Dampness Inside the Vehicle Due to a Water Leak on Dodge Journey

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.

RepairPal Verified
Average mileage: 62,049 (4,349–150,000)
4 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
25 people reported this problem
20 people shared problem details
2013 Dodge Journey4,349
Our new Journey has been leaking into the vehicle from down through the headliner, the rear heating vent, from the rear DVD player, from the sunglasses visor and the side-impact air bag compartments. This first happened two months ofter we bought it brand-new off the lot. It has since been "fixed" three times and has reoccurred. The last two repairs I've been told they "adjusted" the sunroof- whatever that means. The first time it happened, I was told that the drains had not been installed properly at manufacturing. I'm not waiting for it to rain again to see if the leak has been permanently fixed, though I'm not holding my breath. Buyer beware if you're looking at a Dodge with a sunroof!
Driver side floor fills with water and saturates under the carpet after rain. It takes a few days time to seep in. A water quantity significantly enough to to cause squishing sounds when stepping into the car. Shop vacuuming can remove up to 2 liters. This past winter, the dash was removed to replace the heater core because only driver side was heating up. I don't know yet if the replacement is the cause however I did not have this problem before this. The car is no longer covered so if they find the problem not to do with the heater core and dash replacement, I will have to pay. I am not happy and am nervous of what the cost may be. A 2010 vehicle? I didn't think a heater core would get clogged and full of dirt that young a car. And now this water problem. I don't want my floor to start rotting. PROBLEM SOLVED! Last year the dealer changed the heater core(as I explained above). They pinched the drain hose during replacement. The A/C drained directly into my car. SHODDY WORKMANSHIP was to blame. I did NOT have to pay for the repair but , shoot....they had to take up the carpets, sidings, seats, liner...??? what else?? What is weird is that I was on vacation while they did the job and they called me to tell me that is WAS NOT THE HEATER CORE so I gave the okay to continue the work (at my expense @ $92+/hr, which I ultimately did not have to pay, fortunately since it did end up being their fault). My car is nice and dry now. If this helps anyone, I will be very happy for you.
2009 Dodge Journey42,000
Noticed it before, but thought it was melted snow. Had heavy rain in the past couple of days, I found the rear floor compartment behind the driver's seat full of water. Waiting for tomorrow to call dealer.. I'm happy with this Journey, I'll think twice about buying another Dodge.
2009 Dodge Journey40,000
Floor on driver side is always wet. I thought I had fixed the leak by sealing a plug in the floor board, but its wet again.... The floor box behind driver seat is always full of water. Dodge said oh well your over your 30,000 mi warranty sorry!
Its not fixed. Every time it rains, my feet get wet when I get in. Now Dodge says they don't have to pay for it. I've driven Dodges since 1995, and I'm considering a damn Nissan because of this.
2010 Dodge Journey35,000
Water in the storage container behind the drivers seat
Water inside the coolers behid the front seats. Problem have not been corrected. Just discovered the issue.
2012 Dodge Journey109,000
My back windshield has a leak dripping inside of my vehicle.
2009 Dodge Journey62,521
Today it poured and the wife came home to tell me......"I know you don't like hearing about it but.......the driverside floor mat is soaked. Headline etc. The Journey has been nothing but problems. Anyone switch up to a JEEP?
Rear doors fill with water during rains. Window seals so poor they allow pine needles to pass through plugging drain holes.never corrected. I now clean out pine needles from door on regular basis
2009 Dodge Journey73,000
Inside hood of car gets wet when it rains
2009 Dodge Journey55,000
Water accumulation on drivers carpet, under driver seat and filled well behind drivers seat
2009 Dodge Journey50,000
tires wear out on back of the car very quickly, water leak inside, I have had car 3 years, gone through at least 4 sets of tires, have had it lined up etc at dealer, problem still persist
Found large puddle of water on front passenger floor. Seems to be coming from somewhere under the glovebox and no water anywhere else.
I first found a saturated floorboard under the drivers seat. When I investigated I found the water filled storage unit in the drivers side passenger floorboard. Nothing else wet-not the passenger seat, or door--not the drivers seat. I cleaned it all out and it stayed dry until it rained again last night. I checked it this morning and the storage unit was completely full again--still dry seat and surrounding area--wet under the drivers seat. I'm stumped!
2012 Dodge Journey65,000
Water under driver's seat, though it was snow as it started in winter but has continued into spring. So sick of this car.
2009 Dodge Journey46,000
Passenger side floor compartment has standing water. I am always emptying it and drying it out only to find more water. Very annoying. Going to contact dealership to see what can be done.
My name is Emery Cook - having the same problem - but they do not want to take the responsibly! This Dodge Journey has been a nightmare!
I have had a water leak problem inside my vehicle when it rains since i bought it new. It's been in the shop 4x and again as of now in again. It leaks from the back headliner and through the side paneling water comes pouring in. Ive requested a replacement vehicle and chrysler is telling me that it doesn't qualify?!?!? I'm beyond pissed at this point and trying to work with the dealership to get a new vehicle. I hate dodges and new better...but the price was right.
Related Items:
I bought a 2009 dodge journey awd and I'm having problems with my stereo screen. The radio is i...
Took vehicle to a mechanic in Barstow, and they changed spark plugs between #2 & #4 then said...
there is the diagnostic code #306 which is a #6 cylinder or spark plug misfire
there is a little hole on the right side of the engine and antifreeze leeks out

Related Content