2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
- Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure
- Correct Maintenance of Timing Belt
- Rough Idle Due to Faulty EGR Switching Valve
- Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty
- Recall on airbag computer to address deployment issues with child car seat
- I have a 2005 hundai santa fe and my air bag light stays on all the time.
- has anyone taken there 2003 santa-fe in for the recall on the springs
- My Santa Fe has 301,000 miles with the original engine and transmission.
- Ignition turns on but engine won't fire up
- the vehicle makes a noise when you turn the air conditioner on
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems
The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
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.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions
I took it to the dealer and they say iits the passanger seat sensor that tells system if anyone is in the seat. Is this on a recall or how do you fix
I taken mine in and now a day later the transfer case is busted. Whats up wit
I just got an oil change and now the oil is leaking in a number of spots across the middle coming from somewhere around the top of the engine. Not sure if the two are related or just coincidental. How much to repair, is it worth it, or is it time for the graveyard?
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls
On vehicles equipped with All Wheel Drive and the 3.5L V6, at speeds between 3 and 12 MPH, vibrations from wet brake pads may cause interference with the electronic signal noise with the ABS sensor. The Antilock Braking System (ABS) may activate, which may extend stopping distance and result in a crash. Dealers will reprogram the ABS ECU. The recall began March 24, 2004. The Hyundai recall number is 065.
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
Bought new in 03. 165,000+ miles. Keep the maintenance up. Had some issues initially with EGR and rough running, took 3 tries but fixed under warranty. Had power steering fixed twice. Had to replace AC compressor. Windshield washer quit 3 years ago. Having an issue with the dash lights, they go off sometimes, slap the switch or turn the lights off and one and it starts working again. Ov...
OVER ENGINEERED, COMPLICATED, MAINTENANCE NIGHTMARE
This vehicle has been a 9 month nightmare! I purchased new in 2003 everything was perfect until 90 thousand miles. ABS pump failed had to replace. AC compressor pump failed had to replace. Alternator failed had to replace. Power steering leaking from undercarriage....Electrical issue...I'm working on fixing those next month. Now if I didn't have the skill to fix this nightmare known as 2...