Last post on May 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM
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#125 of 134 Re: TPMS Light and and proper tire presure [counselor4444]
Aug 17, 2009 (1:39 pm)
One blip of the light probably doesn't mean anything, but the TPMS is a wonderful device. I have a 2007 Sante Fe and I find the light goes on when tire pressure drops below 26 pounds. The proper air pressure for your vehicle is on a plate on the frame of the door of the car and I usually keep my tires at 32 pounds..
You could mention this to your dealer just to put them on notice.
Sep 08, 2009 (2:55 am)
Just bought a new SF Limited. Did not test drive it in the dark. What a shock to drive at night and not be able to see out the windows clearly because of the reflection of the panel!!! Live in suburbs...but not lots of street lights. Had to open the window to look out because all I could see were the blue reflections which were VERY distracting. I never read any comments on this issue on Consumers and neglected to search Edmunds....am I ever sorry!! I hate to think that I have to put film on the car every night. This is my first SUV....does this happen with regular panel lights as well. Had I been aware of this, I would NOT have bought the car. Very disappointed with this distraction. It should be brought to your attention by the salesman in my opinion!!! I wish I could get my money back right now!
#127 of 134 Re: New Santa Fe [junior13]
Sep 09, 2009 (10:18 am)
Did you try turning down the instrument panel lights?
#128 of 134 Re: New Santa Fe [oscar_gata]
Sep 09, 2009 (11:55 am)
Yes...it still is a distraction at night to see those blue lights reflected on the windshield and side windows.
#129 of 134 Dash lights
Sep 09, 2009 (2:10 pm)
You can turn the dash lights down all the way and it won't help a bit. I have a 2007 Sante Fe and that is the only thing about the car that I don't like. I too have not been able to get any solution except using the midnight blue plastick film over the lighted areas when I drive at night.
#131 of 134 Instrument panel
Jul 26, 2010 (9:51 am)
Even at their lowest setting, the dash panel lights are way too bright. I've never owned a car that had panel lights that bright, or didn't have the capability of turning them off completely. As someone already posted, I never test drove the car at night. Who does? Other than that, I love my 2010 Limited.
I guess there has to be something.
Sep 04, 2010 (4:11 pm)
I have a 2010 Santa Fe purchased in March. Today the TPMS light came on and did not go off. My tires have the correct amt of inflation, have no idea what the problem is.
Of course a holiday weekend and the dealer is closed until Tues. Wonderful. Think the car is safe to drive?
#133 of 134 temperature gague
Sep 17, 2010 (10:23 am)
I have had an electrical bug in my 2009 Santa Fe. The temperature gauge was usually 10 degrees off in the afternoon, never in the morning. Then my radio started thinking there were C D's loaded but there wasn't. Then I started losing my preset memories.
The dealer has put in two radios and it has worked correctly for the last week. The outside temperature gauge has been replaced the dealer says and works correctly about 75% of the time tough once it was off by 23 degrees.`
Is there a different fix for the temperaure gauge?
#134 of 134 Re: TPMS PROBLEMS??? [jcoug03]
May 20, 2012 (10:52 am)
Oddly enough, about a month before my 2007 SF died on the side of the road and the electrical things started flashing and going crazy, my tpms light was on and off regularly. That was the only thing that was different. The tow truck driver said that my alternator was dead. I love my SF and it's still dead in front of my house as I save $$'s to get it fixed.