1st Generation (2009—2018) Journey Problems

Journey owners with a 2009—2018 model year have the most problems with the brakes (36%), electrical (21%), and the interior (7%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below. The full list is available on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Premature Brake and Rotor Wear 479 complaints at an average of 50,057 miles in the 2009 Dodge Journey.
  2. Won\'t Turn Over, Engine Won\'t Start 155 complaints at an average of 60,581 miles in the 2009 Dodge Journey.
  3. Premature Brake Wear 25 complaints at an average of 29,223 miles in the 2012 Dodge Journey.

What Journey Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Dodge model years.

Watch out for the 2009 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2018 2 5 3 1.99
2017 10 1 19 5.74
2016 31 4 31 16.85
2015 53 6 43 23.36
2014 63 7 50 30.88
2013 51 4 94 14.46
2012 108 6 85 30.76
2011 83 4 52 23.09
2010 462 3 14 43.5
2009 958 8 23 89.34

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