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: 42,156,192 (5,000–2,147,483,647)
5 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, more2013
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2009 Dodge Journey 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.
2012 Dodge Journey 39,000 mi,
Shudder at 50mph+ when brakes are applied
2010 Dodge Journey 24,000 mi,
When brake is applied the steering wheel bounces badly. Have not had fixed
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 Journey 82,000 mi,
Pulsating brakes
2012 Dodge Journey 15,000 mi,
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 Journey 19,000 mi,
Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.
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)
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 Journey 40,000 mi,
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.
The steering wheel vibrates frantically when the breaks are applied
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 Journey 50,000 mi,
I've had the vehicle for 2 yrs. From the time I took it home..braking seems to be most annoying problem..sounds like metal on metal ONLY SOMETIMES..went to brake shop rather that Dodge dealership. They said may be tires..bought new tires..EXPENSIVE...problem was better for a few months, now same thing...vibrates steering wheel...sometimes makes most awful noise when braking. (my 98 Chrysler was quieter than this..should have kept it) LOL! told now by Dodge dealership that since govt. will not allow asbestos brake pads any longer..EVERYONE is struggling with a material that will hold up. Other than that, I do really like my vehicle. Probably will just go with my regular car repair shop. I can better afford to replace more often there!
2009 Dodge Journey 118,409 mi,
Wen i drive an apply brake to stop in traffic my vechile have a heavy vibration
2011 Dodge Journey 82,400 mi,
I found out in a article that putting vented rotors which are drilled with holes and ceramic brake pads is a cure . I will be doing that and will write down the mileage to see . Always check for recalls on your vehicle it good to know !
2013 Dodge Journey 2,147,483,647 mi,
Brakes vibrating excessively take it they fix it cost a lot and then it happens again in just a few months
2010 Dodge Journey 71,000 mi,
Ive owned this vehicle just shy of 3 years and it's nothing but a huge costly problem. One week ago I had to replace the battery and the mechanic told me then that it wouldnt be long and the front brakes will need replacing. Sure's starting to sound like metal on metal. Ive babied this vehicle since the day I bought it. Im not and never have been hard on brakes. Now I find out this brake thing is super common in the vehicles and yet Dodge doesnt appear too concerned that it's happening over and over. Look, I dont race or drive like an idiot. I dont attack stop signs/lights. I can't understand how these could go bad so fast. I think Dodge needs to step up to the plate and do something about it.
2012 Dodge Journey 50,000 mi,
Replaced front brakes n rotors still shakes wen applying brakes
2010 Dodge Journey 69,000 mi,
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.