Dodge Journey Problems

Vibration on Brake Application on Dodge Journey

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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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Dodge Journey Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 47,367 (5,000–150,000)
6 model years affected: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, more2013, 2016
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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.
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)
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
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.
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's a lemon and not worth the money or gambling with your life!
Dealer acknowledges warped rotors and subsequent worn pads, but considers this normal wear and tear.
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!
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!
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.
vibration and sometimes pushing back rather then slowing car to a stop. Have not had this fixed.
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
Our Journey has been in the shop four-five times for brake problems, it started around 20000 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
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!
Steering wheel vibrates when brakes are pressed. Changed pads and vibration stopped for a day.