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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
41,806 miles

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2001 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Feb 042004

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 41,806 miles


'm asking for a letter stating that the ABS braking system will be activated no matter if one, two, three, or all four wheels go through a small puddle. It does not say it in the manual. The reason I'm asking is my son was involved in a car accident, which the right front and right rear tires passed through a small puddle. The ABS braking system was then activated. The road was dry except for this small son traveling behind another car, when he noticed that the driver in front of him was taking a right. My son then proceeded to apply pressure to the brakes but he could not stop. A small puddle from melting snow and ice had accummilated the night before, caused me to slide. Fearing that he might hit the car in front of him, he tried to go over the curb. The driver in front of him was making a right hand turn. My son slid into the right side of the car anyway. The puddle caused him to keep moving and the ABS braking system created pressure on the brakes so he could not press them down all the way. The next day I went through a small puddle on purpose to see if it would happen to me and it did. It causes you not to have full control. You don"T expect it when the rest of the road is dry. I'm looking for a letter stating that the ABS braking system will be activated no matter if one, two, three, or four wheels pass through a puddle. It is not mentioned in the manual thank you.

- Ware, MA, USA

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