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Hyundai Sonata, Brakes, Sedan
#284 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [LASHAWN]
Aug 11, 2011 (6:30 pm)
Where do you live? If you live in one of the snowbelt states than you are going to have a problem with the brakes.
I must be an exception then. My 2007 Sonata still has the original brakes at 53k miles and last time they were checked they had a lot of life left. I have the sliders lubed whenever the brakes are checked, about once a year. The car has been driven in the snowbelt (WI and MN) its entire life.
I also wash my cars frequently in the winter to get the salt off. I think that helps, in a number of ways. Maybe it helps the brakes also.
#285 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [averuss67]
Aug 12, 2011 (8:14 am)
Have the same issue the rear breaks are wearing out especially on the outboard side of the pads. I have a 2008 Santa Fe. The rear passenger side wore out in 2010. The other side in 2011. The front ones seem to be okay. But the tire wear on the rear wheels is significant. There should be a recall issued for this problem. I replaced both sides already.
#286 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [LASHAWN]
Sep 02, 2011 (4:59 pm)
Lashawn , What do i use to lubricate the Calipers . My daughter's 2009 Sonata just started experiencing the same grinding noise symtoms as discussed here on this post . Also, with only 45000 miles , if the brake work is needed .. is it a warranty issue?
#287 of 313 Re: Hyundai Sonata Rear Brakes [zimman]
Sep 04, 2011 (11:15 am)
No it's not warranty, wear and tear. Typically on most vehicles that's about the right mileage brakes start to wear down, also depends on driver braking habits. You should expect to pay no more than $240.00 to have pads replaced, rotors resurfaced and calipers greased/lubed. If you plan on doing it yourself make sure you buy some lubricated brake grease, any parts store will know what your're talking about.
#288 of 313 Back brakes again, again, again................
Sep 30, 2011 (12:36 pm)
I'm an owner of a 2007 sonata and from day one my back brakes have been a big dissapointment. When I first heard the high pitched noise at 15,000 miles to took my car into the dealiership they said that nothing was wrong and it was in my head. I let them know what I thought. I don't know how many times I have change my back brakes but I still have not change the front ones yet. I still have 30% let on the front ones. If you own a sonata BEAWARE I just change my back brakes two weeks ago and yesterday a grind could be heard from them again I inspected them only to found my driver side inside pad was completely worn off. And the outside pad was dust which happens at very high temps. Look at my brakes my drum must of keep on pushing and worn out the brake pads. I'm shock to see how many others have had the same issues only for the dearliership's to say not our fault.
Here is the easy solution I'm buying another car and you can bet it will not be a Hyundai
#289 of 313 Bad Brake
Oct 05, 2011 (11:33 am)
My mother's 2009 Sonata needs rear pads at 25,000. The dealership gave me the same mumbo-jumbo about rust, etc. and tried to tell me that mileage was the norm for rear brakes. You have to be a real theif to be a service writer. They quoted me $290 for the rear pad job and said it wouldn't need any rotor grinding as i had caught it in time. I was getting the same grinding sound with turning the wheel to the left as I drove and also at start up I would get the same. I took it to my regular mechanic and they quoted me $220. My Mom is pretty conservative and bought the Sonata because of the warranty. She thought she could keep this car longer with the long warranty. She now wants to dump this car as soon as possible after reading the previous posts.
#290 of 313 Re: Bad Brake [luigi6]
Oct 05, 2011 (11:44 am)
Wow. If you can do your own brakes, the rear pads are a cinch to change, and they're cheap. The job only takes me an hour and $50, and that's probably rounding up. And 25k miles sounds right, I think. FYI, I get a grinding-while-turning noise in my 07 Sonata every once in a while. This is from the pads getting hung up in the slides. If the dealer "fixes" it, they just take everything apart and clean it all really well, so I now do this myself. Easily the hardest part of a brake job on my Sonata is removal of the front rotors, which I still have not attempted (there's a bolt is a real tight spot).
#291 of 313 Re: Back brakes again, again, again................ [kennybgcc]
Oct 05, 2011 (4:40 pm)
I had an 08 Accord and got rid of it because it ate back brakes for breakfast. I don't know if you all will buy this story but it made the most sense to me. Ever since cars have had electronic stability control people have complained about back brakes wearing very fast. Well someone on the Honda forum suspected the electronics were pulsing his back brakes every time he went around a corner. Makes sense to me but who knows. Honda blamed bad parts Hyundai blames bad parts maybe its really the dreaded electronic glitch. Just a thought and I am sure the experts will chime in.
#292 of 313 Re: Back brakes again, again, again................ [hackattack5]
Oct 06, 2011 (6:28 am)
Not an expert on the matter but it is my opinion that older cars (pre 2000 anyway) had rear brakes that never wore out because they mostly went along for the ride and contributed very little to actual stopping whereas the fronts did most of the work. Now there is a brake proportioning system in play that distributes braking force more evenly between front and rear therefore it stands to reason that if the rear brakes are now being actually asked to help stop the car they WILL wear out at roughly the same rate as the fronts. Additionally, the change in pad materials that is now mandated because asbestos has been removed (a good thing) has affected brake pad/shoe life. I have a friend who owns and operates a small garage and he has seen brake pad life both before and after the change in materials. He swears brakes do not last as long as before and has to field complaints such as these from his customers. These observations are from regular customers whose cars he serviced before and after the removal of asbestos. So, all these small but important changes have, in my opinion, caused rear brakes to wear quicker now.
#293 of 313 Re: Back brakes again, again, again................ [targettuning]
Oct 16, 2011 (4:05 pm)
Not sure when you think the change-over in materials happened but I suspect it's been quite some time ago. With that in mind I have a 2002 Mazda Protege with 103,000 miles and about 50% of the original brake pads left (4-wheel disk) in both the front and rear as of about six months ago. This is per a shop inspection. I live in missouri and we get plenty of road salt. So I would beg to differ with people stating that 25,000 is normal. I have had the same type of car from Mazda for the last 20 years and the brakes are always long lived. For what it is worth I think there must definately be an engineering problem with the car. This whole web sight has made me rethink what kind of car i will get next at the end of this year. Should have been a slam dunk with a sanata but not anymore. I don't feel like dealing with some moron who says this is all normal. Been there done that.