Journey Premature Brake Wear
Dodge tried a best-of-all-worlds approach when building the Journey. Instead, they ended up with the weight of an SUV being stopped by brakes more suited for a sedan. The end result is brakes that are woefully inadequate and wear out way to…Continue reading article "Journey Premature Brake Wear"
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Where Brakes Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- premature brake and rotor wear in the 2009 Journey
- premature brake and rotor wear in the 2010 Journey
- premature brake failure in the 2008 Grand Caravan
- brakes wear out prematurely in the 2010 Grand Caravan
- vibration while braking in the 2010 Journey
- brakes wear prematurely in the 2012 Grand Caravan
- brake cylinder lock-up in the 2002 Dakota
Dodge Durango owners just can't seem to catch a break.
That is, unless, you're talking about the break in their braking system.
"Chrysler (FCA US) is recalling over 14,700 model year 2015-2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango SUVs because the front brake calipers can break. Chrysler blames the problem on a supplier that manufactured the caliper with the wrong materials."…keep reading article "Busted Brake Recall for the 2015-16 Dodge Durango"
Fiat-Chrysler is recalling 275k SUVs because of a BS issue. Oh wait, an ABS issue. My mistake.
275,614 model year 2012-2015 Dodge Journey SUVs could lose control because of water entering the anti-lock brake system module wiring harnesses.
Water and electronics are not friends. Once the ABS module gets wet it fries up like an egg and disables the anti-lock brakes. It might even disable the electronic stability control system (ESC) for good measure.keep reading article "Journey Anti-Lock Braking System Recall"
There are three things, according to owners, that happen when you press the brake pedal in the 2013 Dodge Dart.
Spoiler alert: none of them involve stopping.
- The brake pedal becomes very difficult to press
- There are audible hisses and pops
- Braking distances increase when driving
In fact, some owners say the only way to stop their car is to use the emergency brake (just don't mention that to these 2 owners who say their parking brake doesn't work).…keep reading article "2013 Dart Brakes Under Investigation For Being Awful in Pretty Much Every Way"