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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

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Most Recent 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Recall

On July 18, 2014, Hyundai recalled 225,000 Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2001-2006 santa fe vehicles manufactured from march 31, 2000, through february 15, 2006, that are registered and operated, or which were originally sold and registered, in the following 20 “salt belt" states and the district of columbia: connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, and wisconsin. the affected vehicles may experience front coil spring corrosion from road salt, causing the coil spring to fracture and make contact with the tire.
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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Recall Details

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.

Summary on July 17, 2009
Hyundai is recalling 83,355 my 2001-2003 santa fe vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of connecticut, delaware, illinois, indiana, iowa, maine, maryland, massachusetts, michigan, minnesota, missouri, new hampshire, new jersey, new york, ohio, pennsylvania, rhode island, vermont, west virginia, wisconsin, and the district of columbia. road salt applied in these jurisdictions during the winter months may result in progressive, internal corrosion of the rear trailing arms, which could lead to thinning or perforation of the rear trailing arm steel. owners may see or feel slight to moderate changes in vehicle operation which will increase if the vehicle is not repaired. these changes include a lowering of vehicle height that can lead to tire misalignment and steering pull. owners may also notice a creaking sound.
RepairPal Expert Overview on March 24, 2004

At speeds between 3 and 12 MPH, vibrations from wet brakes may cause the Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) to activate. 

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.

Summary on October 29, 2003
Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 120, ¿tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars.¿
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