2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2004

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (10%)

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe brake repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (17%)

$500 - $999 (45%)

$100 - $499 (21%)

< $100 (14%)

Chart based on 29 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

82000 mi

the abs system is playing up, both front reluctor rings are cracked due to corrosion on the constant velocity joints. 
123500 mi Brakes very poor. Fault determined as severe corrosion to F/O/S discs, causing ventilated discs to split apart under pad pressure. Replaced both front discs and pads. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

80000 mi

US $800
Replaced brake pads, turned rotor, etc. and had oil changed. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $250
Replaced pads 
69440 mi

C $375
Loss of brakes was diagnosed as a leaky brake line. The brake line needed to be replaced and the brake fluid replaced 
79360 mi

C $40
Loud banging/clunking from rear when reversing, once per wheel revolution. Other mechanics couldn't find a problem. Parking brake was sticking - plate had shifted. Diagnosed by pulling parking brake going forward, resulted in loud squeal. 
90300 mi

C $216
Passenger rear brake line failed due to corrosion. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

90800 mi

C $898
Master Brake Cylinder was shot. Required either rebuild or new. Couldn't get a good rebuild, had to go with new. Found during replacement of rotors and pads, front and back. 
103540 mi

C $3000
front Calipers replaced 
92000 mi

US $523
The entire rear brake system was worn out, and needed replacement. My front pads were also worn due to compensating for the bad rear breaks. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

176000 mi

US $350
warped rotor 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Brake Problems

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