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Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Problems and Repair Histories

956 TrueDelta members own a 2000 or newer Hyundai Santa Fe. 214 of these members (22.4%) have reported engine repairs for their car. A total of 245 engine repairs to 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 Hyundai Santa Fe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

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

Don't infer 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 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

28% of the Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 9% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 25% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 9% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 882 repairs.

Hyundai Santa Fe engine repair cost distribution

Of the Hyundai Santa Fe engine repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 13% cost less than $100, 43% between $100 and $499, 29% between $500 and $999, 12% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 93 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

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Queensland, Australia
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2008 0    
1860 0 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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2007 14880    
16120 0 engine would not accellerate. diagnosed as due to freezing weather. has not recurred. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alabama, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2007 0    
9000 0 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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2006 3000    
9000 0 Leaking Valve Cover. 
12000 0 Repair bent heat shield 
13000 0 Engine coolant leak top of engine. Replaced thermostat and seal. 
14000 0 Dealer repaired engine oil leak on front of engine. Replaced seals and gaskets near timing belt cover.  
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Manitoba, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2007 0    
1240 0 Engine ran rough-check engine light- ecm upgrade req'd. 
22900 0 Front Valve Cover Gasket Leaking 
26660  

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2007 620    
13640 0 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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