Question about 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

2 Answers

2001 santa fe speedo intermitantly works on and off. i replaced the speed sensor (aftermarket) didnt fix problem. was wondering if cruise control module could cause this because it seems to work for 5 to 10 min.then quits like something gets hot maybe and quits working then. thanks don

Posted by on

  • thejailer Oct 05, 2010

    i did replace the sensor already and have checked and cleaned connections with sensor safe electrical parts cleaner.

  • thejailer Oct 05, 2010

    i replied and havent recieved another answer thanks


2 Answers

The most frequent cause of this problem is your speedometer cable is binding inside its casing. Replace the speedometer cable. After you replace the cable and you are still having a problem then the next option would be to replace your instrument cluster. Click on the links below view:

Manual instrument cluster:

Automatic cluster:

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Hyundai Master
  • 17,970 Answers

You are having an electrical problem. Any time something electrical stops working "randomly", it means only one thing: FAULTY CONTACT!.

You have to pinpoint where is this faulty contact. Can be at any contact point. I would suspect faulty contact at sending unit at transmission. This is the most likely to get dirty and/or loose.

I honestly don't think the instrument panel is bad. This are solid state devices. It either works fine or it doesn't. No random behavior to blame here.

Check the connection on the speed sensor first(on gearbox) and or replace it.

Posted on Oct 05, 2010

  • ZJ Limited
    ZJ Limited Oct 05, 2010

    The most common problem is a loose connection or
    moisture in the connection at the speed sensor on the transaxle. the
    next thing that I have seen is a worn speedo driven gear on the sensor
    itself. Provided the gear isn't when due to worn diff side bearings not a
    real complicated job or excessively costly. An experienced Hyundai tech
    would find the problem pretty quickly.

    I took my Santa Fe's sister back to the dealer and told them to keep it until they found and fixed the problem. It only took one day for them to see the problem. At first, they said it was the speedometer gear (in the speedometer) and they replaced it. When they took the vehicle out to test the "fix", the speedometer failed two more times. This time they replaced the sensor in the transaxle (which I and several of you suggested was the problem). That did the trick - it has worked ever since. Apparently they have an inherent problem with the early Santa Fe speed sensors, but for some reason, don't want to notify their customers to come in and have the sensors replaced.


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2002 hyundai santa fe speedometer not working

Good chance the problem is the speed sensor in the transmission.
I would check it or replace it.

Dec 19, 2012 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

Cruise control not working sets but no cruise//

Go to Auto Zone for a FREE scan of your vehicles computer. It sounds like the vehicle speed sensor control (VSS) for your trans is bad. They will find out exacxtly what the problem is if so. The VSS is linked to your computer for the cruise as well

Feb 05, 2010 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

My 01 hyundia santa fe sounds like a golf cart it sounds like power steering but thats not the problem also when i accelerate it will jolt and will only work in 3rd or 2nd gear so i haft to take off in 2nd...

Did the 'Check Engine' Light come ON? Whenever the 'CHECK ENGINE' light comes on, the ECU (Engine Control Unit) sets a Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC). These codes identify the particular engine management system which caused the light to come on. You'll need to use/find an OBDII (On-Board Diagnostic) Scanner to retrieve any code which have been stored in the ECU computer. Afterward, we might be able to help you DIAGNOSE and perhaps eventually fix the problem.

Oct 20, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

My speedometer drops to zero or jumps erratically plus cruise control stops. This only happens occasionally when at highway speeds. Rarely in town.

sounds like a bad speedo drive gear or speed sensor mounted on the rear of the trans there is no speedo cable, its electronic its not expensive take it to the dealer they will know exactly whats wrong with it

Oct 07, 2009 | 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

2 Answers

When driving, Speedodometer drops to zero.

I thought this year of Santa Fe had a 100k Warranty? If so, take it to the dealer and get it fixed. Even if it's not under warranty, take it and get it fixed! This is dangerous to use with the cruise control!! Do not use the Cruise Control until you get this fixed. It sounds like a bad speedomoter sensor, and that is confusing the Cruise Control. Either your speedometer is going to stop working altogether, or your going to RAM someone from behind going at a DANGEROUS rate of speed. Take it and get it fixed, and do not use the Cruise Control until it is fixed.

Jul 19, 2009 | 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

Speedometer and Odometer isn't working '01 Santa Fe Hyundai

the speedo and odometer are electronic, the speedo will need to either be repaced or repaired.

Jun 10, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

Where is the trans speed shaft sensor on a 2001 hyundia santa fe?

There are two speed sensors, Input sensor is located on top of the bell house. Output sensor is located on the firewall side of the bell house.

May 25, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

4 Answers

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe - Engine Code P1602, stuck in gear

Im having the same problem with my 02 Santa Fe. How do i go about fixing this problem? And is it costly? Please help

May 20, 2009 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

1 Answer

Describe your 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Problem

It is electronic

1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal.
2. Remove the cluster facia panel.
c486b2b.gif 3. Remove the screws holding the cluster and remove the instrument cluster.
bc04bec.gif 4. Installation is the reverse of removal.

Jun 08, 2008 | 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Logo

Related Topics:

288 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Hyundai Experts


Level 3 Expert

75822 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8215 Answers

Are you a Hyundai Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides