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Loss in fuel efficiency

I have a 2002 6 cylinder santa fe. I am experiencing a sudden, dramatic loss in fuel efficiency. No change in gas sources or driving habits. Have changed brakes, rotors, spark plugs, wires, air filter, and had a fuel service. No increase in fuel efficiency. what else may be causing this?

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Check air filter. Has your driving habits changed? Or......It's unlikely but people do do it......gas theft. With prices high, people are taking a hose to steal gas from random vechiles. No bull. Try parking your vechile inside locked building, to see if that helps. If so, well, you got your soultion.

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