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10.0

really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
$600.00
Average Mileage:
80,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2003 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012014

Sonata V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

I'VE HAD THIS CAR FOR 12YRS, NO PROBLEMS, UNTIL THE BRAKES STARTED TO MAKE GRINDING NOISES. I HAD BRAKES AND ROTORS REPLACED, GOT IT BACK AND IT WAS MAKING SQUEAKING NOISES.

TOOK IT BACK AND THEY BALANCED THE CAR, NO HELP, IT STARTED PULLING TO THE LEFT WHEN I APPLIED THE BRAKE AND WOULD FILL LIKE IT WAS NOT GOING TO STOP! THIS WOULD HAPPEN WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT IT, SO IT WAS A BIT SCARY. I TOOK IT BACK SIX TIMES, TO NO AVAIL! THEY FLUSHED THE BRAKES AND TOLD ME IT WAS FINE, THIS CRAZY BRAKING PROBLEM HAPPENED FIVE TIMES BEFORE I COULD GET HOME, NOT VERY FAR.

I HAVE HAD THIS CAR FLUSHED TWICE, BALANCED TWICE, SPEED BALANCED, BRAKE SHOES REPLACED TWICE, AND PURCHASED NEW TIRES. IT STILL IS DOING THE SAME THING!!

I AM BECOMING A NERVOUS WREAK TRYING TO DRIVE IT. I AM SO LOST AS TO WHAT TO DO NEXT, I HAVE SPENT SO MUCH MONEY ON THIS CAR. I WAS GOING TO BUY MYSELF A NEW CAR AND GIVE THIS ONE TO MY DAUGHTER, BUT I WOULD BE AFRAID FOR HER TO DRIVE IT NOW! FROM WHAT I HAVE READ HYUNDAI HAS NO CONCERNS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE COMPLAINED ABOUT THESE CARS, SO I WILL DEFINITELY NOT BUY ANOTHER CAR FROM THEM!

- , Lithonia, GA, USA

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