really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,681 miles

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2005 Hyundai XG350 brakes problems

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2005 Hyundai XG350 Owner Comments

problem #7

Feb 072013


  • 68,764 miles


The airbag light has stayed on for over 2 years. When a touch the brake pedal, a bulb illuminates. Therefore I am constantly having all of my lights, brake fluid, and brakes checked. Especially since before any of the above issues arose, I attempted to put on brakes and the car would not stop! I had to come to a rolling stop. I immediately had the car checked by severall mechanics. None of them could find anything wrong.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

problem #6

Sep 202015


  • 3,000 miles
2016 winnebago vista wfe30T, serial number 10E42U189473, built on 2016 Ford F53 motorhome chassis: The owner's manual states the transmission tow haul feature, "provides engine braking in all forward gears, which will slow your vehicle and assist you in controlling your vehicle when descending a grade. Depending on driving conditions and load conditions, may downshift the transmission, slow your vehicle and control vehicle speed when descending a hill, without pressing the accelerator pedal. The amount of downshift braking provided will vary based upon the amount the brake pedal is pressed." I have descended several 8 percent grades with transmission in the tow haul mode while applying heavy manual braking and the transmission has never downshifted to apply engine braking. Failure of the transmission to perform as designed could lead to brake failure. There are several similar similar complaints involving the 2016 Ford F53 chassis with 6 speed transmission on an owners group forum having the following web link: www.irv2.com/forums/F23/downshifting-2016-F53-6-speed-266197.html I have been to a Ford dealer who, after road testing, agreed with my diagnosis, but responded that Ford is denying there is a problem.

- Anacortes, WA, USA

problem #5

Mar 182015

XG350 6-cyl

  • 75,000 miles
While following a line of cars through a local city street my car accelerated coming close to the car in front. I brake, the car did not respond. I used all my strength on the brake pedal and the car responded by going faster. To avoid a collision, I swerved to the right into a convenience store driveway. However, I hit the bumper of the car in front of me and this finally stopped my car. I read on a website that this is not an uncommon problem with this model. Why has there been no recall to solve this problem?

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #4

Feb 022015

XG350 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai XG350. When the contact depressed the brake pedal, the warning lamp illuminated. Upon releasing the brake pedal, the warning lamp turned off. The contact stated that the failure progressed without warning. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 39,000. Updated 04/06/15 updated 04/07/15

- Bright Waters, NY, USA

problem #3

Nov 032014


  • 63,000 miles
The brake warning light comes when no problem with lights or brakes when you hardly touch the brakes. It bothers or concerns the driver. When there is no problem why should warning light come on? did you have similar problem like this with any other vehicles of this model.

- Loch Lloyd, MO, USA

problem #2

Oct 012014


  • 26,000 miles
On few occasions I experienced faulty activation of ABS brakes driving at a low speed. Last time it was at a speed lower than 10 mph when I was not even pushing brake pedal. ABS activated for few seconds while driving. Researching on internet it appears that my problem is not unique. Should there be a recall or at least free repair of ABS system on affected vehicles?

- Fairlawn, OH, USA

problem #1

Jun 032014

XG350 6-cyl

  • 59,000 miles
I was braking my car at the end of my work's driveway which enters into a "T" intersection. Upon reaching a slow speed of 5 mph the car surged into the traffic which was traveling from my left and right. Braking fully had no effect on the surge and thankfully I was not hit by any left or right traveling vehicles and I just missed a vehicle crossing in front of me by an inch as it passed. Still braking fully, my car crossed the entire road and jumped a curb, slightly hit a rising grassy hill and finally came to rest fully on the hill only after I punched the shift into neutral. I should have been killed and I could have seriously hurt the individual crossing in front of me. This has been the fourth incident of this nature. The first three involved soft taps to the rear bumper of cars stopped in front of me while I was breaking and the engine was surging. So very unsafe!! I checked on carcomplaints.com and saw 30 plus complaints of the same nature. I was told the older cars had a engine idler control to keep the engine from stalling after breaking from higher RPM's to near 0 RPM's. is this now controlled with an electronic module? I think this problem should cause a recall for this problem. I don't want to drive this vehicle anymore. Every time I brake I don't know if I am going to injure someone!!

- Broad Brook, CT, USA

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