Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

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

Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

Engine Performance Problems Due to Crankshaft Position Sensor Failure

The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

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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Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

My Hyundai Santa fa 2005 one day when i got home my battery light and the break one came on to. Later that day her sister drove it it ended up doing on her battery was died I jumped got down road and it die again (1 answer)

I can't get it hot or it dies please let me know what it is

The front driver lock just stopped working and advice? (1 answer)

The remote works on all the doors except the driver side front door. I can open using the inside lever. The lock mechecism on the door does not move at all.

For over the past 2 yrs I have noticed a burning smell when I get out of my 2001 Hyundai Sante fe as I pass the Engine. It doesn't seem normal. (1 answer)

My now, Estranged Husband, has always claimed it was nothing significant and not to worry about it. But I did..and I am still very concerned about this burning smell.... and have learned he was not a Man who spoke the Truth Very often. Is this a fluid leak of some kind?

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Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

Seat Belt Warning Chime Does Not Sound

The warning chime that alerts occupants that their seat belts are not buckled may not sound due to wiring in the buckles being damaged by the seat's height adjuster mechanism. Dealers will inspect and reroute the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses to their proper location free of charge to resolve the concern.

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.

Loss of Engine Power to the Wheels

The front axles direct engine power to the front wheels. Vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine are being recalled because the right front axle may break. This could result in loss of engine power to the wheels and the vehicle would no longer be able to move under it own power. Also, if the parking brake is not applied when the vehicle is parked it could roll unexpectedly. Both of these conditions increases the risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the affected axle shaft assembly to correct this concern.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews

the only thing wrong is it cuts out while driving . and stalls when stop can any one help with this
My 2004 Hyundai Sante Fe GLS (with V6 3.5L engine). Is still going strong and has 412,000 miles on it! This is the truth. Actually, it doesn't belong to me anymore I gave it to my daughter at 372,000. Its still only costing her the regular maintenance costs battery, rotors, starter, belts, and now tires. I love that car - I wish I'd bought another one. All you have to do is keep it lubed ...
I have a 2002 Santa Fe that I've had since 2008 I keep the oil changed at every 3,000 miles and have my fluids checked often, I've had my fuel system cleaned, and brakes of course changed it has been a great truck up until recently I noticed that everytime I put gas in it and go to start it back up it struggles to start. I have to give it gas and let it run for it to catch. I took it to a shop ...

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