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#794 of 1931 Re: Pros/Cons 2002 Sante Fe [jj35]
Sep 17, 2004 (2:38 pm)
We have a 2004 Santa Fe that my 18 year old drives. So far, 8,000 miles on it and no problems except for the door light switch that sticks. Next oil change we'll have it looked at. Your reasons for looking at the SF were exactly what we were looking for -- reliability and safety. I think that from 2003 on, they had side air bags which appealed to us. Our model is the GLS, front wheel drive with the 2.7 liter. It gets around 20+ mpg around the city. One word of caution -- I've seen used Hyundai's advertised with the 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. This warranty is NOT transferable. So if you're buying a used one, the only warranty that you will have is the 5 year/60,000 warranty.
#795 of 1931 vibration steering wheel @60mph
Sep 17, 2004 (4:28 pm)
Have a Hyundai Santa Fe GLS V6 3.5,5a with a vibration in the steering wheel 60 mph and above. Dealer keeps balancing tires to no avail. Anyone have this problem/fix. Also the radio has to be m axed with the windows down and I say something is wrong. Dealer says I'm deaf. HELP
#796 of 1931 Re: Electrical problem??? [beverly]
Sep 20, 2004 (5:29 pm)
I had the same exact problem. I took it to the dealership, they replaced the clock. No further problems. I too worried about a major electrical problem, but don't fret. It was under the warranty, too, so no cost to replace the clock.
#797 of 1931 Re: [emmiepie] surging
Sep 24, 2004 (11:26 am)
It appears most performance problems are a result of 'bugs' in the new adaptive learning transmission & electronic throttle control technologies introduced in the '04 LX, Toyota and Honda/Acura are having similar problems with these new technologies in some of their SUVs, it may be quite a while before a solution is found since engineers from these automakers are indeed baffled. Bugs like this are not uncommon for any new technology introduction from any automaker, and unfortunately I went against my own rule of not purchasing a model with 1st-year technology (now I remember why I had that rule). An immediate solution may be to trade the LX for a GLS 2.7L to avoid both the electronic throttle control and the adaptive learning transmission which appear to account for most performance problems.
#798 of 1931 Re: vibration steering wheel @60mph [frustrated01]
Sep 27, 2004 (9:09 am)
I bought a used 2002, 2.7L, AWD last year. It had a
vibration from 60-70mph with a peak at ~65mph. The dealer
rebalanced tires to no avail. After contacting other dealers
about the problem they found a dealership that fixed the problem
by rotating the drive shaft. Apparently it was a balance issue.
I've driven ~4K since with no problems.
#799 of 1931 Re: vibration steering wheel @60mph [frustrated01]
Sep 28, 2004 (9:37 pm)
I am experiencing the same vibration which seems to be worst at 55mph and does not go away at higher speeds, but becomes an oscillating vibration. The vibration shakes the driver side mirror, the sun shade of the sun roof, and I can feel the vibration in the back of the seats. Likewise, the service department has rotated and exchanged tires from another 3.5 GLS to no avail. The hyundai service representative for the region I lived in has said that this vibration is characteristic of all 3.5 GLS's. I beg to differ as I test drove another 3.5 GLS and I did not feel a similar vibration. If anyone is aware of a fix for this problem, please reply. I am very frustrated that my 2004 Santa Fe has this vibration(now at 1,200 miles) and has had it ever since we drove the vehicle home from the dealership.
#800 of 1931 Re: vibration steering wheel @60mph [apollo48]
Sep 28, 2004 (9:40 pm)
Could you explain what was done to the drive shaft to fix your vibration problem? I have a brand new 2004 3.5 GLS awd which has a vibration that peaks at 55mph and can be felt in the steering wheel also. A reply would be greatly appreciated.
#801 of 1931 Re: 2004 Santa Fe LX 3.5L AWD - Thunk Sound! [suvee]
Oct 01, 2004 (10:06 am)
I just bought the 2004 Santa Fe and am noticing the same sound when I start from a dead stop. It is a 2.7 GLS. with only 450 miles on it. Mine sounds more like the transmission dropping into gear, but it shakes the whole truck and sounds terrible. Did you ever figure out what was worng with yours? Did it stop? I am planning to try the dealer as well, but if you learned some thing it might save me some time and money
#802 of 1931 Tranny Clunking from a dead stop
Oct 01, 2004 (10:11 am)
Hi- I just bought a 2004 Santa Fe 2.7 GLS and I am having the same sound issue when I drive off from a dead stop. Did you find a resolution? Any ideas what was wrong? Is it still happening with your Santa Fe? I am planning to go to a dealer, but any info would be helpful.
#803 of 1931 Re: Tranny Clunking from a dead stop [rebkatdix]Tranny Clunking from a dead
Oct 12, 2004 (6:41 am)
It sounds like what happened to me. After a few feet it went away, only after you turn off the car for only a few minutes. It was the computer it needed a software upgrade and it hasn't happend again.