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Hyundai Santa Fe battery dies after 2 days with no use

I took the car to two dealerships already, and both say the battery is fine and there are no draws.

Every time I leave the car in the garage for 2+ days the battery goes dead. I believe it's something I'm doing wrong. Reason:

1) When I shut down the car, the battery goes dead after 2+ days of use.

2) I just recently shipped the car, and the shipping company had it for 15 days in a container. After it arrived, 15 days later with no use, car was working fine, no dead battery.

3) I left it in one of the dealerships for 4+ days, they said they didn't turn it on, and also no problem - battery working fine.

So that's why I think I'm doing something wrong. It's nothing obvious like leaving a light on, or a door open - believe me, I checked. Is there another common problem, like the glove compartment light, battery sensitive to cold, or anything that might be draining the battery that I'm not aware about? I think I'm doing the same mistake over and over without even realizing it. What other common things (stupid) people like me do that might be draining the battery?

BTW, the year of the car is 2008 - but I couldn't find this option in the menu :)


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  • amydmcnutt Apr 05, 2009

    My battery is drained after one day of sitting. Hyundai claimed that my battery had a bad cell. They replaced the battery. They said they ran diagnostics and found no problems. I asked if my entertainment package could be causing the problem and they said it was possible (but said there is no test for that). My car died again and so I have no faith in the system and am wondering what is really going on with my car.



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Hi, I have had similar intemittent dead\low battery problems with my 2008 CDX+.

The garage could never find anything wrong with the charging system, battery or drain. I bought a replacement battery, jump start power pack, battery tester and battery charger, in total costing hunders of pounds in an attempt to resolve the problem.

I was on the point of selling it when one day I heard the roof mounted DVD player making noises when I hadn't switched it on (I never switch it on). After disconnecting it the car started perfectly for months. After reconnecting it the issue came back, however I could never recreate the problem at the dealership as it was intermittent, and they had it for days. Eventually the DVD player took in a disc and refused to eject it. This was enough to have it replaced under warranty. Unfortunately the new one took about 4 months to come in and I have never recieved my disc back.

The new DVD player seems to have helped, however I can still report that in the 6 months or so since fitting I have had one of the new overhead bulbs blow and the battery has been dead on 2 occassions. The last occassion was yesterday and we had driven the car fine the day before.

I now carry the power pack in the car at all times, however as this is my wife's car she is concerned about being stranded with our new baby. My thoughts have once again turned to changing cars (new diesel auto crv 2010?) which is a shame as the Santa Fe ticks the boxes in so many other areas.

Hope this helps. ?

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Car is under waranty and is true dhat hyundai and kia hawe problem with electrical so i think problem is dreiwer seat heater or under seat weiring take back to diller and let him chek seat or underlot of peaple posted all ower internet same probllem

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