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#1 Old 02-28-2011, 09:08 AM
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I have a 2011 Santa Fe 3.5L automatic with AWD. I have had a issue with the traction control indicator locking up. The traction control light on the dash goes on and cannot be canceled by the on/off control. It will reset when the engine is turned off and restarted. It is my understanding that the indicator should be lit when the system is actively meeting a traction control issue.
The dealer has performed service on the vehicle twice for this issue, and on a recent trip the system triggered again. It has engaged and locked on dry surfaces during a moderate turn while accelerating (merging from exit ramp). I have seen it engage under slippery conditions (snow... we live in Wisconsin) while turning and then return to normal once the conditions are stable.
I since contacted Hyundai directly, and I will be taking the Santy in for a further look at the dealer.
The dealer has been very co-operative to date, and I see no reason for that to change, but I believe this is a little above their pay grade... my concern is that since the traction control affects braking in order to achieve stability under unusual conditions, that the possibility exists for a malfunction under braking conditions that might cause more problems than it solves.
Has anyone else experienced any problems along this line?
Overall I am very happy with the vehicle, although I am considering having the wheel wells and undercarriage sprayed by Linex this spring to cut down the road noise.
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This has happened to me, but only once.

I was in the mountains in Quebec in July 2010. I was driving down a steep winding road. When I reached the bottom of the hill, I noticed that the traction light was on. I drove for a bit and it still stayed on. I had to pull over and restart the Santa Fe to clear it. The roads were slightly wet at the time.

I live in New Brunswick and the traction system comes on continually, but it has since always turned off.

We have a 2010 Santa Fe Sport v6 AWD.
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I just took my 2011 Santy back into the dealer again today, Thursday 3/3/11. It has about 4000 miles on it.
On a 300 mile trip last week the traction control light came back on. Since I had nothing else to do while driving I called Hyundai. The after discussing the problem with the representative, I made an appointment and took the vehicle in for more service.

My dealer called back and informed me that the code was not in the computer.
This is disconcerting on a number of levels.
The traction control exercises computer control over the braking system to establish strait-line stability under bad driving/braking conditions as I understand it... or does it.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to trust the traction control system. It is doing things that were obviously not programmed into the system, and whether or not it will work in a situation where I would actually need it is problematic. If no one else is experiencing this problem on a recurring basis, then the problem lies with some part in my system... if the defective part can be found that should solve the problem.

I have been told on one other occasion that the 'connectors' were 'loose'. That is a stretch.... either the connectors are in the socket or not... that is something that I cannot imagine could happen twice if they were 'reinstalled correctly the first time. The greatest problem with connectors is getting them out at all... can't imagine one 'falling out or loosening on its own. In the twenty odd years that we have had silicone sealed and snap lock connectors on all variety of cars I don't ever recall seeing a corroded connection. It just doesn't happen on a sealed and factory installed connector anymore.
Thanks for reading this... as further facts are discovered they will be posted here.

Paul
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Follow up: traction control problems I have taken the Santa Fe into the dealer twice in the last ten days, and prior to that had a computer monitoring modual installed in the vehicle. This coming Monday when it goes back in will be the fifth time it has gone in. paul
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Threaten to lemon law them if they don't take care of it.
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I’m pretty puzzled by the absence of any DTC – it looks like the condition is not determined as abnormal, and no faulty components are detected.
The question here could be: is there a real traction control engagement or the light is miss triggered?
Front or rear traction engages?
Is there a TPMS present?
Are the tires same size and model?
Is the pressure equal everywhere?
Ask dealer to replace random wheel brake (traction) sensor – on the side of faults.
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I think I just had the same thing happen to me on my 2011 3.5 FWD. The light came on and would not turn off. This wasn't the usualy Traction control is active blink. Has anyone else run into this?
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More information about the problem. The traction control light will come on and stay solid, usually while stopped. When this happens the car will not allow changing gears from say Drive to reverse or park (the ones you would need to press the brake to get into) - all while the car is stopped and the brake is pressed. We need to put the car into N and shut it off and then restart it for it to begin operating again.
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sounds like something electrical if you ask me. Tell them to replace the traction control switch because if the brakes do help control the traction while traction control on like it does my toyota tundra, it will adversely wear down and affect your brake pads. If it has been in more than 3 times in the past 1 year new of owning for same issue and they haven't resolved it, don't threaten them with lemon law, insist it is a lemon and have dealer buy back your vehicle for what you paid for it since it is almost brand new. This is the law in WI. In to hyundai dealer shop for more than 3 same issue for attempts at repair in first year of owning, no problems getting lemon law done. Don't settle for less than what you paid for it since under 1 year of owning new and under 5K miles. You shouldn't have to live with this crap and keep on the dealer every week, do not let up one bit. Be nice, but firm and blunt but not yelling, at least not yet unless they get in your face being nasty first. Then, it is game on!!! Good luck.
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Brake light switch.

Check to see if your brake lights come on. If the switch is faulty you will have trouble getting from park to reverse etc. Also the traction control is linked into it.
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