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We just purchased a used Hyundai Santa Fe from MMS Motors in Oakville. We found it on Auto Trader. After being a Kia Sportage owner for 10 years, the Santa Fe is roomier and has vents in the back on each back door frame which we really wanted and found air ventilation lacking in the Sportage. 17" wheels are larger and provides a much smoother ride. More storage space and power outlets. I really look after my vehicles and it will be nice to enjoy the sunroof, leather interior, smoother ride.
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Recall Information

Recall number
Recall date
System affected
Model year(s) affected
Recall number
2021-674
Recall date
2021-11-04
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011 2012
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0204 (10D021)
Units Affected:
32,431
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Hyundai Auto Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure would cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Note: This only affects Santa Fe models equipped with a 2.4 L MPI engine, and Veloster models with a 1.6 L GDI engine. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of an accident. An engine failure could also create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: Hyundai will notify owners by mail and advise you to take your vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Hyundai recommends that you should always follow the correct vehicle maintenance schedule, which is printed in the Owner's Manual. If you experience unusual engine noise, reduced power, or a check engine/oil warning light, Hyundai advises you to immediately visit a Hyundai dealership to have your vehicle diagnosed.
Recall number
2021-653
Recall date
2021-10-26
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0202
Units Affected:
49,845
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: On certain vehicles, engine oil can leak from the valve cover onto the alternator. If this happens, the charging system could stop working and cause a warning light to turn on. If you continue to drive the vehicle with this problem, the engine could shut off while driving, and you may not be able to restart it. Note: This recall replaces C0260 (Transport Canada recall 2016-309). Vehicles that were repaired under that recall also require this repair. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of a crash. Corrective Actions: Hyundai will notify owners by mail. The corrective actions for this recall are under development. Note: If the battery charging indicator light is on, Hyundai recommends that you should arrange to have the vehicle inspected and repaired at a dealer immediately.
Recall number
2021-426
Recall date
2021-07-09
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2021 2022
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0193
Units Affected:
2,290
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain vehicles, the connection between the high-pressure fuel pipe and fuel pump may not be properly sealed. As a result, a fuel leak could occur. Safety Risk: A fuel leak can create the risk of a fire. Corrective Action: Hyundai will notify owners by mail and instruct you to bring your vehicle to a dealer to inspect and replace the high-pressure fuel pipe, as required.
Recall number
2021-158
Recall date
2021-03-17
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0186
Units Affected:
2
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
Issue: On small number vehicles, the passenger occupant detection system (ODS) may not work properly. This could cause the airbag system not to turn off the airbag when an infant or child seat is in the front passenger seat. Safety Risk: An airbag that deploys in front of an infant or child can increase the risk of injury in a crash. Corrective Actions: None of the affected vehicles have been sold to retail customers. Hyundai will instruct dealers to replace the ODS module and recalibrate the system before the vehicles are sold.
Recall number
2021-065
Recall date
2021-02-15
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2021
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0182
Units Affected:
991
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Issue: On certain hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), the fuel tank mounting bracket could deform during a side-impact crash. This could cause damage to the fuel tank and create a fuel leak. Safety Risk: A fuel leak can create the risk of a fire. Corrective Actions: Hyundai will notify owners by mail. The corrective actions for this recall are under development.
Recall number
2019-640
Recall date
2019-12-17
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0153
Units Affected:
275,533
Notification Type:
Safety TC
Issue: Hyundai Auto Canada is conducting a Product Improvement Campaign that provides an update to the engine control module to detect potential problems before an engine fails. An engine failure would cause a sudden loss of power with an inability to restart. Note: This affects Sonata and Santa Fe Sport equipped with a 2.4 L GDI or 2.0 L Turbo GDI engine, as well as Tucson equipped with a 2.4 L GDI engine. Safety Risk: A sudden loss of engine power could increase the risk of an accident. Corrective Actions: The company will notify owners by mail. Owners will be instructed to take their vehicle to a dealer to update the software for the engine control module. Note: Vehicles previously repaired under Product Improvement Campaign R0153 (TC # 2019-130) do not require this software update. Owners can find additional information at www.hyundaiengineinfo.ca.
Recall number
2018-581
Recall date
2018-10-24
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2019
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0148 (81C074)
Units Affected:
990
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with side curtain airbags, the installation bolts could damage the airbags when they deploy. In the event of a crash requiring deployment of the side curtain airbags, the airbags may not inflate properly, which could increase the risk of injury to vehicle occupants. Correction: Dealers will install a protective cover over the side curtain airbag installation bolts.
Recall number
2017-297
Recall date
2017-06-08
System affected
Structure
Model year(s) affected
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0131 (71CG10/71C006)
Units Affected:
128,865
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the cable between the actuating lever for the secondary hood latch and the secondary latch may become corroded over time. This could cause the secondary hood latch to remain in the open position when the hood is closed. If the vehicle were to be driven with the primary hood latch disengaged, or primary hood latch is released while driving, the secondary hood latch may not hold the hood closed while the vehicle is in motion. If this were to occur, it could compromise the driver’s ability to see the road and its users, as well as cause damage to the windshield. These issues could result in a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will replace the secondary hood latch cable.
Recall number
2016-311
Recall date
2016-06-16
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
C0278 (60CA09)
Units Affected:
40,288
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the front suspension coil springs may be susceptible to corrosion. Over time, corrosion could cause the springs to fail, potentially damaging front tires and causing rapid air loss and/or tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect and repair or replace coil springs as necessary, under a special service campaign.
Recall number
2016-309
Recall date
2016-06-16
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009
Manufacturer Recall Number:
C0260 (50CA070)
Units Affected:
49,845
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles equipped with a 3.3L V6 engine, engine oil can leak onto the alternator, which could affect charging system function and potentially cause the engine to stall and not restart. This would result in a loss of motive power as well as affect power braking and power steering system function, which would unexpectedly increase steering and brake pedal effort, potentially increasing stopping distances and the risk of a crash causing injury and/or damage to property. Correction: Dealers will replace the front valve cover gasket and repair/replace the alternator, as necessary, under a special service campaign.
Recall number
2014-322
Recall date
2014-08-01
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0093
Units Affected:
57,794
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the front suspension coil springs may be susceptible to corrosion. Over time, corrosion could cause the springs to fail, potentially damaging front tires and causing rapid air loss and/or tire failure, which could increase the risk of a crash causing injury and/or property damage. Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace coil springs as necessary. Additionally, a spring guide will be installed to prevent the coil spring from contacting the tire.
Recall number
2013-279
Recall date
2013-08-12
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0080
Units Affected:
3,246
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain FWD Santa Fe Sport vehicles equipped with a 2.4L engine, the passenger side axle shaft could fail. This could result in a loss of vehicle propulsion which, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver’s reactions, could increase the risk of a crash. This could also allow the vehicle to roll away if parked on a sufficient slope, despite the transmission shift lever being set in the PARK position. Both issues could result in property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the right front axle shaft assembly.
Recall number
2013-099
Recall date
2013-04-03
System affected
Electrical
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0079
Units Affected:
254,784
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles, the stop lamp switch may fail and cause intermittent operation of the brake lights. Failure of the brake lights to illuminate when the brake pedal is depressed could result in a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the switch.
Recall number
2013-067
Recall date
2013-02-28
System affected
Accessories
Model year(s) affected
2013
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0078
Units Affected:
13,711
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain Santa Fe Sport, a mixture of moisture and road salt may enter the rear parking assist sensors (mounted in the rear bumper), which could result in an electrical short on the circuit board within the sensor cavity. This could cause the sensors to overheat, which could result in a vehicle fire causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace all four sensors for the Rear Parking Assist System.
Recall number
2012-231
Recall date
2012-07-24
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0075
Units Affected:
34,016
Notification Type:
Safety TC
On certain vehicles equipped with an advanced airbag system, the Passive Occupant Detection System (PODS), installed in the right front seat of the vehicle, may misclassify a small stature adult as a child and deactivate the passenger frontal airbag. When the passenger frontal airbag is deactivated, the “PASS AIR BAG OFF” warning lamp will illuminate. This would cause the right front airbag to not inflate in a crash that merits airbag deployment, and may result in injury to the right front seat occupant. The condition will not affect the driver’s frontal airbag deployment. Correction: Dealers will reprogram the PODS system.
Recall number
2011-333
Recall date
2011-09-09
System affected
Airbag
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0069
Units Affected:
31,078
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the clockspring assembly for the driver's airbag may become damaged and fail. As a result the airbag may not function as intended, and the instrument panel warning lamp would illuminate. Failure of the driver's frontal airbag to deploy during a crash (where deployment is warranted) could increase the risk of personal injury to the seat occupant. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the airbag clockspring assembly.
Recall number
2011-178
Recall date
2011-04-28
System affected
Powertrain
Model year(s) affected
2010
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0068
Units Affected:
1,748
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with the 2.4L engine and automatic transmission, the right axle intermediate shaft may suffer excessive wear due to a misalignment with the right side output gear. Continued use in this condition could cause a whirring/whining noise to develop, and eventual transmission damage, which could result in a loss of vehicle propulsion. Lost propulsion, in conjunction with traffic and road conditions, and the driver's reactions, could increase the risk of a crash causing property damage and/or personal injury. Correction: Dealers will replace the intermediate shaft and right side output gear.
Recall number
2010-430
Recall date
2010-12-01
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2011
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0066
Units Affected:
57
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the rear brake calipers may not have been properly machined and, as a result, brake fluid will leak due to improper sealing. If this occurs, the Low Brake Fluid Level Warning Light on the instrument panel will illuminate indicating that the brake fluid level should be attended to by the driver. If the vehicle continues to be driven with the Low Brake Fluid Level Warning Light illuminated, the driver will experience a soft or spongy brake pedal. In addition if both of these indicators are ignored, braking performance will be reduced. Correction: Dealers will inspect and replace if necessary the affected caliper(s).
Recall number
2009-122
Recall date
2009-04-23
System affected
Suspension
Model year(s) affected
2001 2002 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0059
Units Affected:
15,604
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles operated in areas of heavy road salt usage (Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland & Labrador), road salt may cause internal corrosion of the rear trailing arms, which could lead to thinning or perforation of the trailing arm steel. In time, the trailing arms may fracture, which could result in a loss of vehicle control and a crash causing property damage, personal injury or death. Correction: Dealers will inspect and, if necessary, replace the rear trailing arms. Should the trailing arms not require replacement, drainage holes will be added, as well as treatment with rust-proofing material to arrest the corrosion process.
Recall number
2009-120
Recall date
2009-04-23
System affected
Lights And Instruments
Model year(s) affected
2007
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R0057
Units Affected:
67,976
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the stop lamp switch may have been incorrectly installed during vehicle assembly. This could prevent proper brake lamp operation. Failure of the brake lamps to illuminate when the brakes are applied may result in the following road users being unaware of the driver's intentions, increasing the risk of a crash causing injury or death. A malfunction of the switch may also cause the brake lamps to remain illuminated when the brake pedal is released. Additionally, a faulty switch may affect the operation of the brake-transmission shift interlock on automatic transmission-equipped vehicles so that the transmission shifter would not be able to be shifted out of PARK position. It may also cause the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) light to illuminate, and it may not deactivate the cruise control when the brake pedal is depressed. Correction: Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch assembly.
Recall number
2008-206
Recall date
2008-06-10
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2007 2008
Manufacturer Recall Number:
08-R0053
Units Affected:
13,237
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the compliance label contains Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) values that exceeds the capacity of the tires. Loading the vehicle beyond tire capacity could result in poor vehicle handling and braking characteristics, and possible tire failure, which could lead to a loss of vehicle control, causing a crash with personal injury or death. Correction: Updated labels will be mailed to owners of affected vehicles, along with instructions for proper installation.
Recall number
2006-205
Recall date
2006-08-29
System affected
Fuel Supply
Model year(s) affected
2007
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R51
Units Affected:
404
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles, the right forward baffle in the fuel tank may be below specification, which may result in less resistance to damage in a crash. All vehicles were in transit to dealers at the time of recall and have been repaired by the dealers before retail sale. Correction Dealers replaced the fuel tank as necessary.
Recall number
2004-104
Recall date
2004-03-18
System affected
Brakes
Model year(s) affected
2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R41
Units Affected:
671
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
On certain vehicles equipped with a 3.5L V6 engine, 4wd and ABS, if the brake pedal is depressed at speeds between 5 and 20 km/h when the brake pad friction surfaces are wet, a condition called creep vibration may occur between the brake disc and pad. The ABS Electronic Control Unit may misinterpret the ABS sensor signal noise as indicating that the speed is above 7 km/h, causing it to activate the ABS, extending the stopping distance. Correction: Dealer will reprogram the ABS ECU.
Recall number
2003-326
Recall date
2003-12-10
System affected
Label
Model year(s) affected
2001 2002 2003 2004
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R40
Units Affected:
28,660
Notification Type:
Compliance Mfr
On certain vehicles, the wheel rims and the tire pressure labels do not comply with CMVSS 120. The rims do not contain the required markings and the tire pressure labels do not contain the rim size. Correction: Hyundai will provide owners with a corrected tire pressure label. Since the non-compliant wheel rims do not pose any safety risk, no corrective action is required.
Recall number
2002-008
Recall date
2002-01-16
System affected
Engine
Model year(s) affected
2001
Manufacturer Recall Number:
R33
Units Affected:
4,661
Notification Type:
Safety Mfr
Certain 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. Correction: Dealers will replace the CPS.
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