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my new sonata hybrid just went dead....sitting in the garage. when I pressed the start button, it beeped at me three times and went dark. what can I do? I don't know if the care can be jump-started? how can this happen when I only have 2,000 miles on the car? Steve Strobridge
PS, I'm also concerned, since this is new technology for Hyundai, whether their roadside tech service people understand any unique jump start requirements for the Sonata hybrid. How do you jump start it, anyway? Where are the jump start connections?
nothing at all works. I'm at my office so I don't have the VIN here.
I don't have a voltmeter or test light. I plan to call the Hyundai roadside assistance line this afternoon, but I'm concerned, since this is brand new technology, whether they will even now how to jump start the Sonata hybrid. do you know where the jumper connections are on it?
what could have happened to cause it to go dead. Surely a new car's battery shouldn't do that? It has a little blue line on the dash to show battery charge status, and I don't recall it being low when I ran it yesterday?
The hybrid's electric battery is in the trunk. is there also a regular battery?
I guess my main question is whether there's any danger of the Hyundai roadside assistnace guy messing it up in trying to jumpstart it? I'm just leery because, as far as I know, I may have the only Sonata hybrid in Virginia, and there can't have been many calls to jump-start one. the one I have is the only one my dealer has gotten in this year.