The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
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Newest reported 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe problems
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.
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.