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I'm very sure that this is NOT an alert to you good Sante Fe owners who love your car as much as I do but you should be aware of the situation that I have encountered. This may be just a one vehicle fluke. Please contact me if this has happened to you.
My car: [b]NEW 2008 Sante Fe Limited, full package beauty with only 7500 miles driven.
Last week while on my way to a job, doing about 40 mph I noticed that there was no response when I pressed on the accelerator pedal. There was no power!?
I was still coasting and hitting the pedal but NOTHING! I looked again at the instrument panel and saw my 'check engine' as well as oil pressure lights on and realized that the engine was dead so I coasted to the roadside. You know, that engine is so darn quiet that I could not even tell that the engine was not on.
I tried starting the engine. It was turning over easily but would not start. The fuel gauge registered just less than 1/4 tank full and I believe the digital "miles left' for the gas stated something like 50-60 miles. I thought I had fuel and was worried about something other than an empty tank. After calling AAA club which was a mistake....NOTE: CALL HYUNDAI'S ROADSIDE SERVICE!!!... The tow driver shows up after 10 minutes and already had a car being towed on his truck but he said he would just try to give my car a little gas just in case. I argued the fact saying, "look at the gauge and miles left display. I have fuel! He said, "let me try this", and he poured in about a quart of gas. He then told me to turn the key to ACC, wait 15 seconds and try to start. MY SANTE FE STARTED RIGHT UP!!!
So here's the issue and I hope no one here has this problem but again, if you know something about this please contact me because even my dealer doesn't have a clue.
My car went back to the dealer and because I put in a full tank of gas before driving there they could not do anything other than a diagnostic which came up as "working". After picking up my Sante Fe from the dealer I was told to come back when the gauge reads 1/4 tank again so they could try to duplicate the situation.
This is most disconcerting and I feel like I'm driving a timebomb waiting for it to go off. I just don't know if I'll get stuck somewhere and when this will happen again.
Thank you all.
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