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  • Dina
    Dina - 2009 Hyundai Sonata - Brakes - 12/10/2014
    I'm hearing an intermittent sound like jingle bells (seriously) coming from the rear. Not effected by speed or braking
    Someone told me it could be brakes. I needed new ones anyway so I replaced back brakes and rotors. The sound is less often. Could it be front brakes?. (I plan to relate them this weekend). I can't distinguish now where sound is coming from.
    0 answer
  • vick
    vick - 2009 Hyundai Sonata - Brakes - 11/22/2014
    Why is it that every time I try to brake my car jerks?
    When I am driving and I hit the brakes either slowly or quick my car wheel tend to lock up for a quick second making the car jerk.
    • CVO
      11/22/2014 CVO
      One of the caliper brake hose isn't releasing the brake fluid pressure back to the reservoir, and it is the cause of the brake lock. I have seen it that problem.
  • TracyB
    TracyB - 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe - Brakes - 11/7/2014
    My brake lights come on and stay on when my head lights are turned on.
    WHen I turn the lights off the brake lights function correctly.
    • jdl
      11/7/2014 jdl
      I haven't looked at your wiring but maybe your tail lamps are trying to ground through the brake lamp. Faulty grounds can cause some weird things to happen. Just a thought.
  • TracyB
    TracyB - 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe - Brakes - 11/7/2014
    My brake lights are coming on and staying on when my headlights come on, via auto or manual. Help?
    The brake lights work correctly when my lights are off. When on, they don't dim or go off.
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Hyundai Elantra - Brakes - 10/29/2014
    Brakes locked up, pedal went hard; what is the cause?
    Car has@ 137K miles and is fairly reliable. Brakes locked up once before and we had calipers and pads serviced. Repair lasted several weeks and reoccurred while driving and engine warm. No code info available and the engine light is on.
    • jayjay
      10/29/2014 jayjay
      I'm doing mine now! Question is it Locking up while driving?
  • Tim
    Tim - 2004 Hyundai Elantra - Brakes - 8/16/2014
    2004 Hyundai ELANTRA Fuel Delivery question
    After replacing the fuel pump/assembly on a 2004 Hyundai ELANTRA it still seems fueled starved after sitting over night. Is it bleeding off pressure because of a fuel line leak between pump and engine?
    • Jimm
      8/16/2014 Jimm
      Possibly - have you checked for the fuel line leak - from the fuel tank to the engine? If not, then start with this step.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Hyundai Tucson - Brakes - 6/22/2014
    Cant get brake system to prime
    I just replaced the rotors, calipers and pads on the front of vehicle. When I try to bleed the system I get no pressure in system. I get flow of fluid at all four bleeders with no air but not enough to move the pistons. There are no leaks in the lines, or at the ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2007 Hyundai Elantra - Brakes - 6/7/2014
    Brake and abs warning light come on at same time while driving and brakes lock up.
    i have a 2007 hyundai elantra that has about 132,000 mile on it . my problem doesnt happen all the time . My brake light and ABS warning light come on at the same time while driving that happens just about every time after just starting the car and driving off . ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe - Brakes - 5/28/2014
    Esc and abs lights come on with no acceleration and hot rubber smell
    It's happened twice when I'm driving I can't accelerate and the both the esc and abs lights come on. I'll press on the gas and barely get any oomph. Also when I brake, they feel hard. Then I smell a hot rubber. There's no smoke. Just got the brakes and routers ...
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2005 Hyundai Accent - Brakes - 5/8/2014
    Grinding noise when moving and feels like slowing quickly when coasting / foot off gas
    Hi, my car is making a grinding noise when in motion (particularly noticeable during acceleration) and also feels as though the vehicle slows quickly when coasting or my foot isn't on the gas. This happens all the time.
    • GT500Knights
      5/8/2014 GT500Knights
      Your brake calipers may be worn out, causing the the pads to not retract properly. Hydraulic pressure is holding the pads against the rotors, rapidly wearing the pad lining down (and you've probably already got the lining worn out--down to the pad backing). The metal to metal grinding sound is the metal pad backing contacting and dragging against the metal rotor surface. Check for deep grooves on the rotor surface.

      The other possibility is that the wheel bearings are bad.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2013 Hyundai Sonata - Brakes - 4/29/2014
    Brake Problems No Brake Pressure!!!!!
    I had the same exact problem happen to me twice in my 2013 GLS Hyundai Sonata. When i went to press the brakes it went all the way to the floor!! I took it to my local Hyundai dealer and they couldn't find any problems. So they called the Hyundai headquarters and ...
    • Jimm
      4/29/2014 Jimm
      Since the vehicle is still under warranty - have the local dealership repair / replace the brake master cylinder, in addition to inspection and repairs of any brake fluid leaks in the system. Make sure the dealership provides you with written records for all repairs that clearly indicate the: exact issue, finding and repairs in detail.

      All the repairs will be done at the dealership / manufacturer expense - not at your expense nor cost.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe - Brakes - 3/1/2014
    Have to top up brake resevoir, but no leak otherwise brake are ok
    60000 miles. in good condition.but still have to up brake reservoif, no sign of leaks on the wheels or on the ground
    • Jimm
      3/1/2014 Jimm
      OK - is there any question with the information provided? First question - how often does the brake master cylinder need refilling?

      Aside from the obvious and usual external leaks, there may be an internal leak of brake fluid from the master cylinder to inside the brake power booster unit - mounted just behind the master cylinder.
  • Rob
    Rob - 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe - Brakes - 2/18/2014
    Can u bleed 2010 Hyundai Santa fe brakes without diagnostic computer having to be used
    Have been told that as these have brake assist, u can't bleed in conventional way
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      You can bleed this in a conventional way or with a scanner.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Hyundai Elantra - Brakes - 2/18/2014
    When i step on the brake pedal there is a chirping sound it is coming from the rear of the vehicle
    When applying the brakes while parked or in motion there is a chirping sound it is coming from the rear of the car also while applying brake while driving there is a woo woo sound also while braking
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/18/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Probably needs to have the rear brakes lokked at. I'm sure it is nothing very serious or unsafe.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2009 Hyundai Sonata - Brakes - 2/1/2014
    Esc and abs lights both have come on and stay on intermittently but yesterday driving noticed a sound
    as if something was caught under the front of the car and was dragging or knocking. Checked underneath the car and didn't see anything foreign but driving it further noticed knocking/thumping sound around front driver side tire and when depressing on the brake ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/1/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Your Hyundai has what is called false abs activation and the cause is a bad wheel speed sensor. Since there are 4 sensors you cannot know whichj one is bad unless someone reads the abs codes with a scan tool that is Hyundai ABS capable. You could buy one of these scan tools for around $200 if you are a DIY mechanic on your own vehicles because most shops will bill you too much to check the codes for you unless you have a good relationship with a local shop and he does it for you. Otherwise, if you bring it into a shop and tell them you are getting false abs activation they will know what to do.