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April 16, 2002

Hyundai Caribbean Has Recalled the 2001 Santa Fe

(SafetyAlerts) -  Hyundai Caribbean Has Recalled the 2001 Santa Fe because of improperly manufactured crankshaft sensors.

Potential Number of Units Affected: 248

Manufactured: 03/2000 - 02/2001

Defect Summary:
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: 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 CIRCUIT BOARD, WHICH RESULTED IN CRACKING OF THE CIRCUIT BOARD CAPACITOR.

Consequence Summary:
A DAMAGED CPS CAPACITOR COULD RESULT IN ENGINE STALLING.

Corrective Summary:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE CPS. OWNER NOTIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL OR MAY 2002. 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 CARIBBEAN AT 1-787-251-8715.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 02V111000
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Important Note 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!

How many did you hear about?

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