CampaignManufacturerManufacturing dateType# of units affectedDate Owner notified MfgRecall Initiated byManufacturers of recalled vehicles/productsReport Recieved DateRecord Creation DateRegulation Part NumberFMVSS Number
06V317000HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANYfrom 07/28/2006 to 08/15/2006V (Vehicle)13908/17/2006MFRHYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY08/31/200608/24/2006
Defect SummaryOn certain sport utility vehicles, the wall thickness of the right forward baffle of the fuel tank may be below specifications.
Consequence SummaryFuel leakage, in the presence of an ignition source, could result in a fire.
Corrective SummaryDealers will inspect the fuel tanks and, if necessary, replace them. all vehicles are either still at the manufacturing plant or in dealerships. no vehicles have been sold to consumers.
NotesHyundai recall no. 077.customers may also contact the national highway traffic safety administration


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
TSB-09-FL-003-104/01/200910029229Hyundai: mil on dtc p2135 or p0638 or cold engine rpm fluctuation- tps replacement & ecm update. some vehicles may experience either slight engine rpm fluctuation at cold warm up or malfunction indicator lamp illuminated with the etc (elec06/29/2009

Consumer Complaints

Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
 Fuel gauge readings went erratic within 1-2 months after warranty expired. google searches show large number of other owners of 2007 hyundai sana fes having same problem. check light turns on and diagnostic code indicating fuel level sensor problem latches. driver can no longer tell how much fuel is in tank and becomes excessively distracted by having to watch miles driven and worry about running out of fuel. i firmly believe this is a design defect or quality problem with this many owners experiencing the same trouble. hyundai is not acknowledging the problem nor offering adequate assistance to remedy it. repair of problem typcally runs between $550 and $650. that hurts when warranty is expired. also there is no assurance at all that the replacement parts will not fail in the same way in 3-5 years. this problem does cause safety concerns. hard to drive as safely when preoccupied and worried about how much fuel is in tank. when driver can't afford to fix it, driver has to worry that other failures that trun on the check light will go unnoticed because check light is always on now and assumed to just indicate fuel level sensor failure. not good! for sanity i carry a spare 2 gallon can of gas in vehicle but it is not real safe to carry gas that way all the time.
 Fuel sending unit. i had it replaced in december 2011. having problems with gas smell in cabin of suv. hall hyundai of newport new on jefferson ave. put the unit it. since the unit was install i have smell gasoline. took it in to hall hyundai if newport news on saturday, march 31, 2012 and they stated they could not smell anything. i explain to them if, it is full you get a strong odor of gas. if it is at half tank, no smell. so i was advised to bring it in at half tank. nothing was resolved. still smelling gas. took vehicle over to hall hyundai of chesapeake april 7th, 2018. i filled the tank up so the order could be smell and it was noticed. they stated that they took out the back seat and took the unit out and put it back in and tightened it. they say the cleaned the carpet and ionized it. i was there from 9:40 a.m. until 4.20 p.m. when i got into the suv a strong odor of cleaning solution was present. it is now monday, april 9th 2012 and the present of the smell of gas it still there. i am so tired of driving and getting headaches. all i want it the suv repair. question: why would tina allison at the chesapeake say, she is going to contact the service manager at newport new hyundia and let them know what was done. so, was something wrong and if it is who is going to pay for it. that is the big battle between the dealers.
 Fuel gauge sensor defective after undetermined amount of time. unreliable, gauge fails to display correct amount of fuel in gas tank. dealer states senor in the fuel tank has gone bad. this issues - displays illuminated check engine light and either gives fluxuating false needle reading on the fuel tank gauge or empty tank on cluster display panel. numerous reports from other sources has indicated the sensors have effect several lines of hyundai vehicles including sonata, accent, and possibly others.
 Throttle position sensor failed, resulting in no response when accelerator was depressed. car would only idle.
 Major problems with our 2007 hyundai santa fe including gas tank door latch needing to be replaced, car shaking uncontrollably, which the dealer diagnosed as a coil issue. the last problem led to the car being towed to the dealer. they are replacing the transmission due a failure of the car to accelerate and then lurch into gear, creating a very dangerous situation. *tr