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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,000 miles

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 022007

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles


Car drove fine one night, next morning the rear brakes were locked up. The car has 30,000 miles on it and the rear breaks were wore down just to where the warning squeal plate was starting to rub on the rotor (so there was still some pad left). I think what caused the brakes to lock up is the automatic adjusting screw for the emergency brake is too short and the brake piston had advanced all the way off of the screw which then caused the brakes to stick in position. While this did not cause a wreck in our case, I think it is a defective design and I am worried about it causing a wreck for someone else (or for us when these brakes wear out again at 60,000 mi). I would like to have these brakes looked at by an expert to determine if there is a potential danger like I think there is.

- Omaha, NE, USA

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