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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair Histories

60 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. 15 of these members (25%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 56 repairs to 2002 Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 56 repairs.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

Chart based on 29 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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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Jul 2011 - Sep 2011
Aug 2011 US $2000 Steerring went out. Steering rack and both steering fluid hoses replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Nov 2010 - Jan 2011
Jan 2011 US $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
Aug 2005 - Jun 2012
Jul 2005   Throttle Position sensor replaced at 30K. - Under warranty 
Apr 2010 US $110 Replaced the Ignition coil.  
Sep 2010   Power Steering Hose replaced, high pressure side leaked. 
Jul 2011   High pressure hose failure on power steering. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
Sep 2012 C $110 transmission oil lines 
Jan 2013   oil pan change 
Oct 2013   REAR Calipers 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Hampshire, United States
Jun 2004 - Jun 2013
Jun 2004 US $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. 
Mar 2009   Power steering hose ruptured. Cost of repair doesn't include cost of towing to my local dealer. 
Aug 2011   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. 
Jun 2013   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
Jan 2011 - Jul 2012
Feb 2011 US $1350 leak inside the carburator unit Blower motor shorted out Carburetor buildup causes auto stop when filling up at pump 
May 2011   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 
May 2012   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
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Apr 2013   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
Oct 2010 - Mar 2013
Dec 2010   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,  
Jan 2011   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 
Jul 2011 C $100 transmission cooler rusted elbow, causing major leak. replaced with larger transmission cooler and re-routed the lines. TSB. 
Dec 2012   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 
Mar 2013   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
Jul 2010 - Apr 2015
Mar 2010 US $400 Replaced High pressure power steering hose. 
Dec 2011   Replace valve cover gasket Recharge AC - 12 oz r134a Replaced compressor, dryer, etc 
May 2012   Replaced plugs, wires and leaky valve cover gaskets. 
Nov 2013   Right rear shock - upper bushing needed to be replaced. 5 minute job performed from inside the rear cargo area. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2011 - Aug 2014
Sep 2011 C $97 rear backing plates, bearing bleeding brake system front brakes, pads disk 
Jan 2012   Ventilator Switch broken 
Mar 2012   left balljoint 
Oct 2013   Change low pressure return to power steering (leaking by corrosion) 
Mar 2014   gas tank leak; refit tank timing belt kit plugs 
May 2014   Brake line leak rear Retourne power steering leak Alternator 

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