Needed a repair for the first time on any Hyundai I've owned. The rear
brake pad was corroded in place and would not retract properly. Pads are
not covered past 12 months (mine is 19 months, 33,000 miles) so I had to
pay. I thought it was the caliper not releasing, but the caliper retracted
Dealer blames it on "New England Weather". Maybe, but IMO, it should not
have corroded in place that fast on a daily driven car. I can see it the
car sat for weeks at a time but there is hardly a day this car does not
I had an '06 Sonata that I traded at 67,000 and original brakes
Now have a '10 Sonata with 32,000 and the corroded pad.
We do get our share of rain and salted roads, but they do in Korea too. The
mechanic said they get a lot of them so maybe some different material or
shielding is in order.
Afraid the Dealer is right, my wife 02 Elantra spend 7 good years in
Florida, only have to replace the battery, plus normal maintenance, then
we loaned it to our in-law, drove the car from Tampa to Hanover, NH; all
fine, she used it there for 2 years, one and a half winters.
She returned it to us ..... need to replace:
Battery, radiator, rims, tires, and the bottom of the car is falling
from salt rust......
Yup, nasty weather you guys have in New England, now, the seafood is
GREAT, most people are good too (as long as you are NOT near Boston).
On Thu, 23 Jun 2011 22:56:18 -0400, "Ed Pawlowski"
Ed, if you remembe,r recently I had my 07 Santa Fe in for brakes as
the left rear had corroded and was dragging the pad all the way
through to the metal. It too was contributed to NE weather. Prior to
the Santa Fe my 96 GJC w/190K never corroded. Any my '01 original PT
Cruiser with 96K still has the ORIGINAL brakes. Just FYI.
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