Vibration on Brake Application on Dodge Journey

A pulsation may be felt in the brake pedal or steering wheel on brake application. This is commonly caused by warped brake rotors. The front rotors are commonly at fault but the rears should be checked also. Warped rotors will need to be re-machined or replaced to correct this concern.

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Average mileage: 46,119 (5,000–150,000)
5 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, more2013
61 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
2009 Dodge Journey35,000
Our Journey has been in the shop six times for brake problems, it started around 5000 miles, and has been back about every 5-6000 miles for the same thing. They have replaced the pads and rotors, but it seems to be a vicious circle. If you have this problem make sure even though you may be out of warranty to contact the corporate office about this problem. They have replaced ours each time at there cost. One more time, and Chrysler can have the vehicle back. Very disappointed with this vehicle.
2012 Dodge Journey39,000
Shudder at 50mph+ when brakes are applied
Within the first 2 weeks of having this car it was shaking! Called dealer to ask about it, said maybe because it was brand new. Had it looked at a few times over my 2 yr lease and the brakes seemed fine- just not lining up perfectly, hence the vibration. Now I have 3 months left and my car just made the most god awful noise (raining out today) when I backed out of the driveway with 2 small kids!!! I absolutely hate this car! My husband has a 2012 and not one problem with brakes... My sister also got the 2010 e same day as me and has had nothing but problems as well. Never again
2012 Dodge Journey82,000
Pulsating brakes
2010 Dodge Journey24,000
When brake is applied the steering wheel bounces badly. Have not had fixed
2012 Dodge Journey15,000
Problem is not fixed! I bought this car brand new and have had nothing but problems.The dealership says they don't know what the problem is.Worst purchase of my life!
2010 Dodge Journey19,000
Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.
rotor surfaced or replaced
My 2010 Dodge journey has under gone three different repairs on the brake system since I purchased it in 2011. The first repair involved replacing a rotor and brake pads all around. Within eight months the brakes were again failing. When pressing the brake pad there would be vibration in the front and sometimes the brakes would slip causing the car to continue forward even though I was pressing the brake pedal. The rotors were turned and a new brake pads were put on. Within 3 to 4 months the vibration in the front came back. The most recent replacement of the brake system came after my brakes completely failed causing me to go through a stop sign into an intersection narrowly avoiding a collision. This time I took my journey to an authorized dodge dealer to have it repaired. The car was in the shop for 10 days. The mechanics had great difficulty figuring out the issue. If I could trade this car off I would. Along with the ignition issues this car is a death trap!
2011 Dodge Journey40,000
Had brakes a brake job including all new rotors one year ago. Currently steering wheel shudders while braking. I can also hear an alarming noise at times when braking.
Having vibrations when coming to a stop and acceleration from a stop.we called the dealership took it in they checked it and said it was fine, then we called corporate and got no help from them either, then I find out it's a lot of people having this problem .it was never fixed dealer denied us.
2010 Dodge Journey69,000
when I apply the brakes it starts shaking and the brakes pulse. It started about a week ago and has gotten gradually worse, to the point it sounds like the front end is falling apart.
2010 Dodge Journey96,000
PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ....SHAKING WHEN STEPPING ON THE BRAKE, MAY BE A BIGGER SAFETY ISSUE THAN YOU THINK...We bought this car used, a year and a half ago, we are the second owner and have had nothing but problems! We started noticing the shaking when you stepped on the brake, about 2 months after we bought the car, our first thought was that it was the brake pad, rotars etc. At first really thought nothing more of it. Later on we had an issue with a loud exhaust. After examining the echaust we realized there was a hole in the flex pipe, next to the transmission. It had a hole because 4 of the bolts 6 bolts that hold the rear drive shaft into the transmission, were MISSING!!! That will cause the car to shake when you step on the brakes, because it is out of balance. It took 2 weeks to locate, purchase and receive the part from Dodge. When the mechanic first called to order the part...the certified Dodge tech had no idea what pipe he was talking about...really????!!! After replacing the pipe and bolts...funny thing happened about 6 weeks later the rear drive shaft fell out because all 6 bolts worked themselves out again!!!! I'm sorry but something as important as the drive shaft shouldn't have a problem with bolts staying in. I feel fortunate to be alive and feel it's a huge safety issue, which i will be addressing with Dodge. So maybe if people are having this vibration problem even when they replace tires and brakes, have your mechanic check the drive shaft and the bolts. Further more, you can't find a repair manual or a break down of the schematics of the transmission. This car has been nothing but a nightmare! We have had other issues, but this is the biggest one. Stay away from this model....it's a lemon and not worth the money or gambling with your life!
2013 Dodge Journey5,000
Brakes vibrate through the brake paddle and squeak like crazy. I have also taken into the shop many times and I was told the Journey just has this problem for what ever reason? Guess it's ok to have bad brakes? After all, that sounds safe.
2010 Dodge Journey26,000
Front brakes had pulsing, Dodge fixed brakes at a cost of $100, now at 49,000 miles same thing is occurring.
2011 Dodge Journey16,000
When the vibration started, I checked the pads and rotors and they looked good. It kept getting worse Then I noticed Gouging on the front passenger side rotor.
My brakes keep making this scrubbing sound like metal rubbing metal this started about two weeks after I got the journey. Been had it almost a year and had it at the dealer 4 times for the sme problem the claim to have change the pads twice until just a couple of weeks ago I had the back pads changed rotor turned and brake caliber put on my driver side rear. Now my front are doing the metal to metal scrubbing. What am I to do I don't want them to go completely out on me ( Help me Quick)
The steering wheel vibrates frantically when the breaks are applied
2010 Dodge Journey62,995
I had that problem as well kinda felt like it was scrubbing it made a horable noise when you breaked.I had to pay a 160 to have my routers turned since then thought sounds and drives much better
I've had this problem since I bought this car! I have replaced my rotors and brakes twice in less then two years and nothing fixed it! It vibrates very badly when you press on the brakes! Always squeaky
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