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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (33%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (12%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (10%)

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (5%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (53%)

$100 - $499 (23%)

< $100 (8%)

Chart based on 40 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

106000 mi

US $500
Engine failure. Unable to drive above 40 mph 
75000 mi

US $754
Crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. Timing belt replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

68000 mi

£368
new injector 
82000 mi

£350
no. 3 diesel injector was replaced  

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

159000 mi

US $800
exhaust system, hole in pipes at converter. replaced converter and pipes back to muffler. 
82000 mi

US $775
noise from engine 
84000 mi

US $750
Engine noise  
65000 mi

US $450
Broken crankshaft pulley 
56000 mi

US $260
Was leaking radiator fluid, needed cabin filter changed. Extended warranty paid for new radiator hose and rental car. 
72000 mi

US $820
Replaced timing and accessory belts. Repaired leaking upper coolant hose housing. 
68000 mi

US $680
Fuel vapor recovery systems fault. Replace all parts of system. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

73000 mi

US $296
Replaced throttle position sensor 
147000 mi

US $800
Mass Air Flow Sensor 
148300 mi Mass Air Flow Sensor 
93000 mi

US $500
Coolant leaking, radiator hoses and thermostat replaced. 
75000 mi

US $165
Noticed a noise shortly after having the timing belt done. The pulley cracked and it took forever for the shop to find the problem. After 9 days got it back. Les's Auto Palme Ma. only charged me for parts-he did a tune-up too. 
142000 mi

US $230
Pressure valve in fuel tank. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

67500 mi

US $327
Car sounds like motorboat again. gaskets, engine, tune electronic ignition, remove/replace intake manifold-upper. spark plug wires, platinum plug, ignition wires, coil, pcv valve, positive crankcase valve. cruise control still not working!  engine light on, stalls out. Pressure test on cooling system, H/C coolant leak, possible antifreeze leak as well. 
80000 mi

US $4500
Some seals leaked into system 
68200 mi

C $285
Check engine light came on. Diagnosed as a O2 sensor. The sensor was replaced. The mechanic also adjust the serpentine belt to eliminate the squealing noise 
140000 mi

US $1600
part of cam shaft alignment, timing belt, water pump and oil pan replacement/repairs - total of all $1600 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

97000 mi

C $821
Replacement of pulleys for timing belt, both matched sets were damaged and had to be replaced 
103540 mi

C $3000
Fuel Tank rusted and leaking Oil pan leaking and needs to be replaced 
35000 mi Car wouldn't start. Got it to start then stalled when put into drive. Check engine light on. Towed to dealer. Need crankshaft sensor replacement. Covered by warranty. 
74000 mi

US $136
Replaced serpentine belt tensioner due to faulty bearings wearing down the timing cover. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

95000 mi The timing belt broke on this vehicle while my wife was driving it. The belt was not due for replacement for at least another 5,000 miles. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

98000 mi

US $800
crankshaft position sensor, O2 sensors, ECM, plugs, plug wires, camshaft position sensor, misfire sensor, temperature coolant switch coil packs 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Problems

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