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Sep 20, 2012 (2:44 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 1181 Re: Losing Power [sea2sea]
Oct 07, 2012 (4:41 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 1181 Re: Losing Power [pickyp]
Oct 09, 2012 (4:40 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 1181 Re: Losing Power [pickyp]
Oct 16, 2012 (3:59 pm)
any changes made or is everything still stock? had any maintenance recently done or around the time it occurs?
#1157 of 1181 No heat on drivers side
Nov 08, 2012 (6:20 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 1181 Re: No heat on drivers side [srz948]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2012 (7:22 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 1181 Re: 2004 Rear Reflector Hyundai Santa Fe [bgrundman]
Nov 11, 2012 (1:20 pm)
just reflectors... We bought ours new in 2003 and they never lit
#1160 of 1181 Re: 2008 Santa Fe SE ticking sound from engine when cold and in gear [mhtn]
Nov 15, 2012 (4:27 pm)
Our Santa Fe had a similar problem, took it to the dealer twice, couldn't find prob. Third time the charm, back cylinder head needs to be pulled, all valves and lifters replaced. All under warranty!
#1161 of 1181 Re: 2008 Santa Fe SE ticking sound from engine when cold and in gear [08santa_fe]
Nov 15, 2012 (8:54 pm)
How long ago did you have your problem ?
Most 08's have been out of warranty for a couple of years.
#1162 of 1181 Re: Fuel Sender Units [LS37]
Dec 03, 2012 (8:56 pm)
Same problems with PASSENGER AIRBAG, GAS GUAGE SENSORS AND REAR DOOR LOCK. Things that still work on my dads 1969 volvo!! Love the car, hate the simple yet expensive to fix issues!