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Car Will Not Start Problems of Dodge Journey - part 1



Dodge Journey owners have reported 55 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 1
Failure Date: 10/19/2014

On March 6, 2014 I drove off the lot of eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge llc #1352682 located on 4007 boston road bronx,NY. We enjoy driving our 2010 Journey until October 19th 14 @ 5pm on the I 95 drivng 55 mph the vehicle started to stall leaving me at the entrance of exit 15 with on coming traffic driving 50-55 mph exiting. I had a 2 yr old and 13 yr old in vehicle and was sitting on highway for 2 hours waiting for tow truck. The car wouldn't start or go into gear. On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 it was towed for the second time to eastchester Chrysler Jeep Dodge and on the 23, I was advised by the service department and informed that the two recalls were done (l25 and k37) on March 15, 2014 but the vehicle was in my possession on March 6, 2014. Upon returning to the sales office I was informed that because of the backlog in paperwork there is a discrepancy in dates of when the work was completed. A salesperson advised me the the tipm and battery need to be replaced and the cost is $1153 plus tax. October 24, 2014 a recall for (p54) was put into effect. Why an I being held responsible to pay for parts and labor for a part being recalled.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 2
Failure Date: 10/15/2014

The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt. The contact also stated that the vehicle stalled. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system) exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and confirmed that the part was not available for the remedy. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 92,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 3
Failure Date: 10/14/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the engine failed to start and the ¿bad key¿ warning light illuminated. The contact was able to wiggle the key several times in order to start the engine. The failure progressed until the contact was no longer able to start the vehicle permanently. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system) in September 2014 prior to the failure however, the parts needed for the repair had not yet become available. The failure mileage was 105,000.

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car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 4
Failure Date: 09/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start without warning. On a different occasion, the contact mentioned that vehicle stalled without warning and restarted after the transmission was shift into park. Also, the contact indicated that the passenger side heat unit failed. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where the technician initially diagnosed that the win module ann the pentium intake was defective. The remedy failed to repair the problem and as a result, the technician determined that the transmission range sensor needed to be replaced. The technician diagnosed that the trans range sensor needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the VIN was included in recall NHTSA campaign number: 11v139000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 91,000. Ss.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 5
Failure Date: 08/13/2014

While driving along the highway, with cruse control on, the vehicle lost power and decelerated. The etc and traction control lights came on on the dash. After pulling to the side of the road the vehicle was restarted. After being restarted the vehicle drove normally. This scenario has happened three times at highway speeds and once during acceleration. Around the same time of onset with the power loss issue the vehicle will not start intermittently. Sometimes it starts after several minutes, sometimes it does not start for several hours.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 6
Failure Date: 07/28/2014

Three to four days per week the car will not start. Turn the key and you get nothing but a click. I have only owned the vehicle for 2 months and it has done it since the very beginning. Have had the dealership and a private mechanic look it over and they have found nothing. It sounds very similar to the issue being corrected by recall now. Although this vehicle, so far, has not stalled while driving thank god. Am not happy that my "new to me" car is so unreliable.


car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 7
Failure Date: 06/06/2014

Just like many 2009 and 2010 Journey owners, I too have experienced the vehicle not turning over to start. It has happened approximately 2 dozen times in the past 2 months at random. Sometimes the vehicle will not start 3 times in one day and then the problem will not occur for another week. Once the key is in the ignition and I turn it, I have battery power, it simply will not push through to actually start the vehicle. This is very irritating and I have not been able to duplicate for the dealer so of course they will do nothing for me. I also have noticed that on the freeway, when getting above 60 the steering wheel feels shaking which is quite terrifying and then if I go to break, it feels very wobbly. Again, not something that I can reproduce at the dealer and therefore cannot be fixed. I loved my car for the first couple years I owned it, but lately it is not up to par and worries me to drive with my 2 kids in fear of the unpredictable steering issue or being stranded if it decides to not start at all.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 8
Failure Date: 04/22/2014

Bad ignition switch to the point that the car would not start immediately.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2014 Dodge Journey 9
Failure Date: 03/27/2014

The vehicle will fail to start initially. After several attempts the vehicle will start and the check engine light will appear. Also sometimes while driving the vehicle will cut out and the dash will go blank and have all of the warning lights illuminated, I. E. Abs, airbags, esc, tpms, engine mil, and service awd. The wipers will turn on by themselves and the blinkers or hazard lights wont work. This is concerning due to the lack of availability to warn other drivers on the road.

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Failure Date: 02/15/2014

The vehicle would not start after sitting for a few hours. We had driven the vehicle all day. We have had this issue before but when using the backup key. Thought maybe this was the issue it was not. I used the keys my wife uses every day. This is becoming a big issue now. When it was intermittent and would start it was ok but it is becoming more frequent. We live in a rural area and my wife drives 40 minutes to work every day. If this issue happens when she is at work there will be nothing we can do about it. I am paying alot of money for this vehicle and need Chrysler to figure out what this problem is and issue a recall as I can see that I am not the only one with this issue. It is gonna end up costing me alot of money I dont have. I will be honest if they cant fix the issue I will not be able to pay for towing and will not be able to make the payments if this issue is not resolved and I have to pay to have it looked at. I have an extended warranty on the vehicle which is up in 3000 miles. At 200 miles back and forth to work and running 2 teenage kids around that will not be long, Chrysler needs to figure out this issue now before someone gets killed. Where my wife works is not the best part of town and it is all expressway driving at high speeds. If this issue turns into the stalling on the highway she could easily be killed in rush hour driving. I am not the only one with this problem. Fyi had the brakes done too. Funny since it is all highway driving.


 
car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 11
Failure Date: 02/14/2014

2010 Dodge Journey sxt awd completely shut off while driving 55 mph. Pulled to the side of the road and would not start back up for a few minutes, dash, lights, etc. Would turn on but car would not start. Finally started and drove to work. Vehicle also will not start 80% of the time you turn the key. Sometimes light and dash will come on but car will not turn over for a few minutes, other times it starts on first turn. Online research shows very common issues with this vehicle.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 12
Failure Date: 01/03/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 58,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 13
Failure Date: 01/01/2014

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start on the first attempt and would have to try several times before the vehicle would start. The vehicle had not been diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system). However, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,000. Ne.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 14
Failure Date: 10/23/2013

The car will not start. It comes with a faulty win module that has given many consumers grief. The car has left me stranded before due to the same issue.

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Failure Date: 10/05/2013

My first complaint is that if my husband or myself accidentally hit the ignition switch while the car is in motion the car will shut off. In addition if this happens before we start driving the car will shut off and the dash board, the center console and the ac will all shut off. I have informed Dodge of this problem twice and have not gotten any correspondance in return. During the second call I was informed that if I did not have a recall notice sent to me that my car is not apart of any active recalls and therefore they cannot do anything for me. Secondally, just recently on 10/16/2014 while I was trying to take my 7 year old son to the er, my car would not start. I thought it could be the battery, but the lights and everything else was working. After several attempts and after me tapping the ignition switch the car finally started. Everything in the car comes on however, the car makes a clicking noise and does nothing else. A week later it did the same exact thing on 10/22/14. I looked online and all behold there are several complaints going back to 2009 there are also youtube videos. My question is why is Dodge not being held responsible for there negligence, cleary there is a known issue. What tragedy has to happen before Dodge does something to resolves these issues for their customers. I would also like to add that the Dodge Journey is by far the worst car that Dodge has ever produced!.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 16
Failure Date: 10/05/2013

My first complaint is that if my husband or myself accidentally hit the ignition switch while the car is in motion the car will shut off. In addition if this happens before we start driving the car will shut off and the dash board, the center console and the ac will all shut off. I have informed Dodge of this problem twice and have not gotten any correspondance in return. During the second call I was informed that if I did not have a recall notice sent to me that my car is not apart of any active recalls and therefore they cannot do anything for me. Secondally, just recently on 10/16/2014 while I was trying to take my 7 year old son to the er, my car would not start. I thought it could be the battery, but the lights and everything else was working. After several attempts and after me tapping the ignition switch the car finally started. Everything in the car comes on however, the car makes a clicking noise and does nothing else. A week later it did the same exact thing on 10/22/14. I looked online and all behold there are several complaints going back to 2009 there are also youtube videos. My question is why is Dodge not being held responsible for there negligence, cleary there is a known issue. What tragedy has to happen before Dodge does something to resolves these issues for their customers. I would also like to add that the Dodge Journey is by far the worst car that Dodge has ever produced!.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 17
Failure Date: 09/26/2013

I purchased a used Journey from Nissan morrow GA, a week or two I began having problems, first time I was leaving and the car did not start so they towed the result I needed a battery so I changed it lwhen leaving work at night I get a block or two away and the car stalls at least twice a month and tonight taking my CO-worker to the train it cut off.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 18
Failure Date: 08/13/2013

Vehicle would not crank out of blue waited few days after being towed to dealer was told no problems w car no codes then car began to crank. . . Week later will not crank. Then as driving the car all power cuts off no lights no radio no heat no wipers nothing hour later at a speed of 35 miles an hour car shuts down engine and all. Took again to a dealer who put on mobile web pod thing and was told car was reading no error codes but obv a major problem. Dodge not willing to pay and car says no recalls yet car cuts off while in gears and sometimes wont crank at all and dealer cannot diagnose to fix problem.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 19
Failure Date: 08/08/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The contact mentioned a clicking chime activated and all of the warning lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The failure occurred several times. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to duplicate or diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 120,000.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 20
Failure Date: 07/26/2013

Car will intermittently not start. Does not crank, just a clicking noise. Will start maybe after trying for 5 minutes or half hour later. The computer does not recognize the car did not start according to dealership and mechanic. Computer states operating as designed at this time. Has been happening for several years sporadically before and after July 2013. Cannot find reason. One time happened jumped the car with jumper cables and car started, had battery checked and it was fine. Have a case # 23738720 with Chrysler that was suppose to be sent to case management. Never heard anything back from Chrysler. A Chrysler dealer had car for a day in July 2013 and car started every time all day long. Could not find a problem with the car. This problem of not starting has probably happened at least a dozen times or more over the past few years. When car won't start just keep trying to start and eventually will start. Sometimes only turning the key fob 3 times and it will start, sometimes turning the key fob 20 times or so and then will start. Will not start with electric key start on key fob either.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 21
Failure Date: 07/05/2013

Vehicle would not start skim module needs to be replaced Chrysler could not provide part for 2 months vehicle laid up for 60 days incident started with car not starting regularly and continued to progress where it would not engage the engine at all.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 22
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

Vehicle was running and suddenly lost all electrical power. Car was moved to shoulder of roadway and I turned the engine off. The engine didn't want to restart. When engine did restart car ran normal for about 1 month. This has happened about 5 times from 6/13 to 10/14. Dealer can not find the problem. Ignition is not on recall list for this particular VIN. I had dealer replace ignition on 10/14 and had to purchase two additional keys because the old keys could not be programmed to the new ignition switch.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 23
Failure Date: 07/01/2013

Problem with car notstarting. Car would not start all of the vehicle had power but would not start. Tow truck driver checked to see if he could start but could not. While standing out side the car it started by itself. Took to dealer and they can not repeat problem. Notice on line there are many complaints about this happening. I really think somebody should takecare of this. This cost us money for us to look like fools.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 24
Failure Date: 05/09/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The electrical components of the vehicle would power on but the engine would not start. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The VIN was not available. The failure and current mileage was 63,813. Kmj.

car image   Car Will Not Start problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 25
Failure Date: 01/10/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated the vehicle would not start. The contact was able to start the vehicle after several attempts. The failure occurred intermittently. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 45,000.

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