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I have a 2011 hyundai sonata 2.0t and it stalled on me and it won't crank and when I opened the hood it smelled burning wire or something. The car electronics turn on but the car itself don't crank.
Was there any noise or sounds when it stalled?
Do you have a volt meter?
Measure battery voltage. Should be 12.5 or better
Do a visual inspection to see if that burning smell was any wires shorted out.
Check voltage at the starter .. ignition wire and battery to starter post cable
Try moving gear selector to neutral and starting engine
Look for the starter relay in the engine bay fuse box
Check youtube videos on how to test or do a by pass test on starter relay.

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Put a socket on one of the accessory pulleys and see if the engine will rotate
If it does then it is not seized.
Also, take oil cap off and view valves to see if they move also.

Starter does not smoke if engine is seized
Only smokes if you try to start a seized engine with the starter for a period of time.
 

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I do know they often replace the starter at the same time as the engine. They did on my friends 2013 Santa Fe and he's a licensed technician and didn't try to start it multiple times.
I would believe it is dependent upon the owner and his mechanic?


Also who knows how long the pushbutton start models leave the starter engaged before giving up? Hopefully sooner than the average person that doesn't know anything about cars would.
Push button start should have a timer for how long the starter is engaged to start the engine.
Engineers should be very aware of such situations
But, who knows for sure if it was working right?
 

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No, it seems to be a policy at the dealer. It was replaced under the recall. He works at an independent garage but it went to the dealership where the engine replacement is free because they're seizing up very frequently.
It is good when the dealer replaces the engine under recall (and the starter also).
 
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