I have a 2011 Hyundia sante fe wel maintained. Lately though when i try to start the engine it does not start-AAA came by and ran diagnostic test and said it was ok, battery and to start the car, which it started, 1 month later the engine won't start again-called AAA then waiting for an hour i tried 3 x to start the car on 3rd try it started- can somebody tell me what is happening? tks

Asked by Jul 16, 2015 at 10:10 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe SE

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Car in good shape (oil changes). Has 66K miles reg air filter changes.  Last month the car did not start, I called AAA they ran a diagnostic check they said the battery was ok and the car started. Now a month later the car is not starting.  I waited several minutes and then it did start. Don't know what is going on. thanks

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It could be many things, from a faulty starter solenoid or dying starter, bad electrical connection or ground, faulty fuel pump or a dying fuel pump relay.

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