2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

Intermittant cylinder misfires

Poor Shift Quailty of Automatic Transmission

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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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

When u start my car it idles for a second then idles lower and then dies. (1 answer)

Sometimes I have to throw it in gear and step on the gas to get it going and then it usually doesn't give me problems again. Well it just took me 5 or 6 times in the parking lot to get it started and get going to make it to work. What could the problem be? Also sometimes when I turn the ignit...

The car completely shut off. I needed a new timing belt and whatever goes with (1 answer)

The car completely shut off and I needed a new timing belt and whatever goes with it so what should I start to see going wrong now!!!!! All new was put in the car..... I never had a timing belt put in , and the miles were 178,564..... I have always kept up with the oil change and small stuff but ...

Had breakpads and front right caliper replaced. Still can't stop! (2 answers)

Have to pump breaks before it'll stop.

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2006 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.

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

Brought the 2006 Santa Fe 2.7L on 11/19/2015 with 98k from original owner, she did most of the regular scheduled maintenance on the car and was in good shape. This is one of the best cars I ever owned! Now with 107K miles on it, of course it's starting to need things like: front axles, brakes and rotors, spark plugs and wires, struts and shocks, wheel bearings, fuel pressure regulator, radiator...
Judging from the fact that there are only 2 other reviews for the 2006 model of the Sante Fe, speaks for itself - there isn't a lot that goes wrong with it, and it's pretty dependable, otherwise you would see more complaints on here. Glad I didn't get a 2002 model ;) I bought my 2006 brand new off the lot, and it has 167,000 miles on it. I changed the brakes myself every 40 -50k miles. I had...
Its a good car for work and travel.

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