2009 Dodge Journey Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2009 Dodge Journey

2009 Dodge Journey Problems

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.

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.

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.

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2009 Dodge Journey Questions

Repair shop wants to replace cylinder head without further diagnosis at a cost of #1,500.00. How can they be sure without further diagnosis ?

Every summer the car has the same problem. I used the smart key to start the car and it would just do a click sound. I try several times and finally turn on. It does it for several times a month and then never again until the next summer.Every year the same problem. They told me there is a proble...

I don't know whether I've hit a setting/button which has caused this,or I have an electrical fault. Can I advise?

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2009 Dodge Journey Recalls

If the ignition key unexpectedly moves to the OFF or ACCESSORY position, the engine will turn off. This will depower various safety systems including but not limited to airbags, power steering, and power braking. Loss of functionality of these systems may increase the risk of crash and/or injury in the event of a crash. The weight of extra items on the ignition key ring can be a contributing factor to this unexpected occurrence. Until this recall is completed customers are advised to remove all other items from the ignition key ring. Dealers will modify the ignition switch to correct this concern.

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.

 

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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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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