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#911 of 1931 maintain proof of hyundai certified services?
May 17, 2005 (3:49 pm)
Any one please tell me how you are maintaining proofs of the services you ever had are all hyundai certified?
My Santa Fe (2002, 32,000 miles) is being fixed for 11-th days, eventually an advisor informed me that I should have a paid transmission service, otherwise the power-tran warranty would not cover it anymore. His explanation is I should have a service by Hyundai dealer, otherwise I am responsible to prove that only Hyundai certified fluid, and parts had been applied, when transmission and engine need to be replaced.
To keep the warranty alive, are you actually using Hyundai certified parts only? and keep all the receipts?
Thanks in advance.
#912 of 1931 Maintaining proof
May 18, 2005 (10:05 am)
Don't let the dealer con you. Transmission service is not required until 60,0000, according to the Maintenance schedule that came with your SF. UNLESS, you have used it under what are considered Severe Service conditions (towing for long distances, especially up hills, operating in very dusty conditions, frequent sitting in stop and go traffic in temperatures over 90 degrees, mostly short trips (under 5 miles)and so on).
I had my dealer do a full vehicle inspection as required by the Maintenance schedule as well as replace the air filter and flush the cooling system, all of which you MUST do at 30K. That way, I have proof that I have met all warranty requirements. I also keep all my receipts for oil and filters and write the service date and mileage in the Maintenance Schedule booklet. The dealer, naturally, suggested I flush the tranny, replace spark plugs, and so on, but these are neither necessary nor required for my vehicle. As long as I'm getting 24-26 mpg on the HWY and the tranny fluid is clear and doesn't smell burnt, the former are all just added revenue for the dealer, at your expense.
#913 of 1931 Transfer Case/Front Diff Leak
May 19, 2005 (6:48 pm)
Haven't been on this site in a long time. Dealer informed me that my 2004 Santa Fe GLS 4wd needs a transfer case reseal under a Hyundia technical service bulletin. Anyone got any info? Thanks Jeff
#914 of 1931 Santa FE Gas Mileage
May 22, 2005 (5:13 am)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe with the 3.5L engine and the 5 spd automatic trans. I love the truck with the exception of the fuel economy. It gets like 11-12mpg in the city and 18mpg on the highway. It is gently driven. I was wondering if any one else gets the same results. Thank you.
#915 of 1931 04 Santa Fe Hunts for a gear on initial start up.
May 22, 2005 (6:44 pm)
I am new to this so if this has been answered already I apologize.
I have a 2004 Hyundai 2.7 litre, that hunts for a forward gear when you intitially start out and press on the accelerator. If you let off and get back on it, it quits stuttering around, seems to be in gear and won't do it again until it has set for an extended period. I took it in to the Hyundai dealer and they allegedly updated the computer program. I still have the same problem.
Has anyone else had this same problem? What solved the problem?
#916 of 1931 RE: Mileage at 5000 miles [timf]
May 28, 2005 (7:16 pm)
New to this forum, but your note shouted out to me to ask you questions.
Here's my story. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.7 GLS V6.
At 15,000 miles, along with oil change, dealership said that 'fuel injection service was recommended'. I'm not a mechanic, so I just said ok, go ahead. I gulped at the $179 price, but I figured it was preventive (albeit expensive) maintenance.
PRIOR to this service, mileage (local driving) was about 17-18 mpg. AFTER this maintenance, mileage dropped to 13-14 mpg. Same driver, same places, same everything. Only difference was mpg AFTER the fuel injection service. Went to dealership, who 'checked it out' and said the 'computer hadn't been reset' when the fuel injection service was done, that everything now would be fine..'. Still, problem persisted. Returned it again and they said it checked out fine. No improvement. Returned it 3rd time. They said they drove it 66 miles on local streets (no highway) and got 15.6 mpg. As far as they're concerned, the case is closed. Filled up today, after 122 miles, got 13.28 mpg! This is typical of my mileage! Feel I'm getting the run around, plus the inconvenience of trying to drop the car off at the dealership. Feel they're doing everything grudgingly, as little as possible, and only at my insistence. Don't feel they've done any kind of definitive testing. Auto now has 21,000 miles on it, and this has been going on for months. Would appreciate ANY suggestions you have, because I feel like I'm getting jerked around mightily. I even went to the regional rep, but they simply refer me to the dealership. They all talk very nicely, but there are no results.
#917 of 1931 Re: 2004 santa fe 2.7 4-wheel drive [timf]
May 28, 2005 (7:56 pm)
This won't help you sleep any better.
I have a 2003 santa fe 2.7 AWD, which, at 15,000 miles was recommended at the dealership to have a 'fuel injection service.' I willingly complied, thinking it would be preventive maintenance (albeit expensive at $179). Mileage around town (no highway) had been 17-19 mpg, but after the fuel injection service, dropped to 11-14 mpg. Have brought car back to dealership three times with no improvement, only their assurances that everything is all right. Seems like a case of the emperor's new clothes. They simply don't acknowledge a problem, therefore none exists! What good is a warranty is no one admits to any problem?
#918 of 1931 Re: strange noise [srip]
May 28, 2005 (8:02 pm)
Oh my gosh! We had the same exact thing, also as you described! It's since vanished, and I don't know why, but I'm glad it did. The dealership couldn't reproduce it, so they couldn't tell us what is was. It was exactly as you described: intermittent, like a low pitch horn that seemed to come from behind and to the left of the driver's seat. Happened at low speeds. I hope it does go away for you, too.
Sorry I can't give you any concrete advice, but I felt compelled to answer someone who had the same problem as we did.
#919 of 1931 Injection system cleaning
May 29, 2005 (2:45 pm)
I guess, and hope for other's sake, that you've learned your lesson about letting the dealership sell you uneeded and unrequired services. The old rule, "if it ain't broke" applies here. Read your maintenance manuals and be an INFORMED customer! Ignorance is not an excuse for being taken advantage of!
#920 of 1931 Re: transmission problems [albourg]
May 30, 2005 (9:54 am)
I have a 2001 Santa Fe with transmission problems. It is a 5 speed (manual) and for the past two years, when the engine is reving too high - the gear shift gets stuck. I notice it the most when I am slowing down to take an exit on/off the highway. Sometimes it will do it when I start my car as well. (especially if the AC is on)
I've taken it to 3 dealerships. They have all said that no problem like this is "on the records" and since it's not happening all the time, it's not bad enough.
Anyone else have this problem? I'm about to hit the 60,000 mile mark this year and want to figure out the problem. I like my Santa Fe, but this continued problem will eventually make me trade it in for something different.
Any help out there?