come on in daylight with no headlights on. This is the same car I complained about not starting. Still have that issue, last time was in Feb 2015. Performance Dodge ( where I purchased car brand new) told me to call a tow truck for a jump start. I told them this was the same problem over and over and they were aware of it, it wasn't a power issue. This last time in Feb. 2015, the tow driver said that it wasn't a power issue. He had his partner turn the ignition while he barely touched a wire bundle under the hood. Car started right up. Dodge still said no codes.

- Valparaiso, NE, USA

problem #7

Feb 212015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 116,050 miles
Taking car to look at, ck engine light on. Had problems with it cutting off on E'way ramp. Took off all keys. Mechanic told me car was built with a defect motor. Nothing he could do. Taking to another mechanic and esp bas light and traction light comes on.

- Flint, MI, USA

problem #6

Jul 042011

Journey 4-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
My husband and I purchased a 2010 Dodge Journey SE VIN#[xxx] in year 2010 in Canada, in 2013 we imported it into us and we are living in Michigan. During the five-year ownership, this vehicle has been causing safety problem many times, the issue is sudden lost of electric power for turning signal, wiper motor power, radio and all dashboard light, except the engine running. The first time of such incident happened within 1 year of ownership while we were at turning signal, the vehicle lost turning signal caused confusion to the vehicle behind and almost caused an accident, and since then every few months or so this incident happens, the dealer did multiple repair to it, but never really solved the problem. Many times the dealers could not replicate the issue we report. I recently experienced twice of such incidents, one was during raining day and the wiper lost power I could not see ahead and had to stop on road, the most resent was yesterday I lost ventilation to the window and could not see through the window due to moisture on window. I video taped these two incidents and would like to forward to you if I can find a way to attach to this complain letter. This is very serious safety issue can cause fatal accidents, we need your help to force manufacture to admit the issue and address the issue immediately before fatal accident happens. Thank you! information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Canton, MI, USA

problem #5

Aug 062012

Journey 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
While driving I randomly lose all interior power - windows, wipers, radio, ac, signals. Engine continues to run and steer fine. Shutting off ignition and restarting corrects problem. It happens with no warning and no apparent cause. Ac blower burned out about a year ago; dealer said it was due to a short and they fixed the short for free, but that didn't solve the power loss problem. I've found that pushing the ignition fob slightly in - or pulling slightly out - when it happens can resolve the problem without having to restart the vehicle but I worry that this problem will burn out the ac blower again. This loss of interior power happens on average once every 4 to 6 weeks; it's a safety issue since I the wipers or defog may stop working when it's raining. I don't know if it affects airbag performance and I'd rather not find out that hard way.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #4

May 282014

Journey 6-cyl

  • 27,122 miles
Driving at 15 mph all of a sudden panel lights turned off, speed and RPM indicators turned off, air conditioner off, power windows would not work. Turn signals, headlamps and brake lamps did not work. Engine was still on so I pulled to the side and restarted the car a few times until all power was restored.

- Fontana, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 312013

Journey 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles
Since December while driving the vehicle all of a sudden the radio, blinkers and front/back and head lights turn off. I literally have to pull the vehicle over and turn the car off and re-start the engine till it happens again and have to do the samething. I took it to the dealership where we just purchased the vehicle two weeks prior and they stated it was only a fuse. It constantly still happens which is a serious safety issue especially with children in the vehicle. It also takes sometimes 3-5 tries to start the car.

- Camarillo, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 262014

Journey 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,528 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the windshield wipers would activate independently whenever the vehicle was in operation. The contact disabled the fuse in order for the wipers to become inoperative. In addition, both turn signals and high beam headlights failed to function. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the problem. The approximate failure mileage was 89,528. Updated 01/11/2017

- Onyx, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 192011

Journey 6-cyl

  • 15,000 miles
Brakes were vibrating and didn't sound right dealer replaced due to recall but had to still pay 100 dollars. Also on 9/11/11 replace turn signal on drivers side when went out it took out brake lights too they repaired that and now only 6months later passenger side turn signal doing same thing they replaced light bulb drove it home was fine an hour later started happening again takes out brake lights. Also when took in for turn signal had to have back brakes repaired felt same vibration and noise. Also had to pay 100 dollars out of pocket and car only has 21,000 miles.

- Elmhurst, IL, USA

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