2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
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845
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1,178
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854
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280

2004 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.

Recall on airbag computer to address deployment issues with child car seat

Hyundai issued a recall on the airbag computer; it needs to be reprogrammed to prevent the airbags from deploying incorrectly during an accident when a child car seat has been placed in the passenger front seat.

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.

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

2.4L - no spark no rpms sitting in local garage 9 wks after another one (1 answer)

installed : timing belt, water pump, idler, tension-er, hydraulic cylinder, drive belt, cps, managed to get home hasn't started since,, local garage reset timing replace cps and angle plate. Has new battery, new plugs, new coils. water pump/ timing kit complete with cps and hydraulic cyl...

Car just died and won't start again. Hasn't 4 3days now. Changed timing belt and (1 answer)

Fuel pump and still nothing. Timing is rite on and I have fuel and spark. Even the crankshaft sensor, still won't start. What do I do now? Someone plz help. Only vehicle and I need my job. Plz help.

Going down the highway and just died. Changed timing belt,fuel pump, nothing. (1 answer)

We thought that it was timing cuz belt was real sloppy, then changed fuel pump cuz there was no fuel, checked filter it was fine,and we still have nothing but it turning over. Can someone plz help with what might be wrong with it. It's my only vehicle and I'm raising a grand daughter.

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2004 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.

ABS May Activate At Lower Speeds

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.

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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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Not very good at engine broke down its a 2.4 litter at 140.000 miles
For the record....BEWARE!!! We purchased this LEMON OF a car in 2013. It was out of commission for 2 stinking years, beginning 2 months after purchase. Engine problems...seriously dangerous...just plunking out in the middle of busy traffic. Out mechanic tinkered with it for 1 year plus....he had a stroke. To another friend mechanic...he had another Santa Fe pulled apart...piece by piece...mirro...
I bought my 2004 V6 2.7 in 2011 at 80,000 mi. It now has 167,700. Not positive if I am the second owner. I love my Santa Fe and will purchase a newer model when I'm done with this one. I have maintained regular maintenance and up till now no serious . Only issue was tail light burninig out frequently. It appears to have had some body work before only noticed when i took the light off to replac...

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