Safety Ratings
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
Front Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Front Crash Passenger Side 4.0000
Side Crash Driver Side 5.0000
Rollover 3.0000
Number of Recalls3
Number of Complaints213
Number of Investigations1
Recall Notice

LemonFree has found some important recall information regarding 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe (4/16/2009)  

Campaign Number: 09V123000

Component Name: SUSPENSION:REAR

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: IF THE CORROSION IS ALLOWED TO PROGRESS, THE REAR TRAILING ARM MAY FRACTURE WHILE DRIVING, THEREBY INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH.

Corrective Action: 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.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe (3/16/2004)  

Campaign Number: 04V131000

Component Name: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK:CONTROL UNIT/MODULE

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: 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.

Defect: IF AN EXTENDED STOPPING DISTANCE OCCURS, IT COULD RESULT IN A CRASH.

Corrective Action: DEALERS WILL REPROGRAM THE ABS ECU. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN ON MARCH 24, 2004. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT HYUNDAI AT 1-800-633-5151.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe (12/18/2003)  

Campaign Number: 03V520000

Component Name: EQUIPMENT:OTHER:LABELS

Manufacturer: Hyundai Motor Company

Description: 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."

Defect: THE TIRE PRESSURE LABELS DO NOT CONTAIN THE INFORMATION REQUIRED BY THE STANDARD.

Corrective Action: 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.

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE for sale

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New Listing
$3,991

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 117175 Miles
  • Ext Color: White
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Fort Myers, FL
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

$3,591

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 156610 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Hendersonville, NC
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

$1,977

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Owasso, OK
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

$8,987

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 75766 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Elmwood Park, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

$4,495

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 229648 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: North Richland Hills, TX
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

$4,990

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 137268 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Barrington, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$6,000

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 117230 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Framingham, MA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

New Listing
$4,488

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 154562 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$5,000

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 165638 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Saint Petersburg, FL
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

$4,895
Price Reduced

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 108442 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: New Castle, PA
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

New Listing
$5,495

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 118500 Miles
  • Ext Color: Green
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: New Castle, PA
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy

$8,997

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 95065 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Lynn, MA
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

$4,993

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GL

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 88623 Miles
  • Ext Color: Beige
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Brattleboro, VT
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy

$6,991

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 116403 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Langhorne, PA
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

New Listing
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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 177173 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Middletown, RI
  • MPG: 15 City / 19 Hwy
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