really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
50 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most common solutions:

  1. cleaning, servicing and filing all surfaces (1 reports)
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problem #1

Dec 312019

Elantra GT Nline 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 16 miles

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brake pads constantly getting stuck brake pads constantly getting stuck

The brakes on this car have been a series issue since day one and are a source of constant maintenance requirements.

The first year I bought the car, I kept feeling a really bad dragging feeling from my car. At 3000 km, I decided to check and clean my brakes while changing tires. The result of which is in the images provided. The rear brake pads were so locked in place that the brake cylinder was pushing so hard to try and brake, it started to leak brake fluid out the cylinder. To remove the pads, I had to use a large flat head screwdriver and a mini sludge hammer to remove them from the support bracket. This work also took nearly 30 minutes per pad to remove from the vehicle. The pads had locked up tightly pushed to the rotor due to the auto ebrake system in this car and its time sitting on the dealer lot.

I had to release all 4 wheels as the braking since day one on the vehicle was extremely weak or subpar at best. The dealer refused to do anything to the car with out payment, so all servicing had to be either paid for or done by me.

After the first year, I had to service my brakes 3 times due to the pads, constantly getting stuck and during the second year had to resort to filing both of the brake pads' matting surfaces, The slider to remove the factory paint and the support bracket to remove a thin layer of both rust build up and metal to reduce the gab so that the pads would not get pinched.

One of the major issues with the brakes was the simple fact that Hyundai from factory paints on the Stainless Steel Sliders which both causes friction, dust and dirt build up, and worst of all, a groove the brake pad tends to get stuck in. Also the brake pad sliders do not sit flush to the surface of the bracket, causing a gap to form and invites both rust and dirt build up under the slider causing both pressure and rust to form under the pad and getting it stuck in place.

After 3 years of bad brakes, I finally decided to replace the pads, even though they still had more then 90% of pad life left and replacing both sliders and pads - and yet again more filing on the slider surface of the pad, my brakes finally feel consistent and good and begin to brake at less then 10% of peddle push, rather than 25-40% peddle push.

- deathjam4, Thornhill, ON, Canada