Exterior

Roughly the same size as Honda’s first-generation CR-V, the Santa Fe is 177.2 inches long overall and close to 66 inches tall. It rides on a 103.1-inch wheelbase. Ford’s Escape has the same wheelbase but is 4 inches shorter overall. The Santa Fe’s bulging front fenders are similar to the ones used on the Tiburon sport coupe. The four-door SUV is equipped with a rear liftgate and standard 16-inch tires.

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    Checking and replacing fuses
    Replacing a Fusible Link A fusible link will melt if the electrical circuits from the battery are ever overloaded, thus preventing damage to the entire wiring harness. (This could be caused by a ...

    Don't Neglect the Interior
    Moisture can collect under the floor mats and carpeting to cause corrosion. Check under the mats periodically to be sure the carpeting is dry. Use particular care if you carry fertilizers, cleanin ...

    General checks
    Engine Compartment The following should be checked regularly: o Engine oil level and condition. o Transaxle fluid level and condition. o Brake fluid level. o Clutch fluid level. o Engine coolant ...