Recall List for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

Official recalls have been issued for the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe by the NHTSA. The complete details of all recalls are listed below, along with what they cover and the recommended solutions.

Recalls don't cost you anything to get fixed, but most are time-limited, so if your car is affected you should call your local Hyundai service department immediately!

If you have questions about a recall, write down your VIN & then call Hyundai customer service.

  1. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUSPENSION:FRONT:SPRINGS:COIL SPRINGS NHTSA Campaign #14V435000

    • Date Announced: JULY 18, 2014
    • Vehicles Affected: 271,773

    Summary: Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model Year 2001-2006 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured from March 31, 2000, through February 15, 2006, that are registered and operated, or which were originally sold and registered, in the following 20 ┐salt belt" states and the District of Columbia: Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The affected vehicles may experience front coil spring corrosion from road salt, causing the coil spring to fracture and make contact with the tire.

    Consequence: If the front coil spring fractures due to corrosion it could cause the coil spring to make contact with the tire, possibly puncturing the tire and increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the coil spring, free of charge. The recall began on October 24, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 124. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #14V435000 »

  2. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SUSPENSION:REAR NHTSA Campaign #09V123000

    • Date Announced: APRIL 16, 2009
    • Vehicles Affected: 83,355

    Summary: Hyundai is recalling 83,355 MY 2001-2003 Santa Fe vehicles originally sold in or currently registered in the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and the District of Columbia. Road salt applied in these jurisdictions during the winter months may result in progressive, internal corrosion of the rear trailing arms, which could lead to thinning or perforation of the rear trailing arm steel. Owners may see or feel slight to moderate changes in vehicle operation which will increase if the vehicle is not repaired. These changes include a lowering of vehicle height that can lead to tire misalignment and steering pull. Owners may also notice a creaking sound.

    Consequence: If the corrosion is allowed to progress, the rear trailing arm may fracture while driving, thereby increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

    Actions: Dealers will inspect the rear trailing arms for internal corrosion damage. If specified levels of corrosion damage are found, the rear trailing arms will be replaced. Rear trailing arms that do not require replacement will have drainage holes added and will be treated with rust-proofing material to arrest the corrosion process. Inspection, treatment and replacement procedures will be conducted at no cost to owners. The recall is expected to begin during May 2009. Owners may contact the Hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #09V123000 »

  3. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE NHTSA Campaign #04V131000

    • Date Announced: MARCH 16, 2004
    • Vehicles Affected: 17,401

    Summary: On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 3.5 liter V-6 engines, 4-wheel drive and antilock braking systems (ABS), if the brake pedal is depressed at speeds between 3 and 12 mph when the brake pad friction surfaces are wet, a vibration may occur between the brake discs and pads causing ABS sensor electronic signal noise to develop. At speeds below 5 mph, the ABS sensor signal noise may cause the ABS electronic control unit (ECU) to activate the ABS, extending the stopping distance.

    Consequence: If an extended stopping distance occurs, it could result in a crash.

    Actions: Dealers will reprogram the ABS ECU. Owner notification began on March 24, 2004. Owners should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #04V131000 »

  4. 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS NHTSA Campaign #03V520000

    • Date Announced: DECEMBER 18, 2003
    • Vehicles Affected: 249,309

    Summary: Certain sport utility vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard no. 120, "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles other than passenger cars."

    Consequence: The tire pressure labels do not contain the information required by the standard.

    Actions: Owners will be provided with a correct label and installation instructions. Owner notification began on October 29, 2003. Owners should contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151. For detailed information & supporting documents, see the official NHTSA page concerning recall #03V520000 »

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