2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I got my Santa Fe with 68,000, and after 4 other lemons before that, I figured this car would be my knight in shining armor.
So, naturally, the transmission went out 6 months after I bought it. Now a year and half later, it just wouldn't start one day.
Long story short, I've now replaced the Mass Airflow Sensor, the Coolant Temperature Sensor, and low and behold, this morning I went to start it and its running crappy still and trying to die on me, obviously not trustworthy.
The mechanics are stumped, and so am I.
If this happens to you, the code reads, "Fuel temp sensor", get ready for a domino effect of electrical problems that mechanics won't be able to pinpoint.
I do love this car, it's very sharp looking and comfortable, but unreliable.
I take very good care of my car, and take it for routine oil changes and mainentance, so it's very dissapointing.
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