Dodge Journey - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Dodge Journey owners have reported a total of 5,274 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 (2,054 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 (1,547 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (771 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Dodge Journey

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Electrical System
1,547
  Service Brakes
771
  Engine And Engine Cooling
646
  Air Bag
476
  Equipment
412
  Power Train
277
  Steering
222
  Electronic Stability Control
215
  Vehicle Speed Control
112
  Wheel
88
   
  Exterior Lighting
74
  Tire
69
  Visibility
62
  Other Fuel System
58
  Suspension
54
  Structure
50
  Seats
49
  Seat Belt
33
  Unknown Or Other
23
  Air Brake
10
  Latches/locks/linkage
10
  Traction Control System
7
  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
  2018 3921,1631    
1.84
  2017 5783,5362    
0.34
  2016 19973,2703    
0.91
  2015 38385,0184    
1.13
  2014 35167,1395    
1.05
  2013 27567,8866    
0.68
  2012 41157,9617    
1.01
  2011 20023,8208    
1.05
  2010 1,29060,0229    
2.39
  2009 2,05466,77510    
3.08

  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
25
  2017 Journey
7
  2016 Journey
31
  2015 Journey
96
  2014 Journey
36
  2013 Journey
10
  2012 Journey
36
  2011 Journey
33
  2010 Journey
58
  2009 Journey
92


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