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#936 of 1931 2002 Santa Fe - Gas Gauge Problems HELP!!
Jun 15, 2005 (5:21 pm)
My Santa Fe is only 2 1/2 years old with 21,000 miles. The Gas Gauge reading on the dashboard has been showing incorrect readings for a few months now. When I have 3/4 tank of gas, the gas gauge reads empty. I have taken the Santa Fe to the Sansone dealership in NJ three different times. They have replaced the sensor on the passenger side, the sensor on the driver side, drilled a hole in the tank to unclog it to allow accurate readings. Each time they say the car is repaired and each time it does the same thing. This time, however, the opposite is happening, which is more dangerous. The car is showing that I have gas in the car when the tank is actually EMPTY!! The car has run out of gas twice already, on the highway in NJ and the second time a few blocks from my house. I could've gotten into a serious accident both times and I had a small child in the car. HAS ANYONE HAVE THIS HAPPEN IN THEIR SANTA FE?? I have called the Hyundai Customer Service, but they don't care. They think since there is a 10 year warranty, that I have nothing better to do than taking off from work another 10 times. I have already been inconvenienced five times already!! Do I have any recourse if this keeps happening?? Is the Lemon Law only good for one year on a car, as this car is 2 1/2 years old?? If the car doesn't get repaired for good after this time, has anyone been able to trade their car in for another Santa Fe with similar mileage? Please help if you have any information or advice. Thanks.
#937 of 1931 answers?
by steve_ HOST
Jun 15, 2005 (5:26 pm)
We've renamed this discussion to Problems & Solutions. Sounds like a few owners need some help - anyone?
davidsr17, check out the "No Start" Problems discussion too.
#938 of 1931 Re: transmission problems [niniriah]
Jun 16, 2005 (9:22 am)
That's interesting, I have the exact same problem, and I also have a 2001 Santa Fe. I noticed that mine gets stuck in 3rd gear and the engine check light comes on when I have the air conditioning on, and then when I turn it off and on again, it's fine. Also, when it's stuck in 3rd gear, when I switch to the manual mode, I can get down to 2nd and back up to 3rd, but that's it. I took it to my regular mechanic, and they said the computer wasn't returning any fault codes. I'm hesitant to take it to my local dealer, because I went to them for my brakes and rotors, and the rotors warped in two weeks. Anyway, if you find anything out, I'd really appreciate the info. Thanks!
#939 of 1931 Re: Engine Stalling [jody3120]
Jun 16, 2005 (10:40 pm)
i have 2002 santa fe,,, having the same problem spend three days in shop, yes,, they have a expensive machine that can not tell you whats wrong. if you find out anything or i do please let me no.
#941 of 1931 My Speed gauge
Jun 18, 2005 (6:04 am)
I just buy a used Santa Fe 2001. It's speed gauge is not working. Can any one please help me with what is the first think to check , remembel I am in Iraq
Thanke you for you help
#942 of 1931 Re: My Speed gauge [nabeel]
Jun 18, 2005 (9:03 am)
It might help if you indicated the general condition of the vehicle and how many miles/kilometers it has been driven.
#943 of 1931 Re: My Speed gauge [tidester]
Jun 19, 2005 (3:22 am)
Thank you very much. Till now I did not have much time with my Santa Fe becoxz I work for 14 hours daily But it is look in good condition and the last Kilometers read was 107K. It is manual gear
Thank you again.
#944 of 1931 Re: My Speed gauge [nabeel]
Jun 19, 2005 (8:33 am)
The first thing I would check is whether any recall issues have been properly dealt with. You can get details here: Maintenance Schedule
#945 of 1931 2003 Warning! Fuel lines are not covered
Jun 20, 2005 (7:26 am)
I was driving over a rail road track and something flew up and cut my gas line. After 5 days in the shop, I was informed that it was going to cost $670.00 to have it fixed. I was curious as to why the fuel lines aren't protected in some way since it is an SUV. Has anyone else had or heard of this happening, or am I just Mr. Lucky?