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Hyundai XG300, Hyundai XG350, Performance Mods, Sedan
Feb 07, 2006 (4:41 am)
I have a 2002 XG350 with 35,000 miles and the car has been generally trouble free. My biggest gripe is the sensitive gas pedal. You would think that after 35,000 miles I would be used to it but no way. It's been in for service for that but to no avail.
I agree that the warranty is clouded by a "smoke screen". I don't blame Hyundai as much as our government for allowing such deceptive wording to be used. Have you ever heard a TV add for a car? The speaker speaks very clearly until he talks about the "small print". Than they speak so fast you can't understand anything. Printed material is the same. The small print is so small that even with a magnyfing glass you can't read it. I never hear anything except 100,000 mile warranty. 5 years 50,000 miles bumper to bumper. What exactly does that mean? Isn't the radio, cd player, battery, seals, adjustments, etc, etc between the bumpers??? Many words no longer mean what they say except "let the buyer beware".
#1895 of 2118 Re: warranty [dbronzo]
Feb 08, 2006 (4:39 am)
The minute I have an issue with the Warranty (I purchased the extended for $800 - 10yr B-to-B) I won't hesitate to contact my state attorney general's office. I would think such an issue may have already been addressed or in the works. If not, I would persevere all options. I'm still knocking on wood that I don't have to have such an encounter.
#1896 of 2118 Spark Plug Change for 2001 XG 300
Feb 08, 2006 (8:05 am)
I used to change my spark plugs on all my past cars, but, when I took the engine cover off my XG 300 I could not see any spark plug wires anywhere. Does anyone know how to get at them and where they are? It is running a little rough at 63,000 miles and they have never been changed.
#1897 of 2118 Re: Spark Plug Change for 2001 XG 300 [itch2]
Feb 09, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I have XG30 and I change the spark plugs last week. It is a job you need to remove the intake manful to get to the back side for the other 3 spark plugs. It has and electronic spark discharge and you only need 3 wires that go from the front to the back. Good luck and take care
Feb 10, 2006 (11:01 am)
We have owned our XG350L for 3 months, and really enjoy driving it. Twice in the three months the throttle response was bizarre. This happened once on my wife, and once on me. In both cases, we had diven the car to a shopping center, and gone in to shop for xx minutes. We came out, started the vehicle, backed out of the parking spot, and started to go forward. The car would accelerate very very slowly. Normally the car zooms with a minimal amount of pedal action. In this case the car was moving forward, but hardly recognizing the fact that the gas pedal was 30% depressed. Then, all at once, ZOOM !, we are off and running (leaping might be a better description !)
I want to collect as much background information on this problem before the car goes in for its 3200 mile checkup.
Any help to translate this phenomenon into mechanical terms (that the service writer or mechanic would understand) would be appreciated.
#1899 of 2118 Re: Request 2005 XG350L help [canopus]
Feb 13, 2006 (11:51 am)
I read your post before I posted mine. I think our problem is different. My problem does not happen with my foot on the brake. Occasionally, when you start from a dead stop, forward or reverse, the car "jerks/lunges" forward/backwards with the slightest touch to the accelerator. This is followed by no power, as if there is a surge of gas, followed by no gas. It will do this 1 - 3 times in a row, then it may not do it for a week or more. This 2005XG replaces a 2002 which did not do it. I know the accelerator has a hair trigger, but this is not the cause. The 2002 also had a hair trigger.
#1900 of 2118 Re: Request 2005 XG350L help [whitetop]
Feb 13, 2006 (12:03 pm)
I have taken it back to the dealer several times. They can never find anything wrong. They reset the "fuzzy logic" so the car could "re-learn" my driving habits. I figured this was BS, but maybe not. Anyway, it hasn't learned anything better. It still lunges/jerks. There is a young man with a Toyota Pick-up that can attest to that as I shot into the side of his truck the first time this happened.
#1901 of 2118 Re: Throttle Response [bettersafe]
Feb 14, 2006 (6:12 pm)
If you will read back a few pages in this forum you will find that a lot of people have reported the same problem. I am one of them. Most of us have had the same experience at the dealer where they are unable to "duplicate" the experience so they do nothing about it. It apparently has something to do with the electronic acceleration, but Hyundai doesn't have a fix yet. So I think they just remain in denial. I am going to call Customer Service if it happens to me again so at least they will have a record of it happening. It is very disconcerting to say the least when your car won't go down the road. I had traffic backing up after me for several blocks before I pulled off the road and gunned the pedal a few times. Everything went back to normal after that. If your dealer says anything other than what you've seen on here please post it. It's such a shame that such a great car can have a problem like this. Best of luck.
#1902 of 2118 Re: Throttle Response [whitetop]
Feb 15, 2006 (8:53 pm)
I have had a problem with the throttle response on my 2004 a few times, not a no go situation, but more of a sluggish initial response followed by a sudden surge of power, which makes you panic, release the pedal and reapply. I noticed that I was applying the throttle with the tip of my foot and thought that may be my problem. Well I have not experienced this any more since I began to set my foot more squarely on the pedal and applying gentle, smooth, even pressure. Give it a try see if it helps.
#1903 of 2118 Re: Response to XG350 guy - continued throttle & trans issues [vistar]
Feb 19, 2006 (9:52 pm)
I purchased a 2005 gx350 at the end of 2005 and have taken the car back to two different dealers reporting the exact same situation as you reported. All to no avail. Have you been able to resolve your situation? How? Are we the only ones with this problem?