Mechanics

DROVE 20KMS WITH THE EBRAKE ON (YES, SI

2009 Hyundai Accent

Brakes problem
2009 Hyundai Accent 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 3000 miles

I never use the e brake and rarely have on any vehicle that I've owned. I let a friend borrow my car and when they parked it, they engaged the e brake.
I long story short drove from almost one end of the city to the other with it engaged! Finally the smell started coming into the vehicle, and my brakes started to fail. I left the vehicle for about 3 hours to let the brakes cool down and after that they seemed fine. Do you think I'll need to get my brakes replaced?
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Lettuce13
March 2, 2009.



Hi there,

The rear brakes will have been severely overheated, I would at least get them inspected and if in doubt change them, and have the brake fluid flushed as well. Start here.

Mark (mhpautos)

Mhpautos
Mar 2, 2009.