Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance
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Hyundai Santa Fe ProblemsRough 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.
The crankshaft position sensor may fail, causing engine stalling or a failure to start. Replacement or the failed sensor will commonly correct this problem.
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.
Hyundai Santa Fe QuestionsWhy 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 were leaking oil.
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...
Hyundai Santa Fe RecallsSeat 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.
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.
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.