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Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

Get technical and plain English recall information for 21 Hyundai Santa Fe recalls between 2001 and 2017. Learn if your Hyundai Santa Fe is part of a recall and what to do about it.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 31, 2017

The bearings inside the engine could wear prematurely due to machining issues during manufacturing. If the engine seizes as a result, a fire could occur., and the engine would lose vehicle propulsion.

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 6, 2017

The system that monitors tire air pressure to detect when the air becomes too low inside the tires may not be operating properly. If this happens, a driver can unknowingly continue driving on a tire that has low air pressure, increasing risk of an accident.

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in March, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with. The Hyundai recall number is 159.

RepairPal Expert Overview on November 21, 2016

When using a trailer hooked up to the vehicle accessory trailer hitch wiring harness, the brake lights for the trailer may stay illuminated. This could mislead other drivers and would increase risk of a crash.

Recall repairs on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will notify known owners of affected vehicles beginning in January, 2017. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on March 10, 2016

The warning chime that sounds to alert vehicle occupants that their seat belts are not securely fastened may fail to sound. This could result in an occupant forgetting to buckle their seat belt, and increase risk of injury in a crash.

Recalls on your Hyundai must be performed by a Hyundai dealership. Hyundai will begin notifying known owners of affected vehicles beginning in May, 2016. If you do not receive a notification, but wish to check to see if your vehicle is included, please contact one of your local Hyundai dealerships. They will also check for any other incomplete recalls on your vehicle. For best results, be prepared to provide your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) to the service department consultant you speak with.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 18, 2014

For vehicles operated in areas where road salt is used, corrosion may cause the front coil springs to fracture. If the coil springs fracture, they may contact the tires, causing damage to the tires and possible loss of vehicle control.

Hyundai notified owners of affected vehicles starting in September 2014. You can check with your dealer to see if your vehicle is involved in this program. It is helpful to have your VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) on hand when you contact them. The Hyundai recall number is 124.

RepairPal Expert Overview on August 12, 2013

Vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine could loose power to the drive wheels without warning due to a broken axle.

Hyundai will notify owners beginning in August of 2013. If don't receive notification and you feel you should, please contact your dealer for further instruction. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Hyundai recall number is 112.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 1, 2013

Over 1,000,000 Hyundai vehicles are being recalled because the stop light switch can fail, resulting in loss of brake light operation and various other electrical concerns.

Hyundai will begin notifying owners of affected vehicles during June 2013. If you are experiencing problems with the brake lights, cruise control, shifter, push button start, or Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system system, or if you don't receive recall notification after the notification date, please contact your Hyundai dealer. They may ask for your vehicle identification number (VIN), so please have it handy when you call. The Hyundai recall number is 110.

RepairPal Expert Overview on July 24, 2012

Hyundai is recalling 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe models because the air bag system may not properly detect an occupant in the passenger seat and fail to deploy the front passenger airbag in an accident.

Hyundai has not provided a notification schedule for this recall, so please contact your Hyundai dealer to determine if this applies to your specific vehicle and if so, when they can address this for you. It’s helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on September 8, 2011

Due to an electrical issue in the steering column, in the event of a crash, the driver's airbag may not deploy as designed.

Hyundai will notify owners of affected vehicles during September, 2011. If the airbag warning light illuminates, or you don't receive notification and you feel you should have, please contact your dealer. It's helpful to have your vehicle identification number (VIN) when you call.

RepairPal Expert Overview on April 27, 2011

A whirring or whining noise may develop from the transmission. This could lead to failure of the right intermediate drive shaft, which can cause a loss of engine power to the drive wheels, increasing the risk of a crash.

This could be considered a medium priority recall; this would change to high if any abnormal noise is noted from the transmission area. Please contact your Hyundai dealer. They will check to see if your specific vehicle is affected and advise you on what to do next. Always have your vehicle identification number (VIN) handy when you call.