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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2009 Dodge Journey

2009 Dodge Journey

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2009 Dodge Journey Problems

Brakes -- Verified

A pulsation may be felt in the brake pedal or steering wheel on brake application. This is commonly caused by warped brake rotors. The front rotors are commonly at fault but the rears should be checked also. Warped rotors will need to be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

A whine type noise may develop from the power steering pump. Our technicians tell us a revised pump and powertrain control module (PCM) software update are available to correct this concern. Additional, an updated power steering reservoir is available for some models.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

Dampness inside the vehicle may be the result of a water leak, most commonly caused by improperly sealed body seams. Once the source of the leak has been determined the affected area should be properly sealed.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

The remote keyless entry system may not work intermittently. Our technicians suggest upgrading the software in the wireless ignition node (WIN) to correct this concern.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

Rattle/howl/drone/buzz type noise, resonating from the rear of the vehicle may develop. This sound can be heard at approximately 2100 rpm and may only last for a few seconds. Our technicians tell us that exhaust clamps and brackets should be checked for proper torque and heat shield clearance should be inspected if this condition occurs.

2009 Dodge Journey Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, November 10, 2008

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Chrysler is recalling 2009 Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Avenger, Journey, Jeep Patriot, and Compass models due to a new adhesive in the PCM manufacturing process that can cause the printed circuit board to break. This may cause the engine to stall and cause a crash without warning. Dealers will replace the PCM free of charge.

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Electrical & Lights, March 30, 2009

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On vehicles not equipped with a 115V auxiliary power outlet, the electrical connector that would be used for the outlet may become corroded and overheat. If the 25-amp fuse does not blow, the connector could overheat and catch fire. Dealers will re-route and stow the 115-volt power outlet connector and remove the 25-amp fuse. This recall is expected to begin by March 30, 2009. The Chrysler recall number is J09.

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Electrical & Lights, June 1, 2009

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Wiring may be reversed on the steering column control module driver's air bag connector and cause the driver air bag not to deploy. If the driver's air bag does not inflate when needed, the risk of injuries to the driver is increased. Dealers will inspect the driver's air bag squib wires and replace the steering column control module. The recall began in May, 2009. The recall number is J13.

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Electrical & Lights, December 23, 2010

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Chrysler is recalling certain 2009 Dodge Journey vehicles due to possible loss of crash-sensing capability and illumination of the airbag warning light as a result of damaged wires in one or both doors. In the event of a crash, the side airbag may not deploy, increasing the risk of injury. Dealers will replace the left and right door wiring harness.

 

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2009 Dodge Journey Questions and Answers

jennrojas, 2009 Dodge Journey, 3.5L V6, San Angelo, TX

well my mil came on this evening and it kinda hesitaded to start up..Its running normal like any other day but the light is still on...

roslynnye, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Lusby, MD

Problem started not long after we bought it. Occasionaly the front passenger electronic window would not open. Now window will not open from either control panel.

cowboy32, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Panama City Beach, FL

I'm trying to take the starter off and cant get to the wires in the back..its down in a hole and hard to reach..any suggestions?

sparky1959, 2009 Dodge Journey, 3.5L V6, Hazel Park, MI

rear wiper wont work and lights won't shut off nor will they turn brights on.

sanwittenberg, 2009 Dodge Journey, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Battle Creek, MI

I started car and my radio wont even turn on. The rear dvd player works but can't turn it up. The rear remote also works. I have a blank screen up front.

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2009 Dodge Journey Reviews

This is the worst POS car I have ever owned. The brake and rotors I have had problems with ever since I bought it. Coolent system problems all the time.

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