Dodge Journey owners have reported 26 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Dodge Journey based on all problems reported for the Journey.
While driving my vehicle, it shuts down on me, steering wheel locks and it stops accelerating. It is very dangerous, as it just stops on me. It has left me in the middle of the city street, and its been a few times now. The check engine light is on, although, in two occasions, when the car started back up, the check engine light goes away. It's nerve wrecking and scary to know that it will shut down on me just like that, while in motion. I drive on the highway, I just hope, next time, it doesn't shut down on me in the highway. I have made a service car to the car dealership where I purchased it and will be taking it in to get seen in a couple of days.
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During use of the vehicle, whether stationary or in motion, the "gas cap light" will come on followed by "check engine light". When this happens the code p0456 will cause the car to act indifferent, it is still drivable, but can cause other components to show a false reading. This issue has happened 4 times in the past 2 months, and every time we go to the dealership the check engine light will disappear. We have checked the gas cap, and this vehicle is under 17,000 miles. This seems to be a common issue with Dodge, Jeep, and Chrysler vehicles, and this should be handled by the manufacturer. Treat this known issue as a recall, and improve upon your evaporative emission system.
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I had a check engine light turn on- within seconds my engine shut off and I lost all power steering and brake control. I had to let the car roll to a stop. I put the car into park and restarted it. I was able to drive about 100 ft and it turned off again. Towed to dealership and code that came up was for the throttle body to be replaced ($716 usd). I had it fixed but car still was not driving the same as before the replacement. 10 days later the same thing happened in my subdivision. The engine turned off and I lost steering and brakes. Check engine light came on again. This time the car would not turn over. It would try to -you could hear the engine trying to start. Towed it back to the dealership and now it is the crank sensor?(another $147usd). Each time this happened I was in the car with my kids and had to let the car just roll to a stop. The first occurance was on 11/28/17 and the second was on 12/14/17.
While driving on the highway the car just shut off has done this multiple times with no check engine lights at all.
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My wife was driving our kids around town and the vehicle stalled out as they were approaching a stop sign. No check engine light or any other indicators were triggered. The vehicle appeared to still be running and she could not shut the vehicle off immediately. She eventually lost power steering as well. After a few minutes she was able to start the vehicle back up again and it functioned normally as expected and she was able to drive home. We were expecting some sort of light to come on so we could get a troubleshooting code but nothing. I researched online and was alarmed to find out that this problem seems to be somewhat common and there was a recall back in 2011 for 2010 Dodge Journey models that were stalling out. I have not seen evidence of a recall for later models. I am concerned that this could happen on the open road like a highway where the vehicle is going at high rates of speed and stalls out causing my wife to lose control of the vehicle. I plan to take the vehicle to a Dodge dealership but from what I have seen online it seems no obvious resolution has been mentioned. I am very concerned at this point.
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Vehicle stalls for no reason while driving. Makes braking and steering very difficult. This has happened 4 times in the last 2 weeks. All times the weather was good and dry. There are no codes or check engine light. There is no way to diagnosis the problem.
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Check engine light with code for misfire on cylinder 4. Spark plugs and coils replaced. VIN not listed with other 3. 6l v6 that has extended warranty for same issues for replacement of cylinder head. Check engine light comes on during low speed or stopped and rough engine ignition. Vehicle is a 2011 Dodge Journey 3. 6l v6.
I bought this car with 11 miles on it . A couple weeks ago I was going about 30 mph and I stopped at a 4 way stop . I did a complete stop the engine turned off the steering wheel locked and I was stuck in the intersection luckily I didn't get hit . I had to put it back in park and it turned on . Scary situation . Today I attenpted to turn on the ignition and it just turned and turned for 30 seconds and car didn't start. I turned it off and tried again the car started but check engine light is on still don't know what's wrong will take to dealer ASAP.
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I took my vehicle in to the dealership for the recall to update the computer. After having the recall fixed in may 2016, I was turning left from a complete stop at a stop light and the vehicle started missing, it would not accelerate properly, and the engine light started flashing. This was on 6/2/16. The vehicle was running really rough, as though it was going to stall. I came to a complete stop at the next traffic light , the engine light quit flashing & appeared solid. It stopped missing, but there was a definite lack of power and acceleration capability. I got the vehicle back to dealer on 6/3/16. Again unable to recreate incident, so they reran the computer update from the recall, cleared codes & turned check engine light off. On 7/2/16, I was once again sitting completely stopped at a traffic light getting ready to turn left. While idling at stop light check engine light started flashing again & the vehicle started running rough. I was turning into a parking lot for a shopping center. As I attempted to pull into a parking spot the vehicle stalled half in the parking spot. I put the vehicle in park and was able to start it back up and pull the rest of the way in the spot. After being in the store about an hour, we came back out, the vehicle started, but again had a definite lack of power. After driving it less than a mile, it stalled out again while slowing down to come to a stop. We were able to start the vehicle back and get it back home, still with a definitely lack of power, and park it for the holiday weekend. After the holiday, on 7/5/16, I took the vehicle back to the dealership. Once again they can't find anything wrong, have cleared codes, turned off check engine light & advised me to come pick it up. I chatted with Dodge customer service and they claim to be unaware of the issue or any resolution. Transcript attached.
I purchased a used 2012 Dodge Journey in September 2015 from lakeshore Chrysler Dodge and Jeep of slidell, louisiana. We have had nothing but problems since driving off the lot. Found out after purchase that the car was not inspected prior to dealership reselling it. Before I even got home the check engine light came on. I called the dealership and reported issues. They did the oil change and inspected the car and said everything was fine it was "normal noises" however after complaining and complaining the were able to locate and fix the issue with the shifting noises and jolting. We are still experiencing the "normal noise" of three clicks when the engine turns off. We have numerous electrical/computer issues. The air, radio, touch screen, lights, all got off randomly. The system will not respond even if the vehicle is turned off and back on. It works when it wants to. We have issues where the car accelerates faster on its own have to break while car still tries to accelerate. We have had this vehicle in the shop numerous times since the purchase and they "can not duplicate the issue" so they can not fix it. I have provided numerous videos showing and proving the electrical/computer issues we are having. Dodge refuses to do anything to fix the situation. Everything is at our expense. Wants us to pay 150 diagnostic fee on top of having to get rent-a-car for the duration of time the vehicle is in the shop. The dealership has had my car on numerous occasions. One time they had it for over 18 days and said "normal noise" and "could not duplicate" however out of the 18 days they only drove the car 35 miles. I no longer feel safe driving this car. It scares me just to drive to the local grocery which we gotten stuck and had to have towed to dealership. I am so scared & trapped in this car with no way out. Contacting a lawyer this can not be legal to sell defects.
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The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle began to shake. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the wireless ignition node needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system, air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 100,400. Parts distribution disconnect.
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Was driving outt of state in a 5 month old vehicle. We then stopped at a food place for about 25 minutes. When I tried to start the car, brake pedal was hard and would not give way, dash lights lit up run light as well but vehicle did not start. On several occassions the same thing happened with no results. After 5 attempts, the vehicle finally started and the check engine light lit up. Light stayed on for 4 days and then went off. Contacted dealership, after inspection determined crankshaft sensor message was recorded. Part was ordered and replaced. Hope this fixes the problem. Have seen all older models have similar issues. Hope Dodge addresses ant exsisting issues on new models.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. While parked, the vehicle failed to start and the check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (electrical system, air bags); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unknown.
My cars check engine light came on, had it hooked up to a find out what the code was. Came back the tipm was defected. Since I purchased this car back in 2010 I have had recurring problems with the car not starting at will. Sometimes after sitting for an undisclosed time it will restart only to shut it off and have it happen again. I was told the tipm may very well be responsible for the problem. After contacting Chrysler they stated they have no knowledge of the issue.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. While reversing from a parking spot, the engine stalled. In addition, the check engine warning light illuminated prior to the failure. The vehicle was able to restart. The failure occurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the ignition win module needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The vehicle was included under the NHTSA campaign number: 14v373000 (air bags, electrical system) but the part was not available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 82,000.
The contact owns a 2015 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated and the vehicle was violently shaking. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the camshaft position sensor needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 8.
I was driving on the freeway to work and the engine shut off. I lost power steering, power braking, ability to accelerate or really drive the car at all. All I could do was try to safely navigate an uncontrollable vehicle to the shoulder and hope I wasn't hit in the process. The check engine light came on, in addition to other warning lights (I think they were the tire pressure light, the vehicle traction control light and another indicator that looks like a lightning bolt). The car eventually restarted, but had problems driving and would start to cut out when it idled. We took it back to Dodge, they ran diagnostics but couldn't find any issues. After a lot of pressure, they replaced the main computer chip in the system. This was after replacing another minor part that didn't change the issue. This seemed to work for a few months, but then the problem began happening again. This time the engine was even more sluggish and the whole car would shake when you tried to accelerate. There was no power, even though the engine was running. Then, it would cut out again and the same warning lights came on. We are taking it back to Dodge again today to see what they can do.
Car would not start. Turn the key to start and hear a few clicks, nothing would happen. All the lights would come on and radio but no start. Only happened on occasion at first maybe once or twice a month. Would let it sit and try again and would start. Over the past 8 months its gotten to the point now that it has to sit 4-6 hours before it will start sometimes longer, had the starter checked, the alternator and replaced the battery. No check engine light comes on. Have had to have it towed multiple times and after sitting overnight. Would start the next morning just fine like nothing happened.
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Tl - the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 65 mph, there was a sudden loss of power and smelled smoke coming from the end of the vehicle. Also, the contact stated that the low oil pressure and check engine warning light illuminated. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer for a diagnostic. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number : 08v247000 (electrical system). The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure and current mileage was 84,000. The VIN was not available. Dr.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Journey. The contact was traveling 55 to 60 mph when the engine stalled. The check engine warning light illuminated after the failure. The vehicle restarted after the failure. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times. The manufacturer was also contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 16,000 and the current mileage was 17,500.
Check engine light on. Loss of engine power. After two time to the same dealer, same problem. Took car to another dealer, finally the correct repair. Defective cylinder head.
We received notice that there was a voluntary brake recall from Dodge Jan or Feb 2012. At the time my wife was experiencing jerking and pulling to the steering wheel when braking. We took the vehicle to the dealership and we were advised that the front pads and rotors would have to be replaced and Dodge would cover the cost. This was around Feb/Mar 2012 with approximately 17k on the vehicle. On 4 Aug we took the vehicle back to Dodge due to the same braking problems and a check engine light. We were advised that the check engine light was caused by a crack piston head and Dodge stated that the piston would be replaced under warranty. However, we were then advised that the jerking and pulling in the steering was caused by the rear brakes and we would have to paid $534. 00 to have the rear rotors and pads replaced. This didn't sound right to me so I checked for any TSB/recalls, the cas website, and NHTSA website I found out that the brake problems (both front and rear) have been a serious issue with Dodge and repairs and costs have been all over the board with Dodge excepting no real fix except charging car owners on repeated repairs that only fix the problem for 3-9k. If this is the case NHTSA should mandate Dodge to properly fix this problem with correct parts or fully recall all of these vehicles. Dodge is putting my wife and son in danger everytime they set foot in the vehicle, and that is something the agency for highway safety should not allow to continue. We consumers need a real fix and not a bandaide on a defective product and your agency should not allow Dodge to continue to ignore this problem. Nhtsa should not have to wait for someone to lose their life before taking action against Dodge. We are not beans to count, we are people!.
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the ignition key failed to start. The engine also vibrated at initial start-up and the check engine warning light remained illuminated. The dealer replaced the engine key however the failure was not corrected. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for further inspection. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 46,000 and the current mileage was 75,000.
The contact owns a 2011 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that upon starting the vehicle, the check engine light illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle also hesitated to accelerate from stops. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer and the contact was informed that a wiring harness shaft near the head cylinder was defective. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 15,000 and the current mileage was 17,383.
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. While driving at 65mph the check engine light or traction assist light would come on and the vehicle would stop in the middle of the road. The contact would drift the vehicle to the side of the road. She would wait approximately ten minutes and it would restart, and other times the vehicle had to be towed to the dealer. The dealer ran a diagnostic test but there would be no codes showing and they could not duplicate the failure. The manufacturer was contacted several times and she was told whenever the failure happens take the vehicle back to the dealer for them to check the vehicle. The failure mileage was 39,500.
The contact owns a 2010 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the check engine light illuminated and the vehicle suddenly shook and stalled. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer several times and each time, a different trouble code was given. The dealer corrected the problems associated with the code but the failure continued and the codes continued to change. The dealer replaced the computer and panel but the failure continued. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 15,500.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Engine Cooling System problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Clicking And Tapping Noises problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Engine Failure problems||