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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Sep 132011

Santa Fe

  • miles


On 9/13/2011, in san juan, pr, at approximately 4:00 P.M., my mother (74 years old) was driving her 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe at a very slow rate of speed on a wet concrete road. While approaching a red light, and while still far away from it, she applied her vehicle's brakes with no avail. The vehicle continue moving forward and stop only after hitting a car waiting for the light to change green. That impact caused this vehicle (V-1) to move forward and hit another vehicle (V-2) which was also waiting for the light to changed. My mother received a heavy impact force to her chest, shoulders, and neck area produced not only by impacting the vehicles in front of her but also because her vehicle's air bags were deployed. Her Santa Fe was also badly damaged.

- Brunswick, GA, USA

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