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#95 of 110 2011 Santa Fe acting strange(elecrical issues ?)
Mar 02, 2012 (1:54 pm)
Think we got a lemon!
We bought our 2011 V6 AWD Sport in March 2011 and I have 12,000 km on it March 2 2012.
4 times the battery has been dead when we go to start it.No reason we can find/light left on/door ajar.Anyway.It happened again on Wed. I put the charger on it and finally got it to start.
I had lights flashing on the dash/chimes & bells going off.I shut it off and restarted.Each time I did this, less lights would come on or different lights would come on.By lights I mean the idiot lights on the dash. My check engine light was flashing but after another restart it went solid.
I needed to go to town a 64 km round trip but my gas gauge was showing empty and range was blank.I had just filled up on Monday and had only driven maybe 150 km.There was a strong smell of gas. As I was driving, the engine light would flash intermittently.The gas gauge started to move up* but my range remained blank.I called my dealership and they towed it in.I am still waiting to hear what codes if any it gave them.All they have said is that I have several issues. This was said before they had it in the shop
#96 of 110 Brake Light Problem w/2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
Mar 15, 2012 (5:45 pm)
I have a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe (which I really like). When I have my headlights on, all my brake lights come on, too (I have been pulled over by state patrol with a warning). When my headlights are off, everything is normal. Can I fix this myself? Thank you for the responses.
#97 of 110 2003 SANTA FE CIG. FUSE
Jun 18, 2012 (10:33 am)
About 1 month ago my fuse for the Cig lighter and charge blew. Figured it's 9 years old and it's the first fuse to blow, so wasn't a big deal. Now it's blown again, should I be concerned it's something more serious? I use a TomTom GPS, but haven't noticed any problems until recently.
#98 of 110 dash airbag idiot lite
Jun 23, 2012 (10:10 pm)
I have a 2003 santa fe gsl. today, the airbag idiot lite came on when I started the vehicle and stays on continuously, while operating the vehicle. can any one advise me on what the problem may be? thank you.
#99 of 110 Air conditioning problem
Jul 06, 2012 (4:25 pm)
I have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The air conditioning works only intermittently. My regular mechanic replaced a faulty pressure relay switch but warned me that he didn't believe that would resolve the issue as during the diagnostic phase he noticed a current break somewhere near the control panel. I took the car to my local Hyundai dealer where they performed their own diagnostic test on the a/c and corresponding electric system, yet found found no problem. The dealer said they added a 1/4lb of freon and told me they were "confident they fixed the problem". Drove the car home with the a/c working, parked it for a couple of hours, got back in the car to go to the store and again the a/c stops working. The air blows cold for a bit then warm then back to cold. Any ideas? Anyone else having an issue with a/c?
#100 of 110 Re: Electrical Issues PLEASE HELP!!! [taydumg]
Jul 26, 2012 (6:15 am)
I have the same problem with my radio. It happens the most when the day is hot. The display may not work and station won't change but often when I'm listening to the radio, it switches to the CD player. I also get spurious characters on the display. The problem is getting worse. Now my gas gauge will suddenly go dead and drop to E and the fuel light comes on. Then it will go back to where it should be.
It sounds like similar problem with slightly different symptoms. It doesn't show up in their diagnostics which makes no sense. It's probably just a bad board.
#101 of 110 Re: 2003 santa fe electrical problems [carebear13]
Aug 17, 2012 (11:30 pm)
Probably a bad serpentine belt, one that has hardened over time. Not just a bad belt though, replace the belt tensioner too or the problem will come back in a short while.
#102 of 110 Santa Fe 2007 Self Check problem
Aug 18, 2012 (12:05 am)
Hi all,I bought a 2007 SF from USA and brought it here in Iraq,and since there are no dealerships in here so I am totally depending on u in this,a few days ago I noticed that my car stopped beeping the self check warning when I turn the switch to ON position(U know the routine self check before ignition)and also the AIRBAG light was on,is it related to the disappearance of the self test check beeping issue?what can I do about it?thanks for any help wish u can aid me in this
#103 of 110 Center console problems
Aug 19, 2012 (11:04 pm)
I have a 2004 Santa Fe about a year ago it starting have problems where the A/C would start turning on and off repeatedly (always when the A/C was in the off position) and the clock and radio would also turn on and off and the temperature gauge would drop all the way down. After a few times of this happening, when the center console would go crazy it started acting like it was either losing power or not getting gas and would just die while driving or backing out of my driveway. I had it looked at and a code said there was a bad sensor. At that time there were 2 sensors that were replaced, a belt, temp. gauge, spark plugs and oil change. Did not fix the problem. Started getting worse, started jerking while I was driving and would just die (always when the center console goes crazy). Had it looked at 2 more times by 2 different shops no one could find the problem. Got to the point that it would only go 5 MPH. Different shop changed the fuel pump didn't help, changed the brain didn't help, change 2 cavalier converters now drives normal speed but the center console problems are still there and still acts like it is not getting power or gas and dies (again always when the center console goes crazy). I would like to say that I am a female who does not know anything about cars and so my terminology is really poor. Any advise would be great. I have already spent alot of money trying to get it fixed and at every shop I have asked that they check the wiring in the center console but they all assure me that is not the problem.
#104 of 110 Re: 2003 Santa Fe electrical [rmattsson]
Sep 07, 2012 (9:38 am)
Definitely the alternator-dig deep