There are a disturbing number of fires starting in the antilock braking system (ABS) of Hyundai vehicles. The fires start from short-circuits within the ABS due to liquid contamination and corrosion. At first the problem was li…Continue reading article "ABS Fire"
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Where Brakes Complaints Happen
Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.
- brakes make grinding noise in the 2013 Elantra
- brake failure in the 2009 Genesis
- abnormal rear brake wear in the 2009 Sonata
- premature wear of rear disk pads in the 2008 Sonata
- brakes are squeaking in the 2013 Elantra
- brakes not working properly in the 2011 Sonata
- brakes don't work when snowing or raining in the 2014 Elantra
Looks like last year's recall to stop Santa Fe ABS fires didn't stop all the ABS fires.
A total of 18 SUVs have now caught on fire after internal brake fluid leaks shorted out the ABS module. Hyundai hopes swapping out internal valve seals and lowering the system's amperage can finally put an end to this issue.…keep reading article "Hyundai Recalls Over 200,000 Santa Fe Sports a Second Time for ABS Fires"
Owners of the 3rd generation Tucson (2016-2021) are being urged to keep their parked vehicles away from anything that can burn until they have a fuse in the antilock braking system (ABS) replaced.
If you're wondering if they really mean that, yes. Yes they do Multiple SUVs have caught on fire, both while parked and in motion, due to a short circuit in the ABS.
An investigation found that the fireskeep reading article "797,000 Tucson SUVs Recalled for ABS Fires"
may not occur if the operating current in the ABS module traveled through a lower amperage fuseso they want to swap the system's current 40-amp fuse for a 25-amp version. I'd personally like a little more certainty than "may not occur," but that's just me.…
Hyundai, along with 19 other manufacturers, has agreed to a voluntary program to equip all new passenger vehicles with automated emergency braking (AEB) technology by September 1, 2020.
AEB was found to reduce rear-end crashes by 39% during research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Automatic emergency braking uses a combination of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras for a forward collision warning system that gives a driver audio or visual warnings that a forward collision is near.…keep reading article "Is Hyundai Falling Behind in AEB Technology?"
A previous brake switch recall has been expanded to include over 390,000 Elantras from the 2013 and 2014 model years.
Hyundai noticed an increased warranty claim rate for Elantras that weren't included in the 2016 recall. Brake pedal stopper pads were collected from the vehicles that were built between 2012 and 2014.
The brake pedal stopper pad sits between the brake light switch and the brake pedal arm. Hyundai issued a recall last year after discovering the stopper pad was deteriorating, allowing the brake lights to stay on even when the pedal wasn’t being pressed.
Turns out that recall didn’t reach far enough.keep reading article "Last Year's Elantra Brake Pedal Stop Pad Recall Has Been Explanded"
Hyundai is recalling 161,000 cars for issues with parking brake switch issues.
According to Hyundai, the warning light used to indicate when the parking brake is applied may not illuminate due to corrosion of the parking brake switch. This could cause a driver to possibly leave the parking brake engaged while trying to drive the car.
The affected cars are from the 2015 and 2016 model years.keep reading article "Over 160,000 Sonata and Genesis Cars Recalled with Corroded Parking Brake Switches"
The government says they can’t find evidence of a safety defect with the electronic parking brake in the 2016 Sonata. They’ve closed their investigation.
Safety regulators knew that Hyundai had issued a technical service bulletin to dealers in May 2016 about problems with the electronic parking brake systems and NHTSA wanted to know if the proposed repairs did indeed fix the cars.
The optional electronic parking brake uses an electric motor to push the rear brake pads against the rotors. The brake is supposed to disengage when the transmission is shifted into gear with the ignition on.
Owners report that the brakes aren’t getting enough clearance after disengaging, causing premature wear and – in at least one case – a fire.keep reading article "Feds Don’t Think Sonata’s Electronic Parking Brake Needs a Recall"
An internal investigation into the 2017 Sonata’s power brakes was opened by Hyundai following four complaints from owners.
Hyundai was notified in December 2016 that a supplier was receiving an increase of orders for replacement brake boosters for 2017 Elantras … The supplier determined the diaphragm in the brake booster may come loose and cause a vacuum leak.
Without the power assist, it becomes much harder for owners to press the brake pedal prompting the recall of 33,800 Sonatas. The affected cars were built in Alabama from September 12, 2016, through January 18, 2017.keep reading article "Sudden Loss of Power Braking Forces a Recall in the 2017 Sonata"