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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Recalls

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Recall Date Problem Area Recall Text
03/26/18 Suspension and Steering Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 hyundai santa fe and santa fe sport vehicles. the steering wheel assembly may break, possibly resulting in the steering wheel separating from the steering column while driving.

A steering wheel separation while driving can cause a loss of vehicle control and increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will check the production lot number of the steering wheel assembly, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on march 26, 2018. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 173.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
11/06/17 Suspension and Steering Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 santa fe sport vehicles. the front coil springs may have been improperly manufactured and, as a result, may fracture under certain loads while driving.

If the coil spring fractures, it can puncture the tire, causing a loss of vehicle control and increasing the risk of a crash.

All of the affected vehicles are currently unsold on dealer lots. dealers will replace both front coil springs, free of charge prior to the vehicle's sale. the recall began november 6, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 167.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
02/05/18 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2018 santa fe sport vehicles. the side curtain air bags on these vehicles have a component that may detach during deployment of the inflatable curtain air bag.

If the component detaches during deployment, the curtain air bag may not inflate properly during a crash, increasing the risk of injury. additionally, if the detached component were to enter the vehicle occupant compartment, there could be an increased risk of occupant injury.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver and passenger side curtain air bags, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin february 9, 2018. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for this recall is 171.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
08/04/17 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2017 santa fe and santa fe sport vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the secondary hood latch actuating cable may corrode and bind, causing the secondary hood latch to remain in the unlatched position when the hood is closed.

If the hood is not securely closed or the primary latch is inadvertently released and the secondary latch is not engaged, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the secondary latch cable, free of charge. the recall began on august 4, 2017. owner's may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-671-3059. hyundai's number for the recall is 163.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
07/07/17 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 santa fe sport vehicles. in the affected vehicles, the bolt for the driver's seat belt anchor might not have been sufficiently tightened during assembly.

If the bolt was not sufficiently tightened, driver's seat belt may come unanchored in a collision, increasing the risk of injury to the occupant.

Hyundai will notify owners and dealers will verify that the driver's seatbelt anchor is properly secured, free of charge. the recall began july 7, 2017. owner's may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for the recall is 165.

Owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Recalls

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.