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#102 of 141 Hyundai quality ???? service????
Jul 06, 2009 (11:47 am)
I have a 2008 Sonata, the brakes are gone after less than 18K miles of very light driving; the dealer said that they are not part of the so much advertised hyundai warranty; too bad they said. Hey, brakes that do not even last 18K, is this hyundai's quality? It seems so; I wonder what else will be braking soon. I will never, ever buy a hyundai again, and I advise against buying one. Yes, they are a little cheaper than the Japanese cars, but so much worse! My wife has a Japanese car for over 6 years, over 60K, not a single problem with it! Keep away from hyundai. And, yes, their service, at least here in Henrietta, NY is very, very bad; they are the worst I have ever seen service wise, and believe me, I have seen bad ones.
#103 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [badhyundai]
Jul 06, 2009 (12:47 pm)
Did just 1 wheel wear out that could be a warranty issue. Did you take it to an independent service place to see if you realy needed brakes?
Did they give you a reason why the brakes wore down so quickly?
#104 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [badhyundai]
Jul 07, 2009 (6:24 am)
Regarding your complaints about brakes...
1. no manufacturer, including the Japaneese warrants consumable items, i.e. brake pads or shoes, windshield wiper blades, clutch parts, and possibly bulbs. These items are designed to be used up (consumed) with each use. You may find individual dealers that MAY replace these items once as a good-will gesture (especially if they seem to wear out sooner than expected) but as a rule...nope. What constitutes "light driving"? To you it might be light but????? driving habits play an important part in how long brakes last and I know for a fact Henrietta is very, very close to Rochester which is a typical U.S.city (read rush hour traffic) so you probably have stop-go driving if you go there frequently. and..
2. Since asbestos has been eliminated from brake friction material it seems brakes do not last as long in general. I have a friend who owns and operates a small general service automobile garage and he sees his share of brake repairs. It is his opinion that the new material used in pads does not last long. That is, he replaces the same customers brakes on a frequent basis.
If you are advising others not to buy Hyundai based on how long your brakes lasted you have a flawed argument. And yeah, we have owned both Hyundai products and currently a 2006 Honda Civic. The Honda has had multiple small irritating problems at very low mileage. For example, both rear shocks leaked out at less than 4,000 miles and were replaced under warranty, the front driver seat bottom cushion fabric wore thin at less than 9,000 miles (no greasy jeans or screwdrivers sticking out of my pocket to damage it) and was replaced under warranty. The tires are 2/3rds worn at around 21K miles and at last oil change I was told the battery should be replaced (at my expense) and the car has 21,400 miles. Is Honda better? I wonder.
#105 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [badhyundai]
Jul 10, 2009 (12:43 pm)
Sounds like your Hyundai Dealer service dept should've at least told you why the pads wore down son quickly, possibly due to your light driving albeit in stop and go traffic. Listen you can't fault the vehicle for your driving habits. Pads are a preventive maintenance item just something your gonna have to deal with no matter what kind of vehicle you drive. Do you think all those people that own 08/09 Chrysler minivans are all that concerned about having to replace their brake pads every 20-25k miles? Not if they did their homework and knew before they bought one.
#106 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [badhyundai]
Jul 11, 2009 (5:27 am)
I have my 2007 Sonata. The brake has problem when I purchased the car. I felt pulsated when I pressed the brake. I took it back to dealer and they resurfaced the rotor, the dealer told me they took 4 cut to surface the rotor. Now it is 33,000 miles and I have to change all my rear brake. I tried to contact with Hyundai, they refuse to do anything for that. And I told them I will not buy hyundai, they do not car. Keep away from Hyundai, tell your friends.
#107 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [badhyundai]
Jul 15, 2009 (10:10 am)
I have 40K on my 2006 V6, and the brakes are fine. They appear ot have 10-20K more miles left on the pads.
Some people drive with their left foot on the brake, and that will wear them out prematurely. Also, disengaging the cruise control at 75+mph with full braking is extremely hard on the brakes and rotors. The brakes should be tapped (or the cruise disengaged from the steering wheel) and the car allowed to coast a while and slow down before applying full brakes.
My Sonata has the best brakes of the 8 or 9 cars I've owned. When I drive other cars now, I'm never happy with the brakes.
#108 of 141 Re: Hyundai quality ???? service???? [bobad]
Jul 18, 2009 (12:51 pm)
I have a 06 V6 Sonata and changed my front brake pads at lil over 55k.
Sep 11, 2009 (11:54 am)
I may be comparing apples to oranges but..... I bought new a 2003 Elantra GT and have a little over 89,000 miles on the original brake pads. It is driven by myself and wife. She does a lot of stop and go, I less so. I just pulled a front wheel and removed the calliper ( a ridiculously easy job) and still see plenty of pad left. I do brake easily and anticipate my stops. I also down shift to 3rd , using the engine to slow. ( automatic transmission) We are not slow poke drivers either.
#110 of 141 Re: shame on hyundai ... [hotrod54]
Sep 11, 2009 (2:12 pm)
There are a lot of oil pans that you have not seen then..2.7liter-3-2 liter 3.5 liter chrysler engines all have alumniun oil pans. Many farm tractors have cast iron oil pans. I am sure there are many others out there.
#111 of 141 pungent chemical smell from trunk interior
Sep 21, 2009 (2:51 pm)
i purchased an 09 sonata back in oct 2008. the car is great and all, but i noticed a chemical odor (very hard to explain) from the trunk. it was really bad during the summer and the odor is starting to seep into the cabin. i hardly put anything in the trunk and i even checked for dead animals. it's not an organic smell, but a chemical one. the source, after tireless sniffing, is the fabric material that covers the walls and roof of the trunk. the worst is the board that separates the trunk interior from the spare tire compartment.
i've been to the dealership and they act as if there is no smell.
anybody have any issues like this? any remedies?