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 Reviews found: 191  Average Owner Car Rating: 3.49
Make Model Year Owner Name City State Date Added Car Rating Reviews and Complaints
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hyundai  santa fe   2012  Kevin Q. KINGMAN, AZ  07/04/12  4.00 I have had vehicle about a month, no complaints other than seems a little slower in pickup that the 03 I used to have.  
hyundai  santa fe   2011  James C. ,   07/05/13  5.00 no issues at all. it has been very reliable  
hyundai  santa fe   2011  Donald I. PITTSBURGH, PA  12/08/11  4.00 good car-4 
hyundai  santa fe   2011  Gary A. OCALA, FL  10/20/11  3.00 your comments here Vehicle pulls to the right on any and all roads. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2011  Marie L. ,   06/04/11  n/a had this new suv for 2 weeks now. Happy with it except for one over-hanging issue. After the vehicle has sat parked for an hour or more, the transmission makes a wierd noise when shifting from 2-3 gear. Sometimes i can feel a vibration thru the acceleration pedal at the same time. This is a brand new vehicle! Trans. prob. ALREADY??? 
hyundai  santa fe   2010  John  T. TUCSON, AZ  05/31/12  n/a Repair facility... 
hyundai  santa fe   2010  Jeff E. DYER, IN  08/30/11  2.00 Tie rod went bad took it to the dealership the replaced the part and said the did a front end alingment, but my front tires are worn out on the inside. Took the Santa Fe to a tire store per Hyundai request and the said it was an alingment issue. Called Hyundai back and all I get is a run around.  
hyundai  santa fe   2010  Mike H. ,   08/14/11  4.00 The vehicle runs very well overall. Gets close to the estimated fuel economy in real word driving. V6 3.5L . Transmission sometimes shifts rough. The 18 inch tires make for a great highway ride but are a bit stiff in the City. 
hyundai  santa fe   2010  Pat B. MAPLETON, IL  08/12/11  3.00 Gas mileage is terrible and it rides rather rough. Since this is my first SUV I have nothing to compare it to. Having issues with the transmission or the AWD and it is in the dealer at this time. 
hyundai  santa fe   2010  Janna P. ,   08/09/11  4.00 sometimes makes a clunking noise when drive gear is activated... they dealer claims the transmission has a "memory" so they "reset" the transmission for me during my last service....  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Alex C. CRANBERRY TWP, PA  05/21/11  3.00 Poor Gas Mileage I don't drive fast, no jack rabbit starts lr fast stops. 2010 Santa Fe 6 CYL AWD Highway mileage is good but city is much less than expected. 15 MPG I got 16 on my 1998 12 year old explorer 6 cyl  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Iannelli R. ,   05/20/11  3.00 shifting problem in low gear 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Dan D. GLENVIEW NAS, IL  05/05/11  n/a Transmission lurches between low gears, slips in upper gears. ECM updated twice by dealer - although they claim to have never heard of this problem on any other 2010 Santa Fe - which did not correct the problem. Took it in for third time; service mgr is supposedly calling the regional service mgr to see how to proceed. Will update with news. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Samantha S. ,   05/02/11  2.00 we bought 2010 santa fe. Have had nothing but issues. Mostly random parts falling off the under carage that result in, no steering, no braking, surging. i don't want to drive this car any more 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Penny K. WAGONER, OK  04/28/11  n/a something wrong with my transmission  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Anita R. BARRACKVILLE, WV  04/12/11  2.00 2010 Santa Fe has major transmission issues. Have had it in the shop three times and is not repaired. Goes into a neutral state, jerks, and slips between 20-28 MPH.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Jamie H. CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO  02/25/11  1.00 transmissions should last around 200,000 miles, not 2,000.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Di B. ,   10/24/10  5.00 Really good value for the price. We paid 25000 $ taxes included. The car has a manual transmission. No recall... 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Jim U. ABILENE, TX  10/15/10  5.00 Once I learned to drive with one foot, my problems with this SUV "lurching" were resolved. The "fly by wire" accelerator cant respond quickly enough to drivers using 2 feet, one on the brake, the other on the gas pedal 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2010  Jim M. DEL RIO, TX  07/13/10  4.00 2010 Hyuundai Santa Fe Vehicle tries to go into reverse at times when started. Engine misses at slow speed-second or third gear. 
hyundai  santa fe   2009  Ruth W. LAKE CHARLES, LA  10/02/12  2.00 Passenger airbags is off. Somethings wrong with suspension in back or wheel Feel vibration in steering wheel as if something was loose. 
hyundai  santa fe   2009  Rock B. ,   06/02/12  4.00 My rear breaks have stay engage in winter 2011-2012 who oblige me to pay for new disk and rear job brake. Just before the winter season 2011-2012 they have lubrificate and clean all rear brake parts on a schedule service. 
hyundai  santa fe   2009  Rita B. PANAMA CITY, FL  05/15/12  4.00 2nd Santa fe I've owned. But have started having a transmission problem and only have 36K miles. Gathering info to go to dealer. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Melanie F. ,   05/02/11  2.00 front tires wore out on the inside, rear brakes had to be replaced at 33,000 km, transmission replaced at 40,000 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Martin R. NASHUA, NH  05/02/11  5.00 The car is excellent in most ways. Fuel economy is a bit disappointing. To get reasonable gas-mileage, you either have to be cruising at highway speeds or manually control the transmission. The default shift points are too low which causes the engine to lug a bit at low speeds. Forcing a downshift (usually from 5 to 4) generally keeps the RPMs closer to 2000 and that is where the car gets reasonable gas-mileage. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Roland B. MADISON HEIGHTS, VA  03/31/11  5.00 Best vehicle I've ever had - But then again I'm easy to please. The only issue is a mysterious crack in the windshield that "suddenly" appeared. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  David K. HASTINGS, MN  10/13/10  4.00 The car seems well built and is extremely comfortable. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Del C. NEW ORLEANS, LA  04/16/10  4.00 I've had the car a month and already experience squeaking noise of which I can't pinpoint the cause. It sounds like its from the left rear portion of the car. Also, the automatic lights turn off & on during the day despite bright sunlight, not a cloud around. Accerleration is a concern. At times it seems to hesitate and other times it accelerates too fast. I hope its just my needing to adjust to the new Santa Fe as opposed to my 2005 Santa Fe. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Hi J. MESA, AZ  02/07/10  4.00 I have had no problems with the Santa Fe that was purchased last year. The gas mileage is the same for SUV of its size. Will post in future any problems that may arise.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Remon Z. EDISON, NJ  11/21/09  n/a After only 30K miles, my Santa Fe's check engine light turned on while I was driving down the highway and all of a sudden, my accelerator didn't function. Luckily, I was able to bread and pull over to the side, but had to turn the car off and back on just get it going again. Car is currently at the dealership for analysis. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  J P. CHICAGO, IL  09/13/09  5.00 Sun visor requires finger grips to open, very minor but an annoyance 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Patricia K. TUSCALOOSA, AL  08/17/09  4.00 Comment made 2/19/12: Generally LOVE the Santa Fe. 2 - issues: battery had to be replaced at 2 years, 3 months. Uneven wear on front tires at 2 1/2 years, with regular rotation, balance and alignment. May have to replace at 37,000 miles. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  Walt M. SEATTLE, WA  08/05/09  0.00 No commnets at this time. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2009  John A. LITTLETON, CO  06/15/09  5.00 gas mileage is a litter better than posed. Hesitates when getting on the high way radio speakers very poor windshield wipers and spray work perfectly, better then car competitors. excellent fit and finish inside and out  
hyundai  santa fe   2008  Brian M. HARRISON, AR  08/05/12  5.00 I love my Santa Fe 
hyundai  santa fe   2008  Ted M. OAK ISLAND, NC  06/18/12  4.00 tires worn out at 25000 miles 
hyundai  santa fe   2008  Cecilia N. BINGHAMTON, NY  12/09/11  2.00 Multiple problems requiring service since purchase(new). Rear fixed window was leaking-damaging to interior. Acceleration is poor. Dealer said it replaced a component but I notice no change. Interior dash lights reflect too much against side windows. One good point is stability control. A quick evasive maneuver on the highway corrected itself miraculously well. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Danielle  C. COLUMBUS, OH  07/15/11  4.00 acceleration switch broke and car would cruze to a stop 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Kenneth R. LA CROSSE, WI  06/24/11  3.00 suspension noisie,engine loud when first started for couple minutes 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Jim S. PHOENIX, AZ  01/16/10  4.00 a worthy vehicle, little harder ride but very stable in an emergency 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Tom L. DAYTON, OH  11/17/09  3.00 Overall, we are pleased with our Santa Fe. However, at about 35,000 miles we began experiencing an issue with a clicking noise in the engine. After some research I determined this to be a fairly common problem with the 2.7 liter engines. Unfortunately, the dealer says he has no idea what is causing the noise. They first said it was the oil filter I was using, but when I switched to a Hyundai filter the noise went from intermittent to constant. All I know is that my 3 year old car sounds like an old 1950's car with clicking lifters. With that I'm not pleased at all and I wonder what kind of unusual wear is taking place that will need fixed before its time. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  John L. PITTSBURGH, PA  10/20/09  4.00 bad radio & nav system 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Patrick L. , AE  06/15/09  3.00 Cheap noisy(excessive road noise) tires. Rated gas mileage overstated! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Edward F. ,   05/06/09  4.00 2009 Hundai Santa Fe 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Barb R. FAIRFIELD, OH  05/02/09  4.00 just checking for a recall 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  T S. OMAHA, NE  04/25/09  0.00 utyut 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Don L. WAVERLY, TN  04/14/09  3.00 Coil pack went out on 2008 at about 14000 miles then the fuel flow sencer went out around 31000 miles. This happened about 20 or 30 times before dealer could fix it. The car would idle down to about 15 miles per hour . Had to stop and restart to reset the sencer. Ordered part and first one was broken.took 4 days to get another part in. Used dealer car, dealer did good job fixing the problems. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Mark B. CARY, IL  04/03/09  3.00 Rough idle trouble. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Buzz C. ROSEMOUNT, MN  03/24/09  5.00 Have read in different Hyundai Santa Fe forums that there is a serious problem with the passenger airbag system being armed when passengers are evidently too light to cause it to arm. However, I have seen, in the forums, weights up to 140 lbs. mentioned as not enough to arm the system. Numerous complaints filed with Hyundai, the U.S. Government and the Better Business Bureau, but it seems Hyundai isn't willing to address the problem, even though it also existed in their Sonatas...and they did address in them, finally. Could be a HUGE safety problem, and aside from Hyundai's liability in the event of an accident, a lot of owners in the forums fear t hat the owners could also be liable for injuries sustained by passengers if they (the owners) knew the system wasn't working correctly...even if they had tried to get it corrected through Hyundai. This passenger airbag arming system is a very, very serious issue, and all owners should be advised immediately!!! Hyundai needs to address it ASAP!!! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  L. J. Ft Myers, FL  01/28/09  2.00 I own a base model 2008 Santa Fe and have had it in the shop several times since buying it. The quality of the craftmanship so far seems to be poor. The underneath of the bottom of the rear seat came undone twice. The dealership ended up having to replace the seat bottom. I have had it in the shop twice for the inside door rubber linings falling down on two different doors. So far two have been replaced, with one of them now failing a second time. I have questioned my local dealership and had my car looked at several times for the transmission to. When slowing down between short distances it makes a hard noticeable clunk that can be felt and heard through the floor when it's down shifting. I was told that there's nothing wrong with it though, and that it's perfectly normal to do that. When you have to accelerate fast it sounds and feels like the transmission can't keep up with the engine. The quality of the CD player isn't the greatest either. It makes a lot of noise (at least mine does) when in use that you can hear over the CD being played. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Bill S. ALBUQUERQUE, NM  01/08/09  2.00 At about 1500 miles car couldn't put the car in reverse without it suddenly lurching backward. Ended up that Hyundai had to install a new transmission. With only 1500 miles! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Bryan B. NORTH OLMSTED, OH  11/14/08  5.00 Excellent handling, fun to drive. Great quality in fit and finish. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Eugene S. AMAGANSETT, NY  11/12/08  4.00 TPMS light keeps coming on pressure is ok whats up? 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Rafael  F. FORT LAUDERDALE, FL  10/05/08  3.00 sdgfsf 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Ilann D. ,   10/01/08  4.00 creaking noise bottom left corner of windshield 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Jim B. CLARKSBURG, NJ  07/16/08  5.00 FWD 2.7 V-6 very dependable/excellant road handling/improved turning radius over previous model 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  J. P. NEW CASTLE, DE  07/14/08  3.00 June 2013 current issue is with the gas gauge. During the past few months I have noticed the gas gauge sticking either below 'E' or near empty when I know I have plenty of fuel. Of course it is now out of warranty for this problem. I will keep track of my fuel usage on paper in hopes that there is a recall for this.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Raymond  L. ,   05/24/08  1.00 4 return trips for service of the air bag lite dealer unable to fix problem lit keeps reoccurring.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  James B. LANGHORNE, PA  05/12/08  5.00 Very quiet and very smooth acceleration. Limited model is very well equipped without any options. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2008  Melinda  P. NORFOLK, VA  03/31/08  0.00 Loved my new Santa Fe until it spontaneously caught fire while parked over night. Fire inspector says no arson - but likely an electrical problem. Now I find out that there is a recall on the wiring harness to the optional tow kit and that it "may catch fire". 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  Robert M. SANFORD, FL  07/26/12  3.00 Paint issues. had to have it repainted no dealer help 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  Perry F. ,   06/28/12  3.00 your comments here I have experienced multiple electronic problems with my car; each one has taken many visits to the dealer o resolve; faulty gas indicator fuel gauge, air bag light, and security alarm going off at Radom times. 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  Jason D. ABSECON, NJ  03/03/12  3.00 It's an overall pretty good car. Could use a little more head room especially the Santa Fe with the sunroof. Only a few problems, the big one so far is the fuel sending unit and the airbag light on the dashboard in on. 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  Jennifer B. EXTON, PA  01/17/12  2.00 Transmission went at 72,000 miles and Hyundai would not cover the costs. They do not stand behind there 100,000 mile power train warranty. 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  John R. PITTSBURGH, PA  12/01/11  2.00 My 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe operates very sluggishly and has always had bad gas mileage. No matter what I do to try to improve, resuklts are always temporary and minimal. 
hyundai  santa fe   2007  Robert  C. MONTICELLO, MN  10/23/11  3.00 Satisfied in all parameters except for mileage on the 2.7 V6. Not good. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Tom W. WESTERNVILLE, NY  09/21/10  3.00 airbag problems dealer not able to repair 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Mildred S. COTTONWOOD, AL  09/20/10  3.00 I bought this car new. in the first year I had to have the rotors turned. later I had to have new rotors. Now, the car has 45,ooo miles and I have to have new calipers, rotors machined and brake pads. I do not ride my brakes. Have never had brake problems with any other car. I believe it must be a mfg. defect. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Francis D. EUREKA, CA  08/21/10  0.00 if i had any expertice ,would be on this site? no opinon works for me 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Ray J. ,   10/28/09  4.00 check engine light will come on and go off for no reason. fault code is P2154 (this time) Dealer unable to find solution. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Barbi C. GREENWOOD, DE  09/25/09  3.00 A-Pillars restrict visability, interior lighting is poor and is not directed to where user needs it (not user friendly). Also, Hyundai factory-installed tires are "cupping" prematurly and vibrate. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  MARY M. PHILADELPHIA, PA  09/18/09  4.00 they should install a rain activated switch to close roof if it startys to rain 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Bruce K. MERRIMACK, NH  09/02/09  2.00 Ive had numerus front ent problems the swaybar bushings have been replaced and the tires I'M ON MY 3RD SET THEY KEEP GETTING UNBALACED AND MAKE TERRIBLE NOISE 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Bill F. BERKLEY, MI  08/18/09  4.00 This car has a suspension issue that makes the tires cup and become noisey by 24,000 miles. Tires are Firestone Dueler brand. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Stacy H. SAINT CHARLES, IL  08/01/09  2.00 Having excessive problems with headlights dimming upon braking and interior temperature screen flickering, as well as headlights flickering when driving. This car is a safety concern. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Dennis D. NAPERVILLE, IL  07/14/09  4.00 At 23k miles dealer stated rust on rotor causing small squeak and said could fix for $460. At 28k miles left rear brake very loud (steel on steel). Dealer said needed both rotors and pads for $519. Refused and took car to CarX, who quoted $370. On inspection by CarX, only the left outboard pad had locked up on slider with no pad at all. There was 15-20k left on rest of pads. CarX ground rotors to spec and replaced pads for $180. Went back to dealer and got refund for $27.50 brake inspection after they insisted on measuring tolereances. THEY LOST!  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Rob G. CEDAR CREST, NM  06/22/09  5.00 excellent 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Heather L. STERLING, MA  06/18/09  4.00 Don't like the fact that when you open a door, the light above the console does not turn on, only the middle and back lights do. In one winter, I had to replace the windshield 2x, due to rocks hitting the glass and cracking it. Never had that problem before. Maybe its the angle of the glass on this particular vehicle? I have 56,000 miles on it, and so far no real complaints as far as performance goes. I am very happy with it, overall. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  ANGELA  F. QUEENS VILLAGE, NY  06/03/09  4.00 NONE SO FAR. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Michael K. LITTLE NECK, NY  05/27/09  4.00 The car is fine. Has some software glitches I guess. Would not start a couple of times and then after about a half hour it started. The dealers are sleazy, at least around this area (Long Island) 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Stacy V. DERBY, KS  04/22/09  2.00 I purchased this SUV in January of 2007 and have had cosmetic issues from month one. I've had the carpet replaced twice, bumper repainted because of chips and drips from the manufacturer and now the leather and dash is slowly peeling away.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  G A. PITTSBURGH, PA  04/21/09  2.00 Rear brake issues 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Kathy B. PARK RIDGE, IL  12/19/08  4.00 Just bought it used. So far it's very good. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Larry S. WASHINGTON, PA  12/03/08  4.00 No fog light availiable if not on vehicle at time of purchase 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Dd D. LAKE WORTH, FL  10/29/08  1.00 ssss 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Carl S. ,   07/25/08  2.00 problems wiht my air bag system 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Zach R. WEST HENRIETTA, NY  06/12/08  4.00 Good car. The air compressor is pretty loud though and makes clunking noises sometimes. The car also Idles roughly when the air conditioner is on, more than it should. Also, the breaks are sometimes a bit too hard to press. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Mark B. LOUISVILLE, KY  05/25/08  4.00 very happy with this suv 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Ed L. NORTH OLMSTED, OH  05/14/08  4.00 Windshield gasket starting to come off, was told it would be covered under warranty. I have an on going problem with the radio, sound quality fades up and down speratically. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Rick M. BLACKLICK, OH  04/24/08  3.00 Sante Fe is getting a lot of road noise / vibration in the body 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Douglas G. LANSDALE, PA  04/15/08  1.00 DEFECTIVE FRONT PASSENGER AIRBAG SYSTEM. My wife weighs approximately 135 lbs. Her weight is NOT sufficient to activate the front passenger air bag or the front passenger side impact air bag which are both controlled by a sensor in the seat. The dealer says the airbag system is working as designed and the solution to our problem is to have my wife ride in the rear seat.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Michelle G. , AE  02/05/08  4.00 Engine light continually came on repeatedly no matter how many times was reset. Dealer ended up changing catalytic converter. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Jf V. ,   01/21/08  2.00 brake design issues, needs enormus maintenance to avoid damages and/or accident. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Bill K. RED LION, PA  01/10/08  5.00 Runs and operates as advertised 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Sylvio D. ,   11/12/07  4.00 So far, so good 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Rosa J. MIAMI, FL  09/27/07  2.00 The car constantly pulls to the right. Taken to dealer at least four times and they have not been able to correct problem. In there words there is no problem. I have received all kinds of explanations from tire size to car being built this way for safety reasons. Cars should pull to right in order to take me off road if something goes wrong. Go figure, Guess they must feel I'm a true blonde. Car also makes a loud noise when make a sharp right turn. They have also no been able to correct. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  C D. NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI  06/15/07  3.00 clunking sound in left front wheel when taking left turn. 3 times returned it goes away but back again now. Windshield sounds like it is cracking or moving ..snapping sound no cracks yet  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Jim H. CHARLOTTE, NC  06/14/07  3.00 suv is very good there is a fix now for the map light issue. hAd the same probleam. call hyundai get a case number and it will be fixed at no charge had mine done. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Tony O. COLORADO SPRINGS, CO  06/14/07  4.00 Very happy with the car so far. very quiet and fun to drive. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Richard M. ,   04/19/07  4.00 Purchased a 2007 Santa Fe in July of that year in Canada. Had the radio replaced but there is still a fault. It often doesn't come on or the stations are lost. We have had it back to the shop many times, and they can't seem to find any problems. We are in a city environment, and have never had this problem with any of our other cars.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Tom V. EAST MEADOW, NY  04/19/07  5.00 I have this vehicle now for over 6 months and its been nothing less then pleasure driving. This is my 3rd New Hyundia since 2001 and I have no complaints. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Deniz K. ,   03/09/07  4.00 Things to suffer: poor interior lights, no option of GPS, no RDS on radio, xenon should be standart 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2007  Jess P. Florence, AL  02/10/07  5.00 Better than I expected. Very quiet & solid ride. Good power. 
hyundai  santa fe   2006  Deb P. PORT EWEN, NY  05/25/12  2.00 Been in and out of shop for different reasons. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Chris O. ,   05/12/11  4.00 purchased this vehicle used in fall of 2008, still under warranty, and it has given my g/f zero problems thus far; it is well constructed and rides nicely, seems to have a high degree of integrity and overall performance is at least very good, arguably even excellent, am hoping the next few years continue to be as good as first few years, would definitely recommend this make and model to anyone out there. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Craig K. MINNEAPOLIS, MN  01/23/09  3.00 Have engine light going on intermittently. When we put a code reader on, it gives a P0175 "System too rich" code. Dont know what to think of this. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Stella M. CASA GRANDE, AZ  01/14/09  3.00 Runs great, but has wind noise. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Harold D. PRESTON, CT  01/13/09  2.00 Numerous problems with brakes system. Rotors needed turning at 3000 miles, loss of pedal twice car now has 21000 miles on it. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Kevin K. BURLINGTON, KY  12/22/08  3.00 Braking does not seam adequit. Electric window on front passenger side growls during operation. Vehicle lurches upon acceleration.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2006  Brenda W. ,   07/07/08  3.00 Rear brakes seized at 45,109 km and before the sceduled brake inspection. There was no warning that anything was wrong until I smelled a burning smell near the rear side of the car and noticed the wheel area was excessively hot. Hyundai refuses to consider that the brakes may have been defective and won't cover them under my warranty claiming it is just wear and tear. Considering the brake inspection schedule is set at 24,000 and 48,000 km I would assume they expect the brakes to be still okay by that time. I did have the 24,000km inspection done and have had it in for regular oil changes every 5,000km where they also inspect the brakes, and nothing was ever said about there being a problem. 
hyundai  santa fe   2005  Maureene K. PEARL RIVER, NY  12/04/12  2.00 first 5 years were fine, the last 2...way too many problems, check engine light, axel, now transmissions..HELP! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  M K. ALLENTOWN, PA  05/05/10  3.00 Undercarriage seems to be rusting at an excessive rate. Engine had to be replaced (under warranty).  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Cathy O. ANDERSON, IN  02/25/10  2.00 We are having breaking, traction and acceleration issues with the sante fe we purchased used from a dealer last November. It has less that 30k miles on it. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Terrence F. ,   10/28/09  5.00 My husband cut his finger badly on a razor sharp piece of metal beneath the drivers seat. Apart from that we have been very satisfied with the Santa Fe. If it had been a child with small fingers,the result could have been even more horrific.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  H R. FORT WORTH, TX  07/22/09  2.00 on the way to dealer tomorrow for a 4th ac/heater blower switch  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Mick D. AMARILLO, TX  02/22/09  1.00 fuel pump filled engine with diesel turbo went into overdrive melted 4 injectors and would not turn off on key at7000rpm round a roundabout had to stall it to stop it 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Glenn C. NORWALK, CT  02/15/09  2.00 Problem with grinding noise in differensial.Still not cured..Sometimes the gas pedal(deisel motor)gets no reaction before after 5 seconds,then lurches forward(Problem still not solved)frustrated,and want the dealer to take the car back at his expense... 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  David W. BROKEN ARROW, OK  05/05/08  3.00 Transmission failure @ 70K miles, unexceptable! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Paul J. ,   05/04/08  3.00 Im having problems with the transmission and poor radio reception. Im hoping to convert to autogas.(ie butane/propane mix)  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2005  Mike F. CIRCLE PINES, MN  10/11/07  1.00 throttle acceleration very touchy - lurches forward with the slightest touch. Will never buy another Hyundai with their electronice throttle/acceleration control 
hyundai  santa fe   2004  William A. ,   11/11/12  4.00 Very strong and dependable car untill it hits about 180,000 miles then it starts going down hill and fast 
hyundai  santa fe   2004  Noel K. DALLAS, PA  09/26/12  2.00 Replaced windshield washer pump. alternator. and now air bag light is on after 94000 miles 
hyundai  santa fe   2004  Iris B. HUBERT, NC  04/20/12  4.00 My airbag light has been on for a few weeks now. It will go off for one day, once I shut off my vehicle and restart again the airbag light wiil again remine on. what is going on, shouldn't this be a recall? 
hyundai  santa fe   2004  Sherry L. ,   11/26/11  4.00 your comments here...have a problem with gas tank leak..was told may have a recall..only 7 yrs old..should not have happened..need to get fixed and if it is covered under warranty or recall need to know now..have no money to get it fixed on my own..single mother have been through brakes like crazy..please tell me this is a recall problem on both because this is my second Hyundai and it may be my last was told by mechanic that he never saw so much rust on the tank for a car so young! 
hyundai  santa fe   2004  Heather  T. NORWALK, CT  09/08/11  4.00 Only complaint is the braking system 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Paul O. RENSSELAER, NY  05/05/11  3.00 Has been a fairly good vehicle overall. front spring broke while car was parked, taking out the tire & ABS sensor.repaired under warranty. 100k warranty on the engine is useless unless you agree to a very expensive timing belt replacement, regardless of how low the mileage is, or how lightly the car is used. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Charlene E. ,   06/09/10  2.00 Decent looking but not made for someone 5'-9" or taller to drive in comfort. Fair hwy gas mileage, average city. Had brakes replaced under 30k. *Had timing belt, etc. replaced under 30k - which seems a little too early to me. Not everything covered under warranty*. Taking back in tomorrow for what seems to be very similar problems. The exterior paint (white) doesn't seem to be holding well at 6 yrs of age. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Robert W. COLLEGE STATION, TX  11/21/09  0.00 looks good 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Ed D. RED HOOK, NY  08/30/09  4.00 Air bag light went off at 90,000 miles. Air bag system does not now work. Very expensive repair. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Michael M. ,   06/16/09  4.00 The dealer is constantly telling me to change the timing belt at just 60,000 miles. This seems excessive. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Wayne H. HENDERSON, NV  05/25/09  1.00 I've owned 2 Santa Fe's in a row (2001 & 2004). Both had engine failures around 60,000 miles (both on freeway- latest middle of Arizona Desert @ night). Small block replaced in both- Hyundai covered the 2004 but only covered 35% of the 2004 (86 miles out of warranty). Never buy Hyundai's again!!! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  June R. LEVITTOWN, PA  05/15/09  3.00 The truck handles really good & is very low cost to maintain. The only problem that I have with this vehicle is the paint job is horrible. It's oxidizing right off the truck & since the truck is black it is extemely obvious. The dealership, McCafferty Hyundai in Langhorne, PA, that I took it to refused to even look at it. They're response was that the warranty coverage for the paint had expired. I find that extremely poor customer service. I have owned Pontiacs, Chevrolets, Honda, Dodge & Mercury vehicles & none of them ever had a problem like this with the paint. The lack of accountability from Hyundai about the poor paint used on my vehicle & the willingness to correct the problem will be the deciding factor regarding what make my next vehicle purchase will be. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Michael S. MENASHA, WI  05/07/09  4.00 my radio just stopped working for no reason. fuses are all good. everything else checks out 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Edward  K. TRABUCO CANYON, CA  03/21/09  1.00 I've lost 2 engines in 2 Santa Fe's at 60,000 miles each in the last 4 years - Hyundai has been terrible and has not been willing to step up and take any ownership. This last one cost me nearly $10,000 to repair. My cars have always been well maintained & babied. I've owned nearly 2 dozen cars have never experienced engine failures.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Craig H. AUGUSTA, KS  03/20/09  3.00 I have taken this car in several times for transmission issues with no luck in results from the dealer, its now acting worse and guess what, they say the transmission needs replaced but they won't honor the warranty now because it's 300 miles over. Funny how they did not find this out before, especially since I had paid an extra 1600.00 for an extended warranty when I bought the car.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  James S. ,   02/16/09  4.00 "Jumpy" gas pedal off the line, but great pick-up for/on the highway. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Lynne C. RALEIGH, NC  02/09/09  1.00 I own a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.0 Diesel. In October 2008 I was driving down the road and I heard a knocking noise comming from the engine and the power seemed sluggish. I stopped the vehicle as soon as possible and the car was taken to the dealership by Green Flag assistance. I was asked to produce the vehicle service history which I did complete with receipts (over 2000 worth of services). 1 week later the dealership began to investigate the knocking noise. I was informed that they would need to take the engine out of the vehicle as they did not know what the problem was. A few days later I was told that they had found gunge on the pickup pipe from the sump and Hyundai warranty had requested to inspect it. A few days later I was informed by the dealership that they thought the gunge had been caused by the wrong oil, or lack of oil. The technical department asked for a sample of the oil that the dealership could not produce as they had disposed of it. I was horrified when I was told that I would need a new engine costing 6.500. I got no warning light and the dip stick proved to have plenty of oil on my weekly checks. Hyundai warranty have refused to replace the engine claiming that this is my fault. Has anyone else had a similiar problem? (United Kingdom) 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Glenn G. MAYSVILLE, KY  12/23/08  5.00 very slight problems with any part of car in 80,000 miles 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  JOE D. LAKELAND, FL  10/18/08  3.00 4 wheel drive auto.transaxle 2004 santa fe, the rear axle at times miss and jumps if i take off to fast. by slowing down this will correct it self. what is the problem? the miles on odometer 51027. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Susan M. WEST BABYLON, NY  08/17/08  2.00 This is a 4 cylinder,was fine for the first 3 years, in the past 3 months I have been through 2 cats and the transmission feels like it's about to go! Hyundai gives me the run around not doing what was promised! will never buy another Hyundai 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Susan M. SPRINGFIELD, IL  07/12/08  2.00 It was good up until about 100,000 miles. Now everything is breaking. I do have the paint peeling problem and clock problem that I've seen other complain about that started around 40,000 miles.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Cathie R. FLORIDA, NY  07/11/08  4.00 problem with misfire - unable to fix 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Rich K. COLUMBUS, OH  05/13/08  4.00 Airbag light comes on randomly, wheels misalign easily, date clock doesn't understand leapyear 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Leanne A. WHEELING, WV  05/07/08  4.00 this vehicle has been very reliable 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Catherine G. ,   05/05/08  n/a none 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Patrick  D. GOLETA, CA  12/19/06  4.00 excellent car and price too.thans ,p 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Bailey E. VANCOUVER, WA  06/14/06  5.00 This vehicle has given us excellent service. We have found no short comings other than in existing the back seat; it's not easy. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Ronald V. WALTHAM, MA  04/15/06  2.00 The car seems better then the service I have received. I have a simple AM radio problem and I get treated like I am too sensitive and should be happy with FM. I have been back to the dealer in Newton MA and the manager told me essentially that the area manager said there is nothing that can be done. The implication that I am too sensitive. After paying over $26,000 for a vehicle the manufactureer claims 100 percent satisfaction I have an issue. Either the Hyundai in nnewton is use to treating its customers in such a shabby manner and getting away with it or Hyundai just can't find reputable dealers. In either case satisfaction in this case is a simple, low cost solution of swapping out a radio. I have been back to the dealership multiple times and essentially they indicated the problem was ME. The AM side of my radio has static on a 50, 000 watt station while I am ony 30 miles outside of Boston. Every other vehicle I drive has no problems. Yes I guess I'm a little sensitive but its more about how Hyundai lets their customer be treated like this. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Allan S. FORT MILL, SC  10/30/05  3.00 Overall has driven very well for nearly 3 years from new. However, the car rollled away with the handbrake on after sitting for 7 hours on virtually level ground in very hot conditions. Dealer and Hyundai would not accept there was/is a problem. Only other negative comment is that it is very 'spunging' when cornering. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Betsy B. PLANO, TX  07/10/05  5.00 Have had no problems at all with this vehicle in 38 months, 37000 miles. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  James G. ELYRIA, OH  05/05/05  4.00 A little to much poewr with the 3.5 engine, but this car handles well. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Bee B. ,   05/05/05  4.00 takes a good front end impact 50k and I'm still here! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Wayne P. FOND DU LAC, WI  10/27/04  4.00 Good vehicle. Would like better gas mileage. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2004  Robin B. SPOTSWOOD, NJ  09/09/04  2.00 The svc dept at 3 diff dealerships are all "unable to replicate the problem" which almost got me hit!! It must have a super cheap computer/diag tools that it shows NO CODES when they check it!! The vehicle makes spark-knock like noise that no one there can hear!!!! 
hyundai  santa fe   2003  JOHN S. STATEN ISLAND, NY  07/02/12  4.00 I have owned this SUV for 9 years and never had a major problen 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Derik C. MIDDLETOWN, RI  06/19/11  1.00 should have bought a tacoma. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Bill F. SHELBYVILLE, KY  08/08/09  3.00 When at red light the '03 Santa Fe stalls then surges. If the brakes were not applied, the car would have hit the vehicle in front of us! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  George a. T. TOLEDO, OH  06/09/09  5.00 I just purchased this car with 20030 thousand miles on it and I can not belive it's condition.Every thing works and it shows no wear on the interior.The 3.5 engine prefors with any car I have driven and being in the automobile bussines for 45 years that is guit a few. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Fran B. ORLANDO, FL  05/04/09  5.00 Outstanding reliability with this vehicle.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Craig S. GRAND BLANC, MI  03/20/09  4.00 EGR check valve needs to be replaced....should have been recalled. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Cheryl  H. TELFORD, PA  03/17/09  2.00 I want to be notified when there are new reports found for it 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Chris W. PALMER LAKE, CO  03/16/09  5.00 It's a 2003, Bought used in 2005. Have not had any real problems. Smooth ride, reliable engine. AWD does great in Colorado snow. I even pulled out my Dodge Ram when it got stuck. Embarrassing for my Dodge I know, but the Santa Fe works great. Highly recommended! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Kevin G. PEORIA, AZ  03/03/09  4.00 At 75,000 miles it is beginning to show a bit of age. The steering column is making a ticking noise. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Dave B. ARCHER, FL  01/19/09  5.00 Bought vehicle brand new, currently have over 100k miles. Replaced timing belt and no other problems until now. Begining to experience transmission slippage (ATM) 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Tracie H. FESTUS, MO  07/22/08  1.00 transmission had to be replaced within first 3 months of purchasing car, 5 years later it caught fire driving down the highway! 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Amber S. ANN ARBOR, MI  05/30/08  3.00 I"ve had to fix my brakes on my 2003 Santa Fe 3 times within a year and a half. It cost me about $800 to fix them the first time, and 1 month later I had to fix them again. 1 year later, they needed replaced again. I just have a bad feeling about the brakes for this make/model of vehicle. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Mary V. HOLLAND, OH  05/08/08  2.00 Timing chain replacement and transmission fluid leak 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Frank  G. BRECKSVILLE, OH  07/14/07  1.00 Many electrical problems. Severe underbody oxidation. Too many problems to list!  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2003  Miguel R. NEW ROCHELLE, NY  06/06/06  2.00 for anyone that would listen I recently had the passenger side door air bag deploy by it self no accident just pop there goes the air I took the vehicle back to the dealer it was purchased and the feed back I get from them is. In my 30 years with Hyundai I have never seen anything like this, well 30 years ago Hyundai was not in this Country not as far as I can remember and air bags not the car I was driving or anyone for the matter. Dissappointed with Hyundai, New Rochelle,NY 
hyundai  santa fe   2002  Tracey M. PENSACOLA, FL  12/15/12  n/a Transmission housing case broken while on the way to work. 
hyundai  santa fe   2002  Michael S. EAST ORANGE, NJ  07/30/12  4.00 I bought a used 2002 Santa fe in May 2010 in New Jersey and took it to Grenada, W Indies. I enjoyed the car very much, but was scared when the Rear Suspension Trailing Arm broke with me while driving. Need to know how to get reimbursed for the repairs made to the recalled vehicle part since the Dealer - Huggins Automotive did not carry the part to fix it. 
hyundai  santa fe   2002  Alisha C. ELLISTON, VA  04/30/12  5.00 I love my 02 santa fe. I bought it used and have only have a few minor problems. The speedometer and odometer went out,had to replace sway bar bushings and struts. Now I have to replace powersteering hose and altenator due to power steering fluid spraying all over altenator 
hyundai  santa fe   2002  David S. ,   10/28/11  5.00 This vehicle owes me nothing - by far the best I have owned in terms of reliability 
hyundai  santa fe   2002  Rudy T. WHITE PLAINS, NY  10/03/11  2.00 The transmission's first gear is weak sounds like it is slipping. i have had it change but the problem is back again. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  C B. MONTGOMERY, AL  05/01/11  n/a cooling problem with replacement parts 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  Deardra O. BRADENTON, FL  06/07/10  4.00 call will not accelerate after 45 MPH 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  Andrew S. CHARLESTON, WV  08/17/09  3.00 needs struts and rack and pinion replaced 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  C M. ORLAND PARK, IL  06/02/09  4.00
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  Billie C. NORTHPORT, AL  04/29/09  2.00 My A/C hasn't worked since I got the car and now i am experienceing some noise in the front end.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  Cathy R. LYNN, MA  11/03/08  3.00 i have a problem with the abs and tcs lights, they go on and off at any time. now my brakes feel like they are grinding. i went to my mechanic and he said my abs seems to be on at all times, he said they probable need to re-adjust the sensor. I found the 2003 models have the same problem and have a recall from hyundai but they will not cover my problem.  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2002  NANCY H. WEST LAFAYETTE, IN  09/22/05  5.00 I would buy a Hyundai again. Still own my 2002 Santa Fe 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  Andrew M. RED HOOK, NY  04/25/09  3.00 my wheel almost fell off on the's in the shop now. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  Jon J. Crestview, FL  06/16/08  2.00 Had to have tranmission replaced, alternator twice, power steering hose, a/c compressor. The paint job is peeling all over the car; Under 100,000 miles on car. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  C W. ARCATA, CA  09/13/06  2.00 Transmission slips. In warranty yet dealer slow to solve. 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  Debra D. CINCINNATI, OH  08/19/06  2.00 check engine light stays on dashboard also while driving vehicle will jerk forward accelertor pedal when depressed will slow had repair les thna year ago and was told tranismission was in safety 9/2006 as of today am having same problem  
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  Frank T. WAMEGO, KS  04/12/06  1.00 This forign POS is just that, in the last 2 yr's had to replace the engine once due to timeing went out and blew the piton threw the block, sterring pully breaks, had 3 re-timeing's done at $550 ea due to crappy design all together this suv is JUNK. I will never buy a Hyundai name again. EVER 
Hyundai  Santa Fe   2001  Roger H. ROCKLIN, CA  03/18/04  2.00 The car seems to be developing a number of problems: when decelerating off a freeway, the clutch won't disengage until the car reaches <40 mph or I tap the accelerator. After the tie rods were replaced, I sense and hear a 'crunching/clunking' noise in the steering when I turn left from a stopped position. Aug 07...PS/AC idler pulley seized and was replaced. Left rear wheel bearing also was replaced. Clutch (manual 5 spd) still exhibits disengaging issues. 

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