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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (26%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (8%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (15%)

Other (5%)

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (13%)

$100 - $499 (63%)

< $100 (25%)

Chart based on 8 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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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

8000 mi The speakers intermittently stop working. No sound from any system (radio or GPS) comes through. Sometimes lasts for hours. They could not replicate and were not willing to check anything other than connections. 
24000 mi Radio was not illuminating display in heat. 
25000 mi CD stuck in replacement audio system. Another one ordered. Trip computer not calculating range correctly. Could not replicate. New audio system installed. 
1000 mi TPMS light on at vehicle delivery. Dealer reset. light came back on within 10 miles. 
2978 mi TPMS light back on. Dealer has Hyundai engineer look at vehicle. Replaced module. Light still off after 100 miles 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

8000 mi XM radio inoperative. Ordered new XM radio. Replaced XM radio. 
43000 mi No heat driver's side. Bad 'blend motor'. Replaced. 
39000 mi Alternator failed, needed replacing 
9920 mi Rattle in sunroof.. possible clip hitting metal or glass.. could not replicate enough to pinpoint the issue 
22320 mi Invertor blown, new one ordered 
44620 mi Fuel sending unit failure 
15500 mi replaced TPS sensor and reprogrammed 
45880 mi defective rear power outlet 
47520 mi Remote starter and door opener module requires replacement. module was replaced with part No.mdlhy1800hds 
51460 mi

C $429
check engine light on, gas gauge wouldn't register after a fill-up. The right fuel sending unit was replaced. 
3000 mi Keyless remote entry does not work reliably. The range is very variable and I sometimes need to be literally by the door for it to unlock the doors. Dealer couldn't replicate but has it on record. 
19000 mi AC temperature actuator is malfunctioning and will be replaced under warranty. 
20000 mi HVAC control unit replaced 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

200 mi Passenger airbag light "off" light stays on even when I have adult passenger, serious safety issue. seems alot of people have reported this. 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Electrical Problems

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