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A Fun Journey
By Satisfied in Amsterd on 09/25/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Sharp looking vehicle and reliable. The car is a fair price for what you get. Plenty of storage space and comfortable to take long trips in. The only improvement that I feel is necessary to this point would be to soften the metal edges on the track where you slide your seat back and forth. It is rather sharp and you can cut legs on this getting in and out of vehicle. I hope I enjoy the next 18,000 without any troubles.
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Mine is going bye bye!
By chip on 09/23/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Well, after 30 months of wondering what will go wrong next. Tomorrow is my lucky day I am returning this car to the dealership where it came from. Last weekend I bought a Nissan awd and they paid off my final lease payments. It's so sad. This could be/should be a good car. And I feel so bad for anyone thinking of getting one or that has just gotten one. They have no idea what they are in for. Lesson learned. Do your research before you sign for a new car. I feel like buying a huge billboard someplace to vent my disappointment in this car. About the only good thing I can say is that it was good in snow but the four tires only lasted through one winter. And they are very expensive.
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Brake problems
By cynthia on 09/22/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey R/T 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I bought the journey r/t model in August of 09. At 12,000 mile they had to replace the front rotors and pads. Just took it back in at 16,000 mile they had to replace the fronts again and now the backs they say are shot. Had it in on several occasions before for electrical problems. Everything is fine otherwise and the r/t model is much better but the brake problems are getting to be too much. There is a class action law suit against Dodge for the brake problems.
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Stuck with a lemmon
By Regina Benoit on 09/21/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I like so many other consumers is very disappointed with my purchase of the 09 Journey. At 25,000 miles I had to have the front brake pads and rotors replaced on my car. I replaced all 4 tires before my car was a year old. After having the car 3 months the motor on the drivers side door had to be replaced. 5 months later the battery had to be replaced. I can't believe I've had so many problems with a new car. I drove a Chevy Tahoe for 8 years before purchasing the Journey. I didn't start having problems with the Tahoe until I had 200,000 miles on it. I will never buy another Chrysler product and I have told Family and Friends to not buy Chrysler cars.
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Unhappy
By andres on 09/20/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey R/T 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

My Dodge Journey is a Lemon. The car has been idle for about 3 months now with no clear explanation as to what is wrong with it. It appears that all the electrical components in the car do not work. I am very disappointed with my first American car, although I was warned to be careful. I learned my lesson. Make sure you take care of everything prior to your warranty expiring, if not you will be paying dearly for unnecessary items that the dealer will tell "it is normal". File your complaints now and protect yourself.
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It's going GOING
By got rid of it ! on 09/20/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

So I knew I was trading down from the grand Cherokee. Replace brakes the first time at 27k. All four of the tires at 35,000 (they are rated for 60k!) I had the dragging sound whenever I took a sharp left and also had to replace the wipers at 30k. Interior parts fell off the first week. The plastic guard by the drivers seat kept falling off. The plastic strip inside the drivers door had to be replaced because it came loose and would not stay on. And at 54k they said you need brakes again! Email to Chrysler and they could have cared less. So with 5 months to go on the lease it is going back. I bought a Nissan! Chrysler/Dodge should be ashamed of this car. But I know they are not.
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A Realistic Journey Review
By jken02 on 09/19/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

Overall, a good car. The design is great, both inside and out, and the features are fantastic. There are lots of storage spaces and plenty of room (we have three rows of seats). However, the attention to detail and quality are lacking. Our brakes needed replaced at 26000, which is definitely early. Whatever pads are installed at the factory simply aren't adequate. The overhead sunglasses holder (near the sunroof controls) wont stay up. It is a very poorly executed design feature. All of that said, this is a first year model, my experience over the past 20 years of owning cars (Dodge, Jeep, Mercury, Pontiac, VW, GMC, Honda, Mitsubishi) is that first-year models have issues.
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In for a Bumpy ride
By Helpme on 09/08/10 19:59 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I bought this 2009 Journey, from Carl Gregory in Columbus, Ga. That was my first mistake! I have 26,000 miles on it. It has been in the shop numerous times. All the plastic glove compartments, visors, back speakers have been replaced. Now I had my front brakes replaced, rotors rotated front tires replaced and I still have severe vibrations in steering wheel, especially when braking, the whole front end vibrates. I just put about $700 in the past 3 months. I owe too much to trade it in. I guess i will have to get a lawyer again, but this will be the last dodge I will ever own! Avoid the Journey if you are smart..
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Brakes and Peeling Paint
By Frustrated on 09/05/10 01:30 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I also had to replace brakes. I am also having the issue with peeling paint on the rear view mirrors now. Of all the cars I have purchased in my life this is the worst experience with a car I have had. I will no longer purchase Chrysler products based on my experience with this car. I was a loyal Chrysler customer prior to this experience. Chrysler refuses to do anything about the issues.
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Dodge Journey
By Dodge sucks on 09/03/10 09:22 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Dodge Journey SXT 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)


Review

I also have they same complaint as everyone else does. I bought this car because it looked like a nice family car with the 3rd row seats. I purchased it 6 mos. ago and absolutely hate it! The air conditioner smells like toxic glue, The breaks squeal took it to a break shops,they said that Dodge puts cheap breaks on their cars and I need new pads. Air conditioner is making a rattling sound along with suspension problems every time I hit a bump it grunts. Just yesterday my car would not move into gear it just froze and would not budge. I never owned a Dodge until now and never again! I think they made this car just to keep the auto mechanics busy. Dodge you lost my business and respect.
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