CAUTION: Parking your Hyundai on the grass during extended rainfall

Im sharing this to caution you about parking your car on the grass during an extended rainfall.
Statistics : 2002 SantaFe , 2.7 litre, 36,000 miles. Almost full tank
of gasoline.
It rained fairly steady for the past two days where i live in Northern Illinois and i had parked my SUV on some fairly tall (6" high) grass . After the rain had ended, i went to start the SUV and it cranked fine but did not start, nor did it sound like it was firing (I didnt touch the gas pedal) . I tried it a couple more times to no avail. Popped the hood and had a look around, nothing looked abnormal. I waited another 15 minutes and it still didnt fire yet still cranked fairly fast. I tried it a total of about 10 times before i gave up and called Hyundai Roadside Service toll free phone number. Within 30 minutes, they had a local Tow Truck at my house. I explained what i did so he gets in the SUV and tries cranking it...and after about 2-3 seconds...it fires up ! I was numb ! It blew some black smoke out the tailpipe for a few seconds. We let it run for 5 minutes then shut if off and tried restarting it. It fired right up.
He told me this : 'Sometimes when you park a car on the grass when it has rained heavily for some time, it will affect the ignition system and you can flood the engine ; dont park on the grass unless the conditions are dry outside' .
I found this pretty hard to believe as i was sure i had parked on the grass before during rain... and was sure there was something still wrong with the SUV...perhaps an intermittent problem still lurked. So, after he left, i took it for a 30 minute spin to see if it was going to act up , and, if it would restart. I had no problems and havent 2 days since.
If HyundaiTech is reading this, could you please shed your thoughts on this situation described ? Have you experienced this with Hyundais ? Thanks.
Just wanted to give everyone a heads up so you can take the necessary precautions.
Dave
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Dave in Lake Villa wrote:

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HMMA must not be worried too much about this: they've got thousands of Santa Fe and Sonatas parked in unpaved dirt and grass lots behind the factory.
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The tow driver has *no idea* what he's talking about. There was some problem with the vehicle that's gone now.
Did it crank faster than normal or just normal speed?
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'The tow driver has *no idea* what he's talking about. There was some problem with the vehicle that's gone now. Did it crank faster than normal or just normal speed?'
REPLY: It cranked over at normal speed each time i tried it (about 10 different times total). Did not fire . What do you make of this ? Did the moisture on the ground have anything to do with it ? Id really like to get a rational explanation to what happened as im really shocked about it. Its been fine ever since .
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I'd suspect an intermittent crank sensor failure or something similar.
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Ok. Will keep and eye on it. Has started right up ever since parked on the driveway. Thanks.
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