Hyundai Santa Fe Timing Belt Or Timing Chain (2001 - 2021)

From the model year 2001 to 2021 the Hyundai Santa Fe has various engines with either a timing belt or a timing chain. However, all of its engines are interference.

Scroll down to see specific data for your model year below.

The timing belt (or chain) maintains the proper synchronization between the various engine components in a combustion engine.

If the belt or chain stretches or breaks, it can lead to catastrophic engine damage.

Timing belts have a recommended replacement interval, while timing chains are generally rated for the engines lifetime, although they need to be inspected occasionally.

Hyundai Santa Fe Timing Belt Or Chain (2001 - 2021)
Year Engine Belt Or Chain Interference Service Interval
2021 2.5L 4 Cyl. (Smartstream G2.5 GDi) 191 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2021 2.5L 4 Cyl. Turbo (Smartstream G2.5 T-GDI) 281 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2021 1.6L (Smartstream G1.6 T-GDi Hybrid) 225 hp timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 235 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2020 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 235 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2019 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 235 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2018 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 240 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2017 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 240 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2016 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 240 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2015 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 240 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2014 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.0L 4 Cyl. turbocharged 240 hp (Theta II 2.0 T-GDI) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 2.4L 4 Cyl. 185 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2013 3.3L V6 290 hp (Lambda II 3.3 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 2.4L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2012 3.5L V6 276 hp (Lambda II 3.5 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 2.4L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2011 3.5L V6 276 hp (Lambda II 3.5 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 2.4L 4 Cyl. 175 hp (Theta II 2.4 GDi) timing chain interference lifetime
2010 3.5L V6 276 hp (Lambda II 3.5 MPI) timing chain interference lifetime
2009 2.7L V6 185 hp (Mu) timing belt interference 60k miles
2009 3.3L V6 242 hp (Lambda) timing chain interference lifetime
2008 2.7L V6 185 hp (Mu) timing belt interference 60k miles
2008 3.3L V6 242 hp (Lambda) timing chain interference lifetime
2007 2.7L V6 185 hp (Mu) timing belt interference 60k miles
2007 3.3L V6 242 hp (Lambda) timing chain interference lifetime
2006 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2006 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles
2006 3.5L V6 200 hp (Sigma) timing belt interference 97.5k miles
2005 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2005 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles
2005 3.5L V6 200 hp (Sigma) timing belt interference 97.5k miles
2004 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2004 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles
2004 3.5L V6 200 hp (Sigma) timing belt interference 97.5k miles
2003 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2003 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles
2003 3.5L V6 200 hp (Sigma) timing belt interference 97.5k miles
2002 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2002 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles
2001 2.4L 4 Cyl. (G4JS) timing belt interference 60k miles
2001 2.7L V6 170 hp (G6BA) timing belt interference 60k miles

TimingBeltInfo.com is a website designed to quickly find the timing belt (or chain) information for your vehicle.

Understanding the timing system in your vehicle or a possible purchase can save you money and headaches in the long run.

When in doubt, always consult with a professional mechanic.

Also, you can consult the vehicle's owner's manual.