When I back out of garage on cool mornings, Phoenix AZ weather, and shift to
drive there is a very noticeable delay in getting to drive with RPM nearing
5K. I told dealer about this when I brought car in for the previously noted
check light condition. He said check light was due to purge valve but could
shed no light on the drive delay after backing out. He did say that he
programmed the car again.
Has anyone had a similar problem about drive delay. please? Car has 4.5K
I'm not familiar with your model and have no idea why it is doing this,
but why on earth are you getting anywhere near 5,000 RPM? If the
vehicle isn't moving by 2,000 then something is obviously wrong and
revving to 5 grand is just plain abusive.
I have a 2001 XG300 up here in BC, Canada. Yes I have experienced the same
thing. Especially when you back out of a lane onto a highway & you want to
get going NOW, not tomorrow. Mine has always been slow & I talked to the
dealer that I trust & he said Hyundai is aware of it but to date there is no
Now that said , I drove my son's Acura (same year) & it's no better, maybe
worse. With my car it's been consistent from day 1 & I've just come to live
with it. I don't think it's a sign of impending failure.
Also I too have had the service light come on for an emission control purge
malfunction & am going to replace the little air filter that goes to the
charcoal canister up behind the lt. rear wheel well. In the back boonies
where we live this is one stupid place to put a filter! I've cleaned it
twice but it gets totally encased in mud, so the charcoal filter can't be
properly purged. Anyway, still pleased with my XG, beats the Hell out of the
last Pontiac lemon I owned. Lost jobs at GM look really good on them,
especially the way GM screws you if you get a real dud. So far, I've found
Hyundai dealers to be very fair in Canada & overall the XG to be low
maintenance & a delight to drive.
As another poster alluded, it's possible it's normal. There's a TSB
regarding diagnosing this type of condition and determining whether it's
normal. I don't recall whether it applies to your model year, however.
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