Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance
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Hyundai Santa Fe ProblemsRecall 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.
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.
Engine stalling or failure to start may indicate crankshaft angle sensor failure; Hyundai issued a recall (03V030000).
Hyundai Santa Fe QuestionsOur 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.
Didn't pass smog
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...
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.