Strangest experience happened to my wife in her '06 Sonata V6/LX.
Caveat, mind you, she called her in-house tech support (*me*
) after the fact
and the car only duplicated 1 out of 3 symptoms with me driving.
When she got in the car to pick up the kids this afternoon, the check engine
light and the ESC Off light stayed lit beyond the system check. She drove to
the bottom of the hill that leads up to our house (~1 mile) and turned onto
the highway at which time she says that the car wouldn't go any faster than
20MPH. (Some sort of failsafe mode perhaps?) She immediately turned around
and brought the car home and left me a message to see if I could see a ready
problem. I did a visual inspection inside and out, underhood, undercarriage,
etc., tightened the gas cap several notches, checked the fluids and took her
for a spin. I still get the check engine light, but not the ESC off or
failsafe mode (if that is what it was).
The reason I asking the next series of ?'s is not because I'm being stupid
for not taking it to the dealership to get the codes read right away, it is
simply because we live in the sticks and it is a 103 mile drive to the
closest Hyundai dealer, the Service Manager there was not able to provide me
with much insight or clear recommendations as to what I should do and I'm
trying to determine my best options.
Do you have any similar experiences with this model? Ideas?
I called our service manager and he said that I could take it to the Kia
dealership across the state line (80 miles closer) and have the codes read,
but they couldn't do any repairs if necessary, and that he didn't *think*
would hurt to drive it to them as long as the C/E light isn't blinking (it's
not), but he really wasn't sure, what do you think?
Would the roadside assistance provide towing back to the dealership in such
an instance? (SM here didn't know)