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Dodge Journey Dampness Inside the Vehicle Due to a Water Leak

Dodge Journey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Average Mileage: 58,373 mi (4,349 mi - 150,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 4,349 mi

    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!

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  • Visitor, , 40,000 mi

    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!

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  • 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.

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    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.

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    Water in the storage container behind the drivers seat

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  •  Rookie

    Water inside the coolers behid the front seats. Problem have not been corrected. Just discovered the issue.

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  • Visitor, , 42,000 mi

    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.

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  • Visitor, , 50,000 mi

    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

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  •  Rookie

    Found large puddle of water on front passenger floor. Seems to be coming from somewhere under the glovebox and no water anywhere else.

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  •  Rookie

    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!

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