Notes: The Dodge Journey got a major overhaul in 2011. Let's hope it's better than the first generation (2009-2010) -- it couldn't be much worse.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,000 miles

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2011 Dodge Journey engine problems

engine problem

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2011 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 202013


  • 45,000 miles


This car shakes very bad when coming to a stop and my cylinder heads are miss firing 2 or 3 at a time they miss fired to the point Dodge doesn't know which one it is so they want to replace the main head.

- Gloucester City, NJ, USA

problem #2

Jul 062011


  • 15,000 miles
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle also hesitated to accelerate from stops. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that a wiring harness shaft near the head cylinder was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 17,383.

- Nescopeck, PA, USA

problem #1

Apr 062011

Journey 6-cyl

  • miles
This is the first incident 2 months after I purchased this brand new truck. The car had no power at all. It would not start. I had to have it towed from my driveway. About 6 months later the car would not go into gear the head or brake lights would not work. I took it back to the dealership where I purchased it for the fourth time and it is has been in the service center about a month and they have no answers. I have have called Dodge numerous times and can't get any help from anyone. This vehicle is not safe I have been pulled over by police numerous times for no lights and stranded because the car would not go into gear.

- Detroit, MI, USA

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