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#1 of 24 How to tell if SF has towing package?
Jun 08, 2009 (1:44 pm)
I'm looking for an 07 or up Santa Fe SE or Limited. How can I verify if a particular vehicle I'm looking at has the trailer prep/towing package (better fans, trans cooler (is this a better cooler or is there none without this), larger radiator)?
The 09 brochure indicates that all SE's and Limiteds have the trailer prep package. Is it really that simple for the 07s and 08s?
Obviously I'd rather not trust the salesman/dealer. Did that once before and didn't get what I was told.
#2 of 24 Look for the trans cooler
Jun 08, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I think '08's needed to have a third row to get a towing package. There should be a little supplemental radiator for the transmission that you should be able to see (besides the little ac condenser).
#3 of 24 Re: Look for the trans cooler [oscar_gata]
Jun 10, 2009 (7:29 am)
I found a post on another group that said trailer prep was part of the Touring package on his 07 sticker. Touring included 3rd row, rear AC and trailer wiring harness in fender.
Unfortunately I don't want or need the 3rd row and would rather have the storage compartment
#4 of 24 Re: Look for the trans cooler [azj]
Jun 10, 2009 (9:33 am)
According to the '08 factory brochure, trailer prep (upgraded radiator and fans, trans cooler, prewiring) was available ONLY on SE's with the touring package, and on Limiteds with either Touring+Nav or Touring+RSE. Can't have one without the other.
#5 of 24 Re: How to tell if SF has towing package? [azj]
Jun 16, 2009 (7:46 am)
I have an 07 SE AWD, no touring package, but when I look under the wheel well, I saw the prewiring for the trailer harness....much to my suprise. It (two plug ins) is located on the wheel well towards the front of the car on the drivers side.
#6 of 24 Look for the trans cooler
Jun 16, 2009 (8:05 am)
Can you look in through the grill and see if there is a transmission cooler as well as the A/C condenser? I'm wondering if the 07s are different than the 08s.
#7 of 24 Re: Look for the trans cooler [azj]
Jun 18, 2009 (7:42 am)
I am not sure what a transmission cooler looks like, but there is a tube running in front (right side) of the radiator connected to what looks like a 4" x 8" smaller radiator type device.
#8 of 24 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package
Feb 05, 2010 (6:50 am)
I am planning to purchase an 09 Santa Fe Limited without the third seat. I want the trailer towing package. The literature says that all Limited for 09 have the package but there seems to be a lot of confusion when I talk to various salespeople about this. Some say that only the 09 Limited with 3 seats have it, others say all have it and others have not a clue!! I do not want a third seat. Plan to purchase a 2500 lb pull behind trailer that will require brakiing and thus, a 7 wire harness. I am new to all of this but don't want to buy a car that doesn't have the package(ie bigger fans, etc, etc) I need to know how to tell if it has it or not.
Thanks much. Ohiohiker.
#9 of 24 Re: 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package [ohiohiker]
Feb 06, 2010 (10:04 am)
I went through this last summer. The 09 SE and Limited both come with the trailer package. Not sure about the GLS as I wanted the 3.3 engine and 5-speed transmission.
#10 of 24 Re: 09 Santa Fe Limited Trailer towing package [azj]
Feb 06, 2010 (10:40 am)
Thank you azj. I am feeling much better about this. Do you pull a camping trailer? Do it go well. I think I am going to go with the 2010 Santa FE as I can get more my choice of color and the Navigation system has a backup camera which I like. Thanks again. Ohiohiker