Hyundai Santa Fe Timing Belt Or Chain ? (2001 – 2017)

Does A Hyundai Santa Fe Have A Timing Belt (Cambelt) Or A Chain?

Here is a list of timing belts and timing chains for a Hyundai Santa Fe. Reference the model year with the corresponding engine to see if your car has a belt or a chain.

Hyundai Santa Fe
Model YearEngineBelt / Chain
2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (first generation (SM))2.4 L Hyundai engine I4timing belt
3.5 L Hyundai Sigma V6timing belt
2.7 L Delta V6timing belt
2.0L VM Motori CRDI I4 dieseltiming belt
2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (second generation (CM))2.4L Theta IItiming chain
2.7L Mu V6timing belt
3.3L Lambda V6timing chain
3.5L Lambda IItiming chain
2.2L CRDI VGTtiming belt
2.2L CRDI VGT R-Line (diesel)timing chain
2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 (third generation (DM))2.4 L Theta II MPI (174hp)timing chain
2.4 L Theta II GDitiming chain
3.3 L Lambda II MPI (267hp)timing chain
3.3 L Lambda IItiming chain
2.0 L Theta II Turbotiming chain
2.0L CRDI VGT R-Line (diesel)timing chain
2.2L CRDI VGT R-Line (diesel)timing chain

Which models have a belt/chain?

2001 - 2006:

From 2001 to 2006, cars with the Sigma, Delta and VM motori engines have a timing belt.

2007 - 2012:

In this year range, all Santa Fe cars with the Theta, Lambda and Hyundai R engine have a timing chain while cars with the 2.7L Mu engine and the older 2.2 CRDI have a belt.

2013 - 2017:

In the third generation of Santa Fe, all cars with the 2.0L, 2.2L, 3.3L and 2.4L engines have a timing chain.
Hyundai Santa Fe