2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,006 miles

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problem #6

Dec 092018

Santa Fe

  • 100,000 miles
My car had the brake light switch repaired in 2013 before I owned the vehicle under recall 13V113000. Now the brake light switch has failed again. I first noticed the issue when I went to start my car and could not put the car in reverse. This happened seemingly out of nowhere after the car had been parked and off for about 10 minutes. My brake lights, electronic stability control, and cruise control do not work and I cannot shift the transmission. When I called Hyundai I was told that the part was replaced in 2013 so there is no longer a recall option, even though the part is failing again.

- Memphis, TN, USA

problem #5

Dec 042018

Santa Fe

  • 60,000 miles
I bought a 2009 hyndai Santa Fe in 2013 with only 40,000 miles on it and had no problems until December of 2018. I drove about 20 miles and on the way back home it started going as slow as 5 miles an hour; I don't know if it is an issue about being recalled but I still have 2 more years of payments and the truck isn't working!!!

- Homestead, FL, USA

problem #4

Jan 202018

Santa Fe

  • 83,000 miles
My ESC, ABS& AWD symbol came on at the same time & I know other people who own Hyundai & had this issue im guessing this is something major because when I called the dealership they knew exactly what I was talking about they all came on while I was driving

- Johnstown, PA, USA

problem #3

Oct 052017

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 88,703 miles
Takata recall: On June 2 2017 I took my vehicle to happy Hyundai of oak lawn for an oil change. They determined there was a recall because of rusting of my cars undercarriage. They kept my vehicle until August 17,2017. On October 5th, I was backing in a parking spot, what I know now as my control arm, left axle and left ball joint broke. Had it towed home, called happy Hyundai, has it towed there. After inspectioning my vehicle they determined the control arm & axle were a part of the campaign recall but they are refusing to fix my vehicle. Reuben told me on June 2, they were confiscating it because I could be driving and the bottom of the vehicle could fall off. Thankfully I wasn┐T driving on the highway. Hyundai returnses an unsafe vehicle to me and are not taking responsibility in repairing my vehicle when they should at least repair they recall since the control arm & axle was included in the recall. I think an investigation should be opened regarding this recall to ensure Hyundai is repairing vehicles up to safety standards. The consumer requested a status update. Updated 12/07/2017

- Blue Island, IL, USA

problem #2

May 102015

Santa Fe

  • 79,500 miles
I was heading out and the ABS and ESC lights came on. Decided to turn around and go back home, due to fact that I was worried and scared that something was wrong with ABS brakes and the ESC control, that may or may not cause a crash or accident. I do not want to have an accident or end up getting hurt or hurt anyone else for that matter. Read in manual that it could be a faulty switch or sensor. I do not have that kid of costly money to fix problem. I need my car to get to doctors appointments as I have many health issues. If there is a recall I would like to know and have it fixed free of charge.

- Sanford, ME, USA

problem #1

Sep 272013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 56,830 miles
Was going about 70 mph around topeka Kansas when the vehicle lurched, then the ESC, engine and chassis lights flashed. Immediately afterwards the car lost all propulsion. Fortunately I was by an off-ramp, but could of gotten in an accident which such a sudden deceleration. Managed to get to an autozone store to check the fault. The fault came up as the throttle position sensor (tps). Managed to get it to the dealership in topeka. They fixed in within 10 minutes, but after completing my trip back to Colorado noticed the car is lurching again in lower speed, in-town traffic...very dangerous!!! will be contacting the dealership in Colorado on Monday morning!! had a similar problem two years ago, took it into the dealership and they said they couldn't find a problem with it. Guess they won't be satisfied until the warranty period ends and someone gets killed.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA