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Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Problems

1036 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Hyundai Santa Fe. 192 of these members (18.5%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 312 engine repairs to Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.3 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page to see vehicles with no repairs or vehicles with more than three repairs. To see how frequently Hyundai Santa Fe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Percentage of Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1199 repairs.

Hyundai Santa Fe engine repair cost distribution

Chart based on 115 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

turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

1860 mi   Diesel engine noise on cold start 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

16120 mi   engine would not accellerate. diagnosed as due to freezing weather. has not recurred. 
9000   Oxygen sensor faulty. Caused the car to run a little rough at times and sometimes "jerky". Installed new oxygen sensor. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

9000 mi   Leaking Valve Cover. 
12000   Repair bent heat shield 
13000   Engine coolant leak top of engine. Replaced thermostat and seal. 
14000   Dealer repaired engine oil leak on front of engine. Replaced seals and gaskets near timing belt cover.  
1240   Engine ran rough-check engine light- ecm upgrade req'd. 
22900   Front Valve Cover Gasket Leaking 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

13640 mi   Milage is terrible. 15 l/100km in mixed highway city driving. Service rep claimed that if the computer analysis does not disclose a problem, there isn't a problem, indicating that no condition that might be responsible for the problem was investigated if 

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