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.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Journey Vibration on Brake Application
Dodge Journey Problem
Average Mileage: 35,113 mi (19,000 mi - 55,000 mi)
Visitor, 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.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Journey, 19,000 mi
Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Journey
brakes and rotor repair been in shop for repair of rotors and pads Went to get tires and there wern't no pads left had replace and problem back again
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Journey
THE VEHICLE VIBRATED WHEN THE BRAKES WERE APPLIED, I HAD COMPLAINED TO THE DEALER ABOUT THIS AND ALTHOUGH MY VEHICLE WAS NEARLY NEW I WAS TOLD THE ROTORS NEEDED TO BE TURNED OF COURSE AT MY COST.
Visitor, 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! ...am 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!
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Journey, 24,595 mi
The rotors on my car have been warped since I purchased the car. I purchased extended warranties on my car, so in theory, the rotors should be replaced. However, the dealership doesn't believe this is the case. I had to replace my front brakes at 24595 miles, and again at 46000 miles.
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Journey, 40,000 mi
Prematurely worn pads and warped brake rotors on front wheels with heavy vibration and poor braking distance. Replaced rotors and pads with aftermarket quality pads and vented heavy duty rotors for performance use with cooling slots. Braking distance improved by 30% from new with no fade. Have more than 38000 miles on current aftermarket brake job with over 60% of pad material left and rotors are like new.
Visitor, 2010 Dodge Journey, 20,000 mi
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Journey, 55,000 mi
A pulsation may be felt when you accelerate and then brake. Having it looked at now.
Visitor, 2009 Dodge Journey, 21,000 mi
FRONT PADS WORNED OUT AND WRAPED ROTORS. HAD ROTORS MICHINED AND NEW PADS INSTALLED ALSO FLUSHED BRAKE FLUID.