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Just joined. Wife would like me to ask if everyone has really mushy (but still working) brakes on 2015 Sorento. It has almost always been
like this, even after brake work, bleeding etc. Is this a usual feature.
 

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No info. I think we can just assume Sorento brakes of this model are crappy. They have always had the same poor quality on this vehicle. Just a crappy brake and wheel cylinder design I imagine.
 

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Hmm, 127 views and no one can bother to comment on whether their 2015 Sorento brakes are inherently good or perennially crappy? I will have them bled again when changing over to winter tires and if that does't help, I will switch back to a Pathfinder.
 

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Hmm, 127 views and no one can bother to comment on whether their 2015 Sorento brakes are inherently good or perennially crappy? I will have them bled again when changing over to winter tires and if that does't help, I will switch back to a Pathfinder.
This was posted less than one minute ago - were you really expecting response to be that fast and furious?

Edit: Merged threads.

Why wouldn't you assume that the lack of response to your first post is an indication that its not a common problem - if a search also revealed nothing, that would be another confirmation.
 

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IMO it is unreasonable to assume the original brakes on any car manufactured in the past decade or two are just inherently crappy. Just my opinion. My 2014 Sorento brakes are great, no complaints. Other factors that could cause spongy brakes (if that is the probelm you have) besides air in the hydaulic system are the rubber brake hoses (used between the car body and the brake caplier itself) that have gotten soft and can "balloon up" ever so slightly causing poor brake feel, pad contamination, inferior aftermarket pads if they have been changed. A competent mechanic should be able to diagnose the issue.
 

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Just joined. Wife would like me to ask if everyone has really mushy (but still working) brakes on 2015 Sorento. It has almost always been
like this, even after brake work, bleeding etc. Is this a usual feature.
As compared to other vehicles I have owned, yes they are "mushy". I didn't like them when I bought it new, but everything else I did like so.....Other than feel they do work well, you can slam on them and it will stop quick with antilock kicking in. The feel reminds me of my 69 Nova I had in high school with 4 wheel drum brakes, but the KIA stops a lot better :).
 

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As compared to other vehicles I have owned, yes they are "mushy". I didn't like them when I bought it new, but everything else I did like so.....Other than feel they do work well, you can slam on them and it will stop quick with antilock kicking in. The feel reminds me of my 69 Nova I had in high school with 4 wheel drum brakes, but the KIA stops a lot better :).
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My Brakes have been perfect feeling from the start! I replaced them all recently with New brakes from Advanced auto, with 2 new front rotors. They are still Good grabbing, although the pedal is bit harder. No big deal!
 

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My girlfriends 2015 (same model) had mushy breaks when we test drove it at the used car dealer.
Had them changed as part of sale. Seem good now. The suspension and lights on the other hand....

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NO is the answer to the 1st post question.

A lot of factors can affect brake feel and pedal pressure.
  • have you had the calipers and/or pads serviced (they need to float free and smooth, tight or rusted guide pins and pads dragging due to rust or lack of lubrication in the caliper channels affect this!!) Pretty much needs to be done every year if you're in the rust belt somewhere. I check them when doing winter/summer wheel changes on my vehicles if in doubt.
  • the actual brake pad material is also a factor on braking power especially if used a lot. Many pads will fade quickly after a few applications due to heat.
  • worn components (I'll leave this for a mechanic to address since its not for a DIY not familiar with the mechanics of the area)
Its best to have it resolve as with mushy brakes you hard emergency braking ability is virtually nil. You can slow down quick at best but not STOP as required.
 
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