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

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.

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

Stalling/failure to start due to crankshaft angle sensor failure

Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall (03V030000).

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Hyundai Santa Fe Questions

Our throttle stuck wide open last Thurs towed to our mechanic that day. (1 answer)

Had our mechanic replace the two throttle sensors and still does it. Having to towed to dealership in Springfield,MO today.

OBDII P0421 (1 answer)

Didn't pass smog

Car battery dying. Car won't start due to battery even after running it for 30 min (1 answer)

So I got an oil change yesterday and the battery was checked. It showed to have a good life..
Today my car wouldn't start without a jump, I drove the car for 30 min, no battery symbol was on. But as soon as I got home, I tried turning it back on and the car is dead again. Is this a battery i...

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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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