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#12 of 29 Re: 2001 Sensor Crank Broken [chiwlf]
Oct 16, 2008 (8:54 am)
At this very moment, my 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe is being repaired at the local Hyundai dealership.
On Tuesday nite, my Santa Fe started stalling - on a busy street - and then stopped when the engine light came on. After over an hour, roadside service arrived and gave me a "jump". After turning on my lights, high beam and the air conditioner, he said there was nothing "major" wrong with my vehicle; neither the battery nor the altenator were the problem. After letting it run for a few minutes, I attempted to drive home. Less than 2 miles later, it stopped again. Again, I let it run for 10-15 minutes and drove the last 2 miles home.
The next morning it was towed to the dealer. Their assessment: "Battery testing bad. Charging system tested fine. Replaced battery and retested system. Condition corrected." I agreed to have the battery replaced based on this assessment - although the roadside service said there was no problem with my battery, since I had 55,700 miles on my vehicle.
I purchased 4 new tires in August and did not get a front-end alignment. Therefore, I told them to do a front-end alignment as well.
When I got my bill, I was being charged for a "4-wheel alignment" rather than a front-end alignment. The service department person told me each of these procedures cost the same. Again, what did I ask for? What did I receive?
I paid my bill and fewer than 2 miles later, my vehicle stopped - on the expressway!! I immediately phoned the dealer and made him aware of the magnitude of my discontent. They sent a tow truck - over an hour later. They loaned me a 2008 Santa Fe and reminded me that I was responsible for the gas. I received a call yesterday afternoon and, after running additional test, it was determined that that the Crank Sensor went bad. It is covered under the 5/60. I'll pick it up later this afternoon. Let us not talk about how I really, really feel about my experience...
#13 of 29 I feel your pain!
Oct 20, 2008 (10:29 am)
I've just retrieved my 2003 4 Cylinder Santa Fe, having broken down on the side of Canada's busiest highway (the 401) TWICE in the past three months with a faulty crank shaft sensor. Even my mechanic feels sorry for me! I've read that the 2001 V6 Santa Fe's had a crank shaft sensor recall - I'm beginning to think it shouldn't have stopped there!
#14 of 29 Break Lights on the 2004 Santa Fe
Oct 20, 2008 (6:03 pm)
While the service department manager was assessing my vehicle - the first time -, he noticed that 2 of the 3 brake lights were out. He said they could replace them for $25.00. I said thank you, but no thanks.
After reading my manual, I went to Wal-Mart's automotive section and purchased a 2-bulb pack of 27 watt combination bulbs. The total price - $1.96!! In my garage last Saturday nite, armed with my electric screw driver as well as a manual philips screwdriver, I changed both bulbs within 45 minutes. It is truly amazing what these people try to get away with and no one holds them accountable. Perhaps a letter to the corporate headquarters - along with my receipt would make a difference...
#15 of 29 Re: Break Lights on the 2004 Santa Fe [imanikristina]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:36 pm)
and no one holds them accountable
You just did. Way to go!
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#16 of 29 Re: 2001 Sensor Crank Broken [wvowner]
Dec 14, 2008 (12:18 pm)
Did you ever get any satisfaction from Hyundai? I have the same problem. 2003 Santa Fe 2.4L with 65,000 miles. Crankshaft angle sensor broke, and pieces caused timing belt to jam and snap.
#17 of 29 Re: 2001 Sensor Crank Broken [novnog]
Dec 15, 2008 (9:22 am)
Fortunately, my 2004 Santa Fe was still under warranty. They fixed it at no cost to me.
#18 of 29 Re: 2001 Sensor Crank Broken [imanikristina]
Mar 11, 2009 (1:58 pm)
Just wondering what some of the symptoms of having a crank sensor going bad. I have an 02 with the 2.7 V6. Anybody.
Mar 12, 2009 (7:43 am)
When the crank sencer fails, the engine timing moves to "top dead center" (de-falt mode) to protect the engine. It runs, but lacks power.
#20 of 29 Crank Sensor/Timing Belt's +
Oct 16, 2009 (8:26 am)
This week my '04 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4 died on me. My vehicle only has 42k miles on it. I was told that they replaced the CRANK SENSOR and Blade. Confused, they told me the 380.00 for that was the same as replacing the TIMING BELT that I was charged an additional 340.00 for (are these the same parts?). Along with the timing belt they said they had to replace the BELT-VALVE, V-RIBBED BELT, and BELT-"V" something adding 178.01 to the bill for the belts. They told me the problem that started this event was the CANISTER CLOSED VALVE and CHARCHOL CANISTER charging me 327.00. I walked out leaving them $1,135.82. Anyone have any advice or experience with this. Of course, I'm 4 months out of warranty.
#21 of 29 Re: Break Lights on the 2004 Santa Fe [imanikristina]
Oct 16, 2009 (3:50 pm)
If it took you 45 minutes and the dealer was only going to charge you $23.00 labor....what are you crying about?
You think maybe they should work for free?