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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
111,642 miles
Total Complaints:
102 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace with good quality pads and rotors (45 reports)
  2. not sure (16 reports)
  3. replace brakes and rotors (16 reports)
  4. Chrysler extending warranty to 36k miles (8 reports)
  5. dealer paid after calling Dodge (4 reports)
  6. Dodge did not pay a penny! (4 reports)
2010 Dodge Journey brakes problems

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2010 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 6)

problem #102

May 222015

Journey RT 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 37,727 miles


Car purchased in Sept 2010. In March 2011 received letter from Chrysler on extended 3 and 36000 warranty due to abnormal wear. In Aug 2013 (MILEAGE 25851) Dealer replaced pads and rotors under warranty. Oct 2013 (mileage 28170) same issue developed in rear brakes. Rear rotors were resurfaced at my expense ($216), pads not replaced. May 22, 2015 (mileage 37727) Car again developed front end shake due to uneven wear of rotors. Pads replaced and rotors were cut at my expense ($300).

I have owned Chrysler products since 1970 and I have never experienced such brake wear or rotor issues in any car I have owned. This vehicle is used around town, at low speeds in an area without any hills.

- , Sebastian, USA

problem #101

May 082015

Journey Sports Utility 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,600,000 miles

Overall my truck is great. The only problem I have is the premature brakes and rotor issue which is extremely unsafe and costly.

Update from Jun 4, 2015: O.k here we go again, 5 months ago I had to replace my rotors ,calipers and pads. Now they say I need to replace the same 3 things again and of course I'm concerned about safety 1st, I only have 1 mode of transportation. The mechanic stated the it's definitely a manufacture issue having to do with the quality of the brakes they're using .This is horrible at best we're talking about $ 500.00 at best. This is ridiculous ! And Dodge refuse to acknowledge the problem or even respond to my concerns.

Help !

- , Forest Park, GA, USA

problem #100

Feb 102015

Journey SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 66,000 miles

Set #5, I almost got 20000 miles on one set of brakes, that would have been a record.

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #99

Aug 032013

Journey SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,000 miles


48000 miles and now on my fourth set of brakes, This time I had the front brakes done as well.

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #98

Oct 012012

Journey SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Replaced brakes again, now on to the third set of brakes

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #97

Oct 012011

Journey SE 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles

Worn Rear brakes 18000 miles. Not Covered under warranty

- , Royal Oak, MI, USA

problem #96

Dec 102014

Journey SXT 3.5L V6 Sohc 24v

  • Automatic transmission
  • 90,000 miles


Had new brakes and rotor installed Sept. Now told have 40% left on brakes. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Yes, high quality was used.

- , Raytown, MO, USA

problem #95

Oct 172014

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,951 miles

I AM SO FREAKING OVER THIS ISSUE! Seriously Dodge... recall the car and fix the brakes. This is my one and only vehicle to transport my kids and I school and work. I teach high school English and take my kids to practices and dance recitals. I'm not slam shifting or drifting the car like I'm on a dirt track. There is no reason for a car to need brakes 3 times in less than 3 years. It's not the parts...it's the brake system. The horrible factory parts have been replaced 4 times over and it is still causing issues.

I can't trade the car off because I can't afford to take on a new payment. I will never buy a Dodge again. Burned your bridge with me Chrysler.

- , Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #94

Jul 162013

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,356 miles

Oh the joy.... 20K miles and here the problem comes back. Replace front and back brakes and resurface rotor. Previously replaced the rotor because it was warped.

- , Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #93

Mar 252012

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 48,452 miles

Less than 6 months of ownership lead me to the auto repair shop for a costly repair. Front and Back brakes and replacement on the right rear rotor. I was able to buy the parts myself and get it installed at a national repair chain.

- , Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #92

Oct 182014

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 82,600 miles


Took car in for service this morning. Now I'm looking at a $1200 repair. What I was hoping was a simple brake pad replacement has now become a saga. Service tech reports that the parking brake is engaged on the right side and not on the left when the regular brakes are applied.

Recommendation is to replace brake lines, rear calipers, front right rotor and pads all the way around by independent car repair center. Waiting for Dodge dealership service which will take a week to get me in. No car to drive until Dodge submits notice for warranty approval.

Total brake failure.... Slid through a stop sign and into a ditch. Luckily I felt the brakes get spongy and had enough time to at least slow it with putting the parking brake on. Not injured but scared the crap out of me. I hate this car.

- , Burkburnett, TX, USA

problem #91

Aug 012014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles

I bought this car with 6000 miles and the brakes should be fine for longer than this. I would like Dodge to pay for brake pads and rotors.

- , Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

problem #90

Jun 182014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,389 miles

I have owned several cars in the past 20 years. Out of all of them, I have maybe had to have brake work done once and that was on a car that was ten years old. Our Journey is less than 3 and requires new rotors, shoes and probably calipers. Weak.

- , Port Hope, Ontario, canada

problem #89

Sep 282010


  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,628 miles

Car would "shimmy" and "shutter" when applying brakes. Brought car to dealer to fix problem. Dealer fixed the problem told me that is should fix the problem. Fixed problem until it happened again.

- , Stony Brook, NY, USA

problem #88

Jul 122012

Journey RT 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,556 miles

The brakes are continuing to have premature wear. At times the car will not start. I will have to try and try and try and try to keep turning the key on and off. Sometimes I have to sit for 30 minutes trying to start the Journey before it will start. The dealer said they cannot fix it because it did not do it while the car is in there. I would think that we are not the only ones to experience this problem.

The dealer (Kolosso) made no effort to research this problem in their records to see if there were existing cases where they could possibly help us. My wife and I are close to retirement age. I have in the past last Chrysler products for over 20 years. I told my wife I would buy one more car to carry us to retirement. My wife chose the Dodge Journey. WHAT A MISTAKE. I may end up having to sell this junk and buy something reliable.

- , Greenville, WI, USA

problem #87

Aug 082014


  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

The rotor warped going down the mountain the first time, they are way too small for the weight of the vehicle. I've had them replaced numerous times. They need to provide heavier duty rotors at no cost. Chrysler needs to fix this !

- , Banco, VA, USA

problem #86

Jun 002010

Journey SXT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

I'm starting here at the beginning... bought this car new in January of 2010 and it currently has 24,196 miles. Within the first year had to replace the rotors. Followed by two recalls..

- , Big Bear City, CA, USA

problem #85

Nov 222013

Journey SXT 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 45,981 miles

This vehicle is the biggest piece of crap I have ever owned. I have 89000 kms on it and the brakes have been done 4 times already. The dealer said that the sun must have warped the rotors when my wife brought it in the first time. The second and third time i needed them fixed it was a fight to get any help from chrysler canada, the fourth time I replaced them I did them myself and saved 700 dollars. The power steering system is also garbage, The return line blew a week after my final payment and a week after that the whole power steering rack had to be changed. small pin holes in the aluminum rack. The mechanic said it must be the cold weather. Now I am missing a litre of oil between oil changes. 6000kms. This is normal apparently. Also I now have a humming sound. Not sure if its a wheel bearing or transaxle bearing. I suppose if it is covered under powertrain warranty it will probably be a wheel bearing. Oh yah good luck with the tires, I have the 19 inch rims. Big mistake. Good luck finding tires and if you do you may have to give up your left nut. All in all I must say that I am not impressed. I have owned many vehicles in my life but hands down this is the worst ever. When you buy local you think you might get decent customer service but I was wrong.

The vehicle was $30000. 4 years later I will be lucky to get $10000 for it. Bad investment.

Good luck to you if you decide to buy one.

Claymore Clamhammer

- , Sudbury, ON, Canada

problem #84

Jul 152011

Journey ES3.5 3.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles

Had to replace rear pads and rotors at 22000 miles, brakes were metal to metal. then again at 45000 miles. At first I thought like everyone else inferior parts. the problem is the tabs on the pads which hold the breaks in the calipers are too tight, which cause the pads to constantly rub against rotors. not enough to notice but enough to cause premature wear out. the fix is to use a grinder or file to remove a little metal on the tabs of the new pads so they slide freely in the calipers without binding or holding too tight. I now have 56000 miles and no issues. Good thing I have been working on cars self taught for 30+ years and realized the problem because Chrysler told me the same thing they tell everyone else, out of warranty and they don't know what causes it. Well if they read my post they will have their answer.

- , Newberry, MI, USA

problem #83

Jun 022014

Journey SXT 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,450 miles

This is the second time! Brake pads & rotors already replaced at under 30,000 miles.

- , Aurora, OR, USA

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