This is my first ever post, so please forgive me if I accidentally violate forum etiquette.
I’m writing you folks on behalf of my mother. She’s the proud owner of a 2011 Hyundai Accent. It’s been a reliable vehicle for a number of years.
That said, something odd has been going on with it for the past month or so. Basically, the engine fails to start after pumping gas, sometimes.
It seems to only happen after fueling up from near empty tank.
Here’s what I’ve done so far:
- I’ve had techs at two different places test out the alternator and battery for issues: each time, the results were good.
- Web research suggests that there could be a problem with the fuel pump (?) that might manifest when the gas level is low.
- Other web results suggested that there may be an issue with the purge valve.
Two workarounds have been suggested: 1) don’t let the gas level go passed 1/4 tank and 2) should the situation arise again, try putting the pedal to the metal when attempting to start the car.
These workarounds have not been tried as of this posting. The next thing she’ll try is filling the gas a few times when the tank is nearly full.
EDIT: I removed the bit about OCS because it’s unrelated!
Also, I forgot to mention that in the cases when the car would not start, a jump was necessary or otherwise was a way to get the car going.
Well, that’s all I have now. I would be grateful for any insight.