Power fade on 2006 Santa Fe and Tucson?

Discussion in 'Hyundai Tucson' started by Xeno Chauvin, Jun 25, 2006.

  1. Xeno Chauvin

    Xeno Chauvin Guest

    Test drove a 2006 Santa Fe 2.7 and a Tucson 2.7.
    Both were dealership "demo" cars.
    (I believe both cars had some type of traction control?)
    In both cars I noticed a definite "fade" when turning a corner, almost
    a hesitation until acceleration engaged.
    This happened on standing turns,as at a stop light
    and "driving turns" and in either direction.
    Of course the salesman didn't "notice" what I
    was referring to.
    Is this common to Hyundai or might it be some
    malfunction in the traction control?
    Xeno Chauvin, Jun 25, 2006
  2. Xeno Chauvin

    Pete & Cindy Guest

    I own a 2006 Santa Fe, mind you I dont have traction control. but I dont
    notice any fade in power at any time..

    Pete & Cindy, Jun 26, 2006
  3. Xeno Chauvin

    hyundaitech Guest

    I've never noticed anything like this, either. Is it possible you're
    referring to the ignition timing being retarded to reduce the harshness of
    the shift? I know this is done for better shift feel.
    hyundaitech, Jun 26, 2006
  4. Xeno Chauvin

    Xeno Chauvin Guest

    Unfortunately it was very real to my wife and I, since
    we both drove the demos and compared notes after the
    ride. To be fair I'll go back and drive them again.
    The salesman kept wanting us to get on the freeway
    to show how nice it ran. Since most of our driving
    is on city streets in traffic that's where I test drive.
    Perhaps the salesman knows something?
    (Hyundai has moved down our list so far.)
    Xeno Chauvin, Jun 26, 2006
  5. Xeno Chauvin

    hyundaitech Guest

    I think it's important to drive the vehicle in your own real-world
    conditions. Then you'll get a feel for how it'll behave for you. Check
    the visibility and whether you can adjust the mirrors where you want them.
    If you take long drives, make sure the seats are comfortable. Bottom
    line, you need to choose the car that will make you happy.
    hyundaitech, Jun 26, 2006
  6. Xeno Chauvin

    Greg Guest

    I own a 2006 V-6 Tucson and don't have any issue with fade or hesitation
    at any time.
    Greg, Jun 27, 2006
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