10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,118 miles

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problem #55

Mar 012019

Journey

  • miles
My car fails to stay started when sticking the key in the ignition.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #54

Feb 222019

Journey

  • 103,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. When the vehicle was started, the steering wheel became difficult to turn. While inspecting the vehicle, the contact noticed that there was no power steering fluid inside the vehicle. When the contact attempted to add power steering fluid, it leaked out onto the ground. The vehicle was taken to wilde Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram South street (1710 wi-164, waukesha, wi 53186, (262) 544-5400) where it was diagnosed that the power steering cooler and return hose needed to be replaced. The vehicle was currently at the dealer awaiting parts for the repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 103,000.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #53

Jan 312019

Journey

  • 95,015 miles
Power steering leaking from extreme cold weather

- Marshalltown, IA, USA

problem #52

Feb 012019

Journey

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. After starting the vehicle, the power steering hose ruptured and the contact noticed fluid leaking underneath the vehicle. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V273000 (steering). The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Warren, MI, USA

problem #51

Nov 292018

Journey

  • 171,819 miles
Power steering return line ruptures in cold weather. There is an open recall for same make, model, and year but my VIN number is not under that recall. Recall #S08. I have had this issues since I bought the car used in 2013. Every year when it gets cold out I start the vehicle and the line burst leaking power steering fluid everywhere. I have not had the money to replace the lines and this has been happing for 5 years now. This has now created a seal on the power steering pump to leak as well. Now I have power steering fluid all over my entire engine because of the pump leaking everywhere. I called Dodge and they were not helpful told me it's a VIN specific issue and there is nothing that they can do about it when I'm clearly having the same exact issue. Please help!!

- Topeka, KS, USA

problem #50

Nov 112018

Journey

  • 150,000 miles
The power steering hose ruptured causing failed steering control almost leading to the vehicle hitting the house. This is the third time the the hose has ruptured. The two other occurrences was winter 2017-2018. This only seems to be an issue in cold weather. I see there is a recall for this issue involving this model if it contains a engine oil cooler. Seem there are thousands of people describing this same issue on line in the us and Canada.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #49

Feb 012018

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the eps warning indicator flashed and the power steering failed to function. The steering wheel became extremely tight and there was an internal electrical failure, which caused the radio and brakes not to work. In addition, the brake indicator was illuminated. The dealer (transitowne Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram of West seneca, 2989 transit rd, elma, NY 14059, (716) 674-6400) diagnosed that the return power steering hose, cooler, and ABS unit needed to be replaced. The manufacturer indicated that the vehicle was excluded from the unknown ABS and brake system recalls and had not provided an electrical solution to the dealer. The VIN and failure mileage were not available.

- Holland, NY, USA

problem #48

Mar 192018

Journey

  • 100 miles
After setting outside this past winter my car sat outside. With winters passing I'm experiencing the problem described in S08. My power steering return hoses have ruptured. My power steering fluid is leaking terribly and I'm having to replace it daily. My VIN is...9T133353. I'm 100% certain that Chrysler/Dodge has missed some vins in this issue.

- Prior Lake, MN, USA

problem #47

Feb 232018

Journey

  • miles
Power steering return line hose keep leaking. I don't know why it leaks.

- Gresham, OR, USA

problem #46

Feb 132018

Journey

  • 97,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that the power steering return hose failed. There were no warning indicators illuminated before or after the failure. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer. The contact diagnosed the vehicle himself and determined that the faulty part was the power steering return hose. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The contact wanted his vehicle included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V273000 (steering) because he believed the failure was relevant to the recall. The VIN was not provided. The approximate failure mileage was 97,000.

- Ishpeming, MI, USA

problem #45

Feb 132018

Journey

  • 138,000 miles
Have had power steering hose fail twice in two weeks. This has happened after starting the vehicle in extreme cold temperatures. Once it happened in driveway but was not noticed till on the road. Next time happened after starting the vehicle in driveway but was noticed before taking on road. Seemed to be spraying fluid on engine so was a fire hazard.

- Lake Orion, MI, USA

problem #44

Feb 022018

Journey

  • 135,000 miles
Hydraulic power steering lines split at start up in cold losing all power steering fluid

- Hastings, MN, USA

problem #43

Dec 152017

Journey

  • 104,000 miles
Power steering return line blew during start of vehicle causing me to lose power steering control

- Ravenna, OH, USA

problem #42

Jan 192018

Journey

  • 120,000 miles
For the 2nd time since I purchased this car 2 years ago, I have lost power steering and had to pay to replace it. This car has been a lemon since I purchased it. First the head gasket blew, then I had to replace the radiator, then the ignition switch, now power steering twice. This car is nothing but a money pit. I tell everyone I know to stay away from Dodge

- Windom, MN, USA

problem #41

Jan 012014

Journey

  • 100,000 miles
Problem with stearing system as campain fca S08 also on this model 2.0 td dpf also huge problem on automatic transmition getrag

- Roma, TX, USA

problem #40

Jan 012018

Journey

  • 86,000 miles
Upon start up in cold weather power steering fluid shoots out from under the car. Makes loud noise. I see other vehicles from same year are recalled but not mine. Car was parked.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #39

Jan 132018

Journey

  • 97,000 miles
Power steering gets leak in hose with extreme cold weather, causing hard steering and turning, wheel will not turn. Straight driving is ok but can hardly turn wheel if turning corner, if U fill fluid level, fluid leaks out after filled.

- Waterford, MI, USA

problem #38

Jan 092018

Journey 6-cyl

  • 151,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. After starting the vehicle, it was discovered that the power steering malfunctioned and the steering wheel was very difficult to turn in either direction. Upon inspection, it was discovered that the power steering fluid leaked from the vehicle onto the ground. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The contact called the local dealer (brookdale luther Dodge, 952-258-8511) in reference to the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 151,000.

- Blain, MN, USA

problem #37

Dec 312017

Journey

  • 202,800 miles
Upon start up in extreme cold, vehicle made loud noises when the steering wheel was turned. While driving, the steering became increasingly more difficult when turning the steering wheel (specifically when exiting the highway). When I arrived home, I opened the hood and checked the engine compartment and noticed fluid on the passenger side of the engine compartment, near the bottom of the engine. It was red in color and determined to be power steering fluid. Upon research, I discovered that this make/model and year has a recall (NHTSA campaign #16V273000) but my VIN in particular does not appear to be a part of it.

- East Windsor, NJ, USA

problem #36

Dec 092017

Journey

  • 16,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Dodge Journey. Upon starting the vehicle with the driver's door opened, the contact noticed fluid underneath the vehicle. There were no warning indicators illuminated. The contact stated that an independent mechanic came to her home to inspect the vehicle and determined that the power steering hose had ruptured and there was no power steering fluid in the reservoir. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic for repairs. The manufacturer stated that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V273000 (steering) due to the date the vehicle was manufactured. The failure mileage was approximately 16,000.

- Rochester, NY, USA

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