Tachometer drops to zero RPM, traction control light comes on, and acceleration almost non-existant

Discussion in 'Hyundai Sonata' started by FiveOhGT, Oct 10, 2020.

  1. FiveOhGT


    Oct 10, 2020
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    Hello, sorry if this has been asked before, I tried doing a search but couldn't find anything relevant.

    My 2011 Hyundai Sonata GLS 2.4L with ~72000 miles has had some strange engine problems intermittently, most recently two nights ago.

    Towards the tail-end of my 33 mile drive home from work, I was accelerating from a stop light when the car jerked as it lost all power, the RPM needle dropped to 0 on the tachometer, the traction control light illuminated and stayed on, the air from AC started blowing warm, and the acceleration would not increase if I pushed the gas pedal more than 1/8th of the way down. If I stop moving, the engine will sputter and shake the whole car.

    Whenever this happens, I can pull over to the side of the road, turn my car off and then back on and the problem will go away. I'm not trying to drag race anyone, but this can be a problem should it happen while merging onto a highway or trying to pass in traffic.

    I have tried bringing it to the dealership to have them investigate it with a warranty claim, but they can never replicate the issue. Does anyone else have experience with this issue that they had resolved? My warranty expires in less than 3 months, so I'd like to get the issue fixed ASAP.

    Thanks in advance
    FiveOhGT, Oct 10, 2020
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