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#1116 of 1181 Door lock problem.
Mar 01, 2009 (6:00 am)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS. My passenger side door lock does not always fully engage when the electric lock switch or the remote switch is activated. It seems to work fine during cold weather, but as the air warms it opens/closes partially. I then have to manually lock the door with the button. I have looked inside the door for damaged or broken parts but found none. Is there a repair/rework order from Hyundai on this? Do I need a replacement part? Or will a strategically placed shot of WD-40 do the trick? Any suggestions?
#1117 of 1181 compressor kicking in and out
Apr 10, 2010 (10:03 am)
I have an 05 santa fe,,,the compressor will run for about 10min, then shut off. I'll wait about 3/5 mins and hit the on switch, and it comes back on. Any suggestions why. Had the feon and fuses checked, all ok. When its working,,its blowing cool air.
#1118 of 1181 Re: Door lock problem. [necs54]
Jul 31, 2010 (8:29 am)
I have a 2003 sante fe and it's doing the same thing. did you ever find out what the problem was?
#1119 of 1181 Crankshaft Position
Aug 16, 2010 (6:43 pm)
I currently own a 2002 Santa Fe GLS with about 112,000 miles on it. I'm the original owner since day one, and always had it serviced at the place I purchased it. My wife took the SUV in for a oil change, and was then told she needed the following:
Power Steering Return Line Replaced $273.73
Power Steering FLush $109.95
Crankshaft Position $230.97
I checked the SUV over and never had any issues with the power steering fluid leaking or issues with the steering in general. The big head scratcher is the Crankshaft Position ? Never heard of such a thing, and even consulted a neighbor who has 29 years as a GM mechanic. I've always had good service from this dealership, and was wondering with the economy if they were trying to get the most out of their customers now.
I know at 120,000 I will have the timing belt replaced ( every 60,000 ) as recommended. Is this possibly what the service manager was refering to ?
Any input would be appreciated
#1120 of 1181 Oil pump problems in 2010 Sante fe with 6000 miles
Feb 24, 2011 (12:26 pm)
Does anyone know what problems would be caused with a oil pump failure after they say it is fixed in a 2010 Sante fe with only 6000 miles on it?
#1121 of 1181 hot start problems
Mar 05, 2011 (6:36 pm)
i have a 2004 santa fe 60000 k miles when it is hot and sets for 15-20 min. it turns over but will not start for 3-5 sec. then it will start as i go to take off the car will sputer 3 times then run ok dealer changed fuel pump fuel regulator checked for vacume leaks . no change. thay checked with hyundai no help has this happened to anyone? help
#1122 of 1181 2009 Santa Fe Moving in Park Position
Mar 22, 2011 (5:02 am)
I parked my 2009 santa fe in my driveway and as I was getting out of the vehicle it started to move and it dragged me sown my driveway and down a hill and into a tree. Of course the dealership can't find anything. As a result I fractured my tibia. I never had any accidents or tickets. Did anyone else have a problem with their vehicle moving while in park?
Apr 04, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Dash Board Airbag Indicator - We brought our 2009 Santa FE to the dealership because the airbag light stayed on. Seems a plastic water bottle rolled under the passenger seat; the dealer said that when we slid the seat forward the airbag sensor wiring was severed. Parts estimate is $800 plus; labor estimate $560 to $600. Dealer offered to pay for parts; we pay labor. Has anyone had this issue and is the price estimate resonable?
#1124 of 1181 Santa Fe '03 Buying advice
May 07, 2011 (9:23 pm)
My girlfriend and I have just moved to Seattle and are after a car for moutain biking and getting to the mountains and think the Santa Fe fits the bill.
We've found a 2003 2.4l 4 cylinder Santa Fe with 137k on the clock that is listed for $7000 (I think we can haggle down to about $5700). The car seems in pretty good nick.
But I have a couple of concerns that I was hoping you guys could help me with (please excuse my general car ignorance):
1) The coolant level was quite low (are leaks quite common? as long as we keep it topped up is that ok? or is this indicative of something else?)
2) There was a small leak of a red transparent oil coming from approximately the middle of the engine and running along a seam (is this the crank case??). Is this just a bit of engine oil or is transmission oil? I've looked at the reviews on this site and most people love the Santa Fe, but the ones who don't have had problems with the transmission. Is this indicative of a major problem, or is small leak ok and perhaps expected in an older car? I had a look at the engine oil on the dipstick and this seemed to be a similar red colour.
#1125 of 1181 Re: hot start problems [birdman15]
Jun 06, 2011 (2:58 pm)
I've had the same issue...I have a 4 wheel drive 2002 Santa Fe, and they have to keep tearing down part of my transmission and repairing the seals on them, because they leak.....I think its a defect. But I can't find enough people having the same issues that I am having.