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#726 of 1934 Re: Hyundai law suit [12346931 #721]
Jun 11, 2004 (12:10 pm)
It involves the 2002 Santa Fe's, I'm not sure what other years are involved, if any-but I will check. Hyundai overstated the hp ratings.To compensate they offered all owners a Goodwill Program in which you could chose -(1) an extended warranty, (2)an extended power train warranty, or (3)extended Road Service. The letter about all that came about a year ago (I think). A couple months ago we got a letter from the attorneys representing the plaintiff in a class action lawsuit against Hyundai. The letter explains that if you accepted the Goodwill program, you can still receive compensation in the form of a debit card or you can chose to receive a "store credit" to be used for service, parts or etc. If you didn't accept the Goodwill program, you can receive even more, obviously. There are tables that show exactly what your amount of the settlement will be depending on your engine size. As you may guess-the larger your engine, the less overstated your horsepower ratings would have been.
#727 of 1934 Re: Strange Starting problems [kenbb1951 #699]
Jun 11, 2004 (12:17 pm)
I remembered your message & thought I would let you know the latest w/my same problem. See Message 725 & ask your dealer about it. Let me know what they say, OK?
#728 of 1934 peggysue #725
Jun 11, 2004 (3:03 pm)
That Alternator TSB has been out for 3 months. Your dealer sucks!
#729 of 1934 Sounds
Jun 11, 2004 (5:22 pm)
I have problem with my 04 Santa Fe. Every time I bring it in they can't
find anything wrong. The sound comes from the left back end side when I
turn slowly left or when I am in slow traffic. It's a kind of a rubbing
the problem is:
1) When car makes a low speed (10km/hr ) turn into e.g parking spots or
backing out of parking spots, there is a consistent rubbing noise from
under the carriage (left side).
2) When in slow moving traffic and I take foot off brake to move slowly the
noise is again there but louder.
3) When car is stationary and the steering turn from left to right,
magically there is no noise.
I have taken the car into 2 different dealerships on 4-5 different
occasions. They are not able to diagnose the noise. Every time I bring it
in they seem to get annoyed that it keeps coming back for the same thing.
Is there any ideas you have about what this could be. I have only had the
car since Sept 2004.
#730 of 1934 Hyundai law suit
Jun 11, 2004 (8:37 pm)
PeggySue, thanx for the info. Rich
#731 of 1934 Sounds by dmw1
Jun 11, 2004 (8:49 pm)
You had the vehicle since SEPTEMBER 04? any way, I had a similar sound that you describe on my 03 SF. It was the covering over the wheel well, that is attached to the body, by plastic pins (I think that is how to describe them) Some were loose and simply had to be pushed in. Could this be your problem? Rich
#732 of 1934 Re: peggysue #725 [skuuter #728]
Jun 15, 2004 (4:10 am)
You got that right!
#733 of 1934 Electrical problem???
Jun 16, 2004 (10:48 am)
I have a 2003 LX. A weird thing happened on my way to work.
I drive an hour - hour-fifteen each way. This morning when I started out, my dashboard clock read 7:01. When I looked at it again about 10 minutes later -- it read 1:00.
I reset it, and kept an eye on it. 10 minutes after the reset - I watched it fade to black, and 2 seconds later -- 1:00 reappeared.
I hope it's not some time-consuming electrical problem..
(although..that would be preferable to having a haunted Hyundai!)
Thanks for any help..
#734 of 1934 Engine surges when maintaining speed.
Jun 25, 2004 (6:32 pm)
Anyone know how to deal with this problem: Engine surges when trying to maintain a constant speed (try to hold 60 mph, it will surge to 62, drop back to 60, then repeat the surge again every minute or so). Dealer had no luck locating a solution. 2004 Sante Fe LX 3.5L with auto climate control, 500 miles, only does it with A/C on, doesn't do it with cruise control on. Dealer says it might just be the "normal" cycling of the A/C compressor, but it is very noticeable and annoying, too noticeable in my opinon to be "normal". Does anyone here think this sounds "normal" (I'm afraid that I won't be able to get used to it, I've never had a vehicle act like this simply because of the A/C). Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
#735 of 1934 a/c problems
Jun 26, 2004 (4:32 pm)
Have 23,000 miles on my SF. The a/c started blowing warm air. Brought it in to the dealer. Told me it was not under warranty because it was not a manufacturer's defect. Said there were leaves in the evaporator and it was corroded. Cost to fix $650.00. Told them there must be a defect in the design of the car if leaves can get into the evaporator. Car is always garaged. District manager said no way would they cover it. I am seething over their decision.