hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
118,073 miles

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2002 Hyundai Sonata brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 172015


  • 95,000 miles


Brake lights does not go off. Been repaired by hyundia dealership and still does not work.

- Longwood, FL, USA

problem #3

Sep 082014

Sonata 4-cyl

  • 212,292 miles
I was going straight on a little street when I stepped on the brakes... I felt the brake pad move out of place... and couldn't brake so I used the emergency brake to stop... but still don't know what to do...?

- Bloomington, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 162013


  • 50,000 miles
We had our vehicle warrantied for the rotten frame on our vehicle last year. At that point you would think Hyundai would have warned us that our brake lines were swiss cheese just like our frame, these cars rot out, the entire vehicle is a death trap. The brake lines broke 3 times in the past 6 months after sections were already replaced. These vehicles need all the brake and fuel lines replaced immediately!!! this is not routine maintenance and should be recalled immediately!! the power steering line rotted out 5 years ago, this car was made out of really crappy metal. Dangerous vehicle. Everything on this vehicle is rotted out beyond what is normal, the wheels, the brake drums, everything on these vehicles rot to the point of swiss cheese. After 10 years these vehicles are very unsafe. Our vehicle only has 50,000 miles on it.

- Watchung, NJ, USA

problem #1

Aug 212011

Sonata 6-cyl

  • 115,000 miles
All three rear brakes lights on when ignition is shut off and smell electrical wire burn. Every day need to remove negative terminal from battery to shut off the three rear brakes lights.

- Katy, TX, USA

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