February 12, 2002
Hyundai Motor America Has Recalled 2001 Santa Fe
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published
a recall affecting the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Potential Number of Units Affected: 15,241
Manufactured: March 2000 - February 2001
Defect: 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 circuit
board capacitor. A damaged CPS capacitor could result in engine stalling.
Remedy: Dealers will replace the CPS. The manufacturer has reported that
owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2002.
Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should
contact Hyundai at 1-800-633-5151.
[NHTSA Recall No. 01V388] .
Regarding Auto Recalls
Frequently SafetyAlerts will list
auto recalls before
your dealer will know about them. If you have a vehicle
affected by one of these posted recalls be sure and
write down the NHTSA
CAMPAIGN ID Number.
If your dealer doesn't know about the recall when you
check, ask them how they are notified of recalls and
when the next update is due.
Did you know?
During 2001 there were over
1575 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!
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