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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Recalls

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Most Recent 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Recall

On April 1, 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 Hyundai Santa Fe. Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. the stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.
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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Recall Details

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 October 13, 2008
Hyundai is recalling 3,387 trailer hitch wiring harnesses either included with a trailer hitch or sold as a service part manufactured by thule towing systems and distributed by hyundai for installation on my 2007-2008 santa fe and veracruz vehicles. the accessory trailer hitch wiring harness converter module is mounted to the top surface of the rear bumper reinforcement. some circuit board components may not have been thoroughly sealed to prevent moisture contact. the moisture may result in circuit board corrosion possibly causing a short circuit.
RepairPal Expert Overview on June 11, 2008

The gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) is incorrect. Overloading the vehicle can affect handling/braking and may cause tire failure.

Hyundai will notify owners of affected vehicles during August 2008. There may be no symptoms related to this recall. If 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.

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