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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,000 miles

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2005 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 012007

Sonata 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles


At approximately 40,000 miles, the rear brake disintegrated due to dragging and I was informed it was my driving. Only one rear brake malfunctioned in this way, however all rotors had to be "turned down" and new brakes were installed all around even though all other 3 pads were like new. At 72,000 the front brake did the exact same thing and the rear brake was close to being detrimental to the rotor. The front rotors could not be "turned-down" again, so new rotors were applied. This particular mechanic, at a well know facility informed me that Hyundai's are notorious for wearing out brakes and they see this continued problem. They also informed me that the Hyundai dealer is quite aware of this issue. I am now on a "watch" at this mechanic's shop to keep from having yet another brake issue. Something causes the brakes to drag and wear quickly and not always the same brake. The brake peddle, after the first Hyundai service, went to floor and I was informed that the Sonata is designed for the "older" customer whose reaction time is slower and more unsteady, therefore the braking is longer and softer. After the new mechanic adjusted everything, my brakes are normal.

- Ohiopyle, PA, USA

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