The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your Hyundai
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.
On the 2.7L V6 and 2.4L 4 Cylinder, a defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.
If you experience excessive engine noise on startup (after the engine has been turned off for several hours) that lasts for more than five or six seconds, turn off the engine and check that the engine oil level is correct. If the oil level is correct, the noise may be caused by the timing chain tensioner. Hyundai has an improved tensioner to correct this problem.
The timing belt can fail prematurely; if it fails while driving, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Be sure that the timing belt is inspected and replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.
Hyundai Recalls (Recent)
Hyundai Recall 95V043000
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Hyundai Questions and Answers
what causes engine not to take the gas when you are accellerating
where is the starter located?
Has bucked a few times when accelerating/gas light lights up even though have enought gas
Is this particular engine an interference engine or not also does it have a timing belt or chain and lastly considering the fact that this is a 6cyl. engine if I set the number 1 piston to TDC whil...
Sometimes the engine dies. This occurs in Park, and in Drive when coming to a stop in traffic. It happens about 2/3 of the time. The vacuum hoses appear to be in good condition.Car runs fine when d...
Hyundai Owners' Reviews
My 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS (with V6 3.5L engine). Is still going strong and has 412,000 miles on it! This is the truth. Actually, it doesn't belong to me anymore I gave it to my daughter at 372,000. Its still only costing her the regular maintenance costs battery, rotors, starter, belts, and now tires. I love that car - I wish I'd bought another one. All you have to do is keep it lubed and it'll rung forever! I was trying to get it to 500,000 miles.
5 stars all
On September 9, 2013, I spoke with Cory (Jenkins Hyundai Service Manager), he indicated that new cars have more electronics and computers as a result this car will drain the battery if it is not started or driven more frequently than two weeks. According to him there is no abnormal drain on the cars electronic system. He recommends that I take the car out for a Sunday drive weekly, of at least 30 minutes or more. My experience with other cars (2005 Cadillac STS and 2008 Cadillac DTS), has been that I leave them at an Airport or Seaport parking for as much as a month and they have started without a problem.
I purchased a 2009 Sonata GLS new in 2009. It now has over 90,000 miles on it and it is unquestionably the most reliable car I have ever owned. Handles nicely, economical to drive, fantastic warranty,dealer service departments very customer friendly and besides nornmal servicing has required nothing. Since I purchased my Hyundai my son has purchased an Elantra and my mother-in-law and my father-in-law have each purchased Sonatas. In addition, I have a new 2013 Sonata Limited on order and will be taking delivery within the month. Needless to say, I am very sold on the Hyundai line.
This vehicle has cost me for 2 electronic door lock units ,and now a fuel leak on the high pressure fuel pump has been quoted for repair as $4000. this on a vehicle that has only done 80000km .It will be sold as the maintenance costs are just too much