2009 Hyundai Accent Drove 20kms with the ebrake on (yes, Si

Tiny
LETTUCE13
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  • 2009 HYUNDAI ACCENT
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 3,000 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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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 2:02 AM

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Tiny
MHPAUTOS
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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)
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Monday, March 2nd, 2009 AT 3:23 AM

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