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Hyundai Santa Fe (2006 and earlier)




    Seems a recall is coming for 2001 V-6. Crankshaft position sensor failure can result in engine stalls.

  • harry31harry31 Posts: 128

    >Not all the 2001's are being recalled. Just the ones made between 07/01 and 02/01.

    Wanna try those dates again? =;-)
  • Those vehicles built between 07/00 through 02/01 are subject to the recall. If you are wondering when your SF was built, open the driver's door and look down and to the right for a small plate showing the manufactured date.
  • lrchomelrchome Posts: 130
    The dates of the recall are March 2000 to February
    2001. So all the Santa Fe's built in the 10 months of 2000 and the 2 months of 2001, are being recalled.
  • Thanks to everyone for keeping this forum a valuable, useful and enjoyable resource.

    Would anyone know how many Santa Fe's have actually stalled due to this CPS problem? (50? 100? 200?)

    And would anyone have an idea as to why the NHTSA would issue a recall for this CPS sensor problem and not issue a recall for the other problem... of 290 Santa Fe Engines failing due to cylinder liners cracking or slipping inside the block as discussed on this forum and in the following article:

    All vehicles have some problems, and its a forum like this that helps us keep our cars safe to be on the road.

    Thanks again to all.

  • I think the Crankshaft Position Sensor recall will cover those 290 SF that were mentioned in the Orange County Register since the pistons are attached to the crankshaft. If the sensor is defective then crankshaft and pistons could become out of alignment causing stalling and engine block damage.

    If I am wrong, please let me know nicely.
  • tomsrtomsr Posts: 325
    I am leaning toward the CRV cause of quicker
    acceleration.Here internet prices are msrp and
    sticker prices are +$1000 for CRV.It will cost me
    $22700 for CRV EX dealing with internet rep.
    It will cost me $21500 plus $1000 for moonroof.
    The low end torque of the VTEC Honda makes for
    spirited driving whereas the low torque at low rpms of Santa Fe makes for leisurely starts.Incidentally the Santa Fe I am talking about is LX model and the CRV is the EX.
  • guyfguyf Posts: 456
    I just want to nicely let you know that you are very wrong in your explaination. The loose sleeves problem of the early V6 have nothing to do with the position sensor problem.
  • I am looking into purchasing a SF 2002 LX and have a few questions. I have seen both AWD and 4WD used, I'm assuming, to mean the same thing. Which is correct? If 4WD is correct, is it all the time or does it have to be put into 4WD?

    I am currently a Saturn owner and had been waiting for their SUV to come onto market for 2 or 3 years now. I recently had a bad experience with Saturn, which forced me to open my eyes and see what else is on the market. After test driving a Santa Fe I could not believe the comfort, the quiet ride, and the incredible warranty plan. The Saturn was a complete disappointment after being in the Santa Fe. I'm currently doing my homework and these forums have been an excellent source of information. Thank you for the input.
  • guyfguyf Posts: 456
    The Santa Fe is a permanent all wheel drive. You don't have to do anything to activate it. I drive on snow 4-5 months per year and I can tell you the traction is excellent.
  • The recall for CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR (CPS)is now posted on the NHTSA site

    The recall includes SF's built between 03/2000 - 02/2001 - but not all of these vehicles are subject to the recall problem.

    I called Hyundai (1-800-633-5151)and they looked up my VIN and although it was built during the specified period (09/27/01), I was told my car is not one that is affected by the recall. I have an '01 GLS V-6 with 4WD.

    I suggest that anyone wondering about theirs, call Hyundai and let them check their VIN.

  • guyfguyf Posts: 456
    I got my recall letter yesterday from Hyundai Canada. I'll take it in at the next oil change.
  • lrchomelrchome Posts: 130
    I also called Hyundai, and they told they have no record of my Vin# being recalled for CPS replacement. So I ask why is mine not being recalled, since it was manfactured within the time frame. They then told me that Hyundai has no recall in USA for CPS replacement. I told him the recall was listed on NHTSA site. He said they were premature, and they have not listed a recall yet. So yours will probably be recalled when the recall is instituted.
  • A quick question, what is the manufacture date for your Santa Fe?

    In your posting, you typed in the date of 09/27/01 as your manufacture date. This date is outside the recall dates.
  • dgrpkdgrpk Posts: 27
    Have any of you santa fe owners looked at the aztek from pontiac. I am looking to purchase soon and I have it narrowed down to either of these two. If you think the aztek is ugly, try and put that aside for a moment. My main concerns are reliability, and safety. I like them both, dont plan on taking them off road, have a 16 month old, and this vehicle needs to last.
    Worried about the stalling I've been reading about, I live in az and don't want that to happen when its 115 degrees outside with a little one on board! Need as much info as possible. thanks.
    These forums are great, looking forward to hearing from you.
  • How do most of you Santa Fe owners find it in terms of spaciousness?

    Our '95 Dodge Caravan is about to kick the bucket, and just told our mechanic today not to do the $500 repair to stop the oil leaks. As soon as tax refund comes in we're dumping the Caravan and getting a new car.

    I know this seems like apples and oranges, but the two models coming in our talks (my wife and I) are Honda Odyssey and Santa Fe.

    Personally, I wouldn't mind having an SUV, and the Santa Fe seems to carry the qualities I value most: gas mileage, warranty and bang for the buck.

    But I'm also aware that minivans have more cargo room, and having a Caravan for the past 7 years, where I could remove both rear seats and haul stuff was invaluable.

    Anybody else face similar issues that we have and ended up purchasing a Santa Fe? If so, how do you feel about now?

    Thanks for any feedback.
  • jaserbjaserb Posts: 858
    Granted, it won't hold the proverbial 4x8 sheet of plywood, but mine has swallowed stuff that would make a Rav4 or CRV blush in shame. I got a full size treadmill (in the box!) in there once, and another time I put in a 72" long bookcase. Granted, I needed to move the seats way up, but I got the hatch closed both times. If you don't need the 7 pass. capability of the Odyssey the Santa Fe will hold quite a lot of stuff.

  • It got three-star rating WITH SIDE AIRBAGS in the NHTSA side-impact test! You don't want to put your baby in the back seat of the Aztek.
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