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#378 of 611 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [viper14]
Feb 08, 2011 (6:00 am)
I had the same Dead Spot issue on my 2011 Santa Fe Limited V6.
Here's the FIX. Since Toyota had the runaway accelerator problems, Hyundai built in a circuit on the brake light switch that will defeat the accelerator,(since it a cabless system), same as cancelling cruise control. If the brakelight switch has not been adjusted properly, any slight, and I mean slight motion on the brake pedal, will cause the accelerator pedal to become inoperative. Try driving and accelerating, and while doing that, press the brake pedal slightly. The car will stop accelerating. You'll figure it out. My dealer took 4 visits along with my ranting, they finally discovered the problem. All it takes is an adjustment to your brakelight switch.
#379 of 611 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [bookinu2]
Feb 08, 2011 (7:22 am)
I'll try your idea and see if it works for me. Do you know if your Hyundai dealer has instructions from Hyundai on brake light switch adjustment? My 2010 SF Limited was in the dealers shop for 3 days and after 85 miles of all kinds of different driving could not duplicate a throttle dead spot. Maybe your findings will solve the problem I have. I did notice that my mileage has dropped about 3 - 4 MPG and I'm wondering if my dealer made some kind of adjustmeent.
Thanks for your input.
#380 of 611 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [viper14]
Feb 08, 2011 (2:14 pm)
Tried your suggestion with the brake and you are correct. The slightest pressure on the brake pedal will prevent the car from accelerating. So my next step is to show the dealer and see if he knows how to properly adjust the brakelight switch. I'm thinking that a red light forward of the dash coming on when pressing on the brake will help keep me off the brake pedal. Wonder what the effect is by adjusting the brakelight switch?
#381 of 611 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [viper14]
Feb 09, 2011 (5:03 am)
My dealer said the he went to the Hyundai Tech Line and found out about it from another dealership. It's a network thatthey have similar to what we are doing in this discussion. Now that I'm aware of it, I don't have any issues about it. Just don't be a 2 footer.
#382 of 611 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe
Feb 09, 2011 (8:12 am)
Hyundai needs to wake up their engineers. I bought my 2010 Sante Fe new. My transmission has 11,000 miles. It is slipping just like the others I am reading about. It started a while back. I asked a friend of mine if his 2009 was slipping and he said it was slipping too.
Hyundai, you got a problem and we all know it...please take care of it now. It's a nice car but, the transmission has got to be fixed. Thanks.
#383 of 611 Re: 2010 Sante Fe record for transmission changes looks like # 5 coming up [rdsantefe]
Feb 11, 2011 (11:40 pm)
What do you mean by 'slamming' into 2nd and 3rd gears?