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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Electrical and AC Problems and Repair Histories

127 TrueDelta members own a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. 30 of these members (23.6%) have reported electrical and air conditioning repairs for their car. A total of 38 electrical and air conditioning repairs to 2008 Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe problem frequency from what you see on this page. Many lucky owners have had no repairs, and their cars are not shown.

Percentage of 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

26% of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 7% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 14% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 17% to the body and trim, and 3% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 163 repairs.

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical and air conditioning repair cost distribution

Of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical and air conditioning repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 29% cost less than $100, 57% between $100 and $499, and 14% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 7 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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Repair costs are in local units.

2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
8000 0 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. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 12000    
24000 0 Radio was not illuminating display in heat. 
25000 0 CD stuck in replacement audio system. Another one ordered. Trip computer not calculating range correctly. Could not replicate. New audio system installed. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
1000 0 TPMS light on at vehicle delivery. Dealer reset. light came back on within 10 miles. 
1000 0 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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 1000    
8000 0 XM radio inoperative. Ordered new XM radio. Replaced XM radio. 
35000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Colorado, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
May 2009 6000    
43000 0 No heat driver's side. Bad 'blend motor'. Replaced. 
83000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Washington, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2008 0    
39000 0 Alternator failed, needed replacing 
67000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2008 620    
9920 0 Rattle in sunroof.. possible clip hitting metal or glass.. could not replicate enough to pinpoint the issue 
22320 0 Invertor blown, new one ordered 
44620 0 Fuel sending unit failure 
55180  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2008 0    
15500 0 replaced TPS sensor and reprogrammed 
45880 0 defective rear power outlet 
47520 0 Remote starter and door opener module requires replacement. module was replaced with part No.mdlhy1800hds 
51460 429 check engine light on, gas gauge wouldn't register after a fill-up. The right fuel sending unit was replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2008 0    
3000 0 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 0 AC temperature actuator is malfunctioning and will be replaced under warranty. 
20000 0 HVAC control unit replaced 
29000  

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2008 0    
0 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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