I have a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L AWD -- about 78,000 miles.
The brakes work (of course), but it feels to me like the pedal has to be
pushed too far down before the breaking action starts to function. The
pedal doesn't go all the way to the floor and it doesn't feel like a bad
master cylinder (the pedal does stop and stays there when pressed down). It
is not low on brake fluid. The brakes have been like that for about as long
as I can remember -- maybe a couple of years. I recently had a lot of work
done on the vehicle at a dealership (timing belt, power steering pump, etc.
etc.) and they checked everything out beforehand and they didn't say
anything about it needing brakes.
I think the brakes are self-adjusting. But, is there an adjustment that a
mechanic or the dealership can make to have the brakes feel more "solid" and
begin stopping the vehicle without having to press as far down on the pedal?