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Great small SUV - Being in Colorado, our family needed a 4 wheel drive for those bad road days. The all wheel drive of the Santa Fe fills that need. But it doesn't fe...

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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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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

$4,725

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 158643 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Sioux Falls, SD
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 121065 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 172359 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Aurora, CO
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 144877 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Paducah, KY
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe LX

$7,495

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LX

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 105372 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Georgetown, DE
  • MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: N/A
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Massillon, OH
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 176785 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Massillon, OH
  • MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

$3,495

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 188185 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Mason City, IL
  • MPG: 15 City / 20 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 156314 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: North Hampton, NH
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

$5,250

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 103199 Miles
  • Ext Color: Black
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Shrewsbury, NJ
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 195085 Miles
  • Ext Color: N/A
  • Int Color: N/A
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Midwest City, OK
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

$8,991

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 119599 Miles
  • Ext Color: Gray
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: 4WD
  • Location: Denver, CO
  • MPG: 16 City / 22 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

$6,390

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 62483 Miles
  • Ext Color: Red
  • Int Color: Gray
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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$3,900

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE GLS

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 131967 Miles
  • Ext Color: Silver
  • Int Color: Black
  • Trans: Automatic
  • Engine: 6 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Jacksonville, FL
  • MPG: 18 City / 24 Hwy

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

$4,999

2003 HYUNDAI SANTA FE

  • Bodystyle: SUV
  • Mileage: 107807 Miles
  • Ext Color: Blue
  • Int Color: Tan
  • Trans: Manual
  • Engine: 4 Cyl
  • Drive: FWD
  • Location: Louisburg, NC
  • MPG: 18 City / 25 Hwy
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