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Dodge Journey The Engine may Overheat Due to Debris in the Cylinder Head Coolant Port

Dodge Journey Problem
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Model Year Affected: 2010

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, FWD, 3.5L V6

Average Mileage: 34,900 mi (27,400 mi - 41,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 40,000 mi

    I have not taken it in yet. I am out of waranty. Maybe ill try a new thermostat and a radiator flush.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 41,000 mi

    noticed that the car was losing power at times. This past weekend it started running hot. checked thermostat, water-pump and fans. all are work and the car is still running hot

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 29,000 mi

    Similar problem, however the coolant level is correct. I let the car sit and cool, turned around and headed home. I am not sure what else i can personally check, but i want to try to avoid a hefty bill for a repair from the dealership (if it makes it there!) Look forward to hearing anyone's solutions or what the dealer told them.

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6

    same year, same milage, same story for me!

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  • Visitor, , 3.5L V6, 32,000 mi

    Car temperature light came. Pulled off the road looked under the hood to discover that the coolant was low and engine was steaming. Waited for car engine to cool and then drove to the nearest gas station to purchase coolant. Added coolant to the car and drove about 5 miles when the temperature gage light came on again and an alarm sounded so I stopped the car on the side of the road. Called for road service and had car towed to the dealership. Was told it was a leak in the head gasket and that the dealership service department had not seen that happen before with this make and model. Driving over 78 miles a day has cause this vehicle to accrue 32,000 miles in a short time so they may see more of this occurring in the near future with this particular vehicle as time goes by. Car was repaired under the manufacturers warranty!

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