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Hyundai Santa Fe, Electrical, SUV
#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?
#21 of 125 Idling problems after re-connecting the battery
Oct 25, 2009 (8:23 pm)
I have a 03 Santa Fe and had no problems. The other day the headlight went out and I re-placed it today. I had to disconnect the battey to get to the headlight. No issues replacing the headlight. After words I was driving the car to the store 10 mins away, i was pulling into the parking lot and the car stalled....That was the first time that has happened. Now the car is idling rough everytime i am at a light and is stalling. I put the car in nutural to keep the RMP up, which seems to help. It is running fine when it is moving. Any one have these issues or now whats the problem.
#22 of 125 Re: Anyone having electrical problems after 07 S.Fe. gets wet? [jcwsbltd]
Nov 01, 2009 (2:27 am)
im a hyundai line tech 9 out of 10 times its the brake switch causing the issue there is a recall in process but if it annoys you and the esc ligt cam on a 1315 code would store long short take it to hyundai thers a simple fix
#23 of 125 Re: Idling problems after re-connecting the battery [pops26]
Nov 01, 2009 (2:30 am)
when you removed the battery the adaptive learn gets erased in order to re zero thethrottle plate you ned to turn ign to on (not start) and within 3 sec or sooner turn it off then waait 3 min the throttle will go to wide open and then to closed resseting the zero point ive seen this before it should take care of your concern
#24 of 125 Re: 2003 santa fe electrical problems [carebear13]
Nov 01, 2009 (2:41 am)
im new to this forum and sitting here reading a lot of conditions that should be easy to fix what ive seen on your make / model witj the rain stalling condition is that the crankshaft position sensor rund by front exhaust manifold and when the heat and steam from road water get up there the sensor craps out you loose ckp siginal so the ecm stops driving the injectors and spark sometimes it sets a p0335 code but not always
#26 of 125 Parking light on when Ignition key off and out
Nov 08, 2009 (9:55 am)
2.4 santa-fe, 2004 model. My inbuilded stereo Cd/radio player failed to come on, no power to the set. I took it to my electronic technician who fixed the problem but now a new problem developed thereafter. The parking light is permanently on even when the ignition is off and key out of ignition. I have to constantly unplug the battery terminal when I park to aviod draining the battery. This is really giving me great concern.
Is there a connection between car stereo and parking light?
If not what may be the course of this kind of problem?
How can I fix this kind problem? I do not want to rush to an electrician again without doing some findings.
Please, information from any body is appreciated.
#27 of 125 Driver side auto light sensor blinking, not passenger
Nov 12, 2009 (9:29 pm)
Just received my new 2009 Santa Fe Limited this evening. Notice that when vehicle is unoccupied and no key or anything in the ignition that the driver side auto light sensor blinks. The passenger side does not. Is this normal? The auto light sensor on the light bar is not engaged.
Think I found the answer. It appears it has to do with alarming the vehicle. The driver side sensor is the alarm and the passenger side is the automatic light sensor. Anyone wish to confirm my thoughts?
Thanks in advance.