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Alternator/generator/regulator Problems of Dodge Journey



Dodge Journey owners have reported 7 problems related to alternator/generator/regulator (under the electrical system category).

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 1
Failure Date: 01/28/2015

I was driving on expressway, charging system light came on, engine power was erratic, vehicle slowed and rpms went to 4000, radio stopped, air bag light came on, abs light came on. I exited expressway, parked vehicle and shut it off. Vehicle would not restart until battery was recharged. Mechanic determined that the alternator had failed. Auto repair shop installed a new mopar alternator and recharged the battery.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2014 Dodge Journey 2
Failure Date: 12/05/2014

Our 2014 Dodge Journey was parked for 5 days while we were on a bus trip. We returned on a cold winter night in December. Vehicle battery was dead. Used emergency key to open driver's door but obviously all electrical stuff was dead. Fortunately, our friends had jumper cables. We got the vehicle started and returned home without incident. Left vehicle parked in garage for 5 days and couldn't repeat problem. Still don't trust leaving it parked for more than a day or so because it smells like the same problem I have with my 2013 Chrysler 300c. The 300 had another problem of stalling on the highway. Journey has most of the same body and engine electronic controllers as the Chrysler which wouldn't start in my garage. I would have to jump-start it. By the time I drove the 300 to the dealer, generator charged the battery and dealer couldn't repeat the problem. This cycle with the 300 was repeated a 2nd time a week later. Dealer installed service bulletin controller updates but claimed they were unrelated to my problem. Bought and use a trickle charger now because I don't trust either car. I think Chrysler has an issue with their electronics. Hope they're not covering it up like Ford with their ignition key. My next letter is going to sergio (fca ceo).

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2011 Dodge Journey 3
Failure Date: 10/19/2014

I was driving on the road during midnight, my battery sensor turned on 5 minutes later, I had multiple sensors turn on simultaneously. The abs sensor, airbag, anti -traction as soon as I realized what was going on. I was merging to the emergency lane. I tried to push on the gas pedal and was not even able to accelerate due to the lack of power. I was worried but I was able to make it safely to the emergency lane. I tried to start the vechile but couldn't the car wouldn't crank. So I had to tow the car to my mechanics and my mechanic told me it was due to the alternator. Lack of power = system will not allow you to run the vechile. I would like something done about this ifit was not for the emergency lane me and my family could have been killed on the highway.

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car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 4
Failure Date: 09/07/2014

I was driving on the interstate and all of a sudden my dashboard started to flicker. I couldn't increase my speed. The check engine light came on. My car began to slow down on its own accord. I pulled over to the shoulder and put the car in park. I was able to shut the engine off, but unable to turn the accessories off. My radio remained on along with the dashboard. I was unable to restart the ignition. I called for a tow truck and my car was brought to the original dealer, cortese Chrysler/Dodge. The next day they replaced the alternator free of charge. I am concerned that this will happen again when my car is out of warranty.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 5
Failure Date: 07/18/2013

This vehicle has an on-going problem with "engine battery drain" which has cause numerous returns to the dealership 5-6 times since July 2013 for the same problem (will not start-up without being boosted off with jumper cables). Here's description of the event: July 10,2013 had to boosted off to start while out-of town, return to GA & on July 18, took vehicle to dealership & discovered that battery needed to be replaced; on August 5, while out-of-town had to be boosted off to start, got back to GA. On Aug. 7, took vehicle back to dealership, they checked battery & said battery was fine. On oct. 14,2013, wouldn't start & had to be towed into dealer & they kept it for 2-days & said it needed "cyclinder head" & said that was the problem; Jan. 7, 2014 wouldn't start, took vehicle back dealer & they kept it 4-days & replaced alternator & said that was the problem; on Feb. 19, 2014 wouldn't start, took vehicle back on Feb. 20,2014, kept until Feb. 24, & replaced module-telematics & said that was the problem; on Feb. 28, vehicle stop running & wouldn't start-up, tow vehicle back on March 4,2014 & dealer kept vehicle 8-days & said the battery drain is from fr hub & replaced battery again & vehicle was pick-up Mar. 12, 2014. I had to pay for first battery, alternator & some rental car fees,not including loss of convenient of time & vehicle.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 6
Failure Date: 07/18/2013

This vehicle has an on-going problem with "engine battery drain" which has cause numerous returns to the dealership 5-6 times since July 2013 for the same problem (will not start-up without being boosted off with jumper cables). Here's description of the event: July 10,2013 had to boosted off to start while out-of town, return to GA & on July 18, took vehicle to dealership & discovered that battery needed to be replaced; on August 5, while out-of-town had to be boosted off to start, got back to GA. On Aug. 7, took vehicle back to dealership, they checked battery & said battery was fine. On oct. 14,2013, wouldn't start & had to be towed into dealer & they kept it for 2-days & said it needed "cyclinder head" & said that was the problem; Jan. 7, 2014 wouldn't start, took vehicle back dealer & they kept it 4-days & replaced alternator & said that was the problem; on Feb. 19, 2014 wouldn't start, took vehicle back on Feb. 20,2014, kept until Feb. 24, & replaced module-telematics & said that was the problem; on Feb. 28, vehicle stop running & wouldn't start-up, tow vehicle back on March 4,2014 & dealer kept vehicle 8-days & said the battery drain is from fr hub & replaced battery again & vehicle was pick-up Mar. 12, 2014. I had to pay for first battery, alternator & some rental car fees,not including loss of convenient of time & vehicle. This vehicle could easy present "a safety hazard" while moving & just cut-off & stop in traffic creating danger for me & others.

car image   Alternator/generator/regulator problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 7
Failure Date: 02/15/2010

At 11k miles I had to have front brakes replaced. Shortly after that my back brakes had to be replaced and my back rotors were warped. The dealer told me I had exceeded the 12k manufacturer warranty and had to pay for repair. After researching consumer reviews and having read of numerous complaints on brakes / rotors I sent a letter to Chrysler along with complaints. I did not receive any letter, not a phone call, just a check for repayment of brake work. Since then I have had my censor light come on twice for the tires and up until now, after reading from this website was I unaware this vehicle appears to have problems with tires as well. My vehicle is currently in the shop. I had taken in twice for a noise that was coming from the front passenger side. The first time I was told they could not find anything. The 2nd I was told it was a computer chip that needed adjusting and it would be "fine". It wasn't fine. The noise got worse. My power locks on driver door and my remote key would not work. I took my vehicle in for both the noise and the power locks/key not working. I have been without a vehicle since Monday (it is Friday) and it is due to having to replace a wiring system and alternator. An alternator? my vehicle has 25k miles!! please help. . . . . There are almost 200 complaints for all the same problems I am having. This is not right.

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