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#574 of 1181 Re: Hyundai 2004 Santa Fe timing belt Ca. [gunga64]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:51 am)
I have 3.5 V-6. The warranty says timing belt in California"Recommended" not "Required" at 60k in California. So to me that reads and was told by the previous dealership "shine it at 60k as if it breaks it WILL be covered by warranty including any damage as it is NOT a required maintenance service in California" However I don't want to void the warranty on a tech issue? The new dealership that took over says I have to do it. Do I? I just do it but it's a money issue since I lost my job.
#575 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light [juzo]
Jan 23, 2008 (7:11 am)
Your codes were identical to mine. Since they replaced the throttle body sensor it has been driving with no problems whatsoever. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Good luck!
#576 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light on 2007 Santa Fe [angel20]
Jan 23, 2008 (10:30 am)
I feel a smidgen better that i'm not the only one out there. My SF has been at the dealer now for 2 full weeks and they have yet to pinpoint the problem. When I call they tell me that they are "running tests." Fortunately, I have a working Santa Fe as a loaner as it's been snowing for a week straight here in northern Nevada. I have already begun a "case" with hyundai corporate, but when I call I am told it has been escalated "up" ...whatever that means.
Does anyone have a good recipe for lemonade?
#578 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light on 2007 Santa Fe [isabo]
Jan 23, 2008 (5:56 pm)
What gets me is that there are so many others out there that have had similar situations with staling, hesitating, sputtering etc. that it will take someone getting killed to recall these vehicles. In my case my santa fe staled as I pulled out onto a busy highway. With my 1 year old son in the back seat, and my husband away on a business trip, I felt angered that they(Hyundai) did NOTHING until I refused to drive it home! What I call that would of been saying his wife and child killed.
I know this sounds dramatic, but I was at the end of my rope with our dealership, so I felt that I had no choice but to get lemon law involved.
DON"T GIVE UP KEEP AT THEM, PEOPLE!
#579 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light on 2007 Santa Fe [angel20]
Jan 25, 2008 (3:51 pm)
I agree Angel...I was on a busy highway when mine decided not to go any longer. Fortunately i was able to get over to the right hand side of the road without being hit.
I talked to my service manager and he said that the fix is a computer upgrade. Unfortunately, the program has not yet been written nor approved by the EPA. This could take months. I asked to get something out of my vehicle and it was covered in snow and obviously had not been touched since it started to snow (about a week ago).
The good part of this is they called me today and said to bring the loaner back and they would give me a new one. They handed me a 08 Limited edition , right off the lot with 5 miles on it and said here drive this until yours is fixed. My service manager also told me to get him proof of my last car payment and Hyundai will reimburse me for it. So the first flash of good news in this horrid situation.
They can keep my lemon for as long as they like, as long as i can keep the sweet 08 Limited.
#580 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light on 2007 Santa Fe [isabo]
Jan 26, 2008 (7:49 am)
how different is the '08 to drive?
#581 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light on 2007 Santa Fe [isabo]
Jan 26, 2008 (8:16 am)
That is interesting that they told you the flash program was not written yet, cause they said they installed mine.AFTER THE LEMON LAW WAS MENTIONED. Know I am wondering if it is been actually been installed. I did have the engine light come on after the SUPPOSED install, they told me that was probably the gas cap again.... Lemon law told me to keep taking it back every time anything goes wrong ANYTHING>
You have the dealer running scared if they were willing to pay your last payment. I never was offered anything! That is why I pursued lemon law... Not for money but to get back what I put into this car. I just want one that is SAFE!
#582 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light [bramble1]
Jan 30, 2008 (12:29 pm)
My SF is at the dealer for a week now. 3rd time this january (2nd time in the same week) with the 3 same codes again. Last occurance is another very cold morning. 100% sure the problem is related to cold temperature. They don't have a clue so I've asked them to change the throttle body sensor. They agree but the sensor was not in stock. They will have it tomorrow. Hope this will be the end of this nightmare.
#583 of 1181 Re: Check Engine Light [juzo]
Jan 30, 2008 (12:42 pm)
Mine has been at the dealer for a full month now. I am told it requires a "fix" to the computer (which according to them the engineers in Fountain Valley haven't even written or gained approval from the EPA for it). They also told me that these problems have been cropping up all over the country in cold temperatures and the higher elevations. I really hope for your sake it is something else. Corporate hyundai still insists it can be "fixed." I am not confident that this will happen anytime soon.