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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-07-2011, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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If you drive Santa Fe CRDi 2009 or earlier edition than please check with Service and change existing intercooler clamps to NORMA clamp or equivalent worm gear type clamp.

I know you bought Santa Fe for your family and you must protect your family from danger.
I have nothing to do with clamp company, i had recently that intercooler hose pulled out incident during driving.
I research this after my car incident and it turned out to be very common very dangerous incident in south Korea where many Santa fe have been sold.

It would not cost much, i suppose only $10 for one clamp.
I recommend to change all clamps due to pressure on top hose and bottom hose will be same.


P.S i attached photo of my Santa that break down on the road due to intercooler hose pulled out last week as reference.

I would like to share your opinion. ^ ^
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Whilst a worm clip is more secure than the original, is this the dealer answer or your personal one. It could be interesting if the intercooler fractures as a result of this modification, though the dealer checked the turbo boost and it was correct, that is not to say that at times it has not been excessive. Either way if is is that common in Korea and Australia then Hyundai should be taking more interest, don't forget that Hyundai Australia are probably the same as Hyundai UK in that they are a franchise import and vending companies with no engineering facilities to deal with these problems except to refer them to manufacturers head office.
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Dear All,

Pictures have been added snap shot from Korea Automobile blog. My car in Hyundai service is currently waiting to get special hose clamp ( i assume it will be like norma clamp) from Sydney to attach.
It will not be my concern to think about what causes this abnormal pressure to pull hose off from intercooler. Hyundai shall investigate it.
I suppose if there is another blow then it will be hose failing with bigger bang or inercooler thin plate damage.
When there is high pressure weakest point will be fail as Fluid dynamics.

I am giving up Hyundai because my blood pressure also increased last couple of days.
I may sell my car after this happening. then buy BMW or something else.
I am tired.
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In picture #1 the hose clamp looks as though it has a 'Shear' head is this correct? If this is the case it'll be a b****r to remove.

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I had the misfortune of having the top intercooler hose come off my 2009 Sante Fe CRDi Elite while travelling on a highway at 90 km/hour. We thought we had a puncture as there was a very loud hissing sounds and the performance of the car changed dramatically.

We called the Hyundai Help Line and explained the intercooler hose had come off and we could not reattach it. After a very long wait a mechanic turned up without and new clamps and attempted to reattach it, which he did using the old clamp.

However, the same hose came off again a few kilometres down the road, this time on a very dangerous part of the highway! We were very annoyed. We called Hyundai again and they arranged for the same mechanic to come to us. He reattached the hose and asked us to follow him back to his workshop about 10 kilometres away; there he attached a second worm gear type clamp to the very top of the hose.

We had now lost 3 hours and I ended up spending $200 on taxis so I could get to my daughter’s birthday party across town while by wife drove the car slowly back home. I am really annoyed that Hyundai knew this was a defect, it had the potential to create a real safety hazard and they have not taken any steps to advise owners, or take preventive steps to correct it when vehicle some in for service. The way I feel right having being stranded for hours and having had the safety of my family put at risk this will be my last Hyundai.

The car is now with local Hyundai dealership (Winger Hyundai) and I will post to the forum the actions they take. Hopefully they will replace the old hoses with new design hoses and clamps.
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I have seen same problem posted some time back and i've been so concern on that.
SF of mine is now 75k Km's around the clock, never had such problems. still on original clamps. It's not easy to remove/off horse without proper tools , even intentionally. Original clamps strong enough to hold them tight and no way to loose.I know because I've checked it my self several times.

pls make sure to find the cause for your case. If you have done some repairers recently, they might not fixed it properly because clamps should be in correct position and need some effort to do it.
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Had it recently been serviced - I have heard of this happening where the dealer didn't reconnect the intercooler hose properly during a service.

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