Last post on Aug 06, 2013 at 5:42 AM
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#10 of 14 Re: Engine Almost Dies [normandy2]
Nov 16, 2012 (9:06 am)
I found my answer and maybe this will help you. Many years ago I worked in Northern NJ but lived in South jersey. During the summer I would be in bumper to bumper taffic for hours so I started driving with 2 feet, I still drive with 2 feet. I read somewhere on these Edmunds blog that if you hit the gas and brake at the same time...even for a second...the engine will "almost" stall.
So I focused on that and sure enough the problem went away.
Maybe this will help you.
#11 of 14 Re: Engine Almost Dies [larrys1352]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:29 am)
I read the same item about pressing the brake while pressing the the accelerator. The article I read states that Hyundai put in a switch on the break pedal to cut off gas supply to the engine if you press the break while accelerating. Has to do with the problem Toyota had with run away cars.
I read that the feds will be making this manditory on all cars.
Hyundai just beat them to it.
I don't understand why Hyundai doesn't make this info available to there dealerships so they can pass it on to their customers.
It could save someones life.
By the way, I started driving with one foot and the problem went away.
Thanks again for your reply.
#12 of 14 Re: 2011 Sonata Engine no start
Jan 09, 2013 (6:35 am)
Just drove my 2011 sonata off the lot 4 days ago, purchased used with 77K on the odometer, no problems until I filled the tank and drove 500ft and parked and shut down the engine waiting for my brother for 5mins. Tried to start and the starter did as it should but the engine just sputtered enough to disengage the started just reaching 1K on the tack. Tried many many times and same response. Still sitting on Kroger parking lot. Any one else have a similar problem?
#13 of 14 Re: Engine Almost Dies [larrys1352]
Aug 05, 2013 (8:48 pm)
Hi; I have a 2011 SONATA LIMITED and it has just started doing a similar thing-personally I find it kind of scary and will be visiting the dealer shortly to have it checked- meanwhile did you ever resolve your issue with stalling. My car has about 25000 miles on it.
#14 of 14 Re: Engine Almost Dies [gwju]
Aug 06, 2013 (5:42 am)
I had the same problem with my 2013 Tucson Limited.
I resolved the problem, no thanks to Hyundai and its dealers.
It seems that Hyundai, in response to the problem Toyata had with its accelerator sticking, installed a "switch" or some other device to cut off the fuel supply to the engine if the brake is being applied while the accelerator is pressed.
Thanks to a previous message from a member he told me the cure.
I was driving, as he was, with my right foot on the accelerator and my left foot on the brake. DON'T DO THIS.
After adjusting my driving habits the problem is resolved. No more stalling.
The Hyundai service department is clueless to this.
Try it. It fixed my problem and I hope it fixes yours.
Norm - Elkhorn,Nebraska