My Santa Fe Can go into gear when the engine is off. Once I turn the engine on the gears refuse to engage. I have tried the info in the service manual with no success. I have tried another website which suggested leaving the car ignition in the ON position for one hour. I tried that and was able to start the car and drive for 20+ miles. However, when I tried to start it the following day I was back to the original problem. It seems to me to be an immobiliser issue but have no idea how to solve the problem. The car was recently serviced which showed no problem. Have you any suggestions ? If you need any further information contact me at *****@******.*** or 01825 873142. Thanks if you solve this issue.
If i knew the answer to your reply I wouldn't be asking you 'experts'. This must come up before with others ?
Sorry for delay but have sick wife who needs constant care.
In answer to your question, when I switch ignition to ON the following lights come on ;
1. Malfunction indicator light.
2. Charging system indicator light
3. Low oil pressure light
4. Immobiliser warning light (for about 30 seconds) and then goes off.
Once I start the engine all lights go off.
I have check all the fluid levels and they are all O.K. (the car was only fully serviced 2 months ago). I have also checked all accesable fuses and they are all O.K.
I have no idea where the immobiliser is but guess it is somewhere near the gearbox. I am no mechanic anyway.
Hope you can explain this issue with you expertise.
The clutch seems a bit sticky when the engine is running . There is also a problem where the rear offside door will not unlock with the key. I can't see how this would affect the immobiliser, but it might help you.
thanks for your ongoing help.