2009 Dodge Journey Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2009 Dodge Journey based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
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.
On vehicles equipped with V6 engines, the Check Engine Light may illuminate and code P0339 is stored for intermittent loss of the crankshaft position sensor signal. Our technicians tell us that adding a shim to the crankshaft sensor will commonly correct this issue but in some cases the flex plate may require replacement.
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.
A squeak type noise may be noted form the rear suspension. This may be caused by interference between the parking brake cable clamp screw head and the rear cross-member. Our technicians tell us the cross-member should be re-centered using a special procedure to correct this concern.
An engine overheating condition may develop due to a coolant flow issue. Our technicians tell us that debris may block the cylinder head coolant port at the primary thermostat housing. Removing the debris should correct this concern.
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.
When using the cruise control, inaccurate speed settings or excessive engine RPM may be noted. Our technicians tell us updated software for the powertrain control module (PCM) is available to correct this concern.
Slight corrosion may be found on one or more seat frames. Our technicians tell us that corrosion inhibitor should be applied to the affected area and revised covers are available for the second row seats.