hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,083 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical problems

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Jun 152010

Santa Fe

  • 60,250 miles


Engine stalled suddenly on several occasions while during low speed, at idling or at a constant speed as a result with full loss of power, braking, and steering. Car did start back up fine, but would eventually exhibit same behavior again along with erratic RPM surges. My local mechanic attributed the problem to a bad crank shaft position sensor cps. He advised I contact the dealer since there is an open recall on this exact part and same issue regarding 2.7 V6 engine recall #03V030000 I contacted the dealer to discuss and provided my VIN number, however they indicated my vehicle was not part of the recall. My local mechanic replaced the cps sensor as per recall, and confirmed the damaged cps sensor was the original part, and the issue was ultimately resolved. This open recall 03V030000 affects approximately 25,000 vehicles, I believe this safety issue is much larger and several complaints exist where consumers are being told by the dealer that there VIN number is not part of recall 03V030000, yet exhibiting the same issues with the defective cps and ultimately paying for this part themselves. This recall should be expanded.

- Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA

problem #2

Sep 282009

Santa Fe

  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving, the transmission began shipping in and out of gear. At low speeds the vehicle stalled, shut off and immediately restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. A technician concluded that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall # 03V030000 (electrical system:starter assembly), he would have to pay $350 to have the vehicle repaired. No repairs were made. The manufacturer was notified and no assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

- South Envoy , NJ, USA

problem #1

May 082005

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle's crankshaft sensor has been replaced three times. The sensor was replaced at 60,000, 62,000, and 80,000 miles. While driving uphill, the engine stalled and shut completely off after 100 yards. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and the mechanic stated that the crankshaft sensor was bad. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA recall # 03V030000 (electrical system:starter assembly). The current mileage is 100,211 and failure mileage was 60,000.

- Moroni , UT, USA

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