what's caused my mileage to drastically drop from 28 mpg to 15 mpg?

Asked by Oct 21, 2016 at 02:47 PM about the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

What parts cost to fix this. What pars do I need to
try to fix

6 Answers

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Have you changed your driving or added weight inside the vehicle

119,785

When is the last time you did a complete tune-up on the car ???? are your under inflated ???

Check the air filter first. That's the most common cause.

104,535

Does the car have a lot of miles on it? If so it may be worn out but I would check the catalytic converter to see if it is plugged up. Like joemom says do a tuneup and check the air in your tires but those would probably only account for a 10% or so drop in mileage.

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Also add some fuel injector cleaner to gas tank and clean throttle body with throttle body cleaner.

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Is the transmission, if automatic, upshifting properly and into the highest gear? If not, that'll absolutely kill your gas mileage! Is the check engine light on? HTH. -Jim

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