Last post on Jul 29, 2013 at 4:35 AM
You are in the Hyundai Sonata
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Sonata, Brakes, Sedan
#274 of 313 Re: Lawyers considering class action for Hyundai Rear Brakes Defect [iluvmymitsu]
May 15, 2011 (7:32 pm)
Thank you very much for your information. I will contact them as I feel certain they will be interested in a 2007 Sonata that has had the rear breaks changed out twice within 55K miles due to faulty parts. I just hope someone does something about this before anyone gets killed. I could hardly hear the squeaking on my breaks when a mechanic told me the one side was so bad that the breaks might have failed if I had waited any longer.
#275 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [saint_jude]
May 31, 2011 (3:02 pm)
I own a 2009 hyundai sonata and it has 33k on it and one day i had horrible noise from right rear break. This was the first time I heard the noise, The next day it continued to make the noise and my friend took off wheel and checked it. The brakes were completely gone and rotars ruined after only a day with the it making the noise. I am trying to figure out how to approach the dealership with this because they have refused to fix any of the problems with my car so far always saying the things that it does are normal. Not sure how to approach it and get them fixed. I am so frustrated with this car it is the biggest piece of junk.
#276 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [hatemycar3]
Jul 25, 2011 (5:11 am)
I'm having the same problem!! I hate my car as well!!! I have a 2009 sonata that i purchased in Feb 2011 and had to get the back breaks and rotors changed in May 2011... and just this weekend i started hearing that grinding noise again and now have to get them changed again and it's only been 2 months.... There is definitely a problem with this vehicle and the rear breaks. Also the break sensor light never came on giving me any indication that the breaks were wearing down... I'm calling my car loan lending company and telling them that I was sold a lemon and see if they are willing to help... The dealership acts like it's a normal issue but if I was told that i would need to get my breaks changed every two months i would not have brought this vehicle!!!!!!!! MAD AS HELL!!!!
#277 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [captseed]
Jul 25, 2011 (2:11 pm)
If you want to find lawyers interested in a class action, google the words "Hyundai Sonata Brake Defect Matter" and click into the first result.
#278 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [hatemycar3]
Aug 09, 2011 (9:40 am)
We own a 2009 Hyundai Sonata with 37K miles, the majority of which are highway miles. The other day my husband left for work only to return a few minutes later saying he heard a grinding noise coming from the back passenger side. He stopped driving it until we could take it to the dealer because we figured whatever was going on should be covered under the warranty. The dealer checked it out and said we needed new brakes and rotors and the cost would be $599. That seemed unreasonably high so we took it to the mechanic we have been using. He looked at it and said that the brakes and only the rotor on the right side needed to be replaced, the cost being $299. He also discovered that the caliper on the right side was sticking and stated that it may be defective. He said we should think about replacing the caliper or we will be having this problem again. The calipers would be an additional $300. Funny how that is the same cost the Hyundai dealer was going to charge without replacing the calipers. My husband called the dealer and told him what was found and also asked why the price would be so different. The dealer got pissed and said they, the dealer, use better materials. He also stated that when they inspected the car there was no problem with the caliper. By the way, the dealer charged me $49 to look at my car and I believe lie to me about the caliper issue. I will never have work done at Hyundai.
#279 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [kp923]
Aug 10, 2011 (5:52 am)
In their(the dealer) defense, they were right about using better materials. They would have used Hyundai parts on your car where as your mechanic would use parts from a parts store(Napa or Autozone). Being a mechanic, he should know to never replace just 1 rotor, both should be replaced in pairs even if only one is worn. A sticking caliper may not have needed replacement, rather just lubricated which the dealer would have done. Calipers are normally not replaced unless they seize up, if they just stick than lubricating them should free them up to operate as designed.
#280 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [LASHAWN]
Aug 10, 2011 (12:45 pm)
I wouldn't consider Hyundai materials superior under the circumstances, it is their materials that are prematurely failing. I think everyone who is having this problem would agree with me, something is defective with these parts.
#281 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [kp923]
Aug 11, 2011 (4:26 am)
Where do you live? If you live in one of the snowbelt states than you are going to have a problem with the brakes. If you live in the South like I do, you shouldn't have a problem with brakes for at least 50k miles depending on your driving habits. I have an 06 Sonata LX V6 and changed my front brake pads at 54k miles, now have 81k miles on car and still haven't touched rear brakes.
#282 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [LASHAWN]
Aug 11, 2011 (7:04 am)
I do live in the midwest and based on what I've read on the internet and have experienced thus far, I am going to have problems with my"Hyundai" brakes. I have a 2005 Toyota Camry and during recent routine maintenance had my back brakes checked and they are still going strong despite going through six midwest winters. Count yourself lucky that you live in the south, and if you ever drive up north in the winter don't use your Hyundai.
#283 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [kp923]
Aug 11, 2011 (10:57 am)
I did to Ohio on 2 occassions, but that was 5 years ago. Now when we go to see the in-laws we use the minivan.