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#49 of 64 Re: 2012 Santa Fe [hyundaisales2]
Jun 19, 2011 (12:37 pm)
The 2012 Kia's are grounded and the 2012 Sante Fe's are not because of 2 reasons... They are protecting potential transmission issues in their first build cycle by adding a more enhanced chip. TRANSMISSION ISSUES are a rumour like the pedals in a Toyota. Its a simple computer Chip problem. Also, 2012 not grounded yet because late 2010 Hyundai was contemplating going back to a 7 passenger sante fe
What do you mean by "Grounded" hyundaisales?
Jun 19, 2011 (3:53 pm)
I was wondering the same thing...what does grounded mean?....BTW, I have a 2011 SF with 4,000 miles on it and so far , so good with the tranny.
#51 of 64 Re: 2012 Santa Fe [hyundaisales2]
Jun 19, 2011 (6:32 pm)
If you followed the Sante Fe Transmission Thread, you would see that the issues with the 2010-2011 are beyond the rumor stage. After several computer updates and even tranny replacements, many of us are still experiencing the rough shifts and mechanical SLAMS
#52 of 64 Santa Fe vs. Sorrento
Jul 16, 2011 (6:50 am)
Does the Santa Fe share the same chassis and drivetrain with the Kia Sorrento?
#53 of 64 Re: Santa Fe vs. Sorrento [higgledy]
Jul 16, 2011 (8:27 am)
I believe they are shared. Starting for the 2012 models the Santa Fe is being built on the same line at Kia's new state of the art plant in Georgia (or one of those states down south).
#54 of 64 Re: Santa Fe vs. Sorrento [mtnman1]
Jul 20, 2011 (5:22 pm)
My 2011 Santa Fe was built in the Georgia Plant. Bought it in January. So far, so good.
#55 of 64 My list of problems with 2011 Hyundai Santa FE AWD SE v6
Sep 01, 2011 (9:03 am)
Rear air vents throw cold air after complete engine warm up and 20 minutes of city/highway driving
Residue leaks down the doors from the outside mirrors and windows
Acceleration is spiky. One has to be very, very gentle with the gas pedal while accelerating.
Paint gets very easily damaged from minor incidents
19mpg 75mph (single drive, no load, straight highway driving, mild warm temps, right tire pressure, blah blah)
SUV jumps to 6th gear at 45mph (rides OK) and so it covers from 45+ mph on same gear.
There is a clear need to solve this mpg problem. Perhaps, need 7th gear.
Suspension is very bouncy and SUV rocks/rolls on slow turns on mild bumps
Front and rear water wiper jets hardly spray/cover the windshield (ya, there is enough water)
Front passenger seat does not fold forward or fully backwards
rear seats cannot be pushed forward / backwards
Average MPH indicator was developed by a kid and was never tested.
It shows 25mph for me after resetting it and driving 500miles on straight highway
MPG indicator is "average MPG" indicator. No real-time mpg indication available
RPM indicator fluctuates a bit sometimes for no apparent reason
Price of this SUV is less but close to Honda and Toyota. Makes more sense to go with Honda/Toyota.
Hope this helps folks.
#56 of 64 Re: My list of problems with 2011 Hyundai Santa FE AWD SE v6 [rppauto]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:52 am)
What , No Tranny issues ???
Consider yourself fortunate.
#57 of 64 2012 Santa Fe
Oct 02, 2011 (5:49 am)
Are the interior measurements for things like floor mats the same in the 2012 Santa Fe as they are in the 2011? I ask because most suppliers don't have 2012 stuff....