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#222 of 311 Sonata brake problems.
Jun 24, 2010 (7:52 am)
I have a 2008 Sonata which I purchased new. At 14,500 miles the rear brakes began to drag building up considerable heat. Cost to repair the rust problem at the dealer in Streetsboro, Ohio was $131. I was told by the service department that what ever they did would take care of the problem. I specifically asked if I would have the same problem in another 14,500 miles. The answer was a definite no. I wrote a letter to Hyundai and was told that they had never heard of such a problem. Yeah, right! And guess what? At 28,000 miles the rear brakes were dragging again and building up some serious heat. I had the latest rust problem addressed, but not by the dealer. By contrast, I just had the first brake job on my 2007 Subaru Outback at 86,000 miles! That begs the question; What does Subaru know about brakes in northern climates that Hyundai does not?
#223 of 311 Re: Sonata brake problems. [sticks57]
Jun 24, 2010 (8:25 am)
Sticks57 - You might suggest that Hyundai visit this site and this thread.
I have to say that since Great Lakes Hyundai serviced my rear brakes when they seized at 21,000 miles I have had no problems. I now have 77,200 miles on my '07 Sonata. I had the brakes serviced (disassemble, lube slides and reassemble) last month at a cost of under $40 by at Leipold Tire and they said I still have >50% front and back.
Sheldon (Service Mgr GL Hyundai) told me the 2011Sonata uses the same brake setup. I am considering a 2011 but would negotiate the brake "fix" up front as a condition of purchase.
#224 of 311 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ??
Jun 25, 2010 (3:32 pm)
I've got a 2006 sonata, 47K miles on it. Took it to our mechanic (not the dealership) and he replace both front and rear pads and rotors for $800. Is this normal? Seems early to be replacing all this from what I am reading. There was no squealing, the brakes just felt "soft" so I took it over for a look. Now I'm wondering why they had to be replaced so early. (Of course my teenagers drive this car so I'm sure there is a lot of stop and go...)
#225 of 311 Re: 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ?? [ktpmm5]
Jun 25, 2010 (7:27 pm)
47,000 miles isn't too high to replace brakes if they have a lot of stops on them. In city driving, for example, brakes go quickly. What I'd be concerned about is maybe finding a new mechanic. $800 is a lot of money. Parts (pads and rotors) would cost less than $300
#226 of 311 Re: 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ?? [ktpmm5]
Jul 03, 2010 (7:58 pm)
I work at a Hyundai dealer as a tech in the salt belt, I think 800 is alot from a private garage - we (the dealer) get about that much and you get genuine hynudai parts, there is a differance. I'm not trying to stick up for the dealer high prices.
47K is not early that is actually pretty good, was the soft pedal before or after the brake job. If before the caliper pins where probable sized, If after most aftermarket brake pads use a harder brake compounds = soft pedal. got this complaits all the time. ( But I just had brakes done -they say)
Hope this helps, sorry about the spelling.
#227 of 311 Re: 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ?? [cordobaman13]
Jul 04, 2010 (5:29 am)
Cordobaman - a couple of questions if you don't mind:
1 - Is there a PM to prevent the premature seizing? Other than my experience with premature seizing of my rear brakes at 11 months/21K miles, my '07 Sonata has been very good. I now have 78,000 with original front pads (50%) and 57K on the rears (>50%), I'm asking because I'd like to buy the '11 Sonata and would negotiate the preventive maintenance.
2 - Do you see any changes on the '11 brakes? Consumers rated '07 braked poor but better since. Maybe just not enough time on them? Service Mgr at Great Lakes Hyundai said no changes were made.
3 - Are you old enough to remember the Chrysler Cordoba and is that where your name comes from?
Have a great day and thanks
#228 of 311 Re: 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ?? [cordobaman13]
Jul 08, 2010 (7:34 am)
"If after most aftermarket brake pads use a harder brake compounds = soft pedal. got this complaits all the time"
Why do hard pads equal soft pedal? I just had pads replaced and my pedal feels spongy.
Also, If I stop on a flat road at a red light, and continue to "massage" the brake pedal it keeps going down little by little.
Is this normal?
Add: 2006 Sonata V6.
#229 of 311 soft pedal
Jul 08, 2010 (10:42 am)
kydave - It doesn't make sense to me either. If the pedal is soft I always thought it meant air or a leak in the system. Air compresses, brake fluid doesn't. Soft pads mean the pads wear before the rotors. Hard pads mean the rotors wear faster. Something's got to take up the energy and wear out. Simple physics.
#230 of 311 Re: 2006 sonata - replaced front and rear brakes - ?? [kydave]
Jul 09, 2010 (4:39 am)
In answer to your question about whether it is normal for the pedal to continue to sink toward the floor the short answer is no. But a question to you, does it finally stop sinking or does it continue until it is nearly flat to the floor? Either way in my experience the brakes stop the car and the pedal remains at that level and remain firm feeling until released.
#231 of 311 Noise on new pads
Jul 09, 2010 (7:33 am)
Has anyone heard a grinding sound similar to worn pads, after completely new "hard"pads have been installed? Not a squeal as the pads/rotors settle in, but it sounds for the world like pads that have worn through - that low vibration/grinding sound... I can see the new pads, but the sound is disconcerting.