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#1327 of 1934 Re: 2002 Santa Fe AC Fan Stopped [kazeej]
Jun 16, 2006 (7:13 pm)
I bought a 2002 Sante Fe new and have owned it for four years. For the last three years I've had the same problem with the AC fan. It just stopped again today and now the local Hyundai dealer is trying to make it sound like it is a different problem. The first repair was under warranty. The second cost me almost $500. Now I've got to get the thing repaired yet again. Has anyone had any luck with Hyundai stepping up to the plate and taking care of what appears to be a trend??
#1328 of 1934 Re: Brake Shudder - Brand New Santa Fe [blerner2]
Jun 19, 2006 (10:39 am)
Same thing happened to me on my 05 Santa Fe about 1000 miles in. It ended up being that my rotors were out of round. They fixed it for me, even though it took 3 hours, but I didn't have to pay. Hope this helps
#1329 of 1934 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe '03 6 [vjhibbs]
Jun 19, 2006 (4:23 pm)
we had a 2003 sonata that did almost the same thing. after having to bring it back to the dealer 5 times we called customer service. the transmission was finally replaced. we had the input-output sensors replaced 4 times.The dealer was excellant and went out of there way to try to fix it. It would work for awhile and then do it again. they told us to call customer service to see what could be done.good luck. we got free loaner cars while they fixed it each time.
#1330 of 1934 Problems with my Santa Fe
Jun 20, 2006 (11:31 am)
I need your help! Right now my 2003 Santa Fe is once again in the dealers and they are telling me they can't find anything wrong with my car. As I am driving down the road and speeds from 15-45 mph the car will act like the transmission is slipping or the car hesitates going into the next gear and jerks ahead that it almost feels like you ran something over. The check engine light does not come on. I also was driving down the interstate in traffic, going about 15 mph and the car cut off. It did turn back on after a few attempts. I am sick to death of the service manager telling me it doesn't do it for him or that there isn't a code for the problem. Help me please. Does anyone know what the problem can be? Thanks, Patty
#1331 of 1934 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [pattyrobbins]
Jun 22, 2006 (1:56 pm)
Patty, I have an 03 Santa Fe and am experiencing the same exact problems. A clunking noise in the transmission as it feels like it is slipping either accelerating or slowing down. A couple weeks ago it stalled on me as I pulled into my parking spot at work. I do not have any lights come on either. I have not spoken to the service manager yet about this problem, I thought I would check online first. I will definetly let you know when I contact the service manager and let you know what happened, may be next week. Karen
#1332 of 1934 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [karene]
Jun 25, 2006 (6:44 pm)
The same things has happened to me. I have a 2003 Santa Fe, which has been an angel up until 2 weeks ago. I noticed the problem while driving on the highway. The car seemed as though it was having problems changing gears (it's an automatic). It happened again today. I was getting off the highway, decelerating and the car seemed as if it was having a problem, it "skipped a few beats". It also turned off on my husband and started up ago after a few minutes. I called the dealership and they had no clue what I was talking about. I am bringing it in Monday and they have to have an answer for me and a way to fix the problem. Has anyone had the problem fixed on their car? Please help!!! I will let everyone know what the dealership says.
#1333 of 1934 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [joykel]
Jun 26, 2006 (4:53 am)
These types of problems where the auto trans doesn't seem to be shifting correctly can sometimes be attributed to a faulty VSS or vehicle speed sensor. It is external to the transmission and can be replaced relatively economically.
#1334 of 1934 transmission problem
Jun 27, 2006 (2:16 pm)
what is faulty part in message #1333
Jun 27, 2006 (2:54 pm)
what are tranny parts (out put speed--in put speed sensor?) is there a way to tell if they are bad? are they warranty items?
#1336 of 1934 Re: transmission problem 
Jun 28, 2006 (8:19 am)
It is a POTENTIAL faulty part and it is the vehicle speed sensor. How do you know if it has failed? take it to a Hyundai dealer who has the OBD II scanner and the means to decode the fault codes stored in the engine management computer...if any are stored.