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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

Engine -- Verified

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

Engine -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Drive Train -- Verified

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.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

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.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., December 21, 2005

RepairPal Expert Overview:

The occupant classification system (OCS) may detect a small child on the front edge of the front seat as an adult. If the passenger front air bag deploys in a crash, serious injury or death could occur. Dealers will verify the vehicle's OCS properly classifies a passenger front seat occupant properly and disable the air bags when necessary. Dealers will also reprogram the vehicle's OCS ECU to provide an increased margin for recognition of small children.

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions and Answers

edie, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, 6 Cylinder, Union Bridge, MD

how to change spark plugs.

llldog, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2.4L 4 Cylinder, Birmingham, AL

I understand that I should replace the water pump when I replace the timing belt. What should I expect to pay for having both of these done at the same time?

smm, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L V6, Tucson, AZ

I need to change my battery. The holder indentations are 5 inches long, the rear holder seems to be 6 inches long. Can I replace the battery and not connect the rear holder? Do they make a short...

smm, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L V6, Tucson, AZ

I was told by the technician at Checker Auto that this is the right battery. The holder is not a bolt - it is an elongated piece of metal that grips the bottom of the battery - it is held in place ...

CARLOREYES, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe, 3.5L V6, Ocala, FL

I know that after 60,000 miles, it is recommended that you replace certain belts in your car (i.e. the timing belt, drive belt, etc.). Is there anyway to tell if the timing belt needs replacement,...

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Just bought a 2005 hyundai santa fe.been checking out some of your reveiws hope what happen to you guy does not happen to me. I also bought a 2 yrs warranty. So far i must say that over all the car runs grate. Lets see what happens, I'm gonna make sure that i keep tract of every penny put into this car (or record). Anyway thank you for all your reveiws.

Bought it new. Initially had some problems 140k miles on it. Has been all over the country time and time again. Over all, decent vehicle. Not terribly impressed with AWD in snow/ice but could be worse.

brought 2005 hyundai santa fe, used at 133,000miles love the car its the best car i ever had. but im having troble with the brake light .i changed the light bulb 3x already so i figure it an electrical problem or maybe a fuse, afraid to take it to the hyundai dealer because they will charge for just looking at it, but other then that small issue, i do love the car.

2005 Santa Fe Bought used with 24M miles on it. At 88,400 the cats went. Luckily (or so I thought) the dealership split the cost with me - over $2,500. Then at 85M miles on my way to MA with kids and hubby, the engine seized - yup - SEIZED. I had purchased the extended warrantee and was lucky to be towed to a very good garage. The warrantee covered it all - and it needed a whole new engine. The rods and pistons farthest from the oil supply had shut down. No explanation and it was not due to owner abuse - had all my oil change records every 3M miles on the dot with bottled oil. Now the new thing: check engine light comes on within driving 15 miles after every fill-up. Last Hyundai I'll ever buy. Going back to Nissans - last 2 I traded in at 275M miles and never did anything but brakes, oil changes, tires and belts. Rather pay the $$ up front an know I don't have to worry down the line.

2.4 l engine is weak broke both inner and outer timing belts 2 ignition coils crank sensor down stream catalytic convertor. dealership rapes you for these repairs suggest you get honest mechanic to look over timing belts because it could cause major damage internaly. supposed to be replaced at 60,000miles at 600$ catalytic costs over 1,000$ at dealership do it yourself arond 250$. since i bought new handeling sucked almost like a lead box on 4 wheels. will never purchase another hyuandai P.O.S again,nuff said.

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