2016 Dodge Journey fuel system problems: fuel tank capacity not as advertised

Fuel Tank Capacity Not As Advertised

2016 Dodge Journey

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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
15,700 miles
Total Complaints:
5 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (5 reports)
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2016 Dodge Journey fuel system problems

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2016 Dodge Journey Owner Comments

problem #5

May 012019

Journey SXT 3.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles


The gas tank will not fill up all the way. Found a fuel tank vent filter inside the drivers side rear fender well that might be the issue. The gas tank can not fill up all the way if the air can not get out. The filter is $11.00 to $20.00 online but I have not replaced it yet. Still waiting on a call back from the dealership.

- frankbrown, Columbus, US

problem #4

Nov 112016

Journey SXT 4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,258 miles

We had dealership fix first problem of not being able to fill tank completely, got car back and found that we can only put a little over 15 gal in car at a time, not good if we want to travel, it was advertised as over 20 gal tank. Dealership says not their problem it came from the factory. Corporate office will do nothing

- marilyn k, Trumansburg, US

problem #3

Jan 232017


  • Automatic transmission
  • 13,500 miles

Disappointed with the 20.5 gallon fuel tank when it cannot be filled more than 14.5 gallons at a time. The reserve is 1.5 gallons and I've verified this with Dodge. Very disappointing to not be able to get the mileage out of the tank that we should be able to. Had the system checked and found no issues.

- Tania C., Greenwood, IN, US

problem #2

Jul 252016

Journey Crossroad 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles

My tank in my 2016 Dodge Journey is suppose to be 20.5 gallons. When my light comes on and I go fill up, I can only get 14.5 gallons. I am only getting about 200 miles per tank in town which is a hassle with having to stop and get gas so frequently. And I can not rely on the gauge on long trips. Very frustrating

- Clinton C., Goodwell, OK, US

problem #1

Feb 102016


  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles

The journey has a 20.5 gallon tank, but no matter how low I let the fuel gauge go, I can only get 14.5 gallons of gas. I have complained to the dealer, and to dodge directly. The dealer denies any issues, and tell me the gas gage & remaining gas miles are just estimates. Dodge told me that some there could be a few gallons in the engine. Which does not explain why the gas tank can't be filled with more then 14.5 gallons of gas.

- Lisa H., Southampton, PA, US

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