May 10, 2011

Source: National Highway Transportation Safety Administration's (NHTSA) Office of Defect Investigation (ODI)


Hyundai has issued a recall of approximately 6,000 Santa Fe 2 WD vehicles manufactured between October 15, 2009 and March 5, 2010. Certain 2010 vehicles may contain a misalignment defect in the intermediate shaft that can lead to excessive wear and damage to the automatic transmission. The recall is expected to begin during June 2011 and dealers will inspect the vehicle and perform the necessary service free of charge. Owners may contact Hyundai directly at 1-800-633-5151 and reference safety recall No. 102. Additional details can also be found by referencing NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 11V261000.

Owners are encouraged to contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153) or go to, with any questions or concerns surrounding these or any other recalls or safety campaigns.