Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance

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

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Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

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.

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.

Recall on airbag computer to address deployment issues with child car seat

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.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Why does my gas tank spit gas back out while I'm filling it? (1 answer)

After having this car for about a decade, one day my gas tank would not accept gas at the max flow rate. Over the course of the next weeks the problem got so bad that I have to pump it by hand and go so slow that it take 10-15 minutes to fill up. A mechanic removed a piece underneath the car that...

Struts need to be replaced under 40,000 miles. Is this covered under warranty? (1 answer)

Struts were leaking oil.

2.4L - no spark no rpms sitting in local garage 9 wks after another one (1 answer)

installed : timing belt, water pump, idler, tension-er, hydraulic cylinder, drive belt, cps, managed to get home hasn't started since,, local garage reset timing replace cps and angle plate. Has new battery, new plugs, new coils. water pump/ timing kit complete with cps and hydraulic cyl...

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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

Not very good at engine broke down its a 2.4 litter at 140.000 miles
For the record....BEWARE!!! We purchased this LEMON OF a car in 2013. It was out of commission for 2 stinking years, beginning 2 months after purchase. Engine problems...seriously dangerous...just plunking out in the middle of busy traffic. Out mechanic tinkered with it for 1 year plus....he had a stroke. To another friend mechanic...he had another Santa Fe pulled apart...piece by piece...mirro...
I bought my 2004 V6 2.7 in 2011 at 80,000 mi. It now has 167,700. Not positive if I am the second owner. I love my Santa Fe and will purchase a newer model when I'm done with this one. I have maintained regular maintenance and up till now no serious . Only issue was tail light burninig out frequently. It appears to have had some body work before only noticed when i took the light off to replac...

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