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#1150 of 1173 Losing Power
Jul 19, 2012 (7:06 am)
I have a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The first time I lost power -- going from 50 to 20 in a matter of seconds, and the engine light went on, I read the manual which said the gas cap was loose. No mention of bringing it to the dealer. So, I tightened the cap and the car started and drove for almost a month just like before. Two days ago I was driving 70 on a dual lane and the same thing -- 70 to 30 in a matter of seconds. Push on accelerator and couldn't go above 30. Got to side of road and checked gas cap. Sat a few minutes rereading the manual. The car started just fine and I drove on to town. The next day I was driving up a hill and went over a traffic bump and it did it again. I kept going this time and could drive no faster than 25 through the city to the dealership and up hills I was going about 10mph.
At the dealership they could not look at it right away and when I went back out to check it was fine. Has anyone had this problem of losing power on the 2011 or new Santa Fe's? I read several postings of the previous model but only one -- a 2008 -- of the current model.
#1151 of 1173 Re: Losing Power "2008 Hyundai Santa Fe" [sea2sea]
Aug 03, 2012 (8:33 pm)
Same thing yesterday with my 2008 V6
Quote from Repair slip
"Verify Concern, GDS Test Code P2106, P1295, P2135.
Perform Bulletin 10.FL.010, Replace TPS Sensor and
1 35107-3C100-NFFF TH'SENSOR ASSY (TPS)
I guess time will tell if it was fixed
Hope this helps you
#1152 of 1173 Suspension question
Aug 08, 2012 (6:14 am)
For you owners of the 2nd gen SF, I have an 08 SF Limited AWD and was wondering what type of mileage you are seeing from your front and rear struts/shocks before replacing them. I am at just a little under 40k miles and the ride, while OK, is getting a little "sloppy" and was thinking about changing them out (or I may just wait a little while and drop some coin on the new 13 SF Sport AWD!). If you have changed yours, at what mileage did you do it, what brand did you use, and did you see any change in ride/handling? TIA.
Sep 20, 2012 (3:44 pm)
I have the almost same problem. I have 2011 Santa Fe AWD V6. The first time it lost power on late of the June while I drove it downhill. I took it to dealership and they couldn't find any problem, no code nothing. The second time happened on Sep. 17th. Same thing happened and no code. They replaced a sensor and told me this sensor could be the problem. Now I am afraid to drive this car. I just called a lawyer to see if they can sue Hyundai or not. What did you do about your car?
#1154 of 1173 Re: Losing Power [sea2sea]
Oct 07, 2012 (5:41 am)
We have a 2008 Santa Fe, bought new. Approximately once/twice a year, we have this same issue .... driving at moderate speed, suddenly lose power, pull to the side of the road, engine off, wait a minute, engine restarts fine. On 3 occasions we took it to the dealer and had them check it. No error codes, and they said 'your fuel cap must have been loose'. I have no idea what is going on with it and thought it must be isolated to our car. But if others are experiencing it, I would have thought it was potentially a VERY dangerous and serious defect. How many others are experiencing this I wonder?
#1155 of 1173 Re: Losing Power [pickyp]
Oct 09, 2012 (5:40 am)
Does your gas cap click when tightening? Book says it should click at least twice when tightening. My 2010 cap doesn't click anymore, and although I haven't had the problem you mention, maybe I could if the cap loosens. Meant to tell them about it when I had my last service but forgot.
#1156 of 1173 Re: Losing Power [pickyp]
Oct 16, 2012 (4:59 pm)
any changes made or is everything still stock? had any maintenance recently done or around the time it occurs?
#1157 of 1173 No heat on drivers side
Nov 08, 2012 (7:20 am)
I have a 2008 Santa Fe Ltd. with dual auto climate control. The passenger side blows the correct temperature setting(warm) but the drivers side only blows cold no matter what the temp setting or mode. Still under warranty but can't get to a dealer soon. Does anyone have any idea what the problem may be. On Long Island, NY hit by Hurricane Sandy last week and a snowstorm last night.
#1158 of 1173 Re: No heat on drivers side [srz948]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Nov 08, 2012 (8:22 am)
Sounds like a stuck "blend door" (diverter door) or a defective actuator that works that door. So, basically, a flap that is not working and thus not directing the warm air where it should go.
#1159 of 1173 Re: 2004 Rear Reflector Hyundai Santa Fe [bgrundman]
Nov 11, 2012 (2:20 pm)
just reflectors... We bought ours new in 2003 and they never lit