Dodge Journey owners have reported 41 problems related to car will not start (under the electrical system category).
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.
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Bad ignition switch to the point that the car would not start immediately.
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Car would not start,everything worked far as radio,heater fan,wipers etc. But would not even turn over. Called a tow truck, had car towed to local mech,car started after being removed from tow truck. Mech checked out electrical system,could not find a problem.
My 2009 Dodge Journey will not start intermittently. The dealership is unable to diagnose the problem. It has happened 4 times since we bought it in August of 2012.
I bought this vehicle in 2010. I have now had 5 times where the vehicle will not start. I will be running errands and then get in the vehicle to start it and all it does is click. I've tried to jump it but it will not work. If you wait 3-4 hours it most likely will start. During several of these times, I've had my kids with me. The car needed to be towed and by the time the service men will start it, it starts right up. They did switch out my keys a few times, but it just happened again this weekend. I was stranded in a different city with no ride. The dealership / service repair man has no idea what the cause is. You don't know when this is gong to happen. This vehicle is not reliable and it is unsafe. If you look online and search this problem with this vehicle you will find 100's of complaints.
A continuing failure to start. Following a electrical system recall my 2010 Journey has failed to start on occasion and became a problem, creating at times a risk of being in the wrong place. We have so little confidence in this vehicle, we no longer drive after dark. When refueling, I don't shut the car off. (safety issue) however; it should be known that setting the alarm system, then triggering the system and putting the fob into the ignition to clear alarm, vehicle has started each time. The dealer thinks I should pay to have a computer check the system. Based on other stories posted both here and on, just answer web sight a computer would be of no value.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle could not be started. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who stated that they could not find the failure. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure and current mileage was 60,000.
The 2009 Dodge Journey has many problems and complaints! mine is like many others first the brake system locked up and cost $300 to repair and now the care will not start or starts when it wants to. I took it to the dealer and they now say it is the key switch (electrical) and will now be a $400 bill out of my pocket. No coverage warranty is up, purchased used and was not told that their was a recall on the care when we purchased it. Dodge knows this car has problems but like normal they will not recall the car and fix their problems, they will however allow the care to be on the road and service them over and over because it makes them money. The claims of Dodge is false, this car is not a quality car and many owners have reported the many problems.
The contact owns a 2008 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer for a diagnosis and it was discovered that the wireless ignition needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was notified, but offered no assistance. The vehicle was repaired. The failure and current mileages were 59,000.
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The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was towed to the dealer twice for the failure. The wind module was replaced once but the failure was not corrected. The dealer recently placed the wind module wires and the engine started but the contact believed that the failure could recur. The failure mileage was 47,700 and the current mileage was 47,900.
Vehicle will not start or crank. Electrical systems work when door is open, close the door nothing works. Battery has plenty of juice doesn't need jumped. Dash reads "badkey" for a milli second when you insert key fob. Wait an hour or so and the car will start up with no problems. Turn the car off and it will not start again. Dealership wants to replace win module as a "starting point" since their computers can't get code from the car.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The failure recurred randomly. The contact stated that all of the lights on the instrument panel illuminated after inserting the key into the ignition. When the contact attempted to start the vehicle, the vehicle emitted a cracking sound. The vehicle was taken to dealer, but the failure was not diagnosed. The manufacturer was not made aware of failure. The failure mileage was 29,345 and the current mileage was 29,845.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle would not start. The contact was able to successfully jump-start the vehicle with the assistance from another driver. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. While examining the vehicle, the contact applied pressure to the brain box under the hood and the vehicle unexpectedly started on its own. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and a loose wire was repaired. The wire was located near the started. The failure continued. The vehicle was towed back to the dealer, but they could not diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.
I stopped at mcdonald's on my way to work, came out of mcdonald's went to start my car, had no power at all. My husband came and he tried to jump start it, and that did not work, had the car towed to a dealer, they tried to jump start it and it would not start. They pushed the car into the building and could not find anything wrong, and for some reason they left the key in the on position, and about 4 hours later with no one around the car, the car started all by itself. That problem was never fixed. Three different times after that, my car would not shut off when you turn the car off. Now 3 times this week my car would not start again, and it is in the dealership, and I am 487 mile out of warranty and don't know if Chrysler is going to pay for it. Had to agree to pay $100. 00 fee for them to check it out. We have 3 2010 Journey's in our family, and all are having problems. I feel there should be a recall for this. After great research, we found thousands with the same problem. How come there is no recall? lobbyist in washington? win module!!!!.
Vehicle would not start. All lights worked, but nothing else. It could not be taken out of park. Tow truck driver tried to jump start, but battery was good. He had to drag the the fwd vehicle into a position where he could tow it from the front. Dealer said cause was the win module (over $300 and it is out of warrenty). There could be more issues but they will not know until part arrives. There appear to be many issues with this part on this and other Dodge vehicles, but no recognition of a safety issue.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that when the key was placed in the ignition the vehicle would not start. The vehicle was towed to a dealer and they have yet to diagnose the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified and offered no assistance. The failure and current mileage was approximately 62,000. The VIN was unavailable.
I was driving my 2009 Dodge Journey today, 9/10/11 and all of a sudden it started to lose power. It began to shake as if it were trembling underneath the vehicle. The Journey was in drive and started to go backwards. I pressed the accelerator with my foot and it went straight to the floor. The gear shift was in drive and the car continued to go backwards with the gear shift in drive. I was very frantic and then began to press the brake pedal with my foot. The Journey would not stop. The brake pedal went straight to the floor as the car continued to go backwards. I quickly pressed the emergency brake with my left foot and the car stopped suddenly and shut off while the gear was still in drive. I put the gear back in the park position and tried to start the car but it would not crank. I made a report to Dodge by calling (800) 992-1992 on Sunday September 11, 2011. I received a reference case number: 21334169. I received a call from Dodge from (800) 763-8433 on Monday September 12, 2011 from case managers britt (ext. 66208) and keith (ext. 66194). I returned their calls but never had the opportunity to speak with them. They were not available. I left multiple messages for them both and spoke with various people at the call center; neither case manager never returned my calls and I was informed from different representatives at the call center that both britt and keith declined any service to my vehicle due to the high mileage and it being out of warranty. The electrical problem is a manufactured defect with the 2009 Journey and has been recognized nationwide by other vehicle owners.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that after inserting the key in the ignition, the vehicle would not start. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where they advised her that they would replace the computer chip in the key. The vehicle was repaired. The failure recurred within several months. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000. The VIN was unavailable.
After having the vehicle for less than a year it began to not start at times. Everything comes on in the car, when key turned it makes a clicking sound but does not start. It will not start using the keyless start or by jump starting it. Car was taken into dealer and a recall was found on the ignition which was corrected. However the vehicle still does this intermittently and has for the last 3 years. It can go months without doing it. However has recently been doing this daily. It is very frustrating and can sometimes vary between minutes and hours of starting. Once it starts there are not any additional electrical problems. This makes the car very unreliable and unsafe as it could occur in a situation of needing to leave an area quickly or in an emergency situation. I am a single mom and have only one vehicle. If called into work while "on call" status I have only 30 minutes to arrive. Which is a frustrating and a worry some situation when the car will not start immediately. I cannot be without my car while the dealer tries several things to fix it nor can I afford to try various problem fixes when obviously with the numerous complaints there is an internal problem which should constitute a recall. I am still paying on this vehicle and owe over $12,000. 00 which creates additional frustration as the vehicle is unreliable and creating unsafe situations.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred on an intermittent basis. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and they advised him that they were unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was contacted and they offered no assistance. The failure mileage was approximately 52,000. The VIN was unavailable.
At random times the engine will not start. It is not a battery problem, as all lights and radio work even when the engine will not turn. If you wait long enough it may start again. This is a safety issue as you never know when or where this problem will occur.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostics where the technicians adjusted the engine wires but to no avail. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 60,000.