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Dodge Journey Vibration on Brake Application

Dodge Journey Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012

Average Mileage: 35,522 mi (5,000 mi - 91,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    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.

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  • 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

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  • Visitor, , 19,000 mi

    Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.

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  • Visitor, , 5,000 mi

    We have had vibrations in the breaking system almost since it was new.The dealer did not do anything until we were out of warranty then we have had to pay for all the repairs. This has also ruined several sets of tires even after several alignments.

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  • Visitor, , 39,000 mi

    Shudder at 50mph+ when brakes are applied

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  • Visitor, , 13,000 mi

    Front rotors went and currently at 32000 and need them replaced again

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  • Visitor, , 20,000 mi

    Vibration on Brake Application has bee going on since I bought used in 2010. Replaced the front rotars and pads. Did not stop the vibration, back rotars also need replaced.

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  • Visitor, , 60,000 mi

    replaced brakes and rotors and about the next day the car started vibrating replaced brakes yesterday 7/5/14 and the parts dealer said it might be the calipers

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  •  Rookie

    Front brakes vibrate on application, they've been doing this for a while. I haven't had it checked yet. It doesn't seem like the brakes should need replacing yet.

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  • Visitor, , 35,000 mi

    Upon breaking there is a vibration with the steering wheel. Car stops ok, but it still shouldn't happen. Going to get rotors replaced to see if it fixes the problem.

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