2004 Santa Fe Problem

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by KAZAR, May 24, 2004.

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    KAZAR Guest

    I purchased a 2004 Santa Fe 2 weeks ago. It is the 2 wheel drive with the
    2.7 liter engine, it is automatic (it has that "shiftronic" thing, but I
    have not used that). It has a tendency to "jump" once the car is started,
    put into drive, and I begin to move forward - only in that first minute of
    driving, just a couple lurches, then smoothes out, and is fine. Until the
    next time the car is turned off, then restarted and begun to drive again.
    I had it in the shop for a week after my first 3 days of ownership. They
    can't figure out what it is. They have changed the crank sensor twice, and
    the air flow meter (?). I picked it up, thought everything was fixed, but
    within 2 days it has begun again. They say they may try changing the spark
    My husband says he thinks it is some type of vapor lock. I feel like it
    may be transmission.....it feels slightly similar to what a stick shift
    does if you start to take your foot off the clutch when you are barely
    rolling......all I know is I love the car but am very frustrated, having
    only owned it 2 weeks.....anybody had this type problem, and if so what
    was the resolution????
    KAZAR, May 24, 2004
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    hyundaitech Guest

    Without a Diagnostic Trouble Code to help them, it could be just about
    anywhere and possibly as simple as one terminal not fully installed in an
    electrical connector somewhere in the maze of wiring. Don't worry about
    it so much. It will be a fine automobile once fixed.
    hyundaitech, May 24, 2004
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    Eaton Wings Guest

    I live in New Jersey and have the same problem with my new 2004 Santa Fe
    that I purchased in early April. haven't had it into the shop as I
    thought it was either my imagination, or something that happens with the
    new Santa Fe's and would just "go away" in time. But now I'm starting to

    Eaton Wings, May 25, 2004
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    KAZAR Guest

    I put mine back in the shop yesterday. I will let you know if or when they
    find something! Thanks for your responses!
    KAZAR, May 26, 2004
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    theta00k Guest

    Did you open a case with Hyundai? Sounds like the dealer didn't bother
    with calling the tech line.
    theta00k, May 28, 2004
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    theta00k Guest

    You can monitor the data stream with the scanner hooked up. Assuming
    it is an electrical problem, some glitch will show up on the scope.
    theta00k, May 28, 2004
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    KAZAR Guest

    Yes, and actually that is what took longest, their waiting for the tech
    line to research and call them back. We are picking it up this evening,
    they tell us the tech line said they felt it was the Transmission Control
    Module.....so they changed that out Wednesday, and test drove it several
    times yesterday and say it doesn't seem to be acting up anymore. We will
    find out this weekend I guess!!
    KAZAR, May 28, 2004
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    KAZAR Guest

    Just to let you guys know, they changed the TCM, or transmission control
    module. I picked it up Friday and it has been running smoothly ever
    since......so hopefully my problem has been solved. Thanks for your
    KAZAR, Jun 2, 2004
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    KAZAR Guest

    Well, I spoke too soon. It began again about 1 week later. They tell us
    now they are awaiting a computer software program from Hyundai to try to
    "reprogram" the car. Have no idea. We will see what happens.......
    KAZAR, Jun 25, 2004
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    joelth Guest

    I also have an 04 but with 4WD. Have had it to 2 different dealers a few
    times and they won't even aknowledge that there is a problem. Mine has the
    exact same symptoms as yours. I will just wait until it gets worse or

    joelth, Jul 1, 2004
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