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Hyundai Entourage, Van
#51 of 80 Re: Shimmy Continues [jsrf]
May 25, 2007 (9:32 am)
How agressive is the braking? ABS can cause a shudder if you apply the breaks realy hard. If the rotors were realy warped you should feel some effect even in light breaking. Good luck.
#52 of 80 Re: Shimmy Continues [josm100]
Jun 01, 2007 (11:21 am)
No, this was a definite rotor issue. The braking I was describing was not agressive enough to actuate ABS, which you feel coming up through and pushing back at the brake pedal.They cut them and the problem has been resolved. No other high speed vibrations at all at this point.
#53 of 80 Re: Shimmy Continues [ateixeira]
Jun 01, 2007 (11:36 am)
Well, for me, anyway, the rotors were cut, and the braking vibration went away. I was somewhat concerned after buying this van, because I saw so many posts about vibration. Hopefully it was a corrected issue, and mine is good to go, because we really like it alot.
Don't want to have to go through any lemon law disputes, as some other postings have indicated.
I am a car guy from way back, so, I understand that the uneven torque can cause rotors to warp. I always check with a torque wrench, myself.
The only thing I don't understand is how a new vehicle gets a warped rotor. Ours had 180 miles on it when we got it, as it sat on the lot for a few months before we bought it (The dealer cut us what I think is a good deal to get it off their inventory). Over the years, I have come up with the theory that any vehicle that has hot brake rotors hit with cold water risks warped rotors. I have noticed that after a car is taken through a car wash, the brakes develop a rotor shudder. Maybe it's just me, but that seems to be the case.
Anyway, knock on wood, I have experienced none of the unresolved issues posted in these forums with my Entourage.
With less than 600 miles on it, I got 22 mpg on a 100 mile trip, so even the mileage seems to be where it should be. Of course, I did it the old fashioned way by starting with a full tank, driving it, then refilling, and calculating the mpg myself.
So far it has been a real pleasure to drive, and I am hoping that in the long run, it is a good vehicle.
#54 of 80 Re: Shimmy Continues [jsrf]
Jun 05, 2007 (10:40 am)
$26.9 is a great price. I just got an out the door quote of $31.8 for a Limited w/ the Ultimate Package. Of course, that's still $10,000 less expensive than a comparable Sienna.
#55 of 80 Re: Shimmy Continues [rhodesman]
Jun 06, 2007 (7:05 am)
That price is too high, IMO.
I saw Limiteds starting at $24,100 including freight.
That doesn't include a moonroof, so add a grand. The DVD player and stuff added another couple. Still, loaded ones were around $28-29k.
You cannot compare a loaded Entourage to a loaded Sienna because Toyota offers AWD, HIDs, laser cruise control, GPS Navigation, etc. Those are very pricey options that of course increase the price substantially.
#56 of 80 13k miles - now I have vibration
Jun 14, 2007 (7:38 am)
I've had the Entourage for about 6 months and haven't had any significant issues until recently. Now, when I hit 75 mph, the car vibrates excessively. The dealership took a look ate the rotors and there was some warping so they fixed that but it didn't help. They rebalanced the tires; didn't help. My wife is having the tires rebalanced somewhere else that has a 'more sophisticated' machinem so we'll see how that goes. I really don't want to be another burnie...
#57 of 80 Re: 13k miles - now I have vibration [thornside]
Jun 14, 2007 (9:52 am)
A fix has been developed for this problem, there is a "more sophisticated" system called a Hunter something or other. Theres a sedona/entourage forum on www.ezboard.com that deals with the problem. Keep us posted on the progress though as I'm sure others may experience this problem. I'd be more upset about the dealership eating my roters
#58 of 80 Re: 13k miles - now I have vibration [josm100]
Jun 20, 2007 (12:21 pm)
Hunter makes a balancing machine that puts a load on the tire, so it's more precise.
Keep us updated, please.
#59 of 80 Re: 13k miles - now I have vibration [thornside]
Jul 12, 2007 (5:02 pm)
Sorry for the delay. I took the van to the dealership and they paid for me to have a more sophisticated balancing done. That took care of it!
#60 of 80 Re: 13k miles - now I have vibration [thornside]
Jul 12, 2007 (10:53 pm)
There is a TSB for using the Hunter machine now....see earlier posts for the link