The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems
The timing belt can fail prematurely; if it fails while driving, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Be sure that the timing belt is inspected and replaced according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule.
On the 2.7L V6 and 2.4L 4 Cylinder, a defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.
Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.
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Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall (03V030000).
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls (Recent)
Summary: CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 120, ¿TIRE SELECTION AND RIMS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES OTHER THAN PASSENGER CARS.¿Learn more »
Summary: HYUNDAI IS RECALLING 83,355 MY 2001-2003 SANTA FE VEHICLES ORIGINALLY SOLD IN OR CURRENTLY REGISTERED IN THE STATES OF CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, MISSOURI, NEW HAMPSHIRE, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OHIO, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT, WEST VIRGINIA, WISCONSIN, AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. ROAD SALT APPLIED IN THESE JURISDICTIONS DURING THE WINTER MONTHS MAY RESULT IN PROGRESSIVE, INTERNAL CORROSION OF THE REAR TRAILING ARMS, WHICH COULD LEAD TO THINNING OR PERFORATION OF THE REAR TRAILING ARM STEEL. OWNERS MAY SEE OR FEEL SLIGHT TO MODERATE CHANGES IN VEHICLE OPERATION WHICH WILL INCREASE IF THE VEHICLE IS NOT REPAIRED. THESE CHANGES INCLUDE A LOWERING OF VEHICLE HEIGHT THAT CAN LEAD TO TIRE MISALIGNMENT AND STEERING PULL. OWNERS MAY ALSO NOTICE A CREAKING SOUND.Learn more »
Summary: ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.7 LITER V-6 ENGINES, IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSORS (CPS) WERE INSTALLED. THE CPS CASES WERE IMPROPERLY MANUFACTURED AND DID NOT MEET DIMENSIONAL SPECIFICATIONS. INTERNAL GAPS WITHIN THE CASES ALLOWED EPOXY TO CONTACT THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, WHICH RESULTED IN CRACKING OF THE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD CAPACITOR.Learn more »
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions and Answers
I CANT GET THE DOOR OPEN ON THE GAS TANK. IT CLICKS WHEN YOU PULL THE LEVER BUT WANT OPEN
is there a factory in line fuel filter
on ths car
Twice in the last month, once repaired, now needs another....
The brake lights, turn signals, seem to have shorted out
and no longer work.... seems the fix did not fix. The hazard light switch was ...
HI have a problem automatic transaxle is not change speed when is needed sometime does and sometimes dont why?
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
Who ever owns a 2001 santa fe and lives in florida the paint job gone.
You need a 1,500 paint job they are all defective.
There should be a class action suit against hyundai for making the 4 cycl santa fe junk.
You fix one thing another one breaks.
2001 Manual 4Cylinder One of the worst (i know that the 6Cylinder have less issues)this was one of the cars that gave me a job to do every weekend replacing everything and anything. The only good thing at 124k was the transmission motor gave out (tesnion pulley gave out on freeway and cylinder hit the valves) and to many other issues to list. Stay away from the 4cylinder Santa Fe.
I have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3 litre engine. I do not have any promblem for 5 years. It still run strong and hit 70,000 miles. I hope it will run 300000 miles.I check carfax on the computer that owner had a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe hit 197,000 miles.
Bought my 01 Santa Fe with only 28 miles on it. My first new car purchase ever! Within the first few months of ownership, it left me stranded so many times the people at Enterprise Car Rentals knew me by name! The customer service at Hyundai is the worst I have ever experienced, they flat out LIE to you! Once I took it in because it would not start some of the time, they said you need a new battery. Upon returning home, my boyfriend popped the hood, told me there was no way they even checked the battery because the corrosion was piled up to the tops of the battery posts! He took it back, called them out and they replaced the battery! I have replaced sensors, at least four times. Once you hit 100,000 plan on no air conditioning, the compressor is out! Cost to repair $1,700. Fuel pump will be next, power steering fluid leak, the car has burned oil for years, they never figured out that! I will NEVER buy a Hyundai again....ever!
2001 Santa Fe... the biggest mistake I ever made. The clutch went out at 33000 miles... they made me pay for parts to fix it... later when it went out again, the NON-hyundai place told me that there was a problem with the flywheel and it looked to them like a factory defect and that whoever fixed it when I had the clutch replaced the first time would have seen it... yet hyundai would not take responsibility. A sensor chip when out during rush hour once and I was entering the freeway when the car just went dead... I had someone run a diagnostic on it and took the results to hyundai yet they changed the timing belt instead... I also had a door lock that didn't work and I took it in and when I went to pick it up, they told me it was not broken so I made the guy come over and press the lock and it was broken... i asked him how after three months of being broken did it work for him when he tested it... not only is the vehicle a lemon - the customer service is the worst I've ever experienced. NEVER AGAIN... and I won't sell it to anyone but a dealer either...