2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.Refine by vehicle
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.
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.
Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall (03V030000).