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Hyundai Sonata, Brakes, Sedan
#301 of 311 Re: Back brakes again, again, again................ [kennybgcc]
May 04, 2012 (4:05 pm)
2007 Sonata owner here, had persistent problem with rear brake rotor/pads.
Many others apparently have this problem, as evidenced on this board and
this class action suit for 2006-2010 Sonatas in New York. See this link
We first heard squeaky noise coming from the rear, took it to dealership (24k mi). They said it's rust, and worn pads damaging the rotor, so rotor/pads needed replacement, no warranty! Same problem a year later. They fought tooth and nail to AVOID warranty repair. It's rust blah blah, you pay for it! It's plain for me to see that it's a design flaw, but Hyundai USA/dealers won't admit it.
I am thinking of taking action contacting state consumer protection and also possible legal action. Just researching now how to get started.
#302 of 311 Re: Back brakes again, again, again................ [schandai]
May 05, 2012 (4:19 am)
Honda/acuras had a brake problem which caused a class action suit. End result a reimbusement of $150.00 after buying new brakes and. Sending receipt and some form. To Honda.
#303 of 311 2010 Hyundai rear brakes lockup
May 26, 2012 (5:29 pm)
My Hyundai Sonata only has 22,400 miles on it (well within the warranty) and the rear brakes froze and burned up. After braking, the whole wheel assembly became red hot and the extreme overheating resulted in burned pads and a warped rotor. The overheating was caused by the assembly being locked in a braking condition and not releasing. This was due to a DEFECTIVE POORLY ENGINEERED part.
I asked Hyundai to be reimbursed for my repair based on the fact that the braking parts were defective and prematurely failed. It was NOT a case of wear and tear or misuse or accident. I always have the car maintained by professional shops and I had the entire car, including brakes, inspected at 20,000 miles. The brake pads and rotors were good at 20K. I have never had a car develop brake problems at 22,000 miles! This was definitely a case of defective or poorly engineered parts.
Here is Hyundai's response: "We have received all of the necessary documentation we needed in order to determine your request for reimbursement. Unfortunately, upon further review of the submitted documents and your Sonata's warranty, we will not be able to assist with the cost of the repair. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you."
I will never own another Hyundai! They don't back up their product. That's probably why there is a class action lawsuit in New York over this exact problem. Maybe we should file one in Ohio.
#304 of 311 Re: 2010 Hyundai rear brakes lockup [bobby1000]
Jun 01, 2012 (6:53 pm)
Be persuasive and persistent. In my case, I documented all the service record and complaint in writing. Hyundai sent my case to their district rep who decided to cover the parts under "goodwill" repair.
If you had your repair done at a Hyundai dealer, you might want to start with the service manager to convince Hyundai to repair under warranty. But be prepared, they would kick you like a football to avoid doing that.
#305 of 311 Re: 2010 Hyundai rear brakes lockup [schandai]
Jun 02, 2012 (5:23 am)
depends on the dealer and the service manager. The hyundai dealer we use has an excellent service manager. He goes out of his way to make things right. We have dealt with him for almost 10 years now.
#306 of 311 6 cyl vs 4 cyl Brakes
Jul 15, 2012 (3:54 pm)
I notice from this forum that 6 cyl brakes are different but will fit on a 4cyl Sonata. I have a 4 cly 2009 with the typical rear brake problems.
Does this problem also occur with the 6 cyl versions ?
Could this be a fix?
#307 of 311 very poor experience
Aug 01, 2012 (11:09 am)
Our 2010 Sonata was already in twice for rear breaks failing because of freezing/seizing calipers - yet Hyundai will not acknowledge this safety issue.
I called and opened a new case after getting charged $400 for the right rear caliper failing (out of basic warranty now). The phone Representative just repeated over and over the fact that the car is out of warranty. This is highly disappointing in my opinion, since there's a safety concern here that is clearly not a wear and tear issue.
Between me and my wife, we drove about 10 different makes and models, never had we any issues with the breaking system on any of them.
I will look into further actions - has anyone here contacted any of the people who filed the class action-suit?
#308 of 311 v6 same brake issues
Sep 22, 2012 (12:12 pm)
So glad i found this! Feel like im going crazy with my brake issues. Took my v6 sonata to dealer within warranty for brake issue. They said nothing was wrong. Three trips to midas and new rotors, pads and tires and my car still makes warp noises and vibrates when brakes are applied. Has anyonr had success getting hyundai to pay for issues reported in warranty thay they refused to fix?
#309 of 311 Re: v6 same brake issues [stamstc]
Sep 23, 2012 (2:57 pm)
I have posted here before have to change screen name as I forgot pass word.
In my case I had one pad on right rear wear out prematurely. Took it to my own mechanic after crooks at Hyundai would not apply warranty. He put in new pads, same problem, replaced caliper, same problem.
Then showed him post #245 So read that guys - you have to either grind the pads or the area they fit in which is too tight of a fit. So then they slide better. He did that for no extra charge and so far so good.
I am guessing it would be hard to get a dealer to "customize" like that because it would be admitting that the design is bad and bring down the whole pack of lies we are getting.
#1 Issue is poor design which "sticks" exacerbated by weather. Look at the posts they are almost all in the North. No way I wore them out naturally. It was one pad on one side of rear brakes. So at least for most cases all the posts about new materials and modern cars using rear brakes more and size of pads are wrong.
#310 of 311 Re: v6 same brake issues [stamstc]
Sep 23, 2012 (3:49 pm)
I had a very long conversation with Hyundai on the phone, and after arguing for 2 hours, the bottom line for them was that the vehicle is out of the basic warranty period, so they will not pay. they kept on repeating this again and again. very very disappointing.