really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,652 miles

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problem #4

Jul 012019

Santa Fe

  • 60,000 miles
Transfer case is failing at 61,000 mile, a lot of nose and vibration. Transfer case can come loose or cause failure to the drive shaft and maybe even possible components to come off while driving.

- Jones Mills, PA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012018

Santa Fe

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 50 mph, the vehicle hesitated and jerked. Also, while accelerating from a stop sign, the vehicle felt as if it downshifted. There was no warning indicator illuminated. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who stated that the failure was normal. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure and informed the contact to take the vehicle to a dealer. The dealer was not called. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 70,000.

- Elmwood Park, IL, USA

problem #2

Mar 112019

Santa Fe

  • 50,109 miles
The car was at a complete stop in a driveway. The car was still running because I was getting out of the car to get the mail. I put the car in park and went to get out of the vehicle. As I got out the vehicle started going in reverse and pulled me underneath the car and the vehicle ran over me. IżM not sure if the transmission slipped out of park to reverse on its own or if the shifter wasnżT actually placed in park. I thought the vehicle could sense if no one was in the drivers seat and automatically put the car into park or neutral. The heated seats and airbag wonżT turn on unless it sense weight in the seat.

- Norton, MA, USA

problem #1

Feb 242016

Santa Fe

  • 2,500 miles
While the vehicle was parked, when shifting into reverse, the transmission went into drive. It would not go into reverse. The only way to reset it was to turn off engine and restart the engine.

- Wilmette, IL, USA