Question about 2006 Hyundai Sonata
This morning the Check Engine light and ESC OFF light came on in the 2006 Sonata that has 46K miles. This happened about 15 minutes after I strated driving and the car refused to accelerate. No matter how hard I pressed the gas paddle, it won't go past 60MPH.
I had this problem with my sonata. The other day I had to start and restart my engine 43 times before the ESC OFF light went out and I was able to accelerate. I took it to the dealer and they replaced a brake light switch and said it was fine. The next morning it was doing the same thing. This time they said it was the throttle body so they replaced it and today it worked fine. We'll see tomorrow.
Posted on Jan 10, 2009
I had an issue where the ABS and ESC lights would go on and wouldn't turn off unless I restarted the car (sometimes they would light up again even if I had restarted). This was because the speed sensor was broken on my back tire. After the dealership replaced it, (under the 36,000 mile warranty) all was good and I have yet to see the lights come back on.
Issue: ABS & ESC would not turn off
Solution: Replaced broken speed sensor on tire
Posted on Oct 08, 2008
2008 santa fe with 5012 miles...drove the car upstate and it happened to me let the car sit at my destiniaton for about 8 hours got about the same distance back down state same problem going to the dealer monday
Posted on Nov 09, 2008
I have the same problem. I have a 2008 Sonata and yesterday, Jan 2, marked 1 year – to the date that I picked up this car from the dealership. I was on my way home approximately, 7 miles away when the car lost power and the “Check Engine light and ESC OFF light” came on. Luckily, I was able to get out of the middle lane (highway) and get on to the breakdown shoulder. I turned off the engine, waited a few minutes and restarted the car. I got it started however, the Engine light remained on. It happened again today, Jan 3. This car has 13,000 miles. An appointment has been scheduled for Monday. I totally agree with ZachGless – for a few more dollars, I too could have had a Honda. I have had more than my share of issues with this car – very disappointed. I miss having a Honda/Toyota, I don’t think I would have all these issues so early in the game.
Posted on Jan 04, 2009
PJ2006Sonata : As I noted above the Sonata was brought to the dealer. Since there were "NO Brake Lights" I had Hyundai tow the car in as part of the Hyundai warranty of 5 years unlimited miles.The tow truck got their attention.
After 5 hours the mechanic replaced the brake peddle sensor.
End of problem. Evidently the peddle sensor is multi-function. The part of the switch that allowed the car to be shifted out of park was working. However the part of the switch that energized the ABS, the ESC, and the brake lights was burned out. The mechanic then reset the check engine light.
It has been 10 days with no problems.
I thank this site for your support. PJ
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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