Hyundai Repair and Maintenance

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Hyundai Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.

Improved Alternator Available

If the alternator fails, it should be replaced with an improved design which is better able to replenish electrical power to the battery. The new alternator requires a different diameter drive belt.

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

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Hyundai Questions

Car just died and won't start again. Hasn't 4 3days now. Changed timing belt and (1 answer)

Fuel pump and still nothing. Timing is rite on and I have fuel and spark. Even the crankshaft sensor, still won't start. What do I do now? Someone plz help. Only vehicle and I need my job. Plz help.

Brake lights wont go off, ESC light on, acc pedal stops responding 3/4 min. (1 answer)

So my pedal, while driving, when depressing it, feels like the car "pulls back or idles". It does not shut off, and 5 seconds max later, it accellerates fine. But during this time, rpms drop to under 2k. "Flooring it" does nothing, and it kinda feels like the pedal isnt workin...

Who knows a lot about the transmission issues with this car? (2 answers)

First, the car would not go into 4th gear so I'd be driving along in 3rd gear. Next, it completely would remain locked in 3rd gear. It still had park, reverse, and neutral, but the only drive gear that it had was 3rd. So at a stop, it would stick in 3rd. Replaced both the input and the output...

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Hyundai Recalls

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.

Power Steering Assist Fails

The electronic power steering circuit board may be damaged and result in a loss of power steering assist. Dealers will replace the control unit for the electronic power steering free of charge to resolve the concern.

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Hyundai Reviews

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...
I bought my 2004 V6 2.7 in 2011 at 80,000 mi. It now has 167,700. Not positive if I am the second owner. I love my Santa Fe and will purchase a newer model when I'm done with this one. I have maintained regular maintenance and up till now no serious . Only issue was tail light burninig out frequently. It appears to have had some body work before only noticed when i took the light off to replac...

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