2011 Hyundai Equus: Engine Sputter, Again
October 17, 2011
I parked our 2011 Hyundai Equus for the past 48 hours. This morning I climbed in and pressed the start button just like I had anytime before. The engine sputtered to life, chugging and wheezing for 4-5 seconds, at which point it finally established a healthy idle. You may recall this happened once before.
Last time this occured I was parked on a slanted road in 90-degree temps. And last time the engine stalled completely following the sputter. This round, it did not stall, only stumbled. The Equus was parked on a perfectly flat surface. Temps were a cool 59-degrees. I don't have an explanation. I can only tell you it started just fine every attempt before and after this one.
What's with the picture, you ask? Well, I couldn't find my camera in time to photograph the flashing engine light, so this is what you get.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 14,242 miles