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#129 of 151 unattended acceleration 2007 hyunhdai santa fe
Aug 12, 2012 (6:16 am)
On July 31,2012 I was going up a hill going about 3 miles an hour in order to make a right hand turn into a parking space for the laundry room building across from my Mobile home. Had to park there due to trash collection and can not put trash cans away with vehicles in the carport.
Suddenly my Santa Fe took off like a bullet, jumping the cement parking barrier and crashing onto the building. The front of the building, including window and door crashed down on my hood. When I finally stopped I had taken out the building, damaged a washer and dryer. The engine was still running and I had my left foot on the emergency brake and my right foot on the brake.
My vehicle was in the shop for 9 days and I just got it back.
Am I nervous to drive this vehicle? Yes
Hyundai has a moral obligation to compensate anyone who has had this problem.
Next time this happens someone could get injured or killed and I do not want the responsibility of that.
Sep 06, 2012 (5:31 am)
To those who have unattended acceleration.
Please call NHTSA at 1-888-327-4236 to speak to a representative who will take your complaint.
My 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe had unattended acceleration on July 31, 2012. I called and reported it to the customer service gentleman at NTHSA. He took my complaint.
The only way to get this dangerous problem resolved is to contact NHTSA. They will post it.
I have also sent to Hyundai Motors America my accident information and am waiting for a reply,.
#131 of 151 Re: sudden unintened acceleration with Hyundai Santa Fe [susieqrn]
Sep 14, 2012 (4:22 pm)
I am still visibly upset about the unintended acceleration of my new 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. I was also pulling into a parking spot making a right turn when all of a sudden the car accelerated full trottle and I ran over two bushes and knocked down a black iron fence and stopped by pushing very hard on the brake when I was on pedestrian side walk. Luckily I did not hit a pedestrian. It was so scary I went to the dealer and the delaer stated that the computer did not find anything wrong with the car. I am scared to drive the car. It may happen again. I did call the NTHSA to report this and I plan to go to another dealer to see if they can help find out why this happened.
#132 of 151 Sudden unintened acceleration with 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe [kcttennis]
Oct 18, 2012 (6:59 pm)
Just had my 2007 Santa Fe towed to the local dealer for the exact same problem. Lucky for me I was on the freeway when all of a sudden the throttle went to the floor and the car began to accelerate. when I couldn't get it to cease accelerating I place the transmission in neutral and allowed it to coast while I kicked at the throttle peddle without success. Once I came to a complete stop (on a small shoulder next a very busy off ramp) I was able to pry my foot under the peddle and bring it back.
While I had it running in neutral I floored the accelerator and it did it again 2 more times. Once I worked up enough courage, I limped it home and called the dealer. The service writer informed me that Hyundai states that this is impossible to occur. I plan on having a more in depth discussion with them in the morning after they look at it.
I am not familiar with the electronic acceleration system on this car, but it sure appeared as if something like the cruise control was forcing the peddle down. Perhaps someone with more technical expertise can explain it.
After reading other's experiences I have a pretty good feeling how things will go down at the dealer. I will post the outcome.
P.S. Here is a curious note for the techs out there. I noticed that the engine got up to over 6,500 RPM when it was self accelerating. However when I was attempting to duplicate it, it would only get up to 5,500 RPM. Maybe I just wasn't willing to let it go there.
#133 of 151 Unintended Acceleration 2008 Santa Fe 4 WD
Oct 22, 2012 (8:41 am)
I too live in Canada, in Peterborough Ontario. Last Friday night, October 19, 2012 I was traveling a County road to go and pick up my dog from the breeders. My 23 year old daughter was with me. The unintended acceleration happened when I made a right signal change to veer to the right on a ramp and then when I accelerated to get back up to driving speed I could feel the foot petal leave my foot, accelerating quickly. It felt like cruise was on. I pushed the cruise on and off. Nope it wasn't the cruise. I thought maybe the floor mat was stuck, I tried to tap the pedal with my foot and I couldn't even reach it. It had been pulled so far forward I couldn't even reach it. My daughter looked over and she could see the pedal at the far front of car and no floor mat was pushing it nor was my foot. It was just accelerating by it self!???
At 160 kmh I dropped into neutral and braked to the shoulder. While sitting on the shoulder we could smell plastic burning and the cab was beginning to fill with smoke, the gauge was showing 7000 rpm, the sound of the engine was deafening, when the rpm's reached 8000 I decided that the vehicle was going to blow up and I moved the shift into park and it was like I had turned a switch, rpm's started falling, speed on Odometer was falling, smoke in cab was lessening and in approx 15 seconds everything was back to normal and the foot pedal had returned to where I could reach it!!
I called the dealership and had it towed. This morning they called and said nothing showed up on their computer but the mechanic thought that it was probably the floor mats because I had 2 and they were up on the gas pedal! I reiterated my story once again to him and he told me he couldn't do anything because nothing showed up on their computer. He gave me the name of Hyundai Head Office which I will be calling and I will be calling Transport Canada. After hearing all the horror stories on this forum, I'm afraid to drive it!
I think we should form a class action law suit so Hyundai takes us seriously. IF you are interested, I can be reached at uskeatscogeco.ca
My name is Gwen
#134 of 151 Re: Sudden unintened acceleration with 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe [acdc76]
Oct 22, 2012 (11:09 am)
I just wanted to give you all an update. I have not driven my Santa Fe since 9/24/12. I have gotten an attorney and the legal dept is talking with my attorney. I had to take pictures and fill out a long form for Hyundai and send it back with a letter from my attorney. Then I called the dealership and they had to complete all these forms on my car. The dealer told me that once legal gets involved they can't say anything.
Dec 30, 2012 (6:59 pm)
If people are still having a problem with this (fortunately I have not experienced this with my 2012 SF), and the NHTA is not responding - might I suggest someone start a petition?
Especially in light of the recent $1+ billion Toyota settlement, perhaps that can be used as leverage against Hyundai.
#137 of 151 Re: Faulty TPS found in 2008 Santa Fe [stannards]
Feb 28, 2013 (7:42 pm)
Hi - can anyone please let me know where the facebook site (Don't buy Hyundai) is and where the Hyundai Santa Fe video is. I desperately need your help.
#138 of 151 Re: Faulty TPS found in 2008 Santa Fe [blueyes554]
Mar 01, 2013 (3:31 am)
Hi - we started the FB page - although it doesn't say that much - we sold our car after getting it repaired and were very very upset with Hyundai ignoring the problem. It is now nearly four years since our incident and I have been amazed at just how frequently the problem is occurring. If you send me your FB or email details I can probably give you the link that way. We took video of the car after the problem - is that what you were referring to? If so I can check with my husband for it, but I think he put it on You Tube originally so it may still be there.