Traction Control System Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 4 traction control system related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common traction control system problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's traction control system (4 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Traction Control System related problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

Problem Category Number of Problems
Traction Control System problems
Traction Control System problem #1

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe - may 27, 2010 I was driving on the interstate at 65mph when the passenger rear wheel locked up causing the car to fishtale - as I moved over in to the slow lane, it fishtaled again. The dealer it was towed to said it was the yaw sensor which they replaced. I informed them at that time that the ecs off light had been coming on to which they replied it had nothing to do with the yaw sensor I called the week of July 4th to let the dealer know that the ecs off light came on again - they informed me that this has been a problem for many Santa Fe's and they needed me to come down (150+ miles one way) to hook it up to see what the code tells them. On July 19, 2010 driving 75mph on the interstate, both rear wheels locked up and there were no brakes. This car is a danger to my life!.

Traction Control System problem #2

While driving to work , vehicle in front of me stopped abruptly , I stepped hard on the brake pedal I was going approx. 30 mph, the brake pedal pulsated ( abs activating) for a second or 2 and stopped ,and the brake pedal suddenly sank to the floor,the vehicle kept going, I pulled the emergency brake to try to stop , but it was too late I ran into the vehicle in front of me causing considerable damage to both vehicles. I contacted Hyundai dealer and was told it is not a defect and also is not under warranty. I now have to have the car fixed at my own expense. I feel a recall by Hyundai should be initiated since this seems to be common defect, please help!.

Traction Control System problem #3

While braking normal to light pressure from 25-5mph on dry paved road, abs system will turn on and greatly increase stopping distance. There has been more than one instance that I have not been able to stop before a stop light or stopped traffic. There are no abs codes or abs idiot lights on in the dash which indicate that anything is wrong. Safety is a large concern. Brought vehicle to dealer and no issue was found, without being requested to pay $1500+ for an entire new abs. This was after they told me they couldn't find source to the problem. I see this a common problem on many forums and there is a recall on 2003-2005 Santa Fe's for a same/similar issue.

Traction Control System problem #4

Premature rusting of powerstering 2 (5 year), & transmission 2 (6 year ), & brake (7 year), steel lines . And abs, traction control sensor ring on front drive wheels shaft, rust & split, needed to replace axles as the only fix. Right front axle to transmission case seal slips out and leaks oil has been repaired 5 times under warranty & still need to be put back in a oil changes (3000miles) on 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe .

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