2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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.

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

I have had it diagnosed at least 3 times, including once by Hyundai Dealership. Codes for Camshaft and Crankshaft Position Sensors. Replaced Fuel Pump, both Coils, Spark Plugs and Wires, Crankshaft Position Sensor two times, Timing Belt, Balancer Belt, Camshaft Position Sensor, and Throttle Posit...

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AC stops blowing after several minutes, tests run etc confirming thermistor evap issue (car has 150K on original equipment); mechanic is also telling me the compressor is a "ticking time bomb and a matter of time" before it goes. I can get OEM core, drier, compressor & thermistor un...

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

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...

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.

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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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...

With the exception of brakes I find this vehicle to be a very good one. At 50160 miles I had the pad on my front left brake drop off on the road. Subsequent brake job revealed five of the eight pads completely unbonded to their backer plates. Average mileage since I drove it off the lot is 24.6 mpg. and about 1/3 is town driving.

Bought my 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe in 2007 with 54,000 miles. No repair issues whatsoever. Runs like a champ with 83,000miles on it now. I service it and it runs well. I will buy another one to replace this one some day.

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