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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,800 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Hyundai Elantra brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,800 miles


: the contact stated the resistance of the brakes has decrease considerably since the vehicle was purchased. The brake pedal must be depressed with extreme force to stop the vehicle. When the vehicle was inspected by an independent repair shop, it was determined that the left rear caliper was defective; causing excessive brake pad wear on the left side. As a result of the excessive brake pad wear, the left rear rotor has developed deep grooves. The manufacturer has not been alerted.

- Yucaipa, CA, USA

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