Dodge Journey Transmission Problems & Cost | A604 | 62TE

The surprisingly popular Dodge Journey was originally equipped with the A604 (41TE) transmission – the late model 2008+ Dodge Journey was equipped with the 6-speed 62TE transmission. But they aren’t without their problems though, so let’s look at some of the most common Dodge Journey transmission problems, look at cost estimates and figure out what you can do about them.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

Dodge Journey Transmission Models

Up to 2008 Dodge Journey: A604 (41TE) Transmission
2008+ Dodge Journey: 62TE Transmission

Dodge Journey Transmission Replacement Cost Estimate

Pricing varies by model. To be 100% sure on pricing, have your VIN# handy and use our Get An Estimate feature to look up your transmission by VIN#.

Replacement Dodge Journey Transmission Prices:

TransmissionStreet Smart TransmissionAutozoneAdvance Auto PartsDealer Retail
41TE (A604)1587148015492800

What are the DTC codes related to Dodge Journey transmission problems?

Trouble CodeDescription
P0716Input/Turbine Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance 
P0721Output Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0726Engine Speed Input Circuit Range/Performance
P0729Gear 6 Incorrect Ratio
P0731Gear 1 Incorrect Ratio
P0732Gear 2 Incorrect Ratio
P0733Gear 3 Incorrect Ratio
P0734Gear 4 Incorrect Ratio
P0735Gear 5 Incorrect Ratio
P0736Reverse Incorrect Ratio
P0740Torque Converter Clutch Circuit Malfunction
P0750Shift Solenoid 'A'
P0755Shift Solenoid 'B'
P0760Shift Solenoid 'C'
P0765Shift Solenoid 'D'
P0791Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit
P0792Intermediate Shaft Speed Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
P0841Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “A” Circuit Range/Performance
P0845Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit
P0846Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit Range/Performance
P0848Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “B” Circuit High
P0850Park/Neutral Switch Input Circuit
P0868Transmission Fluid Pressure Low
P0869Transmission Fluid Pressure High
P0870Transmission Fluid Pressure Sensor/Switch “C” Circuit

Dodge Journey Transmission Recalls

None Found

Dodge Journey Technical Service Bulletins (TSB)

None Found

Common Dodge Journey Transmission Problems

Delayed forward and/or reverse engagement with a double ‘bump’ sensation – 41TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice a significant delay when they shift into Drive or Reverse. They may also experience a series of ‘bumps’ or ‘bucks’ when the selected gear does engage.
Solution – The retainer that separates the lockup control valve and the TCC accumulator valve may need to be replaced.

PRNDL lights malfunction – 41TE/42LE transmission (1996>)
Problem – The PRNDL lights in the driver information center (in the gauge cluster) may work properly when the vehicle is shifted into reverse, overdrive, drive and low. However, they may malfunction when the vehicle is shifted into Park or Neutral. There may be no diagnostic trouble codes or apparent transmission problems.
Solution – There may be an issue with the ignition switch, or a short in the related wiring.

Speedometer reading when the vehicle is not moving – 41TE transmission / 41TES transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the speedometer can jump to over 20 mph while the vehicle is stopped in gear. There may also be a jerking sensation that feels like a 1-2 shift. Gear changes may also feel unusually rough.
Solution – The most common cause of these 41TE transmission problems is a malfunctioning alternator. However there could also be a wiring problem related to the output shaft speed sensor OSS signal going back to the TCM.

Engine stalls while in Drive or during coast down – 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may experience an engine stall when they place the gear selector into Drive. They may also notice that the engine starts to run excessively rough or stalls when they are coasting to a stop.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems may be caused by mechanical failure with the electronically modulated converter clutch variable force solenoid / EMCC VFS solenoid, which can cause the torque converter clutch to engage when it shouldn’t. To fix the problem, the EMCC solenoid will have to be replaced.

Transmission shifts into neutral on the 1-2 shift – 2007+ 62TE transmission
Problem – Drivers may notice that the vehicle shifts into neutral upon the 1-2 shift. This may cause the vehicle to go into limp mode, where the transmission becomes locked in 3rd gear. In some cases, the vehicle may not move and will require the engine to be shut off and restarted before limp mode can be activated.
Solution – These 62TE transmission problems are often caused by worn sealing ring lands on the low clutch housing. To correct this condition, place the housing and possibly the piston from the direct clutch.

Lack of Response
Leaking Fluid
Low Fluid
Burning Smell
Grinding or Shaking
Whining, Clunking or Humming
Refuses to Go Into Gear
Torque Converter Issues
Valve Body Issues
Transmission Noisy in Neutral
Gears Slipping
No 3rd or 4th Gear
No 1st or 2nd Gear
No Reverse
Dragging Clutch
Trouble Codes / Check Engine Light

Can I drive with a transmission problem?

If your Dodge Journey can still make it up and down the road, you might say “It’s fine, I’ll just drive it until I can get it fixed”. But that is not always a good idea, depending on the symptoms. You see, there are a lot of (very expensive) moving parts inside of a transmission, and if something isn’t right, continuing to drive with a transmission problem could damage something else.

How often does a Dodge Journey transmission need to be replaced?

The overall lifespan of a Dodge Journey transmission largely depends on how well it was maintained. Factory design flaws also factor into this equation, along with how/how hard you drive. But on average, we’ve seen the Dodge Journey transmission last for between 130,000-180,000 miles. A high quality replacement transmission however, can last considerably longer if all of the factory design flaws have been addressed and the vehicle has been maintained.

How are Dodge Journey transmission issues diagnosed?

It is fairly easy to guesstimate what the root cause of your Dodge Journey transmission problems might be, but you won’t truly know unless you have the right tools and experience. A good mechanic or transmission repair center will be able to connect your truck to a computer and find out which diagnostic trouble codes (DTC’s) have been stored. Once they know what to look for, they can perform a visual inspection to verify the problem.

How is a Dodge Journey transmission replaced?

In order to replace your Dodge Journey transmission, the truck has to be lifted from the ground in order to gain access to all of the parts that will need to be unbolted. Then the transmission can be lowered to the ground (typically with a transmission jack), so the new transmission can be installed.

Recommendations for Dodge Journey transmission issues?

To save time and get back on the road faster, have your 17-digit VIN# handy and you can get an online quote for a reman Dodge Journey transmission here, then find a local shop using our Find a Shop guide to install it for you.

How to Solve Dodge Journey Transmission Problems

Solution A: Buy a Used Dodge Journey Transmission

The quickest way to fix your transmission problems is to simply buy a used transmission or used transmission. These can be found at most junk yards, and they often come with a 30-90 day warranty. However, there’s no way to determine the actual condition of the internal components, so you could be spending a bunch of money to have the exact same problems. Plus, that warranty only covers the transmission if it’s defective, not the labor costs that you’ll have to pay.

Solution B: Buy a Rebuilt Dodge Journey Transmission

Another option would be a rebuilt transmission or rebuilt transmission. A local repair shop will remove your transmission, then install a bunch of new parts during the rebuild. The problem here is, the skills and experience of each transmission rebuilder will vary widely from shop to shop, so you could have problems from something that wasn’t adjusted properly. And the 1-2 year warranty might only cover you at certain transmission repair shops, in a specific geographical area.

Solution C: Buy a Remanufactured Dodge Journey Transmission

Many owners depend on their vehicle to commute and get things done. Their gasoline engines are designed to go 100’s of thousands of miles, so it makes sense to invest in a remanufactured transmission.

Need a replacement transmission? Get an estimate for replacement transmissions and local installation. Look up your transmission model by vehicle make and model.

What Transmission Do I Have?

What Problem Does Your Dodge Journey Have?

Let us know the year, mileage and problem you’re having as well as any trouble (OBD) codes you’ve found. If you’ve been given a quote or paid for a repair, we’d like to hear about that too!

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donnie torres
29 days ago


christopher smith
1 month ago

2009 dodge journey tranny literally just went out tonight first it was stuck in park got it outa p by restarting it now its stuck in 2nd gear not to mention the electrical short keeps the ds door open too long the windshield wipers turn on interior lights flash on and off and the other morning it started itself??( I thought the car was haunted). Sounds like dodge sold a lemon for a tranny. ??120k tranny is done?? Tranny was well maintained too.

3 months ago

Mine stall at stop signs traffic lights coming to a stop

3 months ago

2015 Journey shifts into gear but won’t move unless I let it warm up for at least 10 minutes then shifts fine. Does it every time if not warmed up.

Stanley ke
4 months ago

I have a 2010 dodge journey and I changed the fluid in the filter inside the transmission but it still won’t move what’s the problem

5 months ago

I have had it with my 2009 Dodge Journey. The transmission just blew up for the 3rd time and $6193 later. All I have out of the deal is a driveway full of oil.

Jorge Perez Perez
5 months ago

139800 miles 2009 journey Dodge xlt , problems with tranny it only works to second gear

Colleen Ahearn
6 months ago

My 2017 Dodge Journey has a transmission leak for the second time in 6 months since it was repaired for the same thing and it slams into gears and only has 43,000 miles on it. It is going in the shop again and we shall see what they do this time . I think they should be recalled also they shouldn’t have these problems with low miles on them. Mine is the SXT also.

9 months ago

My 2015 Journey SXT V6 was having problems with the transmission down shifting very hard. It would literally slam into gear. Was really bad when driving on the interstate and was in stop/go traffic. Did it constantly. Took it in and they said it was leaking. They said they fixed it. Well 3,000 miles later it’s back in the shop and now they are telling me I need a new transmission. It’s been doing this since I bought it in 2016. Was only one year old and having transmission issues. WTF Dodge!! Recall time I would say. American made= Junk!

8 months ago
Reply to  Hollie

I have a 2015 and its doing the same. Took it to the dealer and they said nothing is wrong. This is my second time for the same thing..

My ke
10 months ago

I have a 2017 Dodge journey transmission is slipping between the to higher gears still under warranty they said the computer didn’t show anything to be wrong and it is supposed to shift that way

Kathy ScabbyRobe
10 months ago

I have a 2017 dodge journey, no check engine light came on at all. I had it looked at twice and can’t find the root of the problem. I’m told it could be the tranny slipping. Let me explain the problem: drives perfectly fine on city streets, stops fine, slows down fine and and speeding up on the freeway is good, once I hit 60mph the RPM needle starts to bounce a little. Never did that before, I keep everything up on my rigs. So this is new to me with a newer vehicle. I also have a 06 charger, usually 80% of the time, I change my own parts on the charger cause I know that car better than the journey. So could the RPM needle be related to the transmission? Or something else. I still need to get it to a transmissiom specialist to get checked over but closest one to me is about half hour away on the freeway

Herbert Reed
10 months ago

I was driving my 2012 Dodge journey home two nights ago and when I exited off the interstate it didn’t down shift and stalled then I restarted the engine and after I drove a little further The engine started reving up Like it was in neutral does that sound like a shift solenoid?

Elizabeth Ray
11 months ago

2014 dodge journey had a whole new transmission at 97000 miles in April 2019, still under powertrain warranty for 1 week and 3k miles thank God. Fast forward to Nov 2019, won’t shift out of first. Needs a new transmission again.

10 months ago
Reply to  Elizabeth Ray

Hi Elizabeth, the same is happening with my Journey. Same year as yours. How do i know if i have a powertrain warrenty?

Jeff ward
11 months ago

I have a 20011 doge journey 62te 6speed
It will not shift out if1st

7 months ago
Reply to  Jeff ward

It’s actually locked in 3rd gear in limp mode it’s the Shift solenoid pack it’s very easy to change and can source one online for $200 just make sure it’s new not remanufactured Had the exact same issue and just done mine and shifts great now took me about 2hours to do and also done a filter change my total cost was $320 with fluid parts and all

1 year ago

My 2016 Dodge Journey needs an Transmission,what’s the best option?

Ralph Abreu
11 months ago
Reply to  Love

Mine went at 19000 miles Dodge dealership replaced with a crate one have had all kinds of issues now has 40000 miles I don’t think this car will make it to 100000 miles after I take possession of my new home I will be trading in for a new car
My best advice don’t buy a Chrysler product ever

1 year ago

My 2010 Dodge Journey had the motor replaced and now it doesn’t always want to shift

Briana Southerland
6 months ago
Reply to  Chris

Same!I can’t figure it out

steven hughes
1 year ago

My transmission went into limp mode. We put new pressure switch and a new shifter solenoid on it. Not sure what code was after but went back in limp mode

4 months ago
Reply to  steven hughes

Did you figure what was going on? Mine did the same. Cleared the codes, replaced sensor, started shifting again went into third than nothing. And now it’s in limp mode again

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