2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Timing Belt

Tiny
PPENNYK
  • MEMBER
  • 2008 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
  • 50,000 MILES
For scheduled 50,000 mile maintenance, I am being advised by the dealer that the timing belt should be replaced (sight unseen), to the tune of $600. I live in Denver, CO, and drive less than around 8,000 miles/yr. Is this really necessary and is this a reasonable cost?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 AT 9:17 AM

2 Replies

Tiny
CARADIODOC
  • EXPERT
Sounds about right or even a little low for cost but since you didn't say which engine you have, I can't tell if you have an "interference" engine or not. Most import engines are of the interference design which means if the timing belt breaks you're in for a very expensive repair to replace bent valves.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 AT 10:55 AM
Tiny
PPENNYK
  • MEMBER
Thank you for your response. My engine is a V6 3.3L DOHC 24-Valve, according to the original sticker.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013 AT 11:04 AM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides