Could well be the gauge or wiring to it. There are two senders in your tank (one per side), and if they didn't agree within tolerance, you'd also be getting an error code or two starting with 46X. You don't have a Check Engine lit, do you?Did anyone face similar problem?? my 07 Sant Fe fuel guage doesn't seem to be working. what can the problem be?? thanks
If it's a sender, that would set a code, though. Waiting for response by OP.We is always replacing level senders in Santa Fe and Veracruz.. I have not had to do any, royal pain to get at, Hundai not pay what they worth for us to replace.
Yes, I had a similar problem, the gauge was staying at half tank after filling it up.Did anyone face similar problem?? my 07 Sant Fe fuel guage doesn't seem to be working. what can the problem be?? thanks
I wanted to ask a question regarding this as I too am having a problem with my fuel as of late. 2007 3.3 model.Could well be the gauge or wiring to it. There are two senders in your tank (one per side), and if they didn't agree within tolerance, you'd also be getting an error code or two starting with 46X. You don't have a Check Engine lit, do you?
I'd be sure to get it back in there while you've still got warranty. Replacing those units (there's a pair of them back there) is a bit of a PITA due to location, and there's some labor involved, so you don't want to be out of pocket for this. Your previous bill SHOULD have indicated the codes. That's SOP at most dealers, and simple good practice. I'd expect you had a 046x and possibly a 2065. While such codes could point to a faulty sending unit - and that's not uncommon on your vehicle - the fact that the problem returned almost immediately indicates a faulty repair or a missed problem. It's much more likely a bad sending unit than wiring, but either can get you the symptoms you report. They need to be thorough this time.I don't know - the car has just under 60,000 and already had the alternator replaced and small but rather critical things like this.
Negative. The code listed above is NOT related to a faulty fuel level sensor. It was related to one of your O2 sensors (in oversimplified terms, measures the 'quality' of your exhaust stream).Cause: P2273 H02S Signal Stuck rich bank 2 sensor 2
Correction: Replaced oxygen sensor bank 2 sensor 2
In other words, is the cause above directly related to the fuel levels? My gut says there were two issues, and they assumed the sensor would solve the check engine problem and probably (IMO) dismissed the fuel level issue entirely.
Thanks - I will take the car in and have them check it all again. A similar scenario happened again where the engine light just went on last week - and as soon as it went on, the next day it went off. Unlike before which was a "few days" on.IF that's all the codes that were present, I'm surprised. A serious mismatch between the signals from the two fuel sensors should have set off a code of its own.
Chuckle chuckle - well wouldn't you know ...When i picked up my 07 SF, with in a month the check engine light was on and wasn't registering gas right. Took it to Hyundai and they replaced 1 of the fuel sending units. Got it back and wouldn't register a full tank of gas so i took it back in and they replaced the other sending unit. When the first unit was faulty, the engine light came on. The second unit didn't send any error codes or make the light come on, just wouldn't show what gas was in the tank....
Might be something to check in to. Just my $0.02 worth.
Hope it all works out for you.
Thanks for the pics.Yea, gas smell inside cabin... thats how you get the units, service holes in the carpet/floor... fella might have been a bit sloppy with the pump module.
In the pics, the flap is is the left access (fuel pump module),, 2nd pic is of the left & right senders...
Thanks for the pics.
There is a flap under the right seat also for the lone right hand sender..
Now as far fixing - do you see any issues with deferring this fix until after my trip?
No, just buy fuel every so often and you wont have to worryabout running empty based on your know past fuel mileage figures... I run 300 - 320 per load of fuel with my own ride..
I'd get it looked at probably the week of the 21st.
I took it by the past above you hade repair made..
I would use the ODOMETER B as my indicator and under the circumstances wouldn't stretch that out too far.
That'll work, fill up every so many mile based on past mileage use numbers if that is something you do to keep track of fuel use
I think a "worst case" might be the engine light coming on again, but otherwise doubt much more.
Running empty and sit by side of road waiting for gas can full of fuel to get you to gas station...
As you stated - and I as I mentioned, the gas smell is a big problem for me - esp being cooped up in the car for 9hrs there --- then driving around -- (another trip to Boston ~4hr roundtrip) then 9hrs back to Toronto.
Turn the HVAC on and run outside air, the used air leave the cabin via the vents in back..
A PITA but not the end of the world. -- Would you concur?
Correct... just fuel level sender logic...
New question - knowing there are issues like this - am I to assume they are replacing these units with the same units - would I be expecting this again in another 60-80,000km? Must not be that "uncommon". Yet Hyundai doesn't do anything to improve the sender units? PITA indeed.
I do not know if the senders is same part, they look identical in most respect, except that the plastic clip that holds the steel arm to the sensor is changed from white (old part) to black (new part).... dont know if this actually has any value...
Chuckle chuckle - well wouldn't you know ...
So I take the car in as the gauge was fluctuating as stated. The following was changed:
Cause: Performed inspection, found sending unit defective
Correction: Retrieve malfunction codes and estimate repair; replace sending unit assembly
1 31110-0W000 Complete-F
1 31230-0W000 Plate & SE
2 31152-0W000 Ring Lock
... I am thinking the only thing that was big was the first line - what was that?
They didn't report the engine codes on the invoice - I will be more in tuned with that next time and ensure they do have them added to the invoice.
Got the car back - 1/2 tank full. Smell of gas in cabin. That night I filled the tank up and the gauge registered only 3/4 full. Got to the car the next day and strong smell of gas in the cabin. Spoke with the dealer - he stated because they opened it up and had to take the pump out (/and or work) some gas could have spilled on the carpet. We discussed leaving the windows open at night (the car is always in the garage at night).
So far I have driven about 280km (in winter it varies - roughly say 350-375km per tank. In the summer about 400km). The tank registers 1/2 full. Before driving home from work today, it was slightly below 1/2 and when I arrived (~30km later) the needle was slightly more than 1/2.
It is clear there is a problem still - something wasn't done properly or something not changed that should have. The gauge is not reading properly - by now it should be between 1/4 and 1/2 and clearly it is not.
The smell of gas appears to be less now - I went tonight and did not smell anything immediately on the carpet at the back seats (went Feb 23rd - now Mar 1). I have been leaving the windows open a crack at night in the garage. Will not do so tonight and will see what happens.
Part of me wants to take it in immediately -but we are leaving on a trip (about a 9hr one way to Hartford - for 5 days). I can use the B odometer to keep track of the gas and not rely on the gas light - that isn't an issue. A larger concern is - if in fact there was gas spilled on the carpet, I don't want to take the car in and have something like that again and spend a week smelling that while on vacation and driving so long in the car. So part of me wants to just wait until I return on the trip.
I am sure the best I could do is get the car in for early next week - but we leave on Thursday. Other than the gauge is not registering properly, the car appears to behave properly. If it exhibited any issues otherwise, I would not hesitate to take it in.
If after tonight I smell a lot of gas in the cabin I will assume something wasn't done right - for that alone, and get the car in.
Any thoughts as to what this problem could be? Thoughts on my idea on deferring to take it back in (assuming the smell is going away)?