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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical repair cost distribution

Chart based on 37 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

66000 mi

US $5
Passenger side brake/tail light burned out. Replaced bulb successfully.  
56000 mi

US $260
Two tail lights not burning. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

153000 mi

US $500
The car starts then stalls. They replaced several parts but I think it was more of a "let's see if this helps." The problem eventually seemed to go away. 
85000 mi

US $550
The heater was blowing cold air, thought it may be the thermostat or the heater unit. Found the problem to be sensors and the repair was made. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

140000 mi

US $90
Driver side window would not go up and down normally. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

65100 mi

C $500
Alternator replacement 
79360 mi

C $388
Alternator under lifetime warranty, battery replaced. 
83080 mi

C $135
Replace alternator for 3rd time (4th alternator) 
22153 mi Radio replaced due to faulty sound controls (i.e. bass and treble resetting to maximum even when turned down). 
105000 mi

US $850
Tailgate lock actuator failed when operated via power locks/remote keyless entry. Required manual locking and unlocking of tailgate with key and would prevent alarm system from arming. 
144000 mi

US $270
Alternator replaced in December, 2008 failed again. Replaced with a new alternator. 
82000 mi

US $800
Alternator failure, along with drained battery resulting from the aforementioned failure. The alternator and battery were replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

136000 mi

US $800
Leaking A/C hoses replaced, A/C compressor replaced and recharge. 
136000 mi

US $120
Return A/C hose split, slowly leaking refrigerant. Part was ordered and they even ate the labor so we only paid for the replaced part. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

3-cylinder automatic 2WD

68000 mi

US $290
A/C stopped working. Bought remanufactored one from Amazon and had a repair shop install it and charge it. The a/c still does not get cold and there is a loud buzzing noise when it is on. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Electrical Problems

111 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. 14 of these members (12.6%) have reported electrical repairs for their car. A total of 21 electrical repairs to 2004 Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.2 per vehicle--have been reported.

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