I have a 2003 Santa Fe, 6cyl, 2.7 automatic w/AWD. It has about 26,000
miles and has had all the regular maintenace done and has never given me any
Today around noon, going out to run an errand at lunch time, I turned the
key and the engine cranked, but didn't start right away. Thinking I let go
of the key to quick, I tried again, no luck. On the third time, I slightly
pressed the accelerator and it started, but I didn't think it sounded quite
right, a little rougher than normal. I stared moving and there was very
little acceleration. No warning lights were lit on the dash. As I
gradually got up to speed, it started sounding rougher and didn't seem to
want to shift into 2nd. I used the shiftronic and it smoothed out some, but
still no power. I pulled over, stopped the car and restarted it. It still
needed a light touch on the gas to start it, and the weak acceleration
I ran the errand I needed and went back to work. I called the dealer
service department and he said the earliest he could get to it was Thursday.
A loner car would be available for warranty work if it needed to be kept
overnight, but I wouldn't be able to get the loaner until they actually
worked on the car. After talking a bit he agreed that if I dropped it off
Sunday night, he might be able to take a look at it on Monday.
About 6 pm I left work to go home. The car worked perfectly. Quick start
without pressing the gas, normal acceleration, normal shifting, etc.
At this point I'm not going to take it in (unless it acts up again over the
weekend). I don't really want to go through the trouble just to have them
tell me they can't find anything wrong.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.