Wondering if anyone else was having these or similar issues
surrounding the ETAC unit?
Chronology of events with electrical on 2002 Hyundai XG 350L
1. June 2006 - Car begins to stall and lose power. Bought a new
battery and took it to Hyundai dealership in Ft. Walton Beach.
2. June 2006 - Hyundai dealer indicates that the alternator needs
replacing and performs service for $600.00
3. June 06 - Sept 07 Car is driven very rarely - less than 1000 miles
a year but throughout we find we need to keep the car on a car
charger. Our thoughts were the battery was just going dead due to
not be driven often. We sell vehicle which brings our attention back
to using the Hyundai more often.
4. September 2007 We end up switching out the battery at the place we
purchased it as it was under the two year free replacement. When
putting it back in the car we notice the following items not working:
a. Drivers power seat is not working but the heater indicates it
b. Drivers door counsel with buttons for power windows, door locks,
window lock out and side view mirrors does not work.
c. All other door windows work via their respective buttons.
d. Key fob does not open doors nor lock
e. On the drivers door however, the memory seat function lights up as
well as the door light at the bottom. The switches for the gas tank
and the rear trunk work though.
5. September 2007 We take vehicle into Hyundai in Ft. Walton with
suspicion that a ground is bad due to the various items in one
location. They call back with it being the ETAC unit being bad. The
cost is approx. $600.00 to fix. We have them move forward but call
as well into Hyundai USA Customer Hotline 1-800-633-5151 ext. 54234
and speak with Angie about inquiry into a recall due to research
online indicates that this problem has been identified with others in
similar order of events. She gives me a case number of 1076038 and
asks that once the work is complete that we forward our findings to
Hyundai for investigation.
If you have had similiar issues please let me know. Also I would
suggest documenting your findings and forwarding such to Hyundai in
the event this could be determined to be a recall item.