Hyundai Santa Fe (TM): Scheduled maintenance services - MaintenanceHyundai Santa Fe (TM): Scheduled maintenance services

Follow Normal Maintenance Schedule if the vehicle is usually operated where none of the following conditions apply. If any of the following conditions apply, you must follow the Maintenance Under Severe Usage Conditions.

  • Repeated driving short distance of less than 5 miles (8 km) in normal temperature or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperature
  • Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
  • Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or salt-spread roads
  • Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather
  • Driving in heavy dust conditions
  • Driving in heavy traffic area
  • Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain road repeatedly
  • Towing a trailer or using a camper, or roof rack
  • Driving as a patrol car, taxi, other commercial use of vehicle towing
  • Driving over 106 miles (170 km/h)
  • Frequently driving in stop-and-go condition
  • Engine oil usage which is not recommended (mineral, semi-synthetic, lower grade spec, etc.)

If your vehicle is operated under the above conditions, you should inspect, replace or refill more frequently than the following Normal Maintenance Schedule. After the periods or distance shown in the chart, continue to follow the prescribed maintenance intervals.

Normal maintenance schedule

I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace.

R : Replace or change.

Maintenance under severe usage conditions

The following items must be serviced more frequently on cars mainly used under severe driving conditions. Refer to the chart below for the appropriate maintenance intervals.

R : Replace

I : Inspect and if necessary, adjust, correct, clean or replace

Severe driving conditions

A. Repeatedly driving short distance of less than 5 miles (8 km) in normal temperature or less than 10 miles (16 km) in freezing temperature
B. Extensive engine idling or low speed driving for long distances
C. Driving on rough, dusty, muddy, unpaved, graveled or saltspread roads
D. Driving in areas using salt or other corrosive materials or in very cold weather
E. Driving in the condition of inflowing sand or dust into engine
F. Driving in heavy traffic area
G. Driving on uphill, downhill, or mountain roads
H. Towing a trailer (if equipped)
I. Driving for patrol car, taxi, commercial car or vehicle towing
J. Driving over 106 mph (170 km/h)
K. Frequently driving in stop-and-go conditions
L. Engine oil usage which is not recommended (mineral, semi-synthetic, lower grade spec, etc.)

Owner maintenance
WARNING Performing maintenance work on a vehicle can be dangerous. If you lack sufficient knowledge and experience or the proper tools and equipment to do the work, we recommend that having it done by ...

Explanation of scheduled maintenance items
Engine oil and filter The engine oil and filter should be changed at the intervals specified in the maintenance schedule. If the vehicle is being driven in severe conditions, more frequent oil and filter ...

See also:

Cooling System
Coolant. Repair procedures Refilling And Bleeding    • Never remove the reservoir tank cap when the engine is hot. Serious scalding could be caused by hot fluid under high pressure escaping ...

To decrease the cruising speed
Follow either of these procedures: Move the lever down (to SET-) and hold it. Your vehicle will gradually slow down. Release the lever at the speed you want to maintain. Move the lever down (to SET-) ...

Repair procedures
Removal 1. Disconnect the negative (-) battery terminal. 2. Remove the steering wheel. 3. Remove the steering column upper and lower shrouds (A) after removing 3 screws. 4. Disconnect the light switch ...