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I have a Kia Sorento XS year 06. I have had the car from new

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I have a Kia Sorento XS year 06. I have had the car from new and it has been serviced regularly. At the last service/mot in February the rear brake pads were changed. Since then, both towing a caravan and solo, I have noticed that the rear offside wheel has become very hot after a journey of 40/50 miles. I returned the car to the garage and they checked the callipers were moving ok and they also replaced the hydraulic fluid. We are still experiencing the same problem. As we will be touring France in July, doing about 2000 miles we are rather concerned. Hope you can give some advice, are we safe to travel to France with the car having this problem.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Robert replied 3 years ago.



Hopefully i can help..


If the rear brake on that side is binding - then no i wouldnt say it would be safe - eventually that will cause problems if left un checked/burn out the pads,damage the disc or the caliper seals due to the extreme heat that being built up..There maybe many things that could cause that issue..the first being the new pads are not able to move freely in the carrier.they shouldnt be stuck in there when the caliper is removed..i asume this would have been checked so you could maybe overlook that..the other is the caliper itself is indeed faulty internally in that piston couldbe binding up and not fully retracting properly or the hand brake isnt releasing enough causing partical braking on the back on that side be it the mechanisim where the cable is connected or the cable is they would certainly need to ensure the handbrake on that does free up properly..the other is the brake flexi hose to the caliper may of collapsed internally thus not allow the fluid to return back properly upt the line when the pressure is released when you come off the again thats something else to maybe consider having changed..also too have them check for slight run out on that disc or slight as above there is few other things that could cause this and maybe something to consider having checked out.I do hope this helps

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