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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems and Repair Histories

Don't infer 2004 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 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

39% of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 12% to the brakes, 16% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 4% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 69 repairs.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 8% cost less than $100, 33% between $100 and $499, 45% between $500 and $999, 10% between $1000 and $2499, and 3% more than $2500.

Chart based on 60 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.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

Hyundai Santa Fe in Nevada, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 104000    
105000 500 Engine failure. Unable to drive above 40 mph 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Wyoming, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2009 74000    
75000 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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Great Britain
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 65000    
68000 368 new injector 
82000 350 no. 3 diesel injector was replaced  the abs system is playing up, both front reluctor rings are cracked due to corrosion on the constant velocity joints. 
 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 63000    
66000 5 Passenger side brake/tail light burned out. Replaced bulb successfully.  
68000 680 Fuel vapor recovery systems fault. Replace all parts of system. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 45000    
56000 260 Was leaking radiator fluid, needed cabin filter changed. Extended warranty paid for new radiator hose and rental car. Two tail lights not burning. 
72000 820 Replaced timing and accessory belts. Repaired leaking upper coolant hose housing. 
80000 800 Replaced broken seat belt buckle. Took five days to get buckle.  Replaced brake pads, turned rotor, etc. and had oil changed. 
 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ohio, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Feb 2010 84000    
85000 550 The heater was blowing cold air, thought it may be the thermostat or the heater unit. Found the problem to be sensors and the repair was made. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 91000    
106000 2500 Leaks in low & high pressure lines. Also replace rack & pinion. 
128000 3500 After repeatedly having the vehicle in for evaluation for a transmission "thunk" when cold, it finally failed. AFTER the warranty ran out. 
142000 230 Pressure valve in fuel tank. 
153000 500 The car starts then stalls. They replaced several parts but I think it was more of a "let's see if this helps." The problem eventually seemed to go away. 
184000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 72000    
73000 296 Replaced throttle position sensor 
 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
0 Radio replaced due to faulty sound controls (i.e. bass and treble resetting to maximum even when turned down). 
136 Replaced serpentine belt tensioner due to faulty bearings wearing down the timing cover. 
105000 850 Tailgate lock actuator failed when operated via power locks/remote keyless entry. Required manual locking and unlocking of tailgate with key and would prevent alarm system from arming. 
125000 5 Power steering fluid is boiling over out of the reservoir tank. New cap has not stopped the leak. Appointment to inspect the steering system is being made. 
126000 435 Power steering fluid was boiling over out of reservoir. Dealership discovered clogged filter in tank and replaced tank assembly. Leak no longer present. 
128000 400 Noticed groaning rear suspension when going over bumps and during flexing movements (i.e. waves in roadway). Dealer diagnosed as left rear control arm bushings worn. Bushing and control arm assembly replaced, noise disappeared. 
144000 270 Alternator replaced in December, 2008 failed again. Replaced with a new alternator. 
144000 0 Clunk in the driveshaft turned out to be a failing transfer case coupling. Vehicle sold rather than face very expensive repair. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Massachusetts, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2008 32000    
35000 0 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. 
 

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