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03/21/17 Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 santa fe sport vehicles. the affected vehicles have a tire pressure monitoring system (tpms) that may not have been set in the correct mode during vehicle assembly, and therefore will not provide an appropriate warning in the event of an underinflated tire. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 138, "tire pressure monitoring systems."

An underinflated inflated tire can increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the tpms sensors, free of charge. the recall began march 31, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for the recall is 159.

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.
04/22/13 Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of

12/17/10 Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2011 santa fe vehicles manufactured from september 28, 2010, through november 25, 2010. some of the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined.

As a result, brake fluid will leak, followed by illumination of the malfunction indicator light indicating the brake fluid level is low and should be checked, then a soft or spongy brake pedal feel, and if not serviced, reduced braking power which could increase the risk of a crash.

Dealers will inspect the rear calipers and replace it if necessary free of charge. the safety recall began on december 17, 2010. owners may contact hyundai roadside assistance at 1-800-243-7766.

Hyundai safety recall no. 098.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
06/29/09 Hyundai is recalling 532,633 my 2006-2007 accent, entourage, sonata, my 2007 azera, elantra and santa fe, my 2005-2007 tucson and my 2007-2008 veracruz vehicles. the stop lamp switch in the affected vehicles may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause the brake lights to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. a stop lamp switch malfunction may also affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock feature so the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of the park position. it may also cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed.

Any of these malfunctions, alone or in combination, may lead to a crash.

Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch free of charge. the recall began on june 29, 2009. owners may contact the hyundai customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 092.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
03/24/04 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.

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

Dealers will reprogram the abs ecu. owner notification began on march 24, 2004. owners should contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 065. customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
11/06/17 Engine Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 santa fe vehicles equipped with 3.3l engines. the crankshaft assemblies may have been produced with surface irregularities in the crankshaft pin, causing engine bearing wear.

The engine bearing wear may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify all owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the engine, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began november 6, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. hyundai's number for this recall is 168.

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.
08/17/06 Engine On certain sport utility vehicles, the wall thickness of the right forward baffle of the fuel tank may be below specifications.

Fuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tanks and, if necessary, replace them. all vehicles are either still at the manufacturing plant or in dealerships. no vehicles have been sold to consumers.

Hyundai recall no. 077.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
09/19/13 Transmission and Drivetrain Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2013 front wheel drive santa fe sport vehicles manufactured july 13, 2012, through march 12, 2013; and equipped with 2.4 liter engines. due to a manufacturing issue, the right front axle shaft may fracture.

A fractured front axle may result in a loss of power to the wheels. additionally, if the vehicle is parked without the parking brake applied, it may roll away. either condition increases the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the front axle shaft assembly, free of charge. the recall began on september 19, 2013. owners may contact hyundai custom care center at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's recall number is 112.

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.
06/30/11 Transmission and Drivetrain Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2010 santa fe 2wd vehicles equipped with automatic transmissions and 2.4l engines manufactured from october 15, 2009 through march 5, 2010. the intermediate shaft may suffer from noise and excessive wear due to a misalignment of the intermediate shaft with the right side output gear. continuing to drive the vehicle in this condition leads to the development of a whirring/whining noise and can eventually cause damage to the automatic transmission.

Damage to the transmission may cause loss of motive power, increasing the risk of a crash.

Dealers will replace the right side output gear and intermediate shaft free of charge. the safety recall is expected to begin during june 2011. owners may contact hyundai's customer assistance center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's safety recall campaign number is 102.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
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.
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10/24/14 Suspension and Steering 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.

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.

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.

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.
07/17/09 Suspension and Steering 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.

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

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.

Hyundai recall no. 090.owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
01/13/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 tucson vehicles manufactured may 19, 2015, to november 14, 2016, and 2017 santa fe vehicles manufactured november 28, 2015, to november 14, 2016. the affected vehicles may be equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result, in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, " lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin january 13, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 153.

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.
04/27/16 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 santa fe vehicles manufactured september 1, 2015 to february 12, 2016. in the affected vehicles, the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses may be damaged by the seat's height adjuster mechanism, resulting in a failure to provide an audible warning when front seat occupants do not fasten their seat belts. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of the federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 208, "occupant crash protection."

Without a warning to remind the front seat occupants that their seat belts are not buckled, they may forget to buckle their seat belt, increasing their risk of injury in the event of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and reroute the wires in the front seat belt buckle harnesses to their proper locations, as necessary, free of charge. the recall began on april 27, 2016. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 141.

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.
04/22/13 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai motor company (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2006-2009 accent, model year 2007-2011 azera, sonata and sante fe,2006-2011 tucson, 2009-2011 elantra touring, 2007-2010 elantra, 2008-2011 veracruz, 2009-2011 genesis, 2010-2011 genesis coupe, 2007-2008 entourage, and 2006-2008 tiburon vehicles. originally, in april 2013, hyundai recalled 1,059,824 model year 2007-2009 accent and tucson, model year 2007-2010 elantra, model year 2007-2011 santa fe, model year 2008-2009 veracruz, model year 2010-2011 genesis coupe, and model year 2011 sonata vehicles. in september 2013, hyundai informed the agency that it was adding more vehicles to this campaign, representing an additional 652,512 units. the total number of vehicles being recalled is now 1,712,336. in the affected vehicles, the stop lamp switch may malfunction. a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may cause the brake lights to not illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed or may cause an inability to deactivate the cruise control by depressing the brake pedal. additionally, a malfunctioning stop lamp switch may also result in intermittent operation of the push-button start feature, affect the operation of the brake transmission shift interlock feature, preventing the shifter from being moved out of the park position and cause the electronic stability control (esc) malfunction light to illuminate.

Failure to illuminate the stop lamps during braking or inability to disengage the cruise control could increase the risk of a crash. additionally, when the ignition is in the 'on' position, the transmission shifter may be able to be moved out of park without first applying the brake. this may lead to unintentional movement of the car which may increase the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the stop lamp switch, free of charge.

09/07/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007 through 2009 santa fe vehicles manufactured from april 19, 2006, through july 7, 2008. the occupant classification system (ocs) may need recalibration to accurately detect small statured adults.

Improper classification or detection may cause the front passenger airbag not to deploy in the event of a crash, increasing the risk of injury to the front passenger.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will update the classification software free of charge. the safety recall began on september 7, 2012. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's recall campaign number is 105.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.
05/28/12 Electrical and Air Conditioning Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2007-2008 hyundai veracruz vehicles manufactured from december 26, 2006, through march 21, 2008, and model year 2007-2008 hyundai santa fe vehicles manufactured from april 19, 2006 through march 20, 2008. the clock spring contact assembly for the driver's air bag supplemental restraint system (srs) may become damaged through usage over time. the driver's air bag electrical circuit will experience a high resistance condition, potentially causing the driver's air bag to not deploy.

If the clock spring develops high resistance, in the event of a crash, the drivers air bag will not deploy and will not be able to properly protect the driver, increasing the risk of injuries.

Hyundai dealers will replace the vehicle's driver's air bag clock spring contact assembly free of charge. the safety recall began in november 2011. owners may contact hyundai customer connect center at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai's safety recall campaign number is 103,owners may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov .
12/06/06 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with an occupant classification system (ocs) the right front seat of the vehicle may misclassify certain small children seated on the front edge of the seat as an adult.

The possibility of misclassification of certain small children as an adult may allow the right front airbag to deploy in a frontal collision crash or the side impact airbag to deploy in a side collision crash; severe injury or death could occur.

Dealers will ensure that the vehicle's ocs will properly classify certain small children when seated on the front edge of the seat and will disable the right front airbags. dealers will reprogram the vehicle's ocs electronic control unit to provide an increased margin for recognition of certain small children. the recall began on december 6, 2005. owners may contact hyundai of puerto rico at 1-800-981-0188.

Hyundai of puerto rico recall no. 074.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
12/21/05 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain vehicles equipped with an occupant classification system (ocs) the right front seat of the vehicle may misclassify certain small children seated on the front edge of the seat as an adult.

The possibility of misclassification of certain small children as an adult may allow the right front airbag to deploy in a frontal collision crash or the side impact airbag to deploy in a side collision crash; severe injury or death could occur.

Dealers will ensure that the vehicle's ocs will properly classify certain small children when seated on the front edge of the seat and will disable the right front airbags. dealers will reprogram the vehicle's ocs electronic control unit to provide an increased margin for recognition of certain small children. the recall began on december 21, 2005. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 074.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
03/10/03 Electrical and Air Conditioning On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with 2.7 liter v-6 engines, improperly manufactured crankshaft position sensors (cps) were installed. the cps cases were improperly manufactured and did not meet dimensional specifications. internal gaps within the cases allowed epoxy to contact the printed circuit board, which resulted in cracking of the printed circuit board capacitor.

A damaged cps capacitor could result in engine stalling.

Dealers will replace the cps. owner notification began on march 10, 2003. owners who take their vehicles to an authorized dealer on an agreed upon service date and do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact hyundai at 1-800-829-9956.

Hyundai recall no. 049.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).
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.
01/13/17 Other Hyundai motor america (hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 tucson vehicles manufactured may 19, 2015, to november 14, 2016, and 2017 santa fe vehicles manufactured november 28, 2015, to november 14, 2016. the affected vehicles may be equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result, in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. as such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard (fmvss) number 108, " lamps, reflective devices, and associated equipment."

If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses, free of charge. the recall is expected to begin january 13, 2017. owners may contact hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. hyundai's number for this recall is 153.

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.
12/16/13 Other Hyundai is recalling certain model year 2014 santa fe vehicles manufactured november 5, 2013, through november 15, 2013, and equipped with p235/65r17 103t continental crosscontact lx tires. the tires may have a damaged sidewall.

The damaged sidewall may result in a separation between the belt edges which could cause tread detachment or rapid air loss, increasing the risk of a crash.

Hyundai notified dealers to suspend sales of affected santa fe sport vehicles equipped with the p235/65r17 103t tires, and replace them with alternative tires. all affected vehicles were remedied prior to retail sale. owners may contact hyundai customer care center at 1-800-633-5151.

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.
08/05/08 Other Hyundai is recalling 88,943 my 2007-2008 hyundai santa fe vehicles equipped with p235/60r18 tires. these vehicles fail to comply with the labeling requirements of federal motor vehicle safety standard no. 110 "tire selection and rims for motor vehicles." the black certification label affixed to the driver's side center pillar, incorrectly lists the gross axle weight ratings (gawr).

Overloading your vehicle may adversely affect handling and braking and may cause tire damage, resulting in tire failure and a crash without warning.

Hyundai will mail corrected certification labels along with the instructions to the affected owners. the customer will have the option for dealers to install the label free of charge. the recall began on august 5, 2008. owners may contact hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.

Hyundai recall no. 084.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's vehicle safety hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (tty 1-800-424-9153), or go to http://www.safercar.gov.
10/29/03 Other 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."

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

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.

Hyundai recall no. 064.customers can also contact the national highway traffic safety administration's auto safety hotline at 1-888-dash-2-dot (1-888-327-4236).

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Hyundai Santa Fe 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.