2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

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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A piece of the santa fe metal is coming out a bit on the back left of the car. The piece looks like it would slide back into the slot but I'm not to sure on how to go about it. How much would it generally cost to fix this problem?

My disc brakes are worn but still have about 6mm of brake pad remaining. The rotors look perfect, but I hear lots of professional mechanics say I should replace them. Is this really necessary?

Should both be changed? Dealer doesnt want to do both nor do the alignment either???

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The affected vehicles are being recalled because the brake light switch can fail prematurely, resulting in the loss of brake light operation. Other systems that may be affected include: cruise control, push-button start, gear shifter, and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. Dealers will replace the brake light switch to correct this concern.

The right intermediate drive shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to misalignment with the transmission right side output gear. As the splines on the intermediate shaft wear, a whirring and/or whining noise may develop and eventually result in damage to the automatic transmission output gear. Severe wear of the splines could result in a loss of drive force to the wheels, increasing the risk of a crash. Dealers will inspect the right side output gear and intermediate shaft and replace worn parts as necessary. Alignment of the intermediate shaft will also be inspected and corrected if needed. This recall is expected to begin during May 2011. The Hyundai recall number is 102.

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The front suspension on the 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe is TERRIBLE. I plan on trading in this vehicle. HYUNDAI FIX THE SUSPENSION. IT IS JARRING. Consumer Reports agrees!! PLEASE HYUNDAI FIX THE SUSPENSION.

I bought my 2010 Santa Fe brand new for my wife. We now have over 80,000 miles on it. The AWD feature and ABS is truly excellent for Alaskan icy roads and deep snow. This rig gets around when many other 4x4's will not. I have the V-6 engine which provides good power availability, and for the first year I got about 21 to 24 mpg on long highway trips. I now get an incredible 30 mpg on the lo...

The master fuse relay went out, stopping the car cold. Fortunately, the Sante Fe had a little less than 60,000 miles on it, so warranty covered the expensive repair. My big gripe is that it is almost impossible to change a burned out headlight. You have to remove the entire headlight assembly (the large plastic piece). I saw a guy do it on Youtube, but while I could get the assembly off, I c...

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