Hyundai Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Hyundai

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Hyundai Problems

Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Switching Valve

A defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.

Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission

If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.

Check Engine Light Due to Faulty Accelerator Pedal Position Switch

Problems with the accelerator pedal position switch may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate; an improved switch is available to fix this problem.

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Hyundai Questions

My warning /hazard lights came on by themselves. No one near car. (1 answer)

Looked out lights flashing. Soon battery was drained.

I have a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. What cause it not to drive at all? (2 answers)

It's a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. It start up just fine, but when I put it in drive or reverse, it doesn't move at all. When I switch gears, it makes noise also. I would like to know why this is happening. Thank you.

The car completely shut off. I needed a new timing belt and whatever goes with (1 answer)

The car completely shut off and I needed a new timing belt and whatever goes with it so what should I start to see going wrong now!!!!! All new was put in the car..... I never had a timing belt put in , and the miles were 178,564..... I have always kept up with the oil change and small stuff but ...

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Hyundai Recalls

Brake Lights Remain Illuminated When Pedal Not Depressed

The brake lights may stay illuminated and the shift lever may be moved from park without depressing the brake pedal. Dealers will replace the brake pedal stopper pad with an improved part free of charge to resolve the concern.

Hood Opens While Driving

The secondary hood latch may not fully secure the hood. This could allow the hood to open while driving. Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch free of charge to resolve the concern.

Driver's Frontal Air Bag Does Not Inflate Properly

The second stage of the dual stage driver's frontal air bag may not deploy properly due to a missing chemical enhancer necessary for the second stage deployment. Dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag module free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Hyundai Reviews

Brought the 2006 Santa Fe 2.7L on 11/19/2015 with 98k from original owner, she did most of the regular scheduled maintenance on the car and was in good shape. This is one of the best cars I ever owned! Now with 107K miles on it, of course it's starting to need things like: front axles, brakes and rotors, spark plugs and wires, struts and shocks, wheel bearings, fuel pressure regulator, radiator...
Not very good at engine broke down its a 2.4 litter at 140.000 miles
For the record....BEWARE!!! We purchased this LEMON OF a car in 2013. It was out of commission for 2 stinking years, beginning 2 months after purchase. Engine problems...seriously dangerous...just plunking out in the middle of busy traffic. Out mechanic tinkered with it for 1 year plus....he had a stroke. To another friend mechanic...he had another Santa Fe pulled apart...piece by piece...mirro...

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