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Dodge Journey, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#160 of 181 2009 Journey RT Dodge this 1
Feb 09, 2009 (12:00 am)
I have a dodge journey rt has everything except the rear entertainment so far my wife and I love it 3.5 V-6 awd is very smooth quite and seems to have enough power for on ramps and passing. The sound system and nav has voice command works much better than the system we had in our 06 chrysler I like the 30 gig hard drive for pics music ect... gas mil. is better than we had from the 5.7 hemy. With the changing world we are in the journey is a good choice more extras for less than the competitors with the same goodies
#162 of 181 09 JOURNEY RT FWD
Mar 22, 2009 (12:36 am)
We have had our journey for almost a year now. Had a problem with the brake module after 500 miles and the next week we have the ignition module replaced along with a torn boot on the cv joint after a 1000 miles. Other than that there has been no issues and we have 17000 miles on it now. Been a good vehicle even here in Minnesota in the snow. Tried a highlander(owned since new, a 07 camry w/55000 miles and never had an issue) but didn't like it as much and alot of others. Wanted the space which the journey had more than most for the price and nobody can compete with the warranty with the miles we rack up on a car. People complain about this being to small or things they want to change but they shouldn't complain because they should have requested a day test drive or really did some research on the vehicle before purchase. The only real complaint I have is so trim has begin to fail as in falling away from headliner. Maybe weak I dont know and the leather seats are not of good manufacturing since the leather has bunched up seriously where you sit in the seat. Doesnt seem right to me since most leather I have seen crack and not bunch. Has anyone had the trim issues or seat and tried to go to the dealer with them?
#163 of 181 2009 Dodge Journey Car Fire
Dec 10, 2009 (7:27 am)
our 2009 Dodge Journey caught fire in the engine while driving. Got totally screwed over. Chrysler has done nothing to remedy the situation, Thank god we had gap insurance and we still have to pay $2,000 out of pocket for the taxes on a car we no longer have! Lemon lawyers are no help for us since it's already "paid off". Had it in the shop for strange smell a month prior to the fire. Total integrated computer module was on order but Antioch Dodge let us take the car home until part came in. This could have happened in our attached garage while we were sleeping!!! These are DANGEROUS cars!!! Anyone out there have this happen to them? Any ideas on how we should proceed?
#164 of 181 Re: 09 JOURNEY RT FWD [tgstoops]
Dec 10, 2009 (7:57 am)
I have had the same problem with the trim. You can read my prior post to see the other problems I have had. I have to keep telling myself that I bought a $18,000.00 car and made it into a $30,000.00 car. The quality is just not there. It looks nice and drives nice it is just shoddy with the craftmanship and will no way outlast its payments.
#165 of 181 Re: journey dashboard vibration noise [prendy]
Jul 22, 2010 (6:17 pm)
I have a 09 Dodge Journey R/T....i have had sooo many issues. It has been in the shop off and on since i've had it. The major reoccuring issue I am having is leaking from the sunglass holder where the sunroof buttons are and at the front seatbelts at the door. They have replaced the sunroof twice....replaced the headliner twice....resealed luggage racks, sat antenna, pretty much everywhere. Besides this, I have had a new battery, the a/c recharged twice in a years time, a new power trane module, wiring harness, intake manifold. At 20,000 miles i had to replace my front rotars. Now, at 22,000 miles my back ones are warped. I have also had electrical wiring issues. Just today, i walk out and have a puddle of transmission fluid in my driveway.The fluid is coming from a bad seal on the right side. (i just got my car back yesterday from being in the shop for 9 days for the water leak). My dvd player will get stuck half way out and not eject the discs at times....but the dealership cant do anything about it until they see it. of course it never does it when take it to shop. Apparently my car was put together on a Friday or a Monday.
#166 of 181 Re: journey water leak [badjourney]
Nov 26, 2010 (12:08 pm)
My daughter has a 09 Journey and this morning she found, to her surprise, the same water leak in the same place you described above. We live in Illinois. Did your dealer ever resolve your problem with the leak?
#167 of 181 Re: journey dashboard vibration noise [prendy]
Jan 10, 2011 (9:27 pm)
The noise you hear, which sometimes sounds like a buzzing noise is cowl panel. This is located outside the front windshield between the dashboard and the windshield wipers. I had mine replaced 3 times. It's simply the black plastic in that area and the push pin might be broken. See if it's loose.
#168 of 181 2009 dodge journey gas mileage sudden dropoff
Aug 06, 2011 (5:48 pm)
has anyone had a problem with this,and if they did ,how did you solve it and what was it.
#169 of 181 Re: journey dashboard vibration noise [badjourney]
Oct 18, 2011 (9:41 am)
I saw that you replaced your battery twice... Often my Journey will not start and for a long time I thought it was the battery... Actually it is the gear shift. Sometimes the sensor doesn't connect. If I jiggle the gear shidt it will start right up. Today for the first time I noticed leaking at the hatch gate... not happy. Other than that I love my Journey.