Hyundai Repair and Maintenance

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

Hyundai Problems

Improved Timing Chain Tensioners Available to Correct Noise on Startup

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.

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

why is my front defroster not working? (1 answer)

The rear defroster works,but cannot see to drive.

There is a warning symbol light just came on. It's an exclamation point. (2 answers)

I don't hVe a maintenace guide so I have no idea what this warning symbol is. Can u tell me please?

Fuel Gauge (1 answer)

My fuel gauge goes to far empty when key is on. new fuel gauge and new fuel pump with sending unit. what's wrong

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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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