Dodge Journey - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Journey owners have reported a total of 4,884 problems for their cars built in the 12 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Dodge Journey. The 2009 Dodge Journey cars have the most problems reported (2,012 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Dodge Journey

  Common problems of Dodge Journey

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Dodge Journey cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's electrical system (1,465 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (739 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Journey

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
1,465
  Service Brakes
739
  Engine And Engine Cooling
592
  Air Bag
448
  Equipment
370
  Power Train
248
  Steering
191
  Electronic Stability Control
185
  Vehicle Speed Control
100
  Wheel
84
   
  Tire
68
  Exterior Lighting
65
  Visibility
55
  Other Fuel System
54
  Suspension
53
  Structure
46
  Seats
37
  Seat Belt
26
  Unknown Or Other
23
  Air Brake
10
  Latches/locks/linkage
10
  Traction Control System
6
  Gasoline Fuel System
4
  Parking Brake
3
  Interior Lighting
2

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Dodge Journey of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Journey model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Dodge Journey model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Journey Model Years

Journey
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2017 4383,5361    
0.51
  2016 14073,2702    
0.96
  2015 32485,0183    
1.27
  2014 32767,1394    
1.22
  2013 25367,8865    
0.75
  2012 35857,9616    
1.03
  2011 18823,8207    
1.13
  2010 1,20860,0228    
2.52
  2009 2,01266,7759    
3.35

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Dodge Journey is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2018 Journey
16
  2017 Journey
7
  2016 Journey
31
  2015 Journey
93
  2014 Journey
36
  2013 Journey
9
  2012 Journey
36
  2011 Journey
33
  2010 Journey
58
  2009 Journey
92


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