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#75 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [targettuning]
Aug 31, 2009 (10:09 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 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [haidong]
Sep 01, 2009 (8:51 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 313 2007 Sonata Brakes
Sep 02, 2009 (1:47 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 313 Re: 2007 Sonata Brakes [abramsmm]
Sep 03, 2009 (4:57 am)
Thanks your post.
It explains a lot.
#79 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata Brakes [abramsmm]
Sep 03, 2009 (5:12 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 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [targettuning]
Sep 03, 2009 (8:05 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 313 Another one
Sep 04, 2009 (7:47 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.
#82 of 313 Re: Another one [etoyoc]
Sep 04, 2009 (8:06 am)
You just hit the nail on the head! My friend and I did the brakes on my 08 Sonata and the drivers side rear, inner side, after 24,000 miles was paper thin. The pads had hung up and were always touching the rotor, the rotor also needs to be replaced. I plan on changing the brake hardware too.
Thinking back I do recall a smell from the rear brakes each time I got home, should have checked them!
#83 of 313 Re: Another one [etoyoc]
Sep 06, 2009 (6:00 pm)
Dealer called back and said the pads were gone and backing plate was rubbing on the rotor. Caused by stuck caliper. Said I was "lucky" because it did not gouge the rotors so they could resurface them and replace pads for "only" $150. Right, I feel lucky. Service Mgr said this was a maintenance item on Sonatas. I asked her to show me where it was indicated in the owners manual that this was a maintenance item, of course it isn't. She said I should have them do "brake maintenance" (for $50) approx every 20,000 miles to remove corrosion and brake dust and lube the pad slides. This is poor design andnothing but. Isn't the NHTSA interested in brakes prone to fail such as these on Sonatas? Sounds like a recall is in order here....
#84 of 313 Re: 2007 Sonata rear brake issue [haidong]
Sep 08, 2009 (6:13 am)
I am NOT working for Hyundai in any capacity. As far as being an expert...I am not, but do have some common sense. As for the rest of your post I do not know what you are talking about!