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I drive 45 miles to work and I’ve noticed my headlights flicker, not constantly so maybe I should say pulse about 10 to 15 times while traveling to work. :) 

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A ton of questions...

 

are they the factory bulbs?

did you upgrade anything with the headlights?

are you having any other electrical issues?

Have you recently had work done on the car?

was it ever damaged in the front end?

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Yes

No

No

No

No 

I bought it new in August, it’s a 2017 SXT. I had a similar issue with a town and country and it was one of the electric radiator causing a power drop. What are your thoughts? 

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I’ve already taken it in, I need to take it back because they did the service and forgot to check the lights so I thought I would ask here...Thanks. 

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There is a guy on the Facebook page who has the same issue. Ended up making some kind of electrical repair on his own because the dealer could not find the issue. 

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4 hours ago, jimmyz said:

Yes

No

No

No

No 

I bought it new in August, it’s a 2017 SXT. I had a similar issue with a town and country and it was one of the electric fans (radiatorcausing a power drop. What are your thoughts? 

 

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Im thinking a corroded connector, bad ground, bcm issue

 

Definately needs to go back to the dealer

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2016 dodge journey here. Noticed on my drive back home from work, going about 80 km/hr, headlights were randomly dimming a bit. Tried to replicate it but wasn't able to or I didn't notice. My work to home distance is about 30 kms.

Edited by Shawn855

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I have an appointment over Christmas break, as soon as it’s fixed I will post what the problem was. Mine dim to and from work everyday, it’s not bad but it’s not right. 

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4 minutes ago, jimmyz said:

I have an appointment over Christmas break, as soon as it’s fixed I will post what the problem was. Mine dim to and from work everyday, it’s not bad but it’s not right. 

 

Okay please keep us posted. I see a TON of forums about the ram truck having this exact issue, but no forums about the journey having the issue. You're my only source to go off of hahaha.

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PS: The fix for the Ram trucks is a software update/flash. I think we might have the same solution because when i check the TSBs for the journey, there's a TSB for "electrical software" but the description just says "Will update in future". So this might be our fix.

Edited by Shawn855

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I had this same issue, nobody else seemed to notice it but me (and maybe the car in front of me), but it would happen for a split second every 10-15 minutes. One of the Dodge specialists gave me this TSB number to show my dealer (Only applicable to 2016 and 2017 models). I took this to the dealer and asked them to do it during my last oil change and haven't had the problem since. My guess is that it has happened more than mentioned since it is kind of hard to notice from inside the car. 

 

"TSB NUMBER: 08-097-17

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

MODELS: 2016 - 2017 (JC) Dodge Journey

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

Edited by lmoore1436

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Very interesting... I too have this flicker while driving to/from work.  I thought it was me, but now I know it's not.  I'm scheduling mine to get it looked at.  Maybe this TSB will apply to me and stop the madness.. haha

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4 hours ago, lmoore1436 said:

I had this same issue, nobody else seemed to notice it but me (and maybe the car in front of me), but it would happen for a split second every 10-15 minutes. One of the Dodge specialists gave me this TSB number to show my dealer (Only applicable to 2016 and 2017 models). I took this to the dealer and asked them to do it during my last oil change and haven't had the problem since. My guess is that it has happened more than mentioned since it is kind of hard to notice from inside the car. 

 

"TSB NUMBER: 08-097-17

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

MODELS: 2016 - 2017 (JC) Dodge Journey

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

 

Man, you're a godsend. I could not find this tsb for the life of me. This makes our job so much easier - no longer have to try and prove to them that it happens lol

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15 hours ago, jimmyz said:

I have an appointment over Christmas break, as soon as it’s fixed I will post what the problem was. Mine dim to and from work everyday, it’s not bad but it’s not right. 

 

Hi jimmyz,

 

There is a TSB related to the concern you are describing on some Dodge Journeys:

 

"NUMBER: 08-097-17 

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

 

Your dealership will be able to identify if this TSB applies to your vehicle or you can send us a PM with your VIN and I can check for you as well!

 

Andrea

Dodge Social Care Specialist 

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On 11/30/2017 at 11:51 AM, DodgeCares said:

 

Hi jimmyz,

 

There is a TSB related to the concern you are describing on some Dodge Journeys:

 

"NUMBER: 08-097-17 

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

 

Your dealership will be able to identify if this TSB applies to your vehicle or you can send us a PM with your VIN and I can check for you as well!

 

Andrea

Dodge Social Care Specialist 

 

Sent you a pm.

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I had the update applied a week ago or so but haven't driven at night yet to verify the fix.

Edited by Shawn855

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Hey all, 

I wanted to give you a update on my headlight flicker issue. I did get it into the shop and I shared the TSB information in this thread. I’m happy to say that this did fix my problem, thank you everyone. 

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On 11/30/2017 at 4:18 AM, lmoore1436 said:

"TSB NUMBER: 08-097-17

GROUP: 08 - Electrical

DATE: September 28, 2017

 

SUBJECT: Flash: BCM Diagnostic and System Improvements

 

MODELS: 2016 - 2017 (JC) Dodge Journey

 

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles within the following markets/countries: NAFTA and EMEA.

NOTE: This bulletin applies to vehicles built on or before August 28, 2017 (MDH 0828XX).

 

SYMPTOM/CONDITION: The customer may describe the headlamps flicker while operating at night. This condition may be more prevalent after the bulb(s) have been replaced with an aftermarket bulb."

 

Thank you for posting this.  I purchased a 2016 Journey in Nov 2016 and I've noticed this almost right away.  Unfortunately neither of the dealerships I took it to were able to "duplicate" the problem.

 

I just printed a copy of that TSB and will be bringing it with me when I take my Journey back in for service.

 

Again, many thanks for posting this!

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