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#2901 of 3416 2005 Elantra Rear Brake Problem
Nov 12, 2007 (12:24 pm)
My son's 2005 Elantra has worn the rear brake pads down to the rotor. We are taking the car in to the dealer tomorrow. I guess I need to know how Hyundai typically handles a problem like this. Here are the particulars:
Original front pads are fine,
Dealer inspected two months ago, no mention of rear pad problem,
Both sides are grinding.
The way I look at it:
Why did the rear ware before the front. Don't they have a good design for a proportioning valve?
How can the valve be tested?
If all that is needed is new pads, what should an install cost? (rough and dirty)
If the rotors need to me ground/replaced, should that be covered under warranty?
Anybody have any recent experience so I can get a feel what I am up against.
Thanks In Advance,
#2902 of 3416 ashtray in the back - options?
Nov 12, 2007 (7:08 pm)
I've got a 2006 GLS Elantra and I'm wondering if there is any aftermarket or manufacturer product that I can replace that rear ashtray with. Is there a cupholder unit or something else of use I could put there?
#2903 of 3416 Re: 2005 Elantra Rear Brake Problem [petecal]
Nov 12, 2007 (8:55 pm)
Well, the rear pads on my '05 GT lasted about 22K miles. Caught them before they hit metal, but just barely.
The rear pads are very small, and non-metallic. At the time I replaced mine, there was no semi-metallic pad available. Don't know if there is now, or not. Did your son not notice the wear tabs screeching before the pad backplate started rubbing the rotor?
#2904 of 3416 Re: ashtray in the back - options? [davebucktn]
Nov 13, 2007 (8:01 am)
I don't know of anything that replaces it, but my Sears garage remote exactly fits in there. It's a nice, out-of-sight spot for that.
#2905 of 3416 2001 Vent dial "works but doesn't"
Nov 14, 2007 (6:14 am)
The vent control on my wife's GLS has partly failed. Rotating the dial, it will no longer change the airflow from feet to face to defrost but if I rotate it over to defrost the AC light does come on. Seems like a failure in the motor that switches the airflow direction.
Does anyone have any suggestions for things I can check before hauling it off to the dealer?
I'll note that early this year the rear defrost button failed and we had that module - apparently the whole HVAC control area - replaced. While I suppose this could be related I'm doubtful.
#2906 of 3416 Re: ashtray in the back - options? [doohickie]
Nov 15, 2007 (7:43 am)
Oops. I missed where you said "rear".
I've thought of trying to get a cupholder back there but I'm not smart enough to figure out how to do it without ripping the console apart and making the whole thing look messy.
#2907 of 3416 Re: ashtray in the back - options? [davebucktn]
Nov 15, 2007 (9:34 am)
Does the underseat cupholder from an '05 fit?
#2908 of 3416 Re: ashtray in the back - options? [jlflemmons]
Nov 15, 2007 (6:29 pm)
There are cupholders on Elantra sedan rear seats, but not on the hatches. I think it has to do with how the hatch seat bottom folds.
#2909 of 3416 Re: ashtray in the back - options? [doohickie]
Nov 15, 2007 (8:49 pm)
True. I noted he said it was a GLS, but I didn't pay attention to the body style.
#2910 of 3416 Hard brake at low speed problem
Dec 02, 2007 (3:10 pm)
Not sure of the best terminology so please bare with me.
I took my 3 month old 2007 Elantra out for a local drive today after a night of light snow and freezing temps. Car has about 4,800 miles.
I drove slow enough and noticed at one point that the brakes sort of caught and then slipped (or locked?) after depressing the brake pedal all the way. It'd start off with a somewhat quick ticking or scraping sound at which the brakes were kind of caught and then followed by the car skidding a very short distance. Is this what a locking brake feels like? I'm not sure.
Anyhow, I tried to re-enact the event a few times more and sure enough it happened each time. Think I should be seriously worried? Take it into the dealer? or might this have to do with the first local snowfall of the season and be nothnig? Any ideas, suggestions would be appreciated. thanks. Of course I'll see how it handles tomorrow when the temps and weather is expected to warm up and clear up.