Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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2009 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2009 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 122011

Sonata 4-cyl

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7-09 rear brake pads frozen to carriers: Cleaned and replaced pads at 11, 488 miles. 10-09 rear right wheel not spinning freely: Clean and adjust rear brake assembly at 14,978 miles. 3-11 back brake rotors and pads needed to be replaced at 30,625 miles. There is something wrong with either the design of the brake system or the materials that are used for the brake assembly. I've driven cars in the new england area for 28 years having lived in the same area all 28 years, and haven't had this much trouble with the cars I've had.

- Marshfield, MA, USA

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