Engine loss of power

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Secretsusie
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Engine loss of power

Post by Secretsusie » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:38 am

Does anyone have any ideas, or has has a similar problem please.
Kona 1.0 premium nav, one year old, has now 4 times has suffered loss of power. Initially it triggered fault codes suggesting a turbo issue, but the last time no fault code generated. You can be driving along, go to accelerate and theres nothing there, has gone into a limp mode, so gets us home, but revs are restricted.
I feel its dangerous as does it without warning, normally as accelerating away, eg a roundabout or a junction. Oncce it happens it stays with no power, so very slow to drive. Then after being parked for a while if we restart it then it drives ok again.
Has been back to hyundia garage three times so far, had some software fix that hyundia technical advised them to do, but without an error code they seem unable to repair. The first time it was at garage, it did loose power as they tested it so they have seen the fault, but they can't make it do it again, so give us it back saying its fixed, and its not.

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Kona Kenny
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Re: Engine loss of power

Post by Kona Kenny » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:09 pm

That is very frustrating I am sure. I recall reading somewhere that modern cars have an emergency mode in the engines electronics that allow the car to be driven at reduced power when an internal fault is detected. From what I remember the writer said that if the engine is turned off the problem is reset and the car will behave normally. I know this is no help to you, but I want to share your anguish.
I hope they can find the cause ASAP.
KENNY. 2018 1.0 Kona SE
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Re: Engine loss of power

Post by Secretsusie » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:33 am

Thankyou. I decided to go to Hyundai UK as recommended on a different thread and they are now looking into this up for me.

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Re: Engine loss of power

Post by Kona Kenny » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:27 pm

I hope you get it sorted out and you can enjoy the car.
KENNY. 2018 1.0 Kona SE
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I'm having a lovely time.

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