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Dodge Journey owners have reported 18 problems related to check engine light on (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2014 Dodge Journey 1
Failure Date: 07/02/2016

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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 2
Failure Date: 06/14/2016

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 3
Failure Date: 01/13/2016

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Dodge Journey 4
Failure Date: 07/19/2015

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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 5
Failure Date: 05/01/2015

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 6
Failure Date: 02/02/2015

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.


car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 7
Failure Date: 01/20/2015

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2015 Dodge Journey 8
Failure Date: 11/19/2014

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Journey 9
Failure Date: 09/08/2014

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.

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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 10
Failure Date: 03/24/2014

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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car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 11
Failure Date: 07/06/2013

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Journey 12
Failure Date: 05/10/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 13
Failure Date: 04/12/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 14
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

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!.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 15
Failure Date: 02/01/2012

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2011 Dodge Journey 16
Failure Date: 07/06/2011

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 17
Failure Date: 06/25/2010

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.

car image   Check Engine Light On problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 18
Failure Date: 03/11/2010

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.