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#1061 of 1181 Hyundai's are Reliable
Aug 04, 2011 (4:47 am)
Sounds like it's the Throttle Position Sensor. I had the same problem as many people did on my 2008 Santa Fe Limited AWD. While I did get stuck and had to have it flat bedded to the dealer, it is the only problem I've had in 3 years and 40k miles
This is my third Hyundai. I purchased a new 2000 Tiburon for my son in college. He then passed it on to my younger son. 5 years economical and trouble free service. In 2003 I purchased a new Tiburon V6 GT for my wife. Even though it was the first year of that model it is now 8 years old and has been completely trouble free. Okay, the sliding sunroof inside shade is no longer attached to the sunroof so you have to slide it open by hand and the radio display washes out sometimes. That's it. And I still have over 2 years left on my warranty.
Last month my best friends daughter was in a head on collision at 40 mph in her 2007 Santa Fe when a Honda driver bent down to get his cell phone or something and swerved into oncoming traffic. The Santa Fe did everything it was supposed to. Engine dropped, front end crumpled, airbags deployed. A little bruised and a lot shaken up, she walked away without a scratch. One week later she bought a new 2011 Santa Fe.
My point is while it is unfortunate you have had some problems with your Hyundai's I want you to realize in my experience these are very well engineered safe and reliable vehicles. I'm sure once these items are fixed you will have many miles of trouble free service.
#1062 of 1181 front suspension problems
Aug 04, 2011 (8:16 pm)
Have 2007 Santa Fe w/ 33,000 miles. I'm original owner. Drive 15 miles to and from work on city highway, plus in town driving. No off roading, now towing. At 3000 miles, noticed wobble in steering wheel, front end, Took to dealership, couoldn't find anything. At 20K, noticed front left rattle and klunking noise on uneven pavement, right side was fine. At 26k, bought 4 new tires and all wheel alignment b/c inner edge of left front tire was worn to belt(?), almost disentegrated. Still wobbly plus vibration at various speeds, nothing consistent. At 30,500, dealership replaced sway bars and links, repacked wheels bearings. Crappy job. Took back to dealership w/ 31,500 miles. Rpacked wheel bearings, Ball joints(?), recalibrated and retorqued (?) all wheels/tires to Hyundai specifications. Drove like a new car...for 3 days. All rattles, wobbles, vibrations and wonky steering returned. No problem with this service advisor/dealership. Any ideas? Sub-frame not machined properly at factory? Do I need new front axle assembly, front end, struts? Please help me! Thanks!
#1063 of 1181 Re: front suspension problems [lvoiers]
Aug 05, 2011 (5:11 am)
Sounds like you need to contact a factory rep.
#1064 of 1181 Re: front suspension problems [lvoiers]
Aug 05, 2011 (5:30 am)
have them check your struts, if the car ran good for 3 days, whenever the vehicle is off the ground, depending how your driving it takes a day or two to settle, please also look into your strut mount plate and bearing on top,
this cars have issues with their lower ball joints, check tsb on santa fe 07-09
#1065 of 1181 Re: front suspension problems [srz948]
Aug 05, 2011 (9:40 pm)
I agree. After visiting the NHTSA website and researching complaints, service bulletins. I am now prepared to go to dealer on Monday and request that every part from the sub-frame up be replaced with brand new Hyundai parts. Ball joints, wheel bearings, struts, tie rods, sway bars and links, wheels, etc. whatever is needed. Don't want to be quinea pig while Hyundai figures it out. Suggest that all 2007 Santa Fe owners do the same. No camber kits, or after market adjustments accepted. Thank you!
#1067 of 1181 2010 Key in Lock position, car in ACC?
Aug 17, 2011 (6:43 pm)
I've owned this Santa Fe for about 6 months and a week ago this issue started:
When I park and turn off car and remove key, radio stays on and the door chime sounds as if the key is still in and the car is in ACC. It's not! The key is in LOCK and removed.
The key fob will not lock the doors in this condition so I am locking them manually from inside.
After a little while I can use the key fob to lock the car (lights flash, etc) and I can also unlock it (door chime stops).
Where do I start?
Thanks in advance
#1068 of 1181 Re: 2010 Key in Lock position, car in ACC? [empowernv]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Aug 18, 2011 (7:14 am)
Hmmm...maybe a stuck relay. I was going to say a defective door sensor but that wouldn't account for the radio staying on. You'd probably need a wiring diagram to figure out if the radio and door chime are on the same circuit, and if so, what control that circuit.
#1069 of 1181 Re: 2010 Key in Lock position, car in ACC? [empowernv]
Aug 18, 2011 (7:26 am)
You have a defective ignition lock, behind the cylinder you have a (key-sense) device, for some reason your key-sense is detecting the presence of a key in the lock cylinder. did you add a remote start module to your truck?
if not you need to have this issued repaired tru the warranty,
there is a chance the service dept. have to issued a new key for your ignition.
#1070 of 1181 Re: 2010 Key in Lock position, car in ACC? [empowernv]
Aug 18, 2011 (10:01 am)
Why not simply return to the dealer and have them repair it