2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

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.

Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Switching Valve

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.

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Why is vehicle slow to fill with gas? (1 answer)

my check engine light is on got it checked and said it was a oxygen sensor, got (2 answers)

on but havent replaced it yet. Now i go to start the car it turns over and starts and then dies, could this be the reason the check engine light has been on for about a month now

Do the engine has to b removed to fix the power steering hose (1 answer)

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

Front Coil Springs May Break Due To Corrosion

The front coil springs may corrode and break, which can result in front tire damage and loss of vehicle control. This is most likely in areas where road salt is used. Dealers will inspect and replace affected coil springs as necessary free of charge to resolve the concern.

Recall 09V123000
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 ISLA...
Recall 03V520000
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.¿

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

I have a 2002 Santa Fe that I've had since 2008 I keep the oil changed at every 3,000 miles and have my fluids checked often, I've had my fuel system cleaned, and brakes of course changed it has been a great truck up until recently I noticed that everytime I put gas in it and go to start it back up it struggles to start. I have to give it gas and let it run for it to catch. I took it to a shop ...
My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe begins to run very slow. It accelerates on high, but runs slow. I frequently have to move my foot from the accelerator for it to pick up some speed. Any ideas of what the issue is?
It sounds to me as if the people here complaining have poor maintenance issues

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