What is the active air flap system

Asked by Nov 26, 2012 at 02:34 PM about the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Hyundai says that the Sonata Hybrid is good for 36 miles per gallon in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, and the high-tech battery pack is only a portion of that story. The company's engineers have also rolled in a host of tricks to keep the fuel-economy numbers as high as possible, including what they call an "active air flap" behind that gaping hexagonal inlet in the front fascia. At low speeds, the flap is open to assist in cooling the gas engine, but once the vehicle speeds up, the flap closes to decrease the Sonata Hybrid's coefficient of drag by as much as 10 percent."

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Hello my name is Rafael , I get a warning on my 2012 Hyundai sonata hybrid screen that say " check active flap system" and my engine light is on. So my questions are . Are those 2 thing related each order ?. Do you think if I keep running like that , this could be affect my car with one more problem ?

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Where can i locate air flap system for hyundai sonata hybrid 2012

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I had same problem "Open Active air flap system" i went to dealer and they told me the price of $1672 so i did not fixed there because the price is crazy high so i am still driving it i did 6000 miles on it since the light came on . Make sure you check if its open if its open not much harm but if its closed your in big trouble your will start heating up after a while and you will feel car starts messing up

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Where those flaps are?

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