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Dodge Journey Awd 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 29, 2009
Location:
Murfreesboro, TN

i have had our dodge journey awd since feb 2009; to date we have had to replace rotaters and brakes three times along with two sets of tires. i am getting ready to be forced to replace them again (4th time) as well as the tires. i bought the dodge because i thought it was a good safe/low maintenance car. i will never purchase another dodge if i survive this one! dodge doesn't care and advises that it is "normal" wear! this car needs to be recalled before some one is hurt! *js

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG57V59T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge JOURNEY AWD 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 25, 2012
Location:
Norwood, MN

we were driving on the freeway when a strong odor was coming into the vehicle. i pulled off on the next exit ramp to check were the smell was coming from. the back rotor failed (locked up), on the rear drivers side, turning the rotors white hot and causing them to smoke. drove vehicle home after a half hour and vehicle was fine but this keeps occurring for the next two months every time the vehicle is driven over 15 minutes. bring vehicle into dodge dealership and ask why the braking system keeps failing and the told me a tsb has been issued and is a known problem. dealership stated they are having numerous problems with the brakes on this model. they agreed to replace the front brake pads/rotors for $100 but i had to pay to have the rear brakes/rotors replaced. it is now two weeks later and i am having the same problems with the rear brakes !!!!!!!!!!! i have never experienced so many problems with a vehicle as this vehicle. five recalls and various other issues with this poc !!!!!!!!!!! there are numerous complaints about the brakes of this vehicle please google and see for yourself. the brakes on this vehicle need to be recalled before someone is killed.....please look into this issue and have the brakes on this vehicle recalled before someone dies !!!!!!!!!!! i have three children and do not feel safe in this vehicle but like most americans i can not afford to purchase another new vehicle !!!!!!!! this is a major safety issue !!!! i have bailed out dodge twice now and no more.....start protecting the consumer and not corporate america !!!!!!!!!!! thank you !!!!!!!!!!! *js

Mileage was 22800 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D8HN54P58B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge GRAND CARAVAN 2008 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 55 mph.

Dodge Ram 1500 2011
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 06, 2012
Location:
Columbus, GA

tl* the contact owns a 2011 dodge ram 1500. the contact was leaving an intersection at 35 mph and applied the brakes as a vehicle attempted a left turn in from the opposite side of the roadway. the brake pedal traveled to the floorboard abnormally and did not respond. the contact crashed into the side of the preceding vehicle. no one was injured and the vehicle was towed to an auto body shop. the manufacturer was notified of the failure who advised that they would send an investigator to inspect the brake failure. the contact had experienced the brake failure once prior to the crash. the failure mileage was 29,000.

Vehicle was involved in a crash. 0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 29000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D7RB1GP9BS. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 11, 2012
Location:
Summerville, SC

i have an sxt version of this minivan. while replacing the disc pads i found that the parking brake cable on the rear driver side is worn almost in two. i checked several of my neighbors vehicles and found only the sxt versions with the rear sway bar seem to be affected. the se version did not have a rear sway bar. the parking brake cable is routed between the fuel tank and the sway bar and it rubs on the sway bar with any movement of the vehicle. this will cause two problems; 1) the parking brake will fail or only be applied to one side. if the vehicle is raised on the passenger side and the parking brake has failed and the wheels are not blocked, the vehicle could roll off of the jack. 2) the severed part of the parking brake cable could damage the wheel brake line and cause it to rupture resulting in total loss of all brakes. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 111000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2D4GP44L55R. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Journey 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 13, 2012
Location:
Weatherford, TX

engine fails to start. when i turn on the key nothing happens. after several turn of the keys finally there is ignition. last night as my wife was driving home the car dies out and she lost hydralics, so the brakes didn't work and she is lucky that she did not crash and kill herself or someone else. i have had the car in for calliper and brake replacement for both the front 22,000 miles and rear 28,000. the ignition starting problem 3 times. *js

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 49000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG47B69T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge JOURNEY 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 45 mph.

Dodge Journey 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 15, 2012
Location:
West Bend, WI

since i brought my journey i had to get my brakes replaced several time & rotors replace, transmission sealant leak and recently when i was driving to work my tire pressure light came on and within minutes my tire was almost flat. i was able to just make it to a gas station and went to fill up my tire and my valve stem went all the way in and my tire went totally flat and lost all pressure. my car had to be towed and ended up spending $300 to get my front passenger and rear passenger side valve stems replaced. the service guy agreed that it was unsafe and i could of easily spun out if i lost all tire pressure right away. i have 2 kids and i feel unsafe to drive with my children in the car. on top of these issues my steering wheel continue to shake but i had it in to the service department a number of times and they said everything is ok. one of the instances they said the shaking was because of my routers and resurfaced them twice. please help me. i don't know of my options but i am concerned for me and my family's safety with this car. sincerely, [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u.s.c. 552(b)(6)

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG57V39T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Dodge JOURNEY 2009 Drive type:FWD. Fuel System:Fuel injection. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Dodge Journey 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 14, 2012
Location:
Spotsylvania, VA

nthsa, good morning, i have been experiencing concerns regarding the braking system on my 2010 dodge journey. when driving at speeds over 55 mph on the highway and having to apply the brakes the steering wheel begin to shake back and forth and this is somewhat alarming to both me and my wife. i have had many vehicles in the past and i have not ever experienced this before. is there a recall on the braking system or should we be alarmed and more importantly what should be done? contact dodge and file a complaint or ask them if their is a recall on the braking system? please assist? sincerely, mr. frederick rott msgt retired usmc

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 32500 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4PG5FV5AT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Journey 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 12, 2012
Location:
El Cajon, CA

1/10/11 brought vehicle in for standard olf change and tire rotation (mileage: 18,399). san diego rancho dealership advised front brakes and rotors needed to be replaced. i diligently researched brake problems on 2009 journey and filed a complaint with chrysler corporate. paid $50.00 deductible for front brakes. 5/12/12 brought vehicle in for standard olf change and tire rotation (mileage 27,154) again, san diego ranch dealership advised rear brakes pad needed to be replaced as well as turning the rotors - quote given of $305.00. did my diligent research and will contact chrysler for resolution. corporate is aware of the faulty design in this model. noted on complaint dated 3/21/12 (redford, mi) corporate authorized rear brake replacement for deductible cost of $100.00 (corporate phone to file complain - 800-992-1997.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG57V69T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2005
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 17, 2012
Location:
Miami, FL

following the advise of many whom have posted on the following website; http://autoforum.classifieds1000.com/dodge-grand_caravan/2005_dodge_grand_caravan_random_headlamp_issue?pg=3. i am also experiencing problems with my dodge grand caravan. i am currently experiencing problems with the headlights; they shut down by themselves while i am driving. i have also experiences problems with the brakes lights, power windows and the passenger sliding doors. i cannot use the sliding door behind the driver side. it had been permanently shut for the last 3 years, since the last visit to the dodge dealership in miami, florida. they did a dreadful job. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 82200 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1D4GP24R75B. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 35 mph.

Dodge Caliber 2008
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 01, 2012
Location:
Lakewood, OH

i bought this vehicle used from ganley dodge in bedford ohio. we have driven this vehicle aprox 12000 miles and have replaced or serviced the rear brakes six times at two separate dealers. the rear brakes have made a howling noise since the day it left the lot. chrysler has attempted to repair this problem six times to no avail. both dealers that have serviced the caliber say that there is nothing that can be done to fix the problem, they also say it is cosmetic. after dealing with the dealers nonsense i called chrysler directly, after a week of dealing with them they finally call me back to tell me that an engineer has stated that rear brakes making noise is a normal thing for this car to do. and that there is nothing they will do to fix the problem. i suppose this is what happens when you allow and american car company to be owned by an italian and german companies. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 38000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3HB28B68D. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Challenger 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 22, 2012
Location:
Scotch Plains, NJ

this vibration began approx. 3 months ago. it is transmitted from the front brakes to the steering wheel primarily between 45-35 mph. it is less evident at speeds below that, but still occurs. called my local dodge dealer expecting this to be a warranted repair (11600 miles) and was told this is a wearable item i.e: wiper blades, tires, etc. i was surprised to say the least. this type of issue is well documented on various websites and regulatory action should be taken. this is a serious problem regarding one's ability to stop a two ton vehicle safely. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11600 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B3CJ5DT4AH. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge CHALLENGER 2010 Drive type:RWD. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Grand Caravan 1996
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 20, 2012
Location:
Machefeny Park, IL

tl* the contact owns a 1996 dodge grand caravan. the contact stated that the brakes were applied but the vehicle did not respond. the contact added brake fluid to the vehicle and the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. the mechanic discovered that the strut tower was rusted and the wheel cylinder had failed. the vehicle was not repaired. the dealer was notified and told the contact to bring the vehicle in for repairs at the contact┐s expense. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 97,852.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 97852 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B4FP2535TR. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Avenger 2008
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
July 12, 2011
Location:
Surprise, AZ

we bought this car used a year ago. soon after the ac compressor went out. we had it repaired. then the brakes went out. had them fixed, but they still grind and are not right. had the rotars looked at and fixed, but still not good. then the ac blew again, had it repaired again. then we heard a loud noise when car idling that sounds like a scream. then the ac blew again and now their is a grinding noise in engine and it sounds like a lawn mower. we are very unhappy and wrote to dodge.oh wait this is all following the shifter breaking (pin issue) and having to ask dodge to make this a recall which they did. *tt

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 85000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B3LC46J28N. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 4 cylinders. Dodge AVENGER 2008 Drive type:FWD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 0 mph.

Dodge Grand Caravan 2008
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 23, 2012
Location:
Saginaw, MI

tl* the contact owns a 2008 dodge grand caravan. the contact stated that the brakes had to be replaced prematurely. the rear brakes were originally replaced at 41,000 miles. the contact stated that the brakes failed shortly after the replacement due to the rear calibers not releasing. the failure caused the rear rotors and brake pads to wear prematurely. the dealer advised that the parts needed for the repair were on backorder to the issue being widespread for the make and model. the vehicle was not repaired. the vin was not available. the failure and the current mileages were 41,000.

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 41000 miles. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control.

Dodge Charger 2006
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Mar 08, 2012
Location:
Newport News, VA

the abs, brake and traction control lights came on. then when you hit the brakes you would feel a vibration. the brakes do not vibrate any more but all the lights are still on. there was a recall for the 2007 charger for this but not the 2006. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 155000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):2B3KA43G36H. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 10 mph.

Dodge Journey 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Feb 15, 2011
Location:
Georgetown, TX

ineffective brakes on the journey. they wear very quickly, shake the entire vehicle when stopping. i purchased the vehicle with 38,000 miles, now has 65,000 and i have put brake pads on the vehicle 3 times. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 40000 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG57V89T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 40 mph.

Dodge Journey 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 25, 2012
Location:
Nashville, TN

problem description: purchased new 2/26/11 - on 5/25/12 the vehicle had 11764 actual miles. heard squealing noise when applying brakes - took to dealership and rear rotors warped and rear pads noisy. dealership replaced rear rotors and pads. picked up vehicle afternoon of 5/25/12. drove vehicle home and have only driven vehicle yesterday 5/29/12 and today 5/30/12 to work and, again, the squealing has occurred on my way home (5/30/12). called the service manager immediately and reported. am taking into dealership first thing in morning again (5/31/12). [*also please note that on 01/13/12 i had a fluid leak under left front of vehicle and the vehicle was inspected by the dealership where purchased and the dealership had to replace a left axleshaft seal which they stated was a defect.] *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 11764 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4PG4FB1AT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.

Dodge Journey 2010
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
June 20, 2011
Location:
Noblesville, IN

i had major pulsating / vibrating when braking on my 2010 dodge journey after only 16k. i discovered this is a common problem, there are many complaints and even a few class action lawsuits alleging the brake were under engineered / under sized for this car, at least on the 2009 & 2010 models. i was pleased to learn that chrysler extended the warranty (acknowledging the problem) on the brakes for these vehicles, but was not pleased to find out that 1) they want you to pay a $50 or $100 "deductible" to fix the problem (that they acknowledged by extending the warranty) 2) the warranty is only extended to 36k miles and 3) that the warranty only applies to the front brakes and my rear brakes were also warped, which i argue is the result of the front brakes being undersized in the first place...how else do you explain warped front and rear rotors on a vehicle only 1 yr old and only 16k miles? i paid the $50 deductible for the front brakes, plus $199 + tax (rear brakes) to get back on the road, and promptly called chrysler customer service to pitch a fit and let them know what i though about having to pay one cent out of my pocket for a problem that is well documented and they acknowledged (by extending the warranty). i eventually received a full reimbursement from chrysler for the full amount i paid, including their $50 "deductible". i was very happy with this resolution, but still disappointed that i had to even pay out of pocket and initiate the complaint in the first place to get reimbursed, when they are fully aware of the issue. fast forward less than 1 year later and about 14k miles later exact same problem. unacceptable. i now have to go through this again, and i am not happy. chrysler should issue a recall and replace the brakes on these vehicles! this is a safety issue. enough with the half @$$ attempt of "extending warranties" and "deductibles". *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 16607 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4PG9FV7AT. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 65 mph.

Dodge Ram 1500 2001
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
May 28, 2012
Location:
Felicity, OH

traveling down drive way when hard brake line blow out, causing lose of brakes. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 73587 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):1B7HF13Y21J. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 8 cylinders. Dodge RAM 1500 2001 Drive type:4WD. Fuel type: gas. Vehicle Speed: 25 mph.

Dodge Journey 2009
Chrysler Group Llc
Safety incident date:
Nov 11, 2011
Location:
Nashville, TN

the center for auto safety issued a release in aug. 2011 regarding brake problems with 2009 dodge journeys. i had brake problems in nov. 2011. i contacted the bob frensley chrysler dealership to inquire about brake warranty and was not told anything about the problems with 2009 dodge journey brakes. the release in aug. 2011 says chrysler had worked out a deductible plan where any brake work on dodge journey with mileage between 24,000 and 36,000 would not cost the customer more than a $100 deductible. i was not informed of this when i called the dealership and decided to get the brake work completed at budget brakes closer to my residence. i feel i should have been informed of this deductible program chrysler had implemented according to the center for auto safety release. *tr

0 person(s) were injured. 0 person(s) died.Mileage was 25573 miles. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN):3D4GG67V49T. Vehicle was not using anit-lock brakes. Vehicle was not using Cruise Control. Vehicle had 6 cylinders. Fuel type: gas.


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