Posted On: January 25, 2012

Lemon Law Alert: Defective Chrysler Dodge Journey Brake Pads and Brake Rotors

Owners of 2009 and 2010 Chrysler Dodge Journeys should be on high a alert of a potential design defect in the vehicle's braking system. Our law office is noticing a pattern of increase consumer concerns and complaints relating to premature defective brake rotors and pads.

The 2009 and 2010 Dodge Journey SUVs weigh approximately 3,800 pounds. Our research leads us to believe that the brake pads and rotors may be the ill-fitting (in terms of size and thickness) to handle the Journey's weight and size. This will cause your brake to wear much sooner than normal and may potentially cause brake failure within the first 10,000 to 12,000 miles of driving.

When you take your Journey to an authorized Chrysler service center for warranty work, some possible "band-aid" repairs may include: shaving/ resurfacing brake rotors and replacing brake pads. Remember to keep all your repair invoices to document your repair attempts.

To our knowledge, there is no pending recall to the 2009 and 2010 Dodge Journey that is specific to its braking system. We hope that the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) will issue one soon, as this defect may potentially be a serious safety hazard, as defined under the Texas Lemon Law.

If you own a 2009 or 2010 Dodge Journey and have experienced any problems with its braking system. Please contact my office as soon as possible. 1-888-333-3813.