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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD 4dr Manual *Ltd Avail*

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sport Utility, 2WD Sport Utililty
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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October 1, 2009, 6:28 pm

Preston A

Question: "Bucking" car

The car "bucks" when the accelerator is pressed (slightly) from a stopped position (red light, stop sign, etc.). It's as if the transmission slips or something is not catching correctly. I'm not very knowledgable about cars--and any/all help is valued. Thank you.

March 28, 2010, 11:57 am

Sharyn H

I have a 2004 Santa Fe with a 6. The mechanic at the Hyundai dealer said that was because it was a 6 which was more powerful. He said the 4's don't do that. It's very annoying though, not to mention embarassing when I have a passenger who doesn't know about this and just thinks I'm a race driver. I always have to explain.

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September 23, 2010, 7:12 am

Amanda Y

I have a 4 cylinder and have noticed this problem with mine as well

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February 21, 2011, 6:30 am

David G

I have a 2005 V6 with the same problem. The dealer told me the same thing; more powerful engine. I don't buy it. The car should accellerate smoothly regardless of the size of the engine! I had a 2004, 4 cyl, and it ran like a sewing machine. The V6 also gets miserable gas milage. Next time I will go back to the 4.

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