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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
37,753 miles

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2008 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2008 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 032010


  • 46,000 miles


I have a 2008 Sonata with 46,000 miles and this is the second time the brakes have given me a problem. The first time I had to replace the rotors too. This time rear brakes are going out again and are down to the rotors. I think there should be some kind of warning light to warn the driver that the brakes are going bad. But twice at 46,000 miles that is not normal! the dealer has said it is normal wear and tear. I have mostly driven highway miles and can't understand why this is happening.

- Muscatine, IA, USA

problem #3

Feb 172010


  • 36,012 miles
Pulled off to the side of the road. Snow on the road. Started to move out to the road again when I noticed a loud grinding coming from the rear brakes. Made it home and took the car to the shop where I bought it, healy Hyundai in beacon NY. Rear brakes down to metal and rotors going. They resurfaced rotors and said it was normal wear and tear. No other explanation. I did not appreciate this because even not having not much of a mechanical background, I never had trouble like this with brakes this early on and I have driven many a car and many miles. The car has 36,014 miles and heaely said the front brakes have at least a year to go. Someone at hyundia needs to get to the bottom of this before this becomes alot worse. Please I hope someone looks into this. Also the dealers need to be honest with people and not blame an perceived defect in my opinion with the brakes on the driver. I have children and don't want the brakes to fail. Please look into this.

- Hopewell Junction, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 152010


  • 31,000 miles
I am driving a 2008 Hyundai Sonata and had my rear brakes deteriorate to nothing with out any warning. They were to the point where it was metal to metal and I had to replace my brakes and my rotors. The scary part was that the sounds metal to metal were not constant so if you did not know better you might debate on what the problem was.

- Fremont , NE, USA

problem #1

Jan 102009


  • 38,000 miles
Grinding of rear brakes beginning at 37,000 miles. Car is driven all highway miles. Brought in for service and mechanic was shocked to see pads were gone and rotors worn beyond repair. He said front brakes should usually go first. Hyundai claimed pads should be removed and cleaned every 15,000 miles. Assuming a customer was denying the brake problem due to the low miles the loss of brakes could lead to a serious accident. Brakes and rotors will be close to $400 for repair.

- Windham, NH, USA

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