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#72 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [haidong]
Aug 24, 2009 (5:37 am)
I throw up my hands in dispair....Hyundai is bad, uses cheap materials, a 6x12 inch sign should have popped up in your line of sight telling you "warning your brakes are kapoot" but in the meantime you wait until they are totally worn ruining everything in sight. Yeah, the first thing that came into your mind was Hyundai used defective parts. Yes, you are NOT the car specialist you are the typical car driver who drives on regardless...what owners manual?? Good luck on your next car.
#73 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [targettuning]
Aug 24, 2009 (9:02 am)
I read the posts again every time I read I realize there is another detail i missed.
The rotor where cut twice by the dealer first two days. I assume this was a used car. So at that point the rotors where to the minimum thickness and should have been replaced. How many miles did you drive it since you purchased it? The person before you could have been a "Speed Racer" or abused the brakes. Other then the brakes wearing out sooner than expected the car is OK.
It surprises me when some people have a list of defects on a single car where others have no problems.
You tell people not to buy a Hyundai because your brakes wore out to soon not knowing what the person before you did.
I see oil smoke out of Honda's but I see they also have the loud muffler hanging from the back and they are running the car like it is designed to be raced. I would never judge Honda on these cars.
#74 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [newowner10]
Aug 25, 2009 (8:54 am)
Yes, I have been following these posts about this rear brake "failure" and must admit that one single person having terrible problems with one single car leaves a lot to be desired, especially when that one person cannot articulate the whole story.... curses Hyundai...and starts a word of mouth campaign NOT to buy them based on what could be his "independent mechanics" mistake or his own mis-interpretation of what that mechanic told him. Seems that the posters native language isn't english so who knows?/?. I/we DO NOT KNOW if Hyundai had any part in this at all and maybe the blame could be better placed elsewhere. But, I maintain the story as I understood it with its timeline doesn't compute with me anyhow.
#75 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [targettuning]
Aug 31, 2009 (11:09 am)
With 24,000 miles on my 08 Sonata I started to hear some nasty noise out of the rear end, went to the dealer and they showed me that the rear brakes had worn down enough to hit the rotor! Looks like the inside pads did wear faster than the outside.
AND the fronts had cracks starting to form. Their quote $430. No thanks!
I just went and picked up new pads, the rears are small enough for a motorcycle! No wonder they wore out so fast.
I called the 800 number to share my experience. I still like Hyundai, this is my second one.
#76 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [haidong]
Sep 01, 2009 (9:51 pm)
I am saddened to hear that one person has had an issue with the brakes on their Sonata. I have a 2007 Sonata 2.4L 5M with 32,000 miles on it and after reading this thread I became concerned and immediately went out to my car with a flashlight to see if there was any pads left on my brakes. To my delight there was pad (keep in mind I could only see the outer pads) visible on all 4 corners. I purchased my car new and have never been back to the dealership or any mechanic for that matter yet. I have done all of my own oil changes (I do keep receipts) and tire rotations and find a great deal of satisfaction in this. I will keep it in mind next time I rotate my tires to look at both pads on each wheel a little more closely just in case. On a more personal note, even if I had to pay $450 for new pads and rotors, which would never happen as I would change them myself, I wouldn’t be too upset (i.e. not invoking the lemon law ) because I only paid $13,900 for the car.
#77 of 311 2007 Sonata Brakes
Sep 02, 2009 (2:47 pm)
You are not alone regarding rear brakes on 2007 Hyundai Sonata. I bought the car with 31K miles and now it has 53K miles. The brakes never made any noise and never pulled the car to the side, but I always thought the car took too long to stop. Therefore, I had the brakes checked often, and was always told 50-70% of the pad life was left. Both Hyundai and independent shops gave same response.
Today I had tires rotated and was informed that one side was almost down to metal because the calliper had seized (which suddenly caused one pad to wear very quickly). I received ridiculous quotes in the range of $600- $750 from the dealer and a large independent, to replace all the hardware on both rear wheels.
I went to a smaller independent who offered a more reasonable quote of $300. He then realized that the other side had frozen pistons. Essentially the front brakes were stopping the car with no help from the rears.
Once repaired, I stepped on the brakes and almost went through the windshield..... amazing what 4 brakes can do. My assumption is that they were never right in the time I owned the car. Hopefully this was repaired correctly, and not an indication of what I have to look forward to as the car ages and accumulates miles.
By the way, other than brakes, the car has been OK but not great. Issues with air bag system and some interior parts, etc. coverred by warranty.
#78 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata Brakes [abramsmm]
Sep 03, 2009 (5:57 am)
Thanks your post.
It explains a lot.
#79 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata Brakes [abramsmm]
Sep 03, 2009 (6:12 am)
Stuck or frozen calipers are almost the only way brake pads can suddenly go from 70% pad material to near zero in a very short time. In all my answering posts to one of the others here who complained about just this I used that caveat...that is, the question was asked "did your calipers stick" For the record, stuck calipers are not unheard of in any brand of car. The question to which I have no answer is "do Hyundai calipers stick more frequently than most?" Yes, we have a hand-full of complainers here but overall the number is miniscule. And yes genuine Hyundai replacement parts are expensive as compared to aftermarket offshore (Chinese? Indian? etc) manufacturered parts. As always the question remains are they "as good as" as well as cheaper? Personally I think not.
#80 of 311 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [targettuning]
Sep 03, 2009 (9:05 am)
You know this is not one person and you said you are not working for Hyundai
People could read your post as you are expert, you do have free time on the forum everyday and education people. This is the owner responsibility to do bla..bla..
People need to speak out.
#81 of 311 Another one
Sep 04, 2009 (8:47 am)
My daughter came home last nite telling me her 07 Sonata with 18,000 miles was making a weird noise from the rear end. I drove it and the driver's side brake is hung up. Called the dealer, first thing the service manager said was that was a maintenance problem and not a warranty item. I am 52 yrs old and have owned dozens of cars with disc brakes without this ever happening. Don't tell me it's not poor design. Can hardly wait to see what they want to sock me as I'm sure it's cooked the brakes as she drove home about 10 miles with the brake dragging.