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Loud Engine Noise Problems of Dodge Journey



Dodge Journey owners have reported 6 problems related to loud engine noise (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2012 Dodge Journey 1
Failure Date: 05/10/2014

On 5/10/2014 drving as normal my car begin to make a loud noise and the check engine light blinked on and off a couple of times then went out. But the motor dound like it was idling louder n louder. Once I got homeall the dealership were closed do I had to wait until Monday. So once I get up yo drive on Monday no issues at all. But the drive was very rugged. So I took my car in even though no lights are on and the couldn't detect anything wrong. Pick my car up drove ok until I went to work the next day light back on now im at a point where I don't kmow what else to do. So today to my car in was advised that they updated my computer system in the car. But now I don't know what's wrong. Transmission? tune up? or just a bad car. And if there is a recall that was placed out before ibought my car I need it fixed.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 2
Failure Date: 05/06/2014

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to turn on intermittently. The contact mentioned that while attempting to start, there would be an abnormal noise coming from the vehicle. The contact stated that the vehicle was only able to start when in neutral. The vehicle was taken to a dealer and the diagnosis was unknown. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 160,000.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2010 Dodge Journey 3
Failure Date: 04/21/2013

The Dodge Journey has a history of transmission faults, loud and noisy and rough transmission shifts. While shifting into a great it will make a loud thud and the car will jerk. We started to get used to this as it has happened since day 1. We let Chrysler know about this and apparently this is "normal. " I have never had a similar issue with any other car so to me it is not normal. So fast forward to this past weekend. We were going to tow a few items and drop them off. So everything is loaded and ready to tow, we are on a flat surface with no incline at all, start the car up and put it into drive and bam! a loud noise while we tried to put it into gear. The car was still running while this happened and we started to roll backwards, while in drive. I tried to hit the gas but it just revved a few thousand rpms. I hit the brakes and put it into park and then drive again, but the transmission was still not engaging. Something happened causing the loud bang and no throttle response to the drivetrain. After I put it in park, walked around and then got back in starting the car up again; the car engaged gear this time. Everything ran perfect and then I took it to the Chrysler dealership, they said they could find no evidence what happened or what was wrong, but reassured me again that the loud transmission shifts are normal. So this could be potentially dangerous if this was to happen while on the road or at a stop somewhere.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 4
Failure Date: 01/30/2013

The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that when driving 60 mph, she would hear an abnormal noise in the engine. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that the power transfer needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified but provided no assistance. The failure mileage was 57,563.

car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2011 Dodge Journey 5
Failure Date: 12/26/2011

Since I purchased this vehicle in September of 2011 i¿ve had problems from the radio not working, power outlets not working, bad cylinder heads, have random loss of acceleration, bad gas tank and fuel pump. According to the technician at the dealer the Journey has a problem with the cylinder going bed within the first year. The fuel pump had to be replaced twice. The first time they replaced it I broke down in the middle of the freeway 3 days later with my family in the vehicle. The brakes and steering wheel locked up and the vehicle shutoff. I was a sitting duck waiting to be hit be oncoming vehicles. I had the vehicle towed back to the dealer and 3 days later i¿m told that the vehicle is fixed but I need to replace the brakes because they were at 0%. First of all I just had to replace the tires 2 months prior and my brakes were fine now I have no brakes at all. Secondly they said they road tested the vehicle the first time they should have fixed the issue but yet they didn¿t tell me I needed new brakes. I couldn¿t fuel my vehicle to full. It generally stop around 3/4. They have replaced everything there is to replace and the car still doesn¿t work. After the second time the fuel pump was replaced I was told my vehicle was fixed I picked it up and it was worse than when I drop it off. The vehicle was making loud noises, vibrating, and I still couldn¿t tell how much gas was in the tank. On top of all of that they tried to charge me 20 dollars for gas and when I refused to pay they took the gas out the vehicle and left it on the line next to the e. I had enough gas to make it to the gas station. Needless to say i¿m still without a vehicle.

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car image   Loud Engine Noise problem of the 2009 Dodge Journey 6
Failure Date: 02/11/2009

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to start. Also when driving the vehicle will make a abnormal sound and slightly stall. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed the digital panel failed. The repairs were made and the problem persisted. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,000. Sr.