2009 Dodge Journey SXT from North America
There are way better options out there
2 major problems. The rocker arms basically fall apart every 50,000 K. They don't wear, they literally break, so obviously a faulty design. The first time it happened, I had everything replaced and upgraded and it cost a few grand. It has just happened again. I will have only what is absolutely necessary replaced and then I'm getting rid of this lemon.
The second problem was a doozy and happened as I was on a road trip. After a few thousand km, I noticed a gas leak (!) after leaving a gas station. I was in the middle of the mountains, the next closest garage was another 100 km. I brought it straight there. They weren't able to look at it for another 1.5 hours so I parked it in the lot. During that time, as I had walked away from the vehicle, it really started to spill and the fire dept was called. When the mechanic called me, he told me that the wrong exhaust had been put on the car and it had slowly been melting the gas tank. I felt lucky to be alive. I have not had any exhaust work done so this was done before I bought the car. I'm amazed (naive?) that the Dodge dealership didn't catch this. The mechanic had called Dodge and they said they had never heard of this happening. And the brakes do need to be done way too often.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th August, 2020