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junior ... 11/18/2012
2010 Kia Optima LX 4 Cyl 2.4L - Brakes
My car jerks when I break, I drive a 2010 Kia optima lx with 54k
When I start driving in the morning to work my car jerks each time I break but after a few miles and breaking it stops, till I stop driving. After a few hrs of not driving I begging to drive and it continues to jerks , it's annoying and driving me crazy
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    Jimm 11/18/2012
    Have you checked / replaced the front wheel bearings / hub assemblies - due to wear? The other possibility is the front disc brake rotors are warped - fairly common. If the front rootors are replaced, they are fairly inexpensive; try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or They (Rock Auto) list the front brake rotors from around $14.00 each for your vehicle.
    AutoMD Member 5/18/2014
    Did you ever figure out what was going on? I have a 2009 Optima LX (just turned 55k) and it has recently started doing the same thing. You apply the breaks and shortly after they grab again. This usually occurs when the engine is cold. I have noticed that it will happen (randomly) when I apply the accelerator. The dealership has not been able to find the problem. I'm wondering if it might be something with the ABS...

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