Brake Antilock Control Unit/module Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 9 problems related to brake antilock control unit/module (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Santa Fe based on all problems reported for the Santa Fe.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 07/06/2010

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the automatic anti-locking brake system shuts on and off without warning. The dealer would not diagnose the failure since the vehicle was not listed under recall campaign number 04v131000, service brakes, hydraulic: antilock: control unit/module which was related to the anti-lock braking system. The failure and current mileages were 61000.

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car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 12/20/2008

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. While the contact was driving between 3-15 mph on an icy road surface, the contact applied the brakes, followed by resistance and caused a bouncing in the brake pedal. Suddenly, a grinding noise occurred with the anti-lock brake system engaging unintendently which resulted to an increase in the stopping distance. The authorized dealer was notified of the brake failure. The failure was intermittent and progressed to whenever the vehicle was in motion under any road conditions. There was a recall under NHTSA campaign id number 04v131000 (service brakes, hydraulic: anti-lock: control unit/module). The VIN was excluded the from the recall. The vehicle had not been repaired at the time of the complaint. The failure mileage was 35,000. Updated 11/05/10.

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car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 12/29/2007

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe with brake failure. Consumer states that Hyundai has not come up with a reason why this failure has occurred. Consumer barely missed an accident by applying the emergency brake and sliding to a stop. The consumer stated a recall had been issued for the abs, however his vehicle was not included the recall. The dealer suggested all types of scenario's for the brake failure. The consumer suspected there may be a defect in the abs. The consumer stated the brakes were applied and slowing the vehicle normally when they suddenly disengaged. The consumer stated he was unable to disengage the cruise control system by depressing the brake pedal, and the vehicle continued to accelerate. The cruise control was manually disengaged by pressing the cruise control off button after pressing the brake pedal several times failed to disengage the system.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 01/01/2006

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes made grinding noise in slow traffic and wet conditions. ** answer required*** the consumer was involved in a slow speed accident while pulling out from a stop sign at an intersection. The consumer applied the brakes but they did not stop the vehicle. As a result the vehicle hit another vehicle in the intersection. Six months after accident the consumer the consumer noticed intermittent brake loss and grinding noise while braking at slow speeds. This usually occurred during wet road conditions. The vehicle was checked at the dealer and claimed that nothing was wrong with the vehicle. The consumer later received a recall for the abs ecu. The recall described exactly what was happening to the consumer vehicle. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer for recall repair. After repair the vehicle continued to malfunction.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 08/27/2005

Check engine light was displayed. While driving at a low speed toward a red traffic light, I applied the brakes with no results. The pedal went all the way to the floor. Released, re-applied - still no brakes. This failure resulted in the car crashing into the vehicle ahead of it that was waiting at the red stop light. Brought the vehicle into the dealer. They could not find any problems. I was charged . 5 labor hours ($46. 50) and sent on my way with no resolution or explanation of what caused the loss of brakes and resulting accident. On this same service day, after consulting with Hyundai consumer affairs, I brought the vehicle to a 2nd Hyundai dealer for a second opinion/inspection. I was charged another $19. 95 but again, service could not identify a problem. After further research into the history of service on this new vehicle, I confirmed that it was serviced in April 2004 as a result of a recall notice I received (recall no. 065 - abs reprogramming). Although the service ticket indicated the correction included "performing recall #065. Hecu reprogramming", the summary and description of consequence listed in your NHTSA campaign id number 04v131000 is exactly what happened on the date of my accident. The day of the accident, I had my vehicle through a car wash. Neither Hyundai dealer questioned whether the brake pad may have been wet and/or acknowledged that just over a year earlier, this vehicle was brought in under a recall involving the abs, the consequence of an extended stopping distance occurring and a possible crash resulting. In November 2004 (after the recall service was performed), the vehicle again displayed the check engine light. It was brought into the dealer, service could not identify any problems on inspection. The events and history leading to the current failure seems to indicate that the previous recall work performed was not effective. My follow up call to Hyundai consumer affairs has not been returned to date.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 12/27/2004

While applying the brakes inside of the parking garage the pedal went to the floor. The driver skidded into another vehicle. This problem has happened three times. The driver took vehicle to the dealer for inspection, and mechanic informed determined that the problem could not be duplicated. The driveway was on an uphill incline and was covered in snow. The brake pedal vibrated and the vehicle lurched forward instead of stopping. This was an intermittent problem. The consumer stated a recall was issued on the abs.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 12/27/2004

The problem started December 27, 2004 as I was pulling up a private drive and attempting to stop my sante fe. As I approached the top of the drive I applied braking, my vehicle slowed and came close to what I thought would be a full stop when the abs brake system suddenly activated. I held the brake pedal down but the braking distance increased and it was then that it made contact with a parked truck. The vehicles hit front bumper to front bumper. Fortunately no one was injured but both vehicles were damaged from the impact. My vehicle had been recalled previously for a problem with the abs brakes—which, according to the recall notice—were prone to unexpectedly activate at low speeds. I had other two incidents before the recall notice in which this same type of unexpected abs activation had occurred—both at under 5 mph and when the vehicle was near stopped. I feel Hyundai needs to address my vehicle status, the safety of the abs brake operation on my vehicle and others like mine, and the cost of repairs to my vehicle and the truck I collided with December 27, 2004. I cannot state strongly enough how dissatisfied and frustrated I am with Hyundai’s lack of response—let alone their lack of action. I truly hope your office will be able to help in this matter. I will gladly cooperate in any way you may deem necessary. Please note: I also called and discussed this matter with your office. I am completing this form as a follow-up to that conversation.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 10/12/2004

While driving at low speeds and applying the brakes,there was extended stopping distance which increased the possibility of an accident. Currently, the manufacturer was conducting a recall on the abs electronic control unit. However, this vehicle was not included due to VIN. The dealer stated that unless they could reproduce the symptom when they performed a test drive and if they could show a specific code number, the computer would not allow this problem to be fixed. Recall campaign #04v131000.

car image   Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 02/12/2004

I purchased my new car on 02/09/04 at bronx Hyundai. It is a 4-wheel drive 3. 5 ltr engine Hyundai Santa Fe. Upon driving I felt a hard knocking-vibrating sound when I drive on local (dry) streets and then a feeling that the car jumps (lunge forwards)after I stop. On several occasions I thought someone hit me from behind. This continues to happen only when I drive locally. The car has never done this on the highway, which is part of my daily commute. I wasn't sure why at first, the car did that and I thought it was part of the tracking control system(4-wheel drive even though the road conditions were dry. In every incident, the car feels like it is not going to stop, but it does. I am afraid because when the car jumps and if I get too close to someone it can hit a car in front of me, or even a person crossing. So, I was happy receive my recall notice stating the exact problem I was going through I then called and took the car to the dealer and told them what was happening. I hoped the programming would work since my problem was similar to the recall symptoms. That is when this nightmare began and it was on April 9, 2004. Since then, the dealer has been very cooperative but they seem at a loss also. My car was programmed twice and then the abs sensor replaced and a chip also(this was done last Monday). I have taken my car 5 times as of today. My car continues to do the knocking/grinding sound and on 2 occasions the last being on may 29; the abs, tcs and the 4-wheel drive lights on the interior control panel have flickered and stayed on as well. (when this happened my car did the knocking/vibrating noise as well. ) it has become a daily occurance so now I am documenting all of my incidents and I am getting afraid to drive my car. So today I gave my car back to the dealer and they told me that they will contact the main office at Hyundai. All parts and service were not charged and replaced with new Hyundai parts.

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