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Hello, I own Santa Fe 3.5 V6 2012 current with 18000km, my car was trying to accelerate--despite my foot being on the brake. It was also making a loud revving sound, my car does not have cruise control as most of the comments I have seen here. does any one knows the solution for this problem.
We have experienced unintended sudden acceleration in our 2009 Sante Fe 3.3 liter 6 cylinder automatic on 3 different occasions in the last 18 months. Each time we were accelerating . Once it occurred when we moved from one speed limit to another ( 50 kms/hr to 60 kms/hr ): once when passing and once when moving from a ramp to highway speed. The floor mats were not near the accelerator and cruise control was not engaged. Hyundai refuses to do anything because their technician has to experience it personally. My wife and daughter refuse to drive or ride in it. Our insurance company has never heard of such a situation in Hyundais .We are exploring our options. Safety5
I have owned my 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe for 3 1/2 years. A few months ago, I was slowing down as I approached a light that was changing to red. My foot was on the brake when the engine began to rev and I was unable to slow it down with the brake. Luckily, no other vehicle was at the intersection and I went through the red light. The engine did slow down on its own in a few seconds, and I was safe. I thought about documenting the incident but failed to do so, then forgot about it.
On Friday, March 28, 2014, I was stopped at intersection with my foot on the when the engine began to rev. I pushed harder on the brake, the engine decelerated, but then immediately revved again, this time the car began moving forward into the path of an oncoming vehicle. I steered right to avoid a collision into my driver's door, but we collided anyway. My Santa Fe traveled about a car length onto the grass, the engine revving ended, and I stopped after plowing down a lightweight fence. I still had my foot on the brake, and I turned off the engine then removed the key.
The other vehicle stopped off road before the next intersection. That driver was taken to the hospital via ambulance, and his vehicle suffered extensive damage. My damage was to the left side from the wheel forward, the bumper was loose, and the hood bowed up. Based on my statement to the Florida Highway Patrol Trooper who investigated the crash, I was not ticketed in the accident/
The insurance adjuster has determined that the other vehicle was a total loss, while mine is going to cost over $7,000 to repair.
I called Hyundai and opened a case with them. I also called the National Highway Transportation Safety Agency and entered a complaint there. I am now contacting an attorney. I intend to make my voice heard. This accident could have resulted in death of one or both drivers. As soon as the repairs needed to get my car on the road again, I intend to go straight to the Hyundai dealership and request an inspection and investigation into the cause. I will not let this rest.
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