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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
Jul 21, 2013 (12:31 pm)
I have a 2007 Santa fe with 75130 miles. 2 years ago i replaced the battery and an alternator. At that time i was told the value cover gasket had leaked oil on the alternator and destroyed it. All repairs out of my pocket. Current day. Same problem, dead cell in battery replaced battery $160. The first battery I replaced myself, sears die hard. My local sears is closed so im out the warrenty on the 2 year old battery. Everything is fine. one day later stuck along side of road. The battery appears to b dead. Now they will want to replace alternator. That will be about $500.
I looked at the alternator and it looks to have oil on it.If the valve cover leak caused the problem then that tells me they are not doing a good job at fixing the leaky gasket. The value cover gaskets have been replaced twice on the truck both at no charge.
Does a bad alternator kill a battery? or does the battery kill the alternator?
I really need a solution to this problem this shouldn't happen 2 years later.
I really thinking of selling it and going back to a Chevy product!!!!!
#40 of 46 Santa Fe 2011 Engine Stalling
Aug 25, 2013 (11:59 am)
I have had two occasions where the engine in my 20ll Santa Fe has stalled while driving at slower speeds. One was on a small hill as I approached the bottom and the second was on a city street where traffic was moving at about 25 MPH (40 KM). No warning each time and no warning lights showed up on the dash. I know others have had this same problem and I wonder if there is an answer or if Hyundai is aware of this problem before I take the car to the dealer.
#41 of 46 Re: Santa Fe 2011 Engine Stalling [lars23]
Oct 01, 2013 (5:40 am)
I am from saudi arabia and I am facing the same issue , I sent my car to Hyundai dealer , I came to know that according to them that hyundai aware of this issue, to me it is been three years of frustration this issue and more like ESP and The 4WD are never solved not even with the new recall (replacing the break switch ).
Oct 01, 2013 (6:40 pm)
Last week I had a recurring problem with our 2011 Santa Fe - I had slowed down to make a right hand turn and the engine quit - had there been a car coming out of the parking lot I would have hit it due to power steering not working. We have had this happen a couple of times before about a year ago and took it in for a diagnostic workup and nothing was found. I took it to the dealership today and they did a diagnostic and said that it was the throttle and replaced it. Obviously I am hoping that this is the problem as an engine stalling could be very dangerous - no longer will I try to make the light before it changes if I am making a turn. Apart from this we have satisfied with the 2011, although I do like the 2013 styling better. Our Santa Fe has just over 22,000 miles on it.
#44 of 46 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe - Run-on or Dieseling
Oct 16, 2013 (9:04 pm)
I recently had a bad experience with my Santa Fe 2.7 V6 with the engine dieseling for over 45 minutes while I was at Menards shopping. I did have a problem with the car starting hard, but only after getting fuel. It didn't matter wither or not I put 20 dollars in or filled it up. It would run rough for about 4-5 minutes and then it would run great until the next time I got fuel, or at least that was the way it was before I had this big problem. The only thing that I did was change the gas cap with a new one that I bought from an auto parts store who assured me that it was the right cap for my Santa Fe. It was shortly after this that I had the problem with the car dieseling on me, which I never had before. There were other cars being parked around us at the time and did not think that my car was still running, after all I had the keys for my car out of the ignition and in my pocket so how could my car be still running, or so I thought. We went into the store thinking all was ok until we were done shopping about 30 to 45 minutes later and came back out of the store where I saw two gentlemen looking at my car and one of them had a fire extinguisher on him. I ask them what the problem was and they said that my car had been running for some time and must have blew out the radiator because there was antifreeze all over the ground under my car. I got into the car and tried to shut it down with the key by turning the car on and back off again, and still had a very hard time shutting it down. I had the car towed to the shop to find out what the repair cost would be to get it back on the road and they told me that they would have to replace the engine and will cost me over 4,500.00 to fix. So here I sit with a car in the shop that I am still making payments on and have to come up with 4,500.00 some how to fix it. Can anyone please tell me if they had any problems at all like this with any other Hyundai Santa Fe or any other type of Hyundai?
#46 of 46 Chugging sound in engine
Oct 21, 2013 (10:13 am)
When I start my Santa Fe it makes a chugging, clunking sound for about 30 seconds. Then the rpm's rev up and then back down to a normal idle. The check engine light is on now. Any thoughts?