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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,522 miles

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2012 Dodge Journey brakes problems

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2012 Dodge Journey Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #35

Apr 012016

Journey

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. While driving 40 mph, the brake warning light illuminated numerous times. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. Parts distribution disconnect....updated 10/11/16

- Holbrook, NY, USA

problem #34

Jun 241016

Journey

  • miles
While still under factory warranty I complained that the rear rotors were scored. Rear brake pads are totally worn out, aftermarket pads were suggested, and put on at my expense of $270. Car has 30,076 miles on it. I was told on 29sep14 that once warn and scored rear rotors scoring again was normal. Car has 41,124 miles on it. Last week car was again brought in, the rear right rear brake pad was gone.I brought the car to martins Dodge in union grove to have the work done again. I did not want the first dealer to work on the car anymore. Chrysler wants me to pay for the repairs first at my expense. Then they will reimburse for what they think is correct. Estimated repairs are over $900. Since last time I only drove the car 8,000 miles. Will this happen to me again in another few months.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #33

Dec 162015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) and stated that the part needed for the repair was not available. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Del Rio, TX, USA

problem #32

Apr 202015

Journey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that a loud grinding sound emitted from the vehicle when the brake pedal was depressed. The contact also mentioned that the ABS and traction control warning lights illuminated randomly. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure codes were cleared, but the failure was unable to be duplicated. The vehicle was not repaired and the failure recurred. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer on three occasions and the front passenger side speed sensor module was replaced. In addition, the gears slipped and the ABS and traction control warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) and 11V550000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The failure mileage was not available.

- Luttrell, TN, USA

problem #31

Mar 012016

Journey

  • 32,000 miles
32000 miles and brakes and rotors need to be replaced. Rear pads wore uneven, drives side down to metal while passengers are still meaty. Front pads still meaty but rotors are warped? dealer claims wear & tear, no warranty

- Marshfield, MA, USA

problem #30

Dec 192015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic). The part needed was unavailable to perform the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lilburn, GA, USA

problem #29

Oct 192015

Journey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lithonia, GA, USA

problem #28

Dec 222015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Moorefield, WV, USA

problem #27

Dec 222015

Journey

  • miles
I have tried to get my vehicles in for their recalls however the dealership can never get the vehicles done in a reasonable time frame. I can make an appointment and have everything set up for a 30 minute fix and as soon as the car gets there it's well we will need to keep it for 48 hours before we can work on it. My other vehicle is a takata recall and it's been on a waiting list for over a year to came in.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #26

Nov 022015

Journey

  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while coming to a stop, the brakes failed to respond when the brake pedal was depressed. As a result, an on coming vehicle crashed into the passenger side. The air bags failed to deploy. A police report was filed. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed but the contact did not know the cause of the failure. The VIN was included in the NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 50,000.

- Elgin, IL, USA

problem #25

Dec 072015

Journey

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic) and 15V431000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer was not able to supply the parts to receive the recall repairs for months. The contact was unable to determine when the vehicle would be repaired. The manufacturer was also unable to provide a reasonable time frame to supply the part to the dealer to receive the recall repair. Parts distribution disconnect. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Greenup, KY, USA

problem #24

Dec 072015

Journey

  • miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 15V675000 (electronic stability control, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

- Williamsport, MD, USA

problem #23

Oct 122015

Journey

  • 38,400 miles
Our AWD Journey had to have the back driver side braking system fixed at around 35000 miles. This included replacing the caliper and brake line. Now at 38000 the brake is sticking on the back driver side and will have to be worked on again. The vehicle is in motion on city and highways. It happens when it is both a curvy and straight road.

- White Bluff, TN, USA

problem #22

Jul 282015

Journey

  • 99,365 miles
My husband and I were traveling up our hill on from our house. It is very steep, like cresting the top of a rollercoaster. Once we were at the top coming over the top our brakes gave out. My husband kept pushing them to the floor and still nothing worked. We had to round a bad curve towards the bottom and had to swerve to avoid hitting a car coming up the road. In doing so my husband tried to keep control of the car but ended up veering off the road into someone's yard where we hit a tree head on then skidded across their driveway and crashed through their privacy fence and landed nose down into their inground swimming pool. And at no point did our airbags deploy. We were wearing seat belts but I actually had to go the local urgent care for head injury and my husband is seeing a dr for back injury. Our headrests had a mechanism that deploys in accidents. That was all that worked. Thank god nobody was in the pool because they would have been killed. The police were called and a report filed.

- Ashland, KY, USA

problem #21

Oct 102013

Journey

  • 26,000 miles
Had rear brakes pads and rotors replaced because of frozen calipers. Took to dealer and said that caliper pin needed to be greased.

- Steger, IL, USA

problem #20

Jul 312015

Journey

  • 36,974 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. The contact stated that while driving approximately 45 mph, smoke was present coming from the rear passenger side wheel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer who diagnosed that the brake line failed. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 36,974.

- Kokomo, IN, USA

problem #19

Jun 012015

Journey

  • 29,400 miles
My daughter was driving the car when the ABS light lit up and never turned off. Then the add service light came on. The car barely stops… like the brakes are just given out. Mind you… there is less than 30K miles on it.

- Magnolia, NJ, USA

problem #18

Aug 012012

Journey 6-cyl

  • 900 miles
I purchased this car new on July 23,2012, and almost immediately there was a loud groaning noise from the front end, also started to pull to the right. My first dealer contact was on Sept 4, 2012 and worked on the brakes, and this somewhat corrected the problem for about a week. The dealer has worked on the steering and brakes a total of 8 times, replacing the brakes several times, also deglazeing and lubricating and whatever, each time it worked for a week or so. The last time, April 29, 2014, a complete brake job was done on the rear brakes, a front end alignment, and repair the front brakes. This cost me $499. Mileage is 46700. They also rebuilt the engine due to head and valve failure. As of May 25, 2015 it is again making the noise and pulling hard to the right. I think Chrysler should take this car back. VIN [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Hampshire, IL, USA

problem #17

Apr 142015

Journey 6-cyl

  • 27,989 miles
I was attempting to drive out of the driveway and put the car in reverse. The car would not go. I ensured that the safety brake was not set and that the car was indeed in reverse. The car was in reverse and the safety brake was not set. I gave the car a little extra acceleration and it felt like I ran over something. I learned that the rear brakes seized. I'm not sure, but I believe that this can compromise the braking ability of the car. It appears that there is an indentation in the rotors from where the brake pads 'set.' I had a similar problem with the car when the mileage was between 3,000 to 5,000 miles and the dealership replaced the rear pads/rotors.

- Roseville, MI, USA

problem #16

Mar 152015

Journey 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 50,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Dodge Journey. While reversing out the driveway, a grinding noise emitted from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to two independent mechanics. The technician noticed that there were grooves in the rotor and stated that the caliper had not been releasing properly on the passenger side rear brake. Also, the mechanic stated that the failure might be due to the system being assembled with contaminated brake fluid. As a result, all the components for the brakes needed to be replaced. The contact was made aware that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 11V550000 (service brakes, hydraulic). The approximate failure mileage was 50,000. Updated 04/13/15 updated 4/16/15 the consumer stated the manufacturer was notified. Updated 10/30/15

- Webster, FL, USA

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