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.
Vibration on Brake Application on Dodge Journey
Average mileage: 43,847 (6–150,000)
61 people reported this problem
36 people shared problem details
2009 Dodge Journey35,000Visitor
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 Journey39,000Visitor
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
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 Journey19,000Visitor
Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.
2010 Dodge Journey6Visitor
rotor surfaced or replaced
2012 Dodge Journey82,000Visitor
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!
2010 Dodge Journey26,000Visitor
Front brakes had pulsing, Dodge fixed brakes at a cost of $100, now at 49,000 miles same thing is occurring.
2010 Dodge Journey75,000Visitor
Everytime i apply the brakes the van starts to vibrate. Even more so at higher speeds. I still have not got the problem fixed
I got my journey like 6 days ago and I haven't drive it because is in the dealer warranty with this problem.....when i push the brake I feel vibration and them get soft......the car is wonderful in everything is confortable and drive smooth, a lot space but that break problem is bad.....
Excessive brake dust on front wheels. Shudders at stop. Replaced rotors and pads, they had a huge groove worn in them. Was better for a bit, but now just starts all over. Every time we took it in for the shuddering they said all was fine. Every oil change, everything was good they said. Took it in after seeing the brake pads were paper thin and the deep gouge and they said it's not covered now because it's past its 3yr warranty, even though it had less than 27k miles, and that the inspection done at oil change is visual only, and that the shuddering we had brought it in for before had nothing to do with it! I now hate dodge, and the journey. Should have known better with such a short warranty, they know the car is bad!
2011 Dodge Journey16,000Visitor
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.
2011 Dodge JourneyVisitor
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)
2010 Dodge Journey24,000Visitor
When brake is applied the steering wheel bounces badly. Have not had fixed
2011 Dodge Journey40,000Visitor
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.
2012 Dodge JourneyVisitor
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 Journey62,995Visitor
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
Dealer said brakes were fine less than 6 wks ago
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