As of 2015, the most recent Dodge Journey recall was issued in June 2014 for a faulty ignition switch. If the ignition switch accidentally turned to the "off" or "accessory" position, the engine could shut down, deactivating essential security features, such as power braking and steering and airbag deployment.
The manufacturer was concerned that if the ignition switch failed while the vehicle was in motion, the driver would be in danger of crashing and suffering an injury. Weighing down the ignition key with heavy key chains potentially increased the risk of triggering the defect. Customers were advised to remove unnecessary weight from the key until the faulty ignition switches could be updated.