Hyundai Repair and Maintenance

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

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Hyundai Problems

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.

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.

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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.

Going down the highway and just died. Changed timing belt,fuel pump, nothing. (1 answer)

We thought that it was timing cuz belt was real sloppy, then changed fuel pump cuz there was no fuel, checked filter it was fine,and we still have nothing but it turning over. Can someone plz help with what might be wrong with it. It's my only vehicle and I'm raising a grand daughter.

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...

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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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