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Just been told by the garage that my Terracan has failed its MOT because one of the brake pipes is badly corroded and the rest don't look too clever either! They are going to replace them all, so a large repair bill is heading my way. It's 7 years old and done 60,000miles, with one careful lady owner!

Has anyone else encountered this problem, or is it just me? I'm just curious, that's all.

Other than that, I've been very happy with the car for the last 7 years.

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Gilly
 

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its very unusual that you would have corroded brake pipes at 60,000 miles/7 years.................let alone all of them!!!

l would get a second opinion if l were you
 

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Thanks Montego. I think I'm between a rock and a hard place now. The MOT runs out in a few days and I need the car for work, so I guess I'll just have to be very brave when they give me the bill! It's a local garage that that my husband uses for all the family vehicles, so I have no reason to disbelieve them. I'm just a bit shocked that this should happen on a youngish car. I just wondered if it was a common fault - I guess every manufacturer/model has an Achilles heel somewhere.

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Hi Gilly,

I have a 2003 Terry auto with 55k miles on the clock and have had all of the rear brake piping renewed over the last year or so, including the rear pipes at the wheels (as MOT inspection notes) as well as the central section (the latter after it split and dumped most of the brake fluid...whilst parked fortunately!).

I suspect that the level of corrosion in my own vehicle's case is due its use before I bought it (a couple of years ago) ad the high level of road salt we use here in Scotland - I make frequent winter trips across more remote parts of the West Highlands).

The last bill from a local independent Hynudai specialist - after the loss of brake fluid incident - came to a total bill of £100, most of which was labour given the time and difficulty in routing the piping underneath the Terry.

Also - hope you don't mind me asking, Gilly - am due to have the big 60k mile service in a few months and was wondering if you've had it done, and how much it cost? The local Hyundai deal quoted me about £840 all in but am about to start shopping around... :)

Hope this helps!

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Bob.
 

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Hi Guys & Gals. I've just had my 5 year old Terracan MOT'ed and got an Advisory Note -

Rear (axle) Brake pipe slightly corroded

May be it's not that unusual.
Though I have a feeling the car was used for boat launching earlier in its life. (there seems to be a lot of surface rust on the Chassis and Towing Bracket).
 

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QUOTE (Gilly @ Jul 21 2010, 04:31 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=343577
Just been told by the garage that my Terracan has failed its MOT because one of the brake pipes is badly corroded and the rest don't look too clever either! They are going to replace them all, so a large repair bill is heading my way. It's 7 years old and done 60,000miles, with one careful lady owner!

Has anyone else encountered this problem, or is it just me? I'm just curious, that's all.

Other than that, I've been very happy with the car for the last 7 years.

Thanks all
Gilly
WE have just had our 2005 Terracan mot'd, and were told new brake pipes would be needed before the next one, how much did your garage quote?
 

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I have an 03 Terracan and it had an advisory on two brake pipes. The longitudal one and the rear nearside pipe. Hyundai quoted me £330. National tyres did it for £80 as they cut and joined the longitudal pipe (replacing all the rusted section) and replaced the rear nearside. Hope this helps someone.
 
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