About Dodge Journey
Dodge Journey is a mid-size crossover SUV manufactured by FCA US LLC since 2008. The first Dodge Journey was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show and went on sale in March 2008 in North America, and mid-2008 elsewhere. It was called Fiat Freemont in Europe and Dodge JC in Japanese market. It marked globally and is still one of the most successful models.
Dodge Journey offered several different trim levels in North America from 2008 to 2010. These trim levels include SE powered by 2.4 L 173 hp inline 4-cylinder engine; SXT and SXT AWD, R/T and R/T AWD powered by 3.5 L 235 hp V6 engine. The European version Dodge Journey called Fiat Freemont was unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Fiat Freemont has two front-wheel-drive turbodiesel variants. They use 2.0 L MultiJet II inline 4-cylinder diesel engine, 2.0 L CRD inline 4-cylinder diesel engine, 2.4 L World inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine, 2.7 L LH V6 gasoline engine and 3.6 L Pentastar V6 engine. All above engines are mated to 4-speed, 6-speed automatic transmissions and 5-speed, 6-speed manual transmission.
Dodge Journey Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
As a SUV, Dodge Journey has to work under harsh road conditions, which is a huge challenge to its off-road capacity. Dodge Journey SUV drivers provide some common problems when driving to help others to diagnose and maintain it correctly. Here are two most common ones:
First, engine overheating. Based on Journey SUV drivers, besides engine overheating, engine would misfire or give out noisy sound. Usually, what follow the engine heating is the decrease of power, acceleration and fuel economy. At the same time, coolant was leaking externally from below the exhaust manifold as well as white smoke emitted from the exhaust pipe. Sometimes, bubbles would appear in radiator or coolant overflowed tank. Once your Dodge Journey is experience these, you had better check the intake manifold gasket, cylinder head gasket and exhaust manifold gasket before a thorough inspection.
Second, premature brake and rotor wear. As braking system has a close relation with drivers' life safety, especially under car accident. However, Dodge Journey drivers found their brake and rotor wear too early. The solution to this problem is usually to replace the pads, rotors or all brakes. In fact, if you also find premature or uneven brake and rotor wear, you can also check coil spring insulator, leaf spring insulator or brake disc.
Some other parts need your extra attention as well. Windshield wiper or wiper blade works for providing clear vision to drivers needs to be replaced once a year usually in hot and sunny environment. And in humid and sandy weather, you should replace it half a year. Please remember to take good care or it for your driving safety.
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