Last post on Aug 22, 2012 at 9:11 PM
You are in the Dodge Journey
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Dodge Journey, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#173 of 181 Re: journey water leak [wildwine]
Jul 09, 2012 (6:38 pm)
Sounds like you have grounds for a new vehicle. If it is in the shop a total of 4 times you have a case. I have a 2011 Dodge Journey and we have replaced the serpentine belt 3 times so far. We haven't had to pay anything yet but... having my vehicle towed back to be repaired because it is DEAD 3 times is not my idea of a good time. We bought it because we wanted something dependable! Turns out... My Nissan with 150,000 miles is still tickin' and way better. I am living in fear of the next time this thing dies! Good luck to you! I feel your pain!
#174 of 181 2009 DODGE JOURNEY (LEAKING WATER INSIDE CAR)
Jul 10, 2012 (12:51 pm)
The third time was a success so far. It was taken in 4 times for the same problem, but 1 of those times was for drying of carpet. We did see a lemon law lawyer and was advised we might be able to get something . We were told we had 4 years which would be on 7-2-2012. Their fees would come from the settlement. We waited too long to be able to sue under LEMON LAW but this would be under some other law under the lemon law. The same day we saw the lawyer we picked up the car which was on MARCH 30,2012. I feel they suspected we were seeking legal help because of their unusual service invoice which was very through on every conversation and doings while it was being serviced this time. The lawyer made a demand and it was not answered and failed to let me know what the demand was or when they made it . Then 2 days before deadline they want to know if we wanted to sue in court and we would have to pay a filing fee which started out at costing a couple hundred or it could be more. EXCUSE ME, BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH IT'S GOING TO COST THEN I DO NOT NEED YOU TO HANDLE THIS CASE. I feel they did not handle this the way it should have been. I could have done better in small claims court and the filing fee would have been $100.00 in my local court. Well, anyway the deadline has passed and its been 3 months and no leak so far. THANK GOODNESS. ALL OF THE RECALLS WERE TAKEN CARE OF UNDER WARRANTY. There was no recall on the leaking inside vehicle. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THEIR LEMON AND DO SOMETHING AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE UNDER THE LEMON LAW IN YOUR STATE. DO NOT GIVE UP!!!!!! WILL POST IF SOMETHING ELSE COMES UP.
#175 of 181 Re: journey water leak [tom04]
Jul 10, 2012 (2:30 pm)
THREE MONTHS AND NO PROBLEMS . HOPE IT STAYS THAT WAY.
#176 of 181 Re: journey water leak [wildwine]
Aug 10, 2012 (4:33 pm)
We also had the problem with water soaking the carpet under driver's seat and it had something to do with a vent which was placed incorrectly within the transfer case. It was repaired, but took many trips and even the dealer telling us we must have parked the car in a flood zone with over 12" of water for this to happen.
I was wondering since you said yours was repaired now...when having the problems did you also notice a burning smell from the air vents? If so, is that problem corrected as well?
Our water issue is fixed, but still can smell a burning smell coming through the vents (with A/C on) while idling at stop lights. At last stop at the dealer they replaced an oil seal, saying oil dripping on hot parts was making the smell. But, I am still getting the scent. I'm really nervous about this since some have mentioned the car catching on fire and I usually have my 3 year old along with me.
#177 of 181 Re: journey water leak [bmansfam]
Aug 13, 2012 (11:07 am)
Four months and still all right with ours. The smell you may be smelling could be from other vehicles exhaust or from other environmental smells. I know for a fact our Journey picks up all outside smells while the air is being used. Really bad, big time. Also some good news for us is our lawyer was able to get us an out of court settlement. Not what we ask for, but anything is better than nothing. So never give up pursuring the wrong that all of us has had to endure. when you buy lemons make lemonade, if you get where I am going. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO BOUGHT THEIR LEMON( )
#179 of 181 2011 Journey Mainstreet
Aug 22, 2012 (9:11 pm)
Now have 14m on my Journey purchased in Dec 2011- Just had to have the front rotors turned, dealer did at n/c. So far this is the only issue I have had and have been real pleased with the car. When the rotors start to wobble again I may have them upgraded to be "done" with the problem. All else is great!