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Hyundai Elantra Brake Problems

1135 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Hyundai Elantra. 135 of these members (11.9%) have reported brake repairs for their car. A total of 174 brake repairs to Hyundai Elantras--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Hyundai Elantra problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Hyundai Elantra repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1167 repairs.

Hyundai Elantra brake repair cost distribution

Chart based on 156 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2007 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

27000 mi US $100 Had started to feel a slight vibration when braking at highway speeds - so I decided to put new pads on the front (OEM pads still had 1/2 life left however) and turn the rotors. 

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2005 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

46000 mi US $230 Rear pads completly worn out rotors turned. 

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2004 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

138-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

48360 mi C $800 Front pad replacement, rotors rusted and warped, rusted to hub, difficult to remove, rotors not in stock. Dealer paid for use of rental car due to not having rotors in stock. 
63240   Rear drum shoes replaced, drum okay 
55000   Rear emergency brake cables (both) replaced due to deteriorated dust boots where cable attaches to rear caliper. 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Sedan

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

57000 mi US $150 Rear brakes locked as a result of improper bad/caliper alignment. Brake pads replaced as part of repair due to excessive burning. 
68000   Locked right rear caliper, followed by a locked left rear caliper. New pads/rotors due to damage from locked rear brakes. 
74000   Parking brake cables had been binding and rear brakes would remain locked. Obtained new cables for both rear disc brakes. Removed center console and rear wheels to facilitate repair. 
50000 US $539 brakes failed while driving to Chicago. pedal went to floor. Hyundai said 2 back wheel cylinders need to be replaced, and a "flush". 
57000   last year Stephens Hyundai told me "could not detect problem" rarely drove the car for over a year. Brakes squish, & when braking from 55mph, severe vibration. took for alignment but mechanic said not alignment problem New rotors on front fixed prob 

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2003 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

135-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

88040 mi C $75 At the time rotors and pads installed on front. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel manual 2WD

74400 mi   Noise coming from rear brakes, not previously replaced. Now replaced&fixed. 

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2002 Hyundai Elantra 4dr Hatch

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

65100 mi C $600 Seized rear brake caliper - replaced. 
89000 US $600 Uneven wear on RR Passenger brake pad. Problem diagnosed as bad caliper, had both rear calipers, rotors, and pads replaced. 
91000   Squealing brakes, adjusted front brakes.  
96000   RR Parking brake cable broke, replaced. 

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