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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe recalls

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

6 Recalls & Safety Reports

Recall List for the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

Official recall notices have been issued for the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions. It's important to note that most recalls won't cost you anything to get fixed, so if your car is affected you should call an authorized Hyundai service shop immediately!

  1. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:SWITCHES:BRAKE LIGHT, EXTERIOR LIGHTING:BRAKE LIGHTS:SWITCH NHTSA Campaign #13V113000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 01, 2013
    • Vehicles Affected: 1,712,336

    Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 Accent, model year 2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Sante Fe, model year 2006-2007 and 2009-2011 Tucson and Elantra Touring, model year 2007-2010 Elantra, model year 2008-2011 Veracruz, model year 2009-2010 Genesis, model year 2010-2011 Genesis Coupe, model year 2007-2008 Entourage, and model year 2006-2008 Tiburon vehicles. Originally, in April 2013, Hyundai recalled 1,059,824 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. In September 2013, Hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. The total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. In the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch 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.

    Consequence: Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. Additionally, when the ignition is in the 'ON' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of Park without first applying the brake. This may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

    Actions: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge. The safety recall began on April 22, 2013. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's recall campaign number is 110. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #13V113000 »

  2. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:SENSOR/CONTROL MODULE NHTSA Campaign #12V354000

    • Date Announced: JULY 25, 2012
    • Vehicles Affected: 199,118

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006, through July 7, 2008. The occupant classification system (OCS) may need recalibration to accurately detect small statured adults.

    Consequence: Improper classification or detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger.

    Actions: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the classification software free of charge. The safety recall began on September 7, 2012. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #12V354000 »

  3. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe AIR BAGS:FRONTAL NHTSA Campaign #11V472000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 09, 2011
    • Vehicles Affected: 205,233

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 Hyundai veracruz vehicles manufactured from December 26, 2006, through March 21, 2008, and model year 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from April 19, 2006 through March 20, 2008. The clock spring contact assembly for the driver's air bag supplemental restraint system (SRS) may become damaged through usage over time. The driver's air bag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition, potentially causing the driver's air bag to not deploy.

    Consequence: If the clock spring develops high resistance, in the event of a crash, the drivers air bag will not deploy and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries.

    Actions: Hyundai dealers will replace the vehicle's driver's air bag clock spring contact assembly free of charge. The safety recall began in November 2011. Owners may contact Hyundai customer connect center at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #11V472000 »

  4. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #08E055000

    • Date Announced: SEPTEMBER 03, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,387

    Summary: 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.

    Consequence: A short circuit can cause overheating and damage to the converter module, possibly resulting in a fire.

    Actions: This recall supersedes a previous recall conducted by Hyundai affecting the same trailer hitch wiring components concerning high current leakage or a short circuit of capacitor C1. (please see 08E016). Owners who have already had their trailer hitch repaired under the initial campaign will receive a second notice from Hyundai to have the newly designed harness installed. Hyundai will notify all owners and will repair the affected harnesses free of charge. The recall began on October 13, 2008. Owners may contact Hyundai customer assistant center at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E055000 »

  5. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #08V272000

    • Date Announced: JUNE 19, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 88,943

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling 88,943 MY 2007-2008 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles equipped with P235/60R18 tires. These vehicles fail to comply with the labeling requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 110 "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles." The black certification label affixed to the driver's side center pillar, incorrectly lists the gross axle weight ratings (GAWR).

    Consequence: Overloading your vehicle may adversely affect handling and braking and may cause tire damage, resulting in tire failure and a crash without warning.

    Actions: Hyundai will mail corrected certification labels along with the instructions to the affected owners. The customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. The recall began on August 5, 2008. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08V272000 »

  6. 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe TRAILER HITCHES NHTSA Campaign #08E016000

    • Date Announced: FEBRUARY 07, 2008
    • Vehicles Affected: 3,387

    Summary: This recall has been superceded by recall 08E-055. 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. High current leakage or a short circuit of capacitor C1 could cause heat related damage to the wiring harness converter module.

    Consequence: Excessive heat may cause damage to the rear bumper area and may potentially result in a fire.

    Actions: Hyundai will notify owners and will replace the trailer hitch wiring harness free of charge. The recall began on March 31, 2008. Owners may contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #08E016000 »

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