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#11 of 125 Can anyone help!!!
Apr 15, 2008 (10:26 am)
I have an 2004 santa fe. I've had it for 3 months. When I bought it the digital clock in the dash wasn't working. The garage I bought from wasn't hyundai and tried to fix the problem but made it worse, afterwards the radio, interior light, clock, ignition light and remote central locking/alarm didn't work. This garage in turn then sent it to a hyundai garage. The problem was cured... or so I thought, they said it was a fuse behind the dash? Anyway after the repair I only did short runs to and from work without problem. I then went on a long journey lasting 3-4 hours in which the problem returned but reset itself about 30 mins, where the clock, and radio were reset to original settings (Total lose of power to clock and radio)?. Now its happening intermittently, I took it to a hyundai dealer but by the time they got round to looking at it the problem had reset itself and the garage cannot find nothing wrong hence they take no action to fix it. Any ideas?
May 16, 2008 (3:03 pm)
Have a 2005 Santa Fe. Battery-altenator-fuses-starter all check out ok. Wiring appears solid. I'm getting juice to the starter but it won't turn over. Can hear the relay clicking into action but not getting starter; though "sometimes" it will kick in.
Any ideas for a "shady tree" wrencher to try???
#13 of 125 Re: Starter???? [lostvanner]
May 19, 2008 (8:52 am)
possibly a relay going bad - do you have an aftermarket alarm on the car?
#14 of 125 Even stranger electrical problem
Mar 04, 2009 (9:12 am)
My Hundai Sante Fe 2002 has been having strange electrical issues when I am not in the car. Lights flashing, Tom Tom GPS always has fallen off the window when discovered, the emergency flasher is pushed in by itself. The most recent time the GPS was knocked down, and the flasher in but just a blinker was going and not all the lights were flashing. It does not have a remote starter but does have an alarm and electonic key. It has happened three times now when it is parked. Very wierd.
#15 of 125 2003 santa fe electrical problems
Jun 19, 2009 (5:30 pm)
I bought my 2003 santa fe last year,*** At the beginning of this year nothing but problems, the clock goes on an off when it wants, anytime it rains the car acts weird. If you go through a little water the car freezes up, steering and brakes, --the latest problem is 1 month ago the car just would not start, i had it towed to the dealer, they had the car for 3 days- couldn't figure out what the electrical problem was, then the car just started. SO LET ME BE CLEAR, they did nothing!!, car started, then they wanted to charge me $300. I talked them down to $215, still they did NOTHING!! It is now 3 weeks later, my wife was driving the car with children in the car. The car completely froze while the car was in motion, the dash lights came on, steering locked, and brakes ENGAGED, --she was almost hit by the car behind her ----and the car still will not start. I would usually ask for advice on how to fix it, in this case, I'm warning others to beware of this vehicle, there must be some type of electrical short that the manufacturer is hiding or unaware of, either case, don't risk your families life. I personally am looking for a new car.
Jul 17, 2009 (5:41 am)
I was driving and my abs, batterie, and several other lights came on. I drove it home because it didnt act like anything was wrong. Once i got home i turned it off and then tried to start it again. Nothing happened. We did all the little test to see if it was the alternator and it failed all of them but when we took it off and had it tested it was good. we had the batterie tested to once again it was good. What could be wrong
#17 of 125 Re: 2003 santa fe electrical problems [2003santafe]
Jul 17, 2009 (6:55 pm)
I'm so glad i saw your review, I was just about to close a buy on a 2004 Santa fe. I have a daughter i was going to use this santa fe to drive her. Thanks to your warning i won't be purchasing this car.
#18 of 125 Re: 2003 santa fe electrical problems [2003santafe]
Aug 10, 2009 (5:06 am)
I also have a 2003 Sante Fe. Bought it brand new in 2002. In 2004, two years later, I started having issues when it rained. When I go through puddles, my steering wheel locks up and the battery and break lights come on. For anywhere from 10 to 30 seconds, I am not able to steer, can only go straight and it's now starting to make a bad squealing sound when this happens. I have taken it to the dealership 3 times in the past few years and even tried a new mechanic. No one seems to know what's wrong. All I know is this issue IS NOT SAFE and I am frustrated that not even the Hyundai dealership has been able to fix this. It's interesting to know that this same exact issue is happening on the same year Sante Fe.
#19 of 125 Re: Starter???? [lostvanner]
Aug 11, 2009 (6:16 pm)
Am having similar problem with 2007 Santa Fe. Does anyone know more about this? Dealership says it cannot find cause / problem. I don't think they believe me. Is Hyundai America aware of this issue?
#20 of 125 Re: Starter???? [lostvanner]
Oct 03, 2009 (3:48 am)
I have an 05 Sante Fe and started having this same issue....Lostvanner....did you find anything?