Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall (03V030000).
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Newest reported 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe problems
I just had the speedometer sensor replaced on 12/2/12 and today 12/8/12 it stopped working. Before the part was put on all fuses were checked and for any electrical problems there were none. So it was replaced seven days later it stops. Other then that this car has been very good alomst owned it for a year. one owner before all work done at dealer.I have a warrenty on the sensor no problem but not on labor just wondering if this is an issue on...
The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
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.
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.