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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2002 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 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

33% of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 25% to the suspension, 18% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 51 repairs.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

Of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 65% between $100 and $499, 12% between $500 and $999, and 15% between $1000 and $2499.

Chart based on 26 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.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 94000    
95000 2000 Steerring went out. Steering rack and both steering fluid hoses replaced. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Nov 2010 209000    
210000 40 cracked exhaust manifold on front bank. used a epoxy specifically designed to repair problem, as a new manifold is pricey. reset fault codes with scanner. 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in South Carolina, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Throttle Position sensor replaced at 30K. - Under warranty 
110 Replaced the Ignition coil.  
92000 112 Power Steering Hose replaced, high pressure side leaked. 
98300 100 High pressure hose failure on power steering. 
104000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2012 92380    
92380 110 transmission oil lines 
93400 170 oil pan change 
95680 300 REAR Calipers 
96100  
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
69 Drivers door window fell down inside the door. Hyundai considered this an 'adjustment' vice a 'repair' as a screw came loose vice something breaking so it was not covered under the bumper-to-bumper warranty. Not a very happy camper about this one. 
179 Power steering hose ruptured. Cost of repair doesn't include cost of towing to my local dealer. 
115000 1250 Loud 'clunking' and other noises coming from front suspension. Dealer replaced both front lower control arms and ball joints. Owner noticed transmission fluid leak under car. Dealer diagnosed that transmission fluid cooler was leaking and required replacement. Dealer noted leakage from engine oil pan. Indicated that pan was rusting through not leaking from the gasket. This model year had significant recall for underbody rust. Oil pan required replacement. 
129000 587 Pre-sale inspection indicated that passenger size front brake caliper was seized causing pads to drag on rotor and wear abnormally. Both front calipers and brake pads were replaced. Biggest issue I've had with this Santa Fe is corrosion 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jan 2011 176000    
177000 1350 leak inside the carburator unit Blower motor shorted out Carburetor buildup causes auto stop when filling up at pump 
177000 2000 AC compressor went out, replaced compressor and major connections to AC unit, gave a full cleaning. The hoses to the new compressor that were not replaced sprung a leak within 2 weeks; repair shop did not claim fault; owner paid in full. Sportsshifter went out while going through a car wash. Car would not shift gears automatically and would never go into 4th or drive. TSB found that eliminated liability to the car wash. Repair shop said car is undrivable without the part 
190000 350 Blower replaced 
 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in New Hampshire, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2013 175000    
175000 0 Steering veered to the left. Steering wheel cocked to the right awkwardly and had to fight to steer. Contacted dealer for parts and they identified it as a known recall problem/issue. Vehicle towed to dealer and parts were replaced/repaird 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2010 86800    
88640 0 seams to lose one L of oil every fill.. went back to dealer and he said, that's normal.. Bullshit.. I picked up plugs and want to replace plugs and have a look at old plugs for show and tell , if clean, then will put a L of tranny oil,  
89280 0 transmission fluid leaking, looks like from cooling lines. to cold to do anything, not ready to pay for it, parked car till spring, put backup on road 
93000 100 transmission cooler rusted elbow, causing major leak. replaced with larger transmission cooler and re-routed the lines. TSB. 
112840 350 engine crank sensor went bad. had to remove exhaust to replace part. high pressure line blew. have part could not replace it as it started to snow and needed a hoist and warmth 
112840 0 crank sensor quit after one month, had to get a replacement but made no difference. after troubleshooting for 4 hrs and realizing that the timing belt needs replacing soon and the condition of the all the repairs .. I decided to scrap it 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Georgia, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
400 Replaced High pressure power steering hose. 
129000 350 Replace valve cover gasket Recharge AC - 12 oz r134a Replaced compressor, dryer, etc 
139500 100 Replaced plugs, wires and leaky valve cover gaskets. 
160300 12 Right rear shock - upper bushing needed to be replaced. 5 minute job performed from inside the rear cargo area. 
164000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 97960    
98880 97 rear backing plates, bearing bleeding brake system front brakes, pads disk 
101680 100 Ventilator Switch broken 
102920 150 left balljoint 
111560 134 Change low pressure return to power steering (leaking by corrosion) 
117800 2000 gas tank leak; refit tank timing belt kit plugs 

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