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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2002 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 012004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


When the brake was applied a drumming sound was heard in the rear. The next occurrence a drumming sound was heard with a grinding sound. The was a lot of corrosion and dirt collected on the brake assembly due to salt and sand applied to the roads in the winter.

- Boyne City, MI, USA

problem #4

Aug 022004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 16,500 miles
Problems with brake equipment on Hyundai Sonata. While braking the consumer heard a noise front he rear of the vehicle. Over time the noise progressed into a grinding noise. The vehicle was taken to the dealer at 19400 miles and the consumer was informed that the rear brake pads needed to be replaced. The technician showed the consumer the corroded and dirty surfaces that the brake pad holder rested on. This surface is horizontal and does not allow the surface to drain or clean itself. The brake rotors were replaced by the dealer but the consumer was charged $160. For the labors and brake pads. The consumer believes that having the brake replaced at 19000 miles is unreasonable and request reimbursement.

- Boyne City, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 162004

Sonata 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 12,000 miles
Car makes a loud screeching sound when coming to a stop. Dealer has inspected the brakes, and says they are at 90%. dealer has been unwilling to investigate the source of the screeching sound.

- Bakersfield, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 012002


  • miles
While applying brakes there is a squeaking and loud grinding noise. Please provide additional information dealer is aware of the problem.

- Beaverton, OR, USA

problem #1

Nov 112002


  • miles
Intermittenley while applying brakes from a stop position the vehicle continue on before stoppping. Dealer informed that air had to be removed from the brake line.

- Newpsport News, VA, USA

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