Some recalls on the 2009 Dodge Journey occurred due to problems with the vehicle's ignition switch, airbags and electrical system wiring. The manufacturer issued the first recall, which affected around 7,000 vehicles, in June 2008.
One recall for the 2009 Dodge Journey resulted from problems with the vehicle's ignition switch. The key can inadvertently move to the off position during vehicle operation, disabling important features, including the airbags and power steering. This recall affected over 700,000 vehicles. Chrysler offered to replace the keys and ignition switches in affected cars. Other recalls involved wiring problems that potentially lead to engine fires or airbag deployment failures in accidents.