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#1183 of 1938 Engine management light on intermittently, cylinder using more fuel
Dec 14, 2005 (5:41 pm)
Please help. I have a Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 (02) 2.7 V6 4WD petrol unleaded. The engine management light came on for 60 miles, then went off for 160, then back on again. Hyundai garage know what the problem is that is causing the light to come on = out of the bank of cylinders, one is using more fuel than the other, its down by about 2 miles per gallon. They do not know how to fix it, any ideas? Petrol cap is screwed in correctly. There is my car and one other that this has happened to. Its been going on for the last 6 months, very wary of driving it far. Garage have advised not to tow. They have contacted the head office in Korea, still no ideas. Plesae help me.
#1184 of 1938 Worst Vehicle I have ever owned
Dec 14, 2005 (8:50 pm)
I will never buy a Hyundai again.
Never had a car break down on me so many times.
Honestly, I have had it in the shop over 30 times in the past 4 years.
Never Again will I buy a Hyundai.
#1185 of 1938 Re: Worst Vehicle I have ever owned [skiiiii664]
Dec 15, 2005 (5:51 am)
I simply don't buy this post...nobody would endure that many failures in any vehicle. Nor do I believe ANY modern car, Hyundai or not, would break so much...they are simply more reliable than that. I suggest you try to peddle that misinformation elsewhere. Yes, Hyundai's have failures and repairs but no more that most and a lot less than many...
#1186 of 1938 Re: Worst Vehicle I have ever owned [targettuning]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Dec 15, 2005 (9:55 am)
Every manufacturer makes lemons and some dealers seem unable to keep cars running.
Skiiiii664 has been a member here since '01 and I think your assumptions are off-base.
In any event, we're focusing on cars here, not each other.
#1187 of 1938 Re: Worst Vehicle I have ever owned [targettuning]
Dec 15, 2005 (8:31 pm)
You do not have to believe me although it is the honest truth.
Just to name a few of the problems (and this is not even close to all of the problems.
Power steering pump twice
Power steering hose.
Compressor or condenser (I cant remember which) twice
Both headlights fogged up. The driver side twice, the passenger side once I believe.
The window on driver side rattles when it is lowered down into the door.
The center compartment latch broken.
The black metal trim around the windows (not on both sides , only one for some strange reason) rusted up underneath the black paint. This happened within the first year.
The silver paint on both of the side view mirrors went totally flat within the first year.
Battery gone bad twice.
And there was a lot more that went wrong.
Quite Frankly, it has been one big problem that I stopped keeping track.
My car was in the Hyundai shop twice this week already and my brother in law made a comment to me. He said and I quote " I have never seen a car have to be repaired so many times"
My Hyundai is paid off and my wife wants to keep it .
I would rather have a car payment and not have to put up with the headaches and hassles (and not to mention it just went over 60k) and the expenses of repairing this POS.
Tonight I bought a Honda Odyssey EX-L and I am saying good riddance to the Hyundai .
Believe me or not, that is your choice.
#1188 of 1938 Re: Worst Vehicle I have ever owned [steve_]
Dec 19, 2005 (5:41 am)
Well, you have the "low-down" on members and frankly on the face of it, remember this without any backround, it sounds too bad to be true. It sounded very much like a Honda owner trying to bad mouth Hyundai and I still cannot imagine so much grief in any modern car. Further, I AM focusing on the car by stating I didn't think that so many problems could be evident nor anyone would endure so many repairs.
#1189 of 1938 Re: Worst Vehicle I have ever owned [skiiiii664]
Dec 19, 2005 (5:52 am)
You got a lemon, a first model year, every thing that could go wrong did... lemon. There is no explaining it nor do Hyundai's in general perform that poorly. If I ever saw a lemon law buy back car this would have been it. I do not know you or your bad experiences over your ownership so if it sounded too bad to be true it usually is and I reacted accordingly. Hope you do better with Honda although since I bought a new 06 Civic a month or so ago I have already received a recall!!!
#1190 of 1938 Re: 2.7 abs brakes [targettuning]
Dec 19, 2005 (9:23 am)
only drove car home thinking that there might have been oil on the road had to use emergency brake to get home had car towed to dealer where car was purchased they said the car was unsafe to drive and had the car for 9 weeks and then informed us that there was no problem and therefore nothing was done to the car when we went to pick up our car they tried to tell us how bad it was and sell us a new Hyundai Santa Fe or Tucson will never purchase another Hyundai and not especially from that dealer am looking to trade it in for an american made vehicle
#1191 of 1938 Re: 2.7 abs brakes [tabb1]
Dec 19, 2005 (12:17 pm)
Geez is it just me or are some dealers so devious and owners so gullible...well put it this way, if I had a car with no brakes, took it to the dealer who then said "don't drive it it's unsafe" then allowed that same dealer to have the car 9 weeks??? for a brake problem (which isn't theoretical physics by the way)only to then be told there is nothing wrong and no repairs were attempted and you accepted this as OK? Then back to being "bad" again in order to sell you a new car..wow. Now you say you would never buy another Hyundai...based on what, an incompetent dealer or your own lack of knowledge about what an acceptable time frame for a relatively simple repair is. I'm here to tell you that dealer had the car about 8 weeks and 4 days too long.Every conceivable brake or ABS test and repair could have been done in one solid working day (unless there was a wait for parts). Exactly which American made car are you expecting to buy.. the Mexican made Fords and Mercurys and certain Daimler Chrysler models or Canadian made GM products some with Chinese made engines? There are no totally American made cars any longer especially counting foreign made part content...so good luck.
#1192 of 1938 Re: Starting Problems - faulty Immobiliser [philh]
Dec 21, 2005 (1:21 am)
I am in the UK and seem to have the same problem - did you get it fixed? what was the problem as my garage haven't got a clue?