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#47 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata needs brake pads every 15K [targettuning]
Jul 20, 2009 (8:59 am)
Since when are caliper guides a wear item?
Those of you saying get over it's car and other stupid remarks sound like Hyundai reps or dealers.
My '95 Honda 198K miles and 2000 Excursion 137L miles have never had a caliper guide wear out (I am the original owner of both.)
I live in upstate New York where we get over 250" of snow per year.
Our 2008 Sonata with 13K miles is now squeaking because the pads are hanging on it's caliper guides.
If the brake pedal was hanging up causing the pads not to retrack, it would be a warranty repair.
I'm complaining to dealer ownership then to Hyundai if I need to.
#48 of 313 Re: 2007 Hyundai Sonata 4cyl. rear brake issue [kristinew1980]
Jul 20, 2009 (3:21 pm)
Same problem with my 2008 Sonata. Dealer said it was normal at 20,000 to need new rear brakes.Before I looked at this thread, noone I talked to had ever heard of such nonsense. I do at least half my miles on the highway. Rediculous.
I had my normal mechanic take a look and he showed me that one of the pads was totally gone while the other pad had normal wear. The Hyundai dealership is just giving me the runnaround.
#49 of 313 Re: 2007 Hyundai Sonata 4cyl. rear brake issue [j_z]
Jul 21, 2009 (6:37 am)
If you are saying that on one wheel the pads have different wear it would appear to me that the caliber was not sliding corrrectly. You cannot fight city hall but that is a defect in the brakes.
#50 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata needs brake pads every 15K [plainoldbob]
Jul 21, 2009 (7:26 am)
Caliper guide...PINS... are not normally a wear item...particularly at low mileage however they do wear out ( I just replaced them and their bushings on our Dodge). I guess you are referring to the guide pins when you talk about caliper guides. They hold the caliper sides together and mount the entire caliper to its support. The typical symptom of worn guide PINS is tapered wear on the pads. Otherwise I cannot identify what the caliper guides you refer to actually are. So, while I am neither stupid or a Hyundai rep or I will tell you that disc brakes on any brand of vehicle all work on the same principal using similar parts and the same technology. I cannot tell you exactly why your brakes squeak nor if that squeak means that there is some malfunction of the brake system or not. but if the pads are not hung up (not retracting) causing them to be "on" whether you apply the brakes or not then the only squeak must be when you apply them and this my friend is pretty much a normal noise....well, maybe not normal but not an unheard of owner complaint either. Further, if this is what you are referring to, then other than this "squeak" being an irritant to you it isn't causing undue wear. I may be mis-understanding what you are trying to say and if so........ Oh and reviewing this series of posts I see that you do not have any specific complaint OR post prior to this reply and maybe don't own a Sonata either, just your 2 cents right?
#51 of 313 2007 Sonata rear brake issue
Aug 14, 2009 (9:24 am)
Guys I just spoke with Hyundai corporate due to the fact that my 2.5 year old Sonata with 27k miles on has the grinding noise from the rear due to gone break pads. And I wasn't surprised when they told me they never heard other complaints about this problem. So my pledge to you is : if you havent called Hyundai in California please do so at Phone : (800) 633-5151
Fax : (801) 736-3561.
And if they Ask you what do you want tell them that you want to make a complaint. And after that file a safety complaint with the Office of Defects Investigation (ODI)at theNHTA at http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/index.cfm. The more noise we make the better chanse we have for a fix by Hyundai so we don't have to change brake pads and rotors every 2-3 years.
#52 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [djado_yotso]
Aug 15, 2009 (1:58 pm)
I owned a 2006 Sonata LX (traded for a new Sonata Limited V-6 ON 03/30/09) and it had 53000 miles on it. No brake problems- in fact it was never in the shop for problems-only for regular service. Best car I ever owned-9 new units in 25 years. No problems with my 09 Limited.
Aug 15, 2009 (6:15 pm)
Ok for the brake problems it is obviously with people living in the snowy states. I live in Maine. So if your car barely sees any snow please don't say you don't have a problem with them. If you see snow and still don't have a problem with you brakes keep it for your self and enjoy your luck. The rest of us don't make it up. If you think so you can trade yours for mine. The dealerships are also aware of that problem and they know about it. And despite the over dozen problems I've had with my car I still like it enough. And if you wish to know in the first year the problems I had are:
1. Center console was rattling so it got changed.
2. Mode button on steering weel was stuck and fixed (twice)
3. Changed rear suspension due to too much noise when going over potholes. And it took me abouth a month to make them understand that this was the problem.
4. Air bag sensor under passenger seat. (twice).
5. Splashing sound from the gas tank when full (due to bad design and they know it).
There were other but I don't remember them on the top of my head. I was every month for something to be fixed the first year. And we got to the point where on the next problem they were gonna give me another car. Well it never happened untill last week. So people that have no problems with theirs we know you are out there but keep it for yourself and don't brag about it pls.
#54 of 313 2007 Sonata Brakes
Aug 18, 2009 (3:06 pm)
I don't see anyone mentioning the wheel types they have. I have an 07 Sonata with the "European style" 17" wheels with the 5 big spokes. You can practically see the entire rotor and caliper assembly just looking at the wheel so I'm not surprised that there would be a greater tendency toward development of rust with all that exposure. I live out in the country in the midwest and do, on occasion, have to drive through some pretty deep snow. I replaced my own rear brake pads at 60,000 miles when they started making a rubbing noise and that seems to have fixed the problem for now. I find it interesting that the newer models don't have that wheel type any more, but instead have gone to something a little more "substantial".
#55 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata Brakes [marc46]
Aug 18, 2009 (3:19 pm)
I would think that driving through snow and salt, or whatever any state uses to treat road surfaces in snowy conditions, would get all that gunk on to the rotors, pads etc. regardless of the style of wheels. That stuff gets at the brakes from the inside/underside not the outside.
#56 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue
Aug 20, 2009 (2:59 am)
I would go small court with hyundai to claim the reimbursement of rear brake repair ( more $400 for the pad and rotor in 32000 miles). It needs 20 minutes statement. Anyone has experience to make the strong statement?