hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
102,667 miles

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problem #3

Jun 162013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 87,000 miles
My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe LX went full throttle today and stayed there. I was driving along at 30 mph with the gas pedal normally pressed and the car felt like cruise control was turned on. I applied the brakes and the throttle kept climbing, so I pulled over and put it in neutral. The throttle was now fully open at this point so I turned the engine off. With repeated starts, the engine immediately went into full throttle while in neutral. The gas pedal wasn't pressed down or stuck. I've had it towed to an independent shop so they can identify the problem. Tomorrow I should have answers. Very dangerous! first major problem with this car in 11 years and it ends up being life threatening.

- Portland, OR, USA

problem #2

Jan 202012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 72,000 miles
Fuel filler neck, completely rusted through. Had car in 7 months ago for the salt recall on the trailing arms.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #1

Oct 092009

Santa Fe

  • 149,000 miles
I am the original owner of a 2002 Santa Fe. Fred zink we have 149,000 miles on the vehicle I just discovered a perforation on the metal fuel fill spout just below where you insert the fuel spout this caused fuel to spill all over the bottom of the car and on to the ground this is a very serious safety issue.

- White River Jct., VT, USA