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TPMS Diagnostic Information – Hyundai Santa Fe, 2007-2020

Hyundai Santa Fe

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After the TREAD Act was mandated in 2007, all vehicles manufactured in the United States beginning in 2008, must be installed with direct or indirect TPMS systems.


The Hyundai Santa Fe is manufactured with a direct TPMS system. Direct TPMS has TPMS sensors are installed in the wheel; if one or more tires indicate low tire pressure, the TPMS sensors will transfer the information to the vehicle’s ECU.  An indicator light (low-line TPMS system) or each tire pressure will show on the dash (high-line TPMS system). 

Hyundai Santa Fe Infographic

Type of TPMS system:

  • Direct TPMS: A TPMS relearn is recommended when replacing a sensor. All OE and aftermarket TPMS part numbers and service kit replacement options for the Hyundai Santa Fe can be found in the VT56, VT55, VT46 brands and VT36 TPMS Tools in “Service TPMS”.

Type of TPMS frequency:

  • 315 MHz, 433 MHz – depending on the model and/or year. See troubleshooting tips at the bottom of the article.

Type of Relearn procedures:

  • OBD relearn, requires OBD module 

Type of TPMS tool required for TPMS reset

  • Direct TPMS system requires a TPMS scan tool with the OBD module to connect to the vehicle’s DLC (VT56 or VT46 brands), step by step relearn procedures are written in the tool.

Bonus coverage, OBD relearn procedure:

  • OBDII dongle is required 
  • Confirm TPMS sensors are properly installed 
  • Adjust tire pressures to placard value 
  • Hold TPMS tool on left front tire sidewall next to the valve stem 
  • Repeat for RF/RR/LR tires 
  • Apply OBD dongle to DLC 
  • Turn ignition to ON
  • Press OK on TPMS tool to transfer data to ECU
  • Disconnect OBD dongle from DLC 
  • Turn ignition to OFF then ON 
  • Wait for 5 minutes 
  • Drive for up to 20 minutes at 12 MPH 

The video above shows the Hyundai Azera, but the same procedure will work on the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Troubleshooting tips

Hyundai Santa Fe – Which frequency is your vehicle manufactured with? 

From the main menu, select “PROGRAM.” Second, choose “MAKE” and choose Hyundai Santa Fe and the year you are working with (Make, Model, Year). Next, choose the senor you want to work with. Select “CREATE” and you will be able to see the sensor frequency of the vehicle. See the tables below for a quick reference. 

Hyundai Santa Fe TPMS Sensor Frequency 
2007-2018 315 MHz
2019-2020 433 MHz
2019 XL  315 MHz

Tip 2:

According to the Hyundai Owner’s Manual, when you drive your vehicle from a warm area to a cold area or from a cold area to a warm area, or the outside temperature is greatly higher or lower, you should check the tire inflation pressure and adjust the tires to the recommended tire inflation pressure.

TPMS DTC code information

Use the VT56 to retrieve Hyundai TPMS DTC codes by selecting the “Service” icon. After selecting the Make, Model, and Year select the DTC code icon. Use the OBDII module to retrieve the Hyundai DTC TPMS information to diagnose and service the TPMS issues determined.

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