2010 Dodge Journey SXT 3.5L from North America
Dodge needs to issue a recall and change the entire braking system
The braking system is not big enough for this vehicle. I have replaced the pads and rotors 3 times.
The tires are wearing unevenly, due to the fact that it will not stay aligned.
It is not worth the money that is still owed on it, due to the fact that I am having to buy pads and rotors every 10-15,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 10th June, 2012
11th Jun 2012, 07:01
Suspension issues - probably due crappy bushings used by Dodge. Look for aftermarket. Get your independent mechanic to install them. Don't go to Dodge, because they'll use the same crappy unreliable ones, as well as the pads and rotors.
Your Journey has a warranty for a reason, so Dodge can find and repair misc items under warranty and bill Dodge headquarters.
If you listen to Service Advisors, you're gonna go mad, because their job is to keep the business coming, offer you a rental and coffee. As a consumer, that's no good.
11th Mar 2015, 17:43
Definitely buy pads and rotors off eBay (read on forums about available quality brands) and have them fitted at a local garage for much cheaper. Some car makers put on pads that wear out quickly so you have to buy them more often.
21st Jul 2016, 02:01
Most people think 'aftermarket' parts mean Performance parts. They could not be more wrong. Aftermarket parts fall into three categories, and this is true for most cars on the market, except perhaps for luxury brands such as Ferrari or Rolls Royce.
When you search 'aftermarket' parts off eBay or any car parts site out there, you will find the regular replacement parts which can be of equal or even better quality than the parts sold at the main dealer, then you find performance parts, then cheap replacement parts. No one is forced to buy the original parts from the main dealer, no matter what the brand is. For European, American and Japanese/Korean cars, there are tons of aftermarket parts such as brakes, cooling system, timing belt kits, air conditioning system components, bearings, suspension components, and the list goes on. Almost always, a regular replacement aftermarket part is cheaper or even much cheaper than the equivalent part sold at the main dealer. Just check the forums for your specific vehicle to find out which aftermarket part brands are good to purchase and save thousands of dollars.