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#147 of 151 Accelerator Stuck! Greensboro, NC
Jul 22, 2013 (1:58 pm)
I loved, loved, loved my 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe, but this afternoon that all changed. I was on the highway going about 55, pressed the accelerator to pass another car at 60, and the car quickly accelerated to 70, I braked and nothing happened, and speedometer was hitting 80 when I put the car into neutral and pulled to the side of the road. Even in neutral the car was revving at 70,000 rpms. Turned the car off. Took a breath. Turned the car back on and it revved again. Put my foot under the accelerator and was able to nudge it back towards me, which stopped the revving. It was clear to me then that the accelerator had gotten "stuck" - but not under a mat - just stuck. Drove very carefully back to my hotel and will be taking it into the dealership to be looked at. But after reading other posts, I have grave doubts that the dealership can permanently fix the problem. It makes me sad, because I was planning to drive this car for at least 150,000 miles. Not any more. And I will be logging this incident with the National Highway Safety folks.
#148 of 151 Re: Faulty TPS found in 2008 Santa Fe [stannards]
Aug 06, 2013 (7:07 am)
Trying to find a way to email you.
#149 of 151 Re: Faulty TPS found in 2008 Santa Fe [blueyes554]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 06, 2013 (8:01 am)
Emails may get you personal help but not help others. Please don't ask for "personal" help via email. We all benefit when a problem is discussed on the open forum. Thanks.
#150 of 151 Re: Accelerator Stuck! Greensboro, NC [ljromano]
Aug 06, 2013 (8:56 am)
Hi I am so sorry this happened to you . It happened to me with my elderly mother in the car. I was able to avoid a collision and went over a curb and it finally stopped. I got a lawyer and Hyundai said everything was fine. It is so frustrating because when this happened the car was brand new and now it has been 11 months since the incident. They sent someone from Hyundai California to check out the car and they said everything is fine. I am wondering if they fixed the TPS or cruise control. The car has not had any problems since the original sudden acceleration. There are too many people having this problem and is NOT due to floor mats!!!
#151 of 151 Re: Accelerator Stuck! Greensboro, NC [ljromano]
Sep 21, 2013 (7:14 am)
Happened in 2007/8 with my 2003 Santa Fe and to my teenage son at a Stop sign. Thank goodness nobody was hurt and our small town garage was just around the corner. First the throttle body was cleaned and it worked well for a few weeks. Then the unasked acceleration happened to me. Another visit with the local mechanic who ordered up a new throttle body and replaced it quickly with no big dealership costs. I think it was about a $150 job. Never happened again.