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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (8%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 414 repairs.

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

$2500+ (1%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (29%)

$100 - $499 (47%)

< $100 (10%)

Chart based on 77 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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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2007 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

620 mi
Air bag sensor... faulty ground 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Oct 2014 - Nov 2014
Nov 2014

121520 mi

C $25
Defrost was not working approximately a year ago and new electrical connection was installed. In November 2014 I tried my defrost and found it did not work again. I took it to the shop and they replaced a fuse. It still does not work. Fog lights are constantly burning out. I have informed the dealership that there must be something wrong with the electrical as I need to change each fog lights between 2-4 times a year. I think I will just buy a different fog light kit. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Hampshire, United States
Aug 2012 - Feb 2013
Nov 2012

75700 mi

US $400
Fuel sensors had to be replaced 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Virginia, United States
Feb 2012 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

76000 mi
Brand new and the passenger seat was faulty, seat belt warning light never went out 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Singapore
Jul 2014 - May 2015
Feb 2015

42120 mi
Throttle body replaced for second time. First time was three years ago. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Romania
Jan 2009 - Mar 2010
Feb 2009

20460 mi
Failure in flywheel. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Great Britain
Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

35000 mi
CD system not playing or ejecting disks. New system required, three weeks wait for delivery. 
May 2010

37000 mi
Loss of fluid for power steering, steering rack replaced 
Jun 2010

39000 mi
Rear offside door not opening from inside or outside. Previously, the same happened with rear nearside door. It was the actuator, and seems the same now, parts ordered. CD player update, still waiting on parts after 4 months, very upset. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in New South Wales, Australia
Feb 2010 - Apr 2011
Mar 2010

34100 mi
A/C stopped working/car stalling. Local mechanic said clutch pulley had broken off. Dealer Service replaced a/c compressor and piping as metal had gone through system. Diagnosed stalling problem as Warning Code being thrown due to a/c problem. 
May 2010

35340 mi
Car still stalling after last "fix". Diagnosed as sticking EGR valve. EGR valve replaced. Car hasn't stalled since (2 weeks) 
Oct 2010

42540 mi
Reversed down driveway noticed oil trail from car. Towed to dealer service dept. Diagnosed that Mainshaft in Transmission had snapped in half! Tranmission replaced under warranty. Refused replacement car - very poor customer service!! 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Turkey
Jun 2007 - Jun 2011
May 2007

3100 mi

$8
Cargo Cover hooks do not hold the places under rear head restraints, replaced them with the ones originally made for Tucson 
Feb 2009

27900 mi
Rear right park sensor is dead. 
Sep 2009

39060 mi
Z rod replaced. 
Dec 2009

42780 mi
Windshield washer tank water sensor replaced. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 148hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Queensland, Australia
Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

68200 mi
Had the car serviced, the same night clutch failed. Roadside assist said master cylinder gone. Car towed to dealer. Replaced under extended warranty 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New South Wales, Australia
Sep 2010 - Mar 2015
Jun 2014

60760 mi

A $4
Dual mass clutch replacement 
Hyundai Santa Fe in South Australia, Australia
May 2012 - Dec 2013
Jun 2012

91760 mi
Turning hard right from stand the motor would stall unexpectedly. Impression something is tightening and not allowing the vehicle to roll freely. Reversing to & from curb would make thump in transmission/drivetrain. Has got much worse. 
Aug 2012

93460 mi
Hyundia were unable to fix the problem.They now say the car is putting more drive to wheels which is causing the problem. Answer for not being able to fix the problem. It is lemon and no lemon laws in State. Mounting blocks on inter cooler broke and allowed to move about on top of motor. A low beam Headlight globe and a parker globe were replaced. 
Oct 2012

97340 mi
Car now out of warranty and Hyundai Representative has fail to reply letters forwarded. Still not fixed. Drives good in 5th gear which is most of the time but clunking / twisting is when moving from reverse to first or vice versa, or towing. 
Dec 2012

98580 mi
Car now out of warranty and Hyundai's representative is now saying the problem they have tried to fix is "in short, this binding sensation is caused by the AWD systems". They can not fix. Hyundai have Agent warranty bill $14,500. 
Mar 2013

101060 mi

A $380
HYUNDAI built LEMON. Hyundai computer not showing problem yet they have spent at least $14,500 trying to fix the problem. Clunking is getting worse. Not spending anymore on problem. No one wants to trade my car & Dealers recon it is rubbish. 
Jul 2013

105060 mi

A $891
Drive belt tensioner broke 50,000km after timing belt was replaced at 120,000 as per book. Water pump was replaced as it was also showing wear apparently. The original clunk problem is still getting worse especially under load. 
Sep 2013

109740 mi

A $147
The Clunking problem now is showing when slowing just prior to stopping or using brakes which makes it show every time. Problem still not fixed as this garage thought it was the same problem that new parts had already replaced original 
Dec 2013

115940 mi

A $244
High beam driver side. Low beam passenger side. Another headlight. Garage noticed three other lights out, two rear and one front parking light. Auto electrical could not located any cause to the sudden bulb deaths. Cost is total for all three trips. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in South Carolina, United States
Jan 2010 - Feb 2015
Feb 2012

110000 mi

US $100
Passenger tie-rod needed replacing. Thought it was premature. Mechanic said rest of car looked great. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Minnesota, United States
Feb 2008 - Dec 2014
Mar 2008

6000 mi
Oil filter housing cap sprung a leak. Cap appeared to have had a defect in molding. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2008

14000 mi
Heat shield rattled. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ohio, United States
Jun 2007 - Aug 2010
Sep 2007

2000 mi
replaced rubber trim/seal on windshield 
Mar 2009

9500 mi
a/c not getting very cold more like just cool. Had leak repaired. 
Dec 2009

11500 mi
none dealer stated this is normal for vehicle 
Apr 2010

12900 mi
Ash tray jammed in had replaced. rear cup holder lid in armrest pops up everytime a bump is hit replaced armrest. 
Jun 2010

14000 mi
front end noise again! sway bars replaced 
Jul 2010

14500 mi
brakes caliper seized pads wearing did not repair not under warranty. This vehicle is a lemon trading it in timing chain tensioner broke. replaced part & several gaskets.  
Aug 2010

14500 mi
Rear brakes calipers frozen and pad & rotors needed to be replaced when traded. The engine had also started to make noise again. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in West Virginia, United States
Jun 2008 - Jun 2011
Dec 2008

15000 mi
Clunky noise from the front suspension. Dealer's technician unable to replicate. 
Jun 2009

18000 mi
clunky noise, reposition the shield, seems the problem is solved 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2015
Jan 2008

10000 mi
Automatic climate control. Outside temperature reading varied wildly 
Dec 2010

50000 mi
Front Windshield Washer Pump failed. Replaced. 
Aug 2011

60000 mi
Windshield washer pump failed again, not yet fixed. 
Jun 2014

106000 mi
Bad passenger side rear door lock. 
Jul 2014

108000 mi

US $300
Replaced bad alternator. Location of alternator makea replacing it a MAJOR repair. 
Sep 2014

110000 mi
Broken driver's side sun visor. Poor design. It is well documented on the Internet. 
Dec 2015

125000 mi

US $50
Steering shakes during breaking. Re-surfaced front break rotors, replaced front break pads. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Dec 2006 - Dec 2015
Jul 2008

19000 mi
ABS light came on. "Brakes" light came on. Dealer fiddled with it then said OK to drive. They returned it to me and lights were out. Still out after 6 day days. 
Sep 2008

21000 mi
Diagnosis of ABS warning light Dealer replaced defective ABS control. 
Jul 2009

31000 mi
Air Bag light lit on instrument panel Replaced junction box in engine compartment to correct problem of short circuit in original. 
Jul 2011

50000 mi
Something broke in right-rear brake. Required replacement of pads, caliper, disk. 
Oct 2011

52000 mi
Car hard to start and idled rough. Dealer replaced throttle control module. 
Oct 2012

61300 mi

US $140
A front suspension rattle was repaired by replacing a sway bar link. 
Sep 2014

73000 mi

US $151
Shudder when braking. Repaired by replacing front rotors. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ohio, United States
Oct 2007 - Dec 2015
Oct 2010

44300 mi

US $250
Rear brake job. 
Mar 2012

64000 mi

US $125
Left rear caliper was sticking. Removed and replaced rear pads and left rear rotor. 
Nov 2014

108000 mi

US $150
R&R outer tie rod ends. Cost includes purchase of tools. 
Dec 2014

110000 mi

US $200
Took the car in for tires and an alignment, and they found that the lower ball joints also needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2015

125700 mi

US $1
Replaced both front calipers. Had problems with the bolt breaking in the bracket that holds the caliper. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2010 - Jun 2013
Mar 2011

29760 mi
Stabilizer Link Replaced 
Mar 2013

50220 mi

C $300
Repaired tie-rod ends. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Oct 2010 - Jan 2012
Mar 2011

26000 mi
Seat belts retracting slowly (sometimes causing seatbelt buckle to be stuck between door and car body) 
Aug 2011

28000 mi
Passenger seatbelt was stuck in the retracted position (repaired after part was replaced) 
Jan 2012

30000 mi
Fixed rattling heat shield 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

32240 mi
Sway Bar End Link bushing required replacement, causing clunks going over bumps 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2009

19840 mi
Slight noise when going over bumps. 
Jan 2010

24800 mi
Replaced A/C condenser under warranty 
Feb 2010

25100 mi
A/C Condenser replaced 
Oct 2011

39440 mi
Fuel gauge replaced under warranty 
Sep 2013

55800 mi

C $200
Idler pulley 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Oct 2007 - Feb 2013
Sep 2012

71000 mi

US $150
Left Bank Oxygen Sensor failed. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Jun 2007 - Mar 2011
Dec 2010

50000 mi

US $150
changed front brakes 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Jul 2008 - Jan 2015
Aug 2009

13000 mi
Rack & pinion had to be replaced. System was leaking power steering fluid 
Dec 2012

54000 mi
Valve cover gasket oil leak on top of alternator. Valve cover gasket and alternator replaced. 
Jan 2015

79000 mi

US $300
Replace a bad coil (#4) 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Mar 2008 - Jan 2015
Feb 2009

7000 mi
CD/DVD would not work. 
Nov 2009

17000 mi
The car squeaked on the rear driver side everytime the car was on uneven pavement. They oiled the area and it's fine now. Seat belt clip in second row middle seat kept falling in hole and you couldn't get it out. They fixed it and it works fine now. 
Nov 2013

74700 mi
Oil leak 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2011

39060 mi

C $1500
Gas tank sensor replacement  Brakes 
Sep 2015

138880 mi

C $1000
gas throttle sensor 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2006 - Jun 2011
Feb 2008

29140 mi
Wiring harness for headlights under front bumper has become frayed and torn. 
Mar 2008

31000 mi
Oxygen sensor, covered by TSB. Problem discovered with the check engine light. The sensor was replaced and now the mileage has increased and the engine runs smoother. 
Nov 2009

72160 mi

C $780
Alternator replaced due to oil leak from rocker cover 
Feb 2010

77500 mi

C $400
Fuel gauge sensor had to be replaced - gauge was inaccurate. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Dec 2014 - Dec 2014
Dec 2014

83000 mi

US $1080
Fuel level sensor, includes fuel pump 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Arizona, United States
May 2007 - Apr 2010
Jul 2007

1000 mi
The passenger seat belt light indicated that the passenger air bag was not being activated when a passenger was present. Seat module was reflashed. Solved problem. 
Sep 2007

1000 mi
Emergency brake needed adjustment. 
Dec 2007

2000 mi
Fog, or auxiliary driving light bulb burned out. Factory warranty for bulbs is 12 months. Was told that bumper has to be removed to replace it. Not in stock at dealership. Has to be ordered. 
Apr 2008

3000 mi
Driver's door interior door panel had a small tear. Panel was replaced under factory warranty. 
Jul 2008

3000 mi
Bulb replaced by dealer under warranty 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2010 - Dec 2015
Jul 2014

51240 mi

C $1200
Full brake job done pads and rotors replaced 
Jun 2015

55800 mi

C $750
Fuel tank sensors were replaced Wheel hub started to fail (became noisy) 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2011
Oct 2009

26500 mi
Fixed lumbar support on driver's seat. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Mar 2007 - Jul 2013
May 2007

720 mi
A/C recharge. High pressure valve leaked. Valve replaced and system recharged under warranty. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Jan 2007 - Dec 2015
Apr 2007

2480 mi
leaking windshield, at 1st I thought it was the sun/moon roof, but in fact was the windshield 
Mar 2010

32860 mi
changed a link, front passenger side, seems like a steering link from what I understood 
Apr 2010

33852 mi
Brought in my 07 SF, was diagnosed with 2 sensors in gas tank to be replaced on warranty, 1 was for check engine light, the 2nd is for gas gauge fluctuation, dealer says its knowledge of hyundai and this is being seen more and more,  
Jul 2011

50840 mi
air bag light went on, part is ordered and will be replaced on warranty, said it comes from driver side steering where air bag is. 
Jun 2014

89900 mi

C $1000
massive pothole, stuck bearing check engine light on, due to gas tank sensor and a gage not working 
Dec 2015

99200 mi

C $2000
multiple repairs bar joint, sway bar, suspension, alignment, etc 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

6820 mi
Car wouldn't start. BCM had to be changed 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
May 2007 - Jun 2011
Jun 2007

824 mi
Repair middle rear seat belt buckle. Buckle was falling through hole in seat. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alabama, United States
Mar 2007 - Jul 2010
Apr 2007

1000 mi
Loose bolt on strut tower. Made a light squeaking noise. Problem diagnosed and fixed ASAP without an appointment in less than one hour. 
Sep 2007

9000 mi
Oxygen sensor faulty. Caused the car to run a little rough at times and sometimes "jerky". Installed new oxygen sensor. 
Mar 2010

40000 mi
Blower for a/c and heater quit working. Replaced transistor. Repair successful. Part ordered during first trip, arrived quickly and installed quickly. Excellent service and turn-around. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2006 - Mar 2011
Aug 2007

7440 mi
plastic front right pillar came loose, squeaky right front window when closing 
May 2009

20460 mi

C $60
mold or mildew in air conditioning creating odour 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Virginia, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

150000 mi

US $485
Car had intermitent starting failure -we towed it 3 times only to have it start fine a the dealer. This time they replaced the starter. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2006 - Dec 2013
Nov 2012

43400 mi

C $104
Constant rattle from front end. During recall actions (free recall to fix possible passenger air bag switch problem) I asked them to check the noise and they identified a failed sway bar and replaced it. 
Jun 2013

47740 mi
Left sway bar bearing replaced (free of charge). We had the right one done some months ago and paid for that (reported to true delta at the time 
Hyundai Santa Fe in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

84000 mi
Making a turn, rt or lft, the power cuts out to the drive and the wheels lock in a turned position and the power steering and power brakes are out. Dealer has failed to duplicate three times. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2006 - Dec 2015
Dec 2007

11780 mi
Airbag light warning cameontheweek before takingcar to dealer. A faulty signal was detected originated by loose contacts of the wiring for the air bags. 
Dec 2008

20460 mi
Steering became heavy/stiff. Steering pump and steering liquid deposit replaced. Three weeks ago CEL came out. Dealer found a code they never saw before. Dealer offered to consult the issue with Hyundai Canada and told me they were going to contact me after. They called this week, left message but I can't go to the dealer right now. 
Jan 2009

20460 mi
Dealer replaced top valve gasket. 
Jan 2011

34720 mi
Front ABS sensor defective. CEL came off. Replaced after the part was ordered. Now the cars runs fine. 
Feb 2011

35320 mi
CEL went on again, after one week of having been in the shop. Dx: Gas tank sensors seemed to be faulty. Parts ordered. Parts for fuel tank sensors replaced. Probably have to go back to the shop. A strong gas smell inside the car. Can feel the smell after car parked for several hours with the windows open. 
Jul 2011

37500 mi

C $800
Oil leak on valve cover damaged alternator. Alternator replaced as well as valve gasket (passenger side of V6 engine). 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Arizona, United States
Mar 2009 - Feb 2015
Aug 2013

18000 mi

US $17
Car started then stopped after 30 seconds. Traced fuel injection, found no B+ for fuel injectors. Back tracked to fuse box, switched relays from Air conditioner over to fuel injection. Car started. Ordered new relay from dealer. Took 8 days to arrive. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Georgia, United States
Jun 2011 - Dec 2015
Aug 2012

62500 mi

US $975
Had to replace the AC compressor. We tried fixing the leak first but after a month the system was no longer cooling.Very disappointed the compressor didn't last longer... 
Jun 2014

78000 mi

US $750
Had to replace the condenser this time and some o rings. I should now have a completely new AC system. Very dissappointed. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Massachusetts, United States
Dec 2008 - Jun 2011
Jul 2010

67000 mi
CONTROL ARM BUSHING FAILED AND DAMAGED CONTROL ARM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED--EXTENDED WARRANTY COVERED IT 100%- BTW....TOYOTA CARE EXTENDED WARRANTY WAS AWESOME COVERED 100% WITHIN MINUTES OF HYUNDIA DEALRER CALLING-BOUGHT CAR FROM TOYOTA USED 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

1240 mi
Sunroof was leaking. Vehicle was in the shop for one day. Dealer tried to fix by adjusting the fit of the sunroof. The sunroof still leaked. He called later in August to recommend replacement parts. We decided not to do this as we heard the fix did n 
Hyundai Santa Fe in South Carolina, United States
Oct 2008 - Sep 2012
Mar 2010

58000 mi

US $50
leaking power steering hose on the heat exchanger 
Sep 2010

62000 mi

US $220
replaced OEM rotors with drill/slotted performance rotors and ceramic pads 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Colorado, United States
May 2010 - Dec 2015
Jun 2010

53000 mi
Squeal heard when turning steering wheel. 
Jul 2010

54000 mi
Steering wheel squealed. 2 weeks after new steering rack installed, I lost all power steering. Tried adding fluid but it almost immediately dripped out. Dealer shop said seal "blown" & replaced steering rack again. 
Mar 2014

88000 mi
Something related to the fuses came unhooked. Fuses were fine. Whatever it was just needed to be reconnected. My very nice mechanic didn't charge me for it. 
May 2014

89000 mi

US $87
AC not blowing cool air. AC needed coolant--mechanic was unable to detect leak. He put dye in & we will watch. 
Jun 2014

90000 mi
Needed new AC Compressor. 
Aug 2014

90700 mi

US $252
Needed new brakes 
Dec 2014

94000 mi

US $86
Gear Stick stuck. 
May 2015

96000 mi

US $322
Intermittently wouldn't start. Battery OK. Mechanic replaced main engine ground. Fuel gauge showed random levels. Then CEL came on. 
Jul 2015

98000 mi
Electronic Throttle Control light on. Car was stalling when driving--would only go 20mph and did not respond to "revving" engine--not increase in RPM. Has been listed in TSB. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2012 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

69720 mi

C $450
Front wheel bearing required replacement 
Jul 2013

74400 mi

C $550
Rear right hand wheel bearing. 
Nov 2013

78400 mi
Rear pads and rotors 
Nov 2014

82460 mi

C $250
Valve cover gasket 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
Aug 2013

77000 mi

US $220
Gas mileage dropped from 19.7 to 14 mpg. Dealer updated control module firmware & changed sparkplugs for $450.00 which did nothing. On personal reccomendation had private mechanic determine that speed sensor was defective cost $220.00 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Feb 2015
May 2014

80380 mi

C $800
Replace brake rotors and pads. 
Jul 2014

81600 mi

C $800
noise from front wheels. Replace CV joint and wheel bearings. 
Feb 2015

86800 mi

C $1000
Rear wheel bearing was replaced because the mechanics found some movement of the wheel after the car was hoisted up. Also there was oil leak from the engine seal. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Nov 2010 - Apr 2014
Oct 2011

44000 mi
Front end suspension (sway bar) bushings needed to be replaced. 
Jan 2014

50300 mi
Needed rear brakes and rotors 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2007 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

76260 mi

C $1200
Gasket in engine mount worn out causing oil to leak down to the alternator 
Nov 2014

76880 mi
Same engine mount gasket problem as reported in Sept. Repaired under warranty Battery died but can be re-charged. Alternator dead and replaced. Throttle position sensor is no longer working. Part replaced 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2011 - May 2012
Dec 2011

43400 mi
left valve cover had to be replaced (leaking oil). driver's side rear shock replaced, also due to leakage. Fuel door switch replaced, fuel door not always opening. 
Mar 2012

45260 mi
Dealer replaced right rear strut (leaking fluid) 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Jersey, United States
Mar 2012 - Jan 2016
Jan 2013

74000 mi

US $55
Passenger side blend door actuator failed. Replaced actuator. 
Oct 2014

90500 mi

US $528
Replaced bad fuel level sensors. 
Oct 2015

98700 mi

US $300
Replaced door lock actuator. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Dec 2015
Nov 2009

30380 mi

C $50
Left foglight not working. Warrenty does not cover bulbs. Discovered it was a broken connector wire. Purchased replacement connector from an aftermarket supplier and replaced it. Got excellent help from the Hynundai forums. 
Aug 2010

36580 mi

C $190
CD player would not release CD. The CD Assembly unit was replaced. I went to an independent electronic shop - it is where the dealers take their radio electronic problems. I paid for it myself, even though it is a warrenty item. 
Oct 2011

51460 mi
Air bag light remained on for past two months. DEaler spent an hour or so they said to check all the error messages on vehicle computer history. Told me that the seat belt receptacle was the roblem and they will need to order new one. 
Jan 2012

53940 mi
This repair trip was to install the replacement passenger seat belt receptacle portion that was causing the Air Bag light to remain on. Had to wait a coup[le of hours for it to be installed. 
Feb 2012

56420 mi
Regular instances of Check light on and fuel gauge showing empty tank when there was fuel in tank. Dealer diagnosed problem as failed fuel sensor in fuel tank. Dealer repaired by replacing the sensors under Hyundai warranty. 
Jul 2013

71300 mi

C $1100
replace both front lower control arms; press out ball joints, press in new - replaced both ball joints. Replaced outer links,; repair & replaced inner sway bar bushing, etc. 
Feb 2014

79320 mi

C $1147
Re & Re all brakes and rotors. Noticed slight oil leaking around valve covers - Re & Re engine cover and intake manifold cover gaskets and seals. Replaced spark plugs since access was created. 
Nov 2014

88040 mi

C $900
Our parking brake cable was broken. Hyundai does not offer a simple replacement cable but you must purchase entire assembly. Expensive, it cost $470 Cdn. Garage charged 1.5 hours. 
Dec 2014

89280 mi

C $800
to finish replacement and repair of parking bake assembly, etc. 
Nov 2015

96540 mi

C $275
Replacement of parts were covered by warranty. Costs were labour and shops costs. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Minnesota, United States
Nov 2006 - Oct 2008
Jul 2007

9000 mi
Leaking Valve Cover. Loose Interior panel panel in cargo area. Rear bumper was loose. Popping noise in suspension like a bad ball joint or tie-rod end. Mettalic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. 
Dec 2007

12000 mi
Leaking Front Driver Side Strut Replace inoperative Switch for Drivers power seat Metallic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. Repair bent heat shield 
Feb 2008

13000 mi
Engine coolant leak top of engine. Replaced thermostat and seal. 
May 2008

14000 mi
Dealer repaired engine oil leak on front of engine. Replaced seals and gaskets near timing belt cover.  Replaced bushing between drive shaft and hub. 
Oct 2008

17000 mi

US $130
Grinding noise from rear driver side wheel. After driving find that the wheel is very hot and notice a considerable burning smell. Dealer cleaned and lubed parking brake cable. Brake noise. Grinding and rubbing sound from rear driver side wheel when driving. After driving wheel becomes very hot and considerable burning smell. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

16000 mi
ordered map light dome light fix ordered new grill, paint coming off, one that came with the car 
Oct 2007

17000 mi
new dome light fix. working great new grill, so far so good 
Nov 2007

17000 mi
New grill installed. New dome light installed. 
Apr 2008

32000 mi
Outside temp not working correcly- rewired. 
Jun 2008

34000 mi
same problem, outside temp, not working. Next time I go in for service, they said they would look at it again. 
Sep 2008

39000 mi
Installed new temp sensor. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Sep 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

17360 mi

C $118
ESC Light would come on and remain on. It could not be turned off. This happened on two separate occasions.  Dealers mechanic discovered the right rear outer brake pad was not releasing from the rotor. (Basically stuck on) This caused the outer rear brake pad to wear down to less than 1/8th inch remaining. Inner pad was fine as was the other wheel. Replaced brake switch assembly HY938100W00. Took less than 1 hour.  Replaced rear brake pads with aftermarket Raybestos PGD-1297-C ceramic pads. I suspect Hyundai Santa Fe gen 2 models have a problem with drivers side rear brake calipers sticking in the on position. IE. Not releasing when brake is off.  
Jun 2010

32860 mi
Replaced the sway bar linkage on left side front of vehicle.  
Mar 2011

37200 mi
Front steering and suspension noise. I suspect worn steering linkage, same as last year. Told dealer that it should be checked upon lease return. He wasn't too concerned. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - May 2012
Nov 2008

15500 mi
Front sway bar link was loose, replaced link. 
Mar 2009

19840 mi

C $120
Fuel gauge not displaying properly. This is the second attempt at fixing it. So far so good. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2008

18000 mi
Rear rotors were turned and new brake pads installed per a TSB. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2006 - Dec 2015
Aug 2007

4960 mi
Rear passenger side bumper not flush with body -- paint coming off where bumper meets body. Repair looked successful at pick-up, but one week later, it has returned. 
May 2008

11780 mi
Factory roof rails malfunctioned (pull tabs failed to release rails so they could be repositioned). 
Aug 2008

15500 mi
Paint peeling from rear bumber. This was repaired unsuccessfully in Aug 07, nd problem returned within a month. This is the second repair. 
May 2009

21700 mi

C $20
Faulty O2 sensor. Sticky seatbelt. Burned out headlight. 
Jun 2009

22940 mi

C $40
Burned out headlight. Burned out fog light. 
Jul 2009

24800 mi
Sticky seatbelt. 
Nov 2009

28520 mi
Creaking in front end when turning sharply caused by loose front sway bar links. Both front sway bar links were replaced.  Fuel gauge giving inaccurate reading due to faulty fuel sender. Replaced front and rear brake pads and rotors. License plate light cover screws are corroded and cannot be removed to change bulb. Dealer will repair under warranty on next trip (not enough time to complete it). 
Feb 2010

31000 mi
License plate light cover screws are corroded and cannot be removed to change bulb. Reported to dealer in Nov 09. Dealer was to repair at next visit. At next visit could not remove screws without damage, so had to order new cover. 
Apr 2010

33480 mi
Related to earlier replacement of faulty fuel sensor. Replaced again, but check engine light came back on again 2 days later. 
May 2010

33480 mi
License plate light cover replaced. Replaced both fuel pump seals. Sensor showed no leaks, but check engine light came back on several days later.  
Aug 2010

35960 mi
Right front inner tie rod end and right front lower ball joint replaced. 
Nov 2011

49600 mi
Rear passenger door lock not engaging. New actuator mechanism was ordered. 
Feb 2012

52080 mi
Rear passenger side door lock actuator assembly replaced. 
Aug 2012

56380 mi

C $360
Replace outer left tire rod end. Removed and replaced right rear exhaust flange. I believe it had started to corrode. The shop simply manufactured a new one and welded it on -- which was cheaper than OEM part.  
Nov 2012

60120 mi

C $764
Lower control arm bushings were worn. Replaced. Sway bar bushings were starting to wear. Replaced CV boots were slightly leaking. Replaced clamps. 
Feb 2013

61960 mi

C $500
Leaky differential seal, caused tranny fluid leak. Seal replaced. Corroded rad hose clamp leaking coolant. Replaced clamp. 
Jun 2014

77500 mi

C $200
worn right front tire rod end. Replaced. 
Sep 2014

78120 mi

C $965
Control arm bushings worn on both arms. Replaced both. 
Jul 2015

88200 mi

C $200
Tires were wearing unevenly. Identified worn ball joint and stabilizer link. Replaced both ball joint and stabilizer link. Worn suspension causing stablizer and ball joint failure, which was wearing tires unevenly. Replaced front and rear struts 
Aug 2015

89700 mi

C $550
Rotational humming noise diagnosed as worn bearings. Replaced right front hub assembly. Right turn signal not working properly. Earlier visit diagnosed problem as faulty rear tail lamp harness. Part was ordered and replaced, but did not fix the problem. Need entire new assembly. Worn lower driver side ball joint. Previously replaced and under warranty. 
Sep 2015

91140 mi

C $125
Clunking noise when reversing. Diagnosed as worn rear drive shaft bolts. Part replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Manitoba, Canada
Oct 2007 - Jun 2013
Feb 2008

1569 mi
ESC/ABS open circuit ECM Upgrade required/ Chk engine light on- Runs rough 
Oct 2011

20140 mi
Loose in socket. Replaced R.F. stabilizer link (there was a noise/clunky/rattley in the front end when driving) 
May 2012

22900 mi
Excessive Play/Rear Stabilizer Bar(Both Sides-Bushing) Front Valve Cover Gasket Leaking 
Oct 2012

24380 mi
Link loose R&R LF stab. link 
Mar 2013

26040 mi

C $400
Rust build up on brake pads-squealing stopped w/brake use- front brake service & machined front brake rotor, replaced rear brake pads (rust causing liftoff) & machined rotors 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

13640 mi
No light when opening the door. Intermittent radio lights, shifter lights or seat warmers. Moonroof leaking. 
Feb 2008

18600 mi
Fixed moonroof leaking. Fixed problem. 
Dec 2008

31620 mi
 
Mar 2009

34100 mi

C $500
Rear brakes used way to early and also needed new rotors. Front are ok so this tells me it's not normal.  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Jun 2007 - Dec 2015
Sep 2007

2480 mi
Replace defective passenger overhead console light switch 
Nov 2009

21266 mi
Front right ball joint replaced 
Feb 2013

48660 mi

C $300
Replace front right CV joint boot (had a hole in it) 
May 2013

50800 mi

C $1600
The valve cover gasket (driver's right side) leaked oil onto the alternator which took it out, which left only the battery to operate the vehicle which took the battery out. $1,600 later (entirely at owner's cost), these were all replaced. 
Sep 2013

55180 mi

C $500
Left front tie rod end replaced. This firmed up the front suspension quite well. 
Jun 2014

60140 mi

C $5645
Replaced rack & pinion assembly Replaced right front strut Replaced timing belt cover 
May 2015

68200 mi

C $250
Right tie rod end replaced 
Sep 2015

71920 mi

C $600
Replace left rear wheel bearing/hub assembly 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2007 - Oct 2011
Aug 2007

3000 mi
The black finish on the rear drivers side door panel had lost its sheen. Needed to be repainted. 
Dec 2007

10000 mi
Had to have a complete set of window visors installed. I had ones put on by that same accessory dealer and one fell off completely, and others were loose. They determined that they had a bad lot of them and replaced mi 
Dec 2008

27000 mi
At slower speeds (parking lots, driveways) when wheel is cranked hard to the right, it will lock up if brakes are applied and wheel cannot be moved. Taking foot off of brake releases the power steering. 
Feb 2009

32000 mi
Brake flush in Feb did not fix issue with steering locking up.. Dealership replaced entire rack and pinion and did an alignment.. Problem seems to be fixed. 
Apr 2011

71000 mi

US $224
Suspension rattle at low speed over bumps.. sway bar link ends were replaced. Apparently a common part that wears.. 
Jun 2011

74000 mi

US $600
Alternator failed. Also, battery reported to have bad cell in it. Both items were replaced.  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Jul 2007 - Dec 2015
Mar 2010

34720 mi
Radio stopped working Gasket blown 
Apr 2014

98340 mi

C $1200
Leaky gasket. 
Dec 2015

122760 mi

C $1000
Both headlights stopped working. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Washington, United States
Sep 2007 - Sep 2011
Jan 2008

4000 mi
Bad welds in rear frame caused creaking noise. Rewelds successfully fixed problem. ESC off and AWD Lock buttons' functions were reversed. 
Sep 2009

25000 mi
Throttle sensor failure - car died on freeway. Towed free by Hyundai roadside asst, dealer fixed in two hours free of charge. Inconvenient, but well handled by Hyundai. 
Jun 2010

30000 mi
during 30k svc, non dealer tech discovered leaking a/c compressor. Took to dealer for svc, and found leak was actually coming from gasket cover that needed to be replaced. replaced free under warranty after last repair, warning lights came on(blinking seatbelt & battery light). leaking oil from prev repair had dripped into alternator. able to drive to dealer. alt replaced, no charge. 
May 2011

42000 mi
rear passenger door lock did not function when using power locks. actuator replaced under warranty with no issues. 
Aug 2011

44000 mi
seat pockets behind front seats were tearing off. Both pockets replaced under warranty, no charge. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Saskatchewan, Canada
Aug 2007 - Sep 2012
Oct 2007

3720 mi
headlights to be re-adjusted 
Jan 2008

4960 mi
Stress crack in windshield. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2008 - Jun 2011
Jan 2009

15500 mi
Alternator failed. 
Feb 2010

28520 mi
Clunking noise from front end. Stabilizer link replaced Squeaking noise from dash area 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Colorado, United States
Apr 2007 - Mar 2010
May 2007

11000 mi
No front dome light. Dealer replaced the front map lights to come on when the dome light in the passerger compartment came on. Very good repair and very good customer service. 
Sep 2007

15000 mi
Also the trim that is in between the front seats is bowing up. It is the part that the shifter comes through and the little storage tray where the buttons for the heated seats and A/C are located. Part ordered. The driver's side window was squeaking. 
May 2008

24000 mi
Took in for normal oil change. Had the maintenance tech check the electrical plug in the back of the car. It would not play my son's Playstation during a trip. Kept tripping the circuit. New moduel ordered. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2006 - Jun 2010
Jun 2007

2480 mi
Air conditioning not working at all. 
Feb 2008

5580 mi
Yet another attempt to fix the air conditioning. When the repair was attempted they noticed more seals were leaking and this requires more parts and another trip to dealer for repairs. Otherwise the vehicle has performed remarkably well. 
Apr 2008

6200 mi
Finally, after 18 months the air conditioning is fixed. 
May 2008

6820 mi
Engine light came on, stopped vehicle immediately and called dealer. Dealer chose to tow vehicle (wasnt necessary), and diagnosed problem as a faulty O2 sensor. Parts were ordered. Parts installed. No further problem. 
Jul 2008

7440 mi
Far back passenger seat will not lift into position. Latching mechanism that holds it in place will not release when handle is pulled. Dealer noted problem and held the vehicle at the shop for one day but did not fix problem. Another appointment was made. 
Sep 2008

9300 mi
Cable was placed back into bracket and tightened.  
Feb 2009

11780 mi
Slight clunking noise in the front suspension. Diagnosed as worn link assembly, both sides, to front sway bar. Problem due to bad street conditions in local area ? Parts replaced and problem solved. 
Aug 2009

16740 mi
Weather stripping for drivers side door was falling apart, part ordered and replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Illinois, United States
May 2009 - Jun 2012
Sep 2009

12000 mi
When wheels were turned to the extreme right or left there was a popping noise. Solution from the dealer was to file the stops down which corrected the problem. 
Sep 2010

26000 mi
Oxy sensor replaced 
Jul 2011

37000 mi
I had noticed the problem with the brakes and pulled the wheels found the driver side rear pads metal to metal on the rotor. I had just recently had an oil change at the dealer and they are supposed to check the car at every service. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Oct 2009 - Jun 2011
Dec 2009

47740 mi
Santa Fe would not start. Battery was fine but engine would not turn over. Would eventually start after a few attempts but with a strong gas smell. This is an intermittent problem that has no predictable circumstance such as cold weather, etc... 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Aug 2009

46120 mi
Headlight 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2008 - Mar 2010
Jan 2009

51000 mi
Ignition coil bad. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2007 - Mar 2013
Sep 2009

31000 mi
Rear bumper fascia clip undone. Dealer pushed in and called it repaired on 1st visit. Problem persisted.  Dealer made fix on 2nd visit. 
Jun 2012

60760 mi

C $1300
Leaking oil pan Timing belt cover repair 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Jan 2008 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

26000 mi
Clunking noise that started under the hood at around 10,000 miles. Many dealership visits resulted in not finding problem. Changed dealerships, found problem - air compressor was broken. Replaced, works well now, a roughly one day repair. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Mar 2008 - Apr 2015
Jan 2008

11160 mi
Key chip had to be reprogrammed as would not start the car, exhaust issue had to be repaired 
Jul 2009

26660 mi
Squeak being emitted from suspension linkage. 
Feb 2011

43760 mi
Engine would not start as anti-theft immobilizer device was malfunctioning and did not recognize the key fob. The malfunctioning part was replaced within one day and the vehicle has been fine since. 
Apr 2012

56000 mi
engine immobilizer issue. occasionally didn't start on first attempt, but shop noted problem during routine inspection while in for an oil change. 
Apr 2015

83080 mi

C $1235
front brakes needed to be replaced CV joint at front of car broke and had to be replaced. Unfortunately got fused to wheelbearing and that had to be replaced too making the repair unusually expensive. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2008 - Sep 2015
Jul 2009

30380 mi
Replace sway bar Rear Wiper motor was making strange noises. Installed new wiper motor. 
Jan 2010

35960 mi
Replace radio for the 3rd time First two for bad sound did not remedy problem. Crap radio! Third because display would disappear from time to time. Done under warranty. 
Jun 2010

41540 mi
Some steering components repaired/replaced 
Nov 2010

46340 mi
Support arm for rear hatch had prematurely rusted. 
Jan 2012

60740 mi
Rocker cover leaked oil onto alternator. Replaced Gasket Replaced alternator 
Jun 2013

77500 mi

C $500
Front struts. Not sure if repair successful. Told that their bearings were worn. Under certain conditions a clunk could be heard - can still hear it. 
Jun 2014

89280 mi

C $600
Replace ball joints plus alignment Windshield washer pump failed. Windshield washer pump replacement was not initially successful as new one also failed. Returned to dealer and discovered that one of the tubes had mysteriously disconnected. 
Dec 2014

93000 mi

C $1800
Replace right rear wheel bearing Replace CV joint boot Replace two rotors, two calipers and four pads 
May 2015

99200 mi

C $600
Engine warning light came on. Diagnosed as failed fuel sensor(s). Sensors replaced. After repair fuel gauge was inaccurate. Went back but they couldn't test because tank was full. Returned with low tank and repair is now OK. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Nova Scotia, Canada
Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

66340 mi
The oil pan is leaking. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Nov 2006 - Dec 2010
Jul 2007

16000 mi
Air Bag Warning Light Stays on Rattle in left rear area of vehicle. Told by service department that many Santa Fe's have this same rattle. 
Sep 2007

21000 mi
Same problem - air bag light stays on 
Sep 2008

32000 mi
Brake lights stuck on even with vehicle turned off so ran battery down. Also dangerous. They replaced the sensor. Rear hatch creaks badly. Second time repair was tried. Still creaks and I will be taking it in again. Air bag lights stays on. First trip they just reset the computer. This time they replaced the sensor.  
Dec 2008

38000 mi
Rear hatch creaked, rattled. Mechanic adjusted latching mechanism so hatch seals more securely. Windshield washers not working. Water tube had slipped off spray nozzles. Mechanic re-attached. 
Nov 2009

54000 mi
emissions control filter replaced - normal repair at this mileage. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Feb 2007 - Mar 2010
Mar 2007

1000 mi
Leaking windshield washer hose 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Oregon, United States
Aug 2013 - Jul 2015
Sep 2014

106000 mi

US $650
Took vehicle for oil change and alignment, found out that there was a bad ball joint that needed to be replaced. 
Nov 2014

108700 mi

US $40
A taillight was replaced. 
Jan 2015

111300 mi

US $40
A headlight was replaced. 
Jun 2015

118000 mi

US $85
Multiple bulbs were replaced - a headlight, one in the CHMSL, and one of the taillights - during a routine oil change. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Jan 2011 - Aug 2013
Jan 2011

76000 mi
Bought used. On first day having it, car failed to start due to seized shifter cable and started to roll while in park. Had to be towed to dealer, who fixed it free of charge. Running great since (posted in May). 
Nov 2012

99300 mi

US $180
Switch on arm rest which opens fuel hatch will not work. Had to replace the electrical system. No problems afterwards 
Jul 2013

106000 mi

US $370
Check engine light went on and car stalls when gas cap is opened. Purge valve solenoid went bad and had to be replaced. Dealer had the part in stock, meaning they know it is a common issue. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2007 - Jun 2012
Dec 2007

3952 mi
rear hatch handle broken replaced 
Mar 2012

70680 mi
rear sway bar bushing worn out, rear sway bar links excessive play. replace both both sway bar bushing and links....also replaced right front sway bar link. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Nov 2009 - Jun 2012
May 2010

43000 mi
Throttle position sensor caused the car to run somewhat unevenly, replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Kansas, United States
Jul 2010 - Nov 2010
Aug 2010

27000 mi

US $350
Passenger's side sunvisor fell apart and had to be replaced. Interior rubber seal behind front door on driver's side cracked apart and had to be replaced.  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Kansas, United States
Jan 2007 - Sep 2007
Feb 2007

3000 mi
Oil change, activate automatic door locks to lock at 12 mph, repair inop temp indicator on trip computer, rebalance tires. 
Apr 2007

4000 mi
The airbag light came on again and wouldn't go out. The dealer ended changing out another airbag sensor somewhere on the fender to fix it. Successful repair.  
May 2007

8000 mi
The airbag light came on again and wouldn't go out. The dealer checked the pins at the junction box and tightened the connection (there is a TSB out on this particular issue). Successful repair.  
Jun 2007

8000 mi
The airbag light came on again (4th time) and wouldn't go out. This time the dealer replaced the junction box and checked the pins in the connector for serviceability (there is a TSB out on this particular issue). Successful repair.  

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in North Carolina, United States
Nov 2008 - Oct 2011
Dec 2008

25000 mi
a/c frozze up. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Vermont, United States
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

113000 mi

US $635
Took car for oil change. They found loose wheel bearing during inspection. Replaced it. Driver's seat would no longer move back and forth. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Singapore
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

3100 mi
Right rear door handle and rubber seal 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

45700 mi

US $120
Oil leak from Valve cover dripped onto the alternator causing field winding short and alternator stopped charging. Replaced with aftermarket from Discount Auto parts 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Jersey, United States
Nov 2007 - May 2012
Oct 2008

34000 mi
Lifter noise from the inner bank (firewall). Tried the no-belt and run fix (to determine if it is a water-pump) but problem still persisted. Dealer made an oil-change and gave the car back until the parts arrive! 
Nov 2008

35000 mi
Lifter noise after an oil change. Usually it starts after 1000-1500 miles after a new oil change. Oil is checked but not missing any, so no fill-up. I am waiting for the noise again to take it back for the repair! 
Aug 2009

47000 mi
Sensor and "control valve" on intake plenum that were causing the "ticking" noise where defective and replaced under warranty by the dealer. 
Sep 2009

48000 mi
Sensor placed on the Intake was bad and making a "clicking" noise. Thought it was the lifters, but it want away when warmed up. Second trip, mechanic identified the issue and part was ordered. 
Jul 2010

65000 mi
The Sway-bar bushing was loose and vibrating. It happened before and they replaced right side. This time they replaced the left as well. 
Aug 2011

89000 mi

US $372
Engine pulley was making grinding noices. Was told it is bent and had to be replaced when they locate the right part. Dealer Service rep was very helpful and understanding. Truck now rides like a dream. Sensors in gas tank reading fuel levels did not work. Raplaced and I know now how much gas I have left in the truck. 
Jan 2012

98500 mi

US $240
Right ball joint went, so I changed right and left as a precaution. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ohio, United States
Jul 2011 - Dec 2015
Feb 2013

83500 mi

US $261
Right real wheel bearing was replaced 
May 2013

87000 mi

US $25
Thumping noise in front end. Determined that the ball joints in the drivers side sway bar link kit were too loose and needed replaced. 
Mar 2014

97000 mi

US $23
Stabilizer ball joints were worn out creating clunking sound when hitting bumps. Easy replacement of the Stabilizer bar. 
Mar 2015

108000 mi

US $425
Left fuel sensor would not work when tank was filled up. Once a couple of gallons where used the fuel gauge worked. The major problem was that the Engine light was on because of this. This was a big job as the rear seats had to be removed. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Aug 2012
Aug 2012

55000 mi

US $350
Check engine light vapor canister purge valve 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Colorado, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

7000 mi
Map lights wouldn't turn on when front door was open. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Sep 2007

13640 mi
Cup holder door on armrest doesn't stay shut Gas cap bracket broken 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 Passenger Air Bag Off light displays intermittently with 110 lb adult passenger. Service rep claims that air bag is not designed to inflate for persons under 125 lb. Service rep's claim is incorrect and ridiculous. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Jan 2007 - Apr 2011
Nov 2010

38000 mi
Check engine light came on. Tech said small evap leak that they could not locate. They replaced gaps cap and so far so good. (Last fill up was a week before the problem, so presumably not loose cap). 
Apr 2011

39000 mi
Check engine light comes on every few weeks. So far always dx as minor emissions leak which they cannot find. Supposedly checking w/ HQ to determine next step. This time light went out spontaneously 5 days later, then returned in a few wks. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Oct 2007

12400 mi
Went in for TSB for map light. the first time it was repaired it did not work as expected. Need to go into the shop again to have it re-repaired. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2007 - Mar 2010
Dec 2007

16120 mi
engine would not accellerate. diagnosed as due to freezing weather. has not recurred. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2007 - Mar 2010
Apr 2007

3000 mi
rear 115V power outlet. the power inverter was no good rear 115V power outlet. the power inverter was no good 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2008 - Mar 2010
Mar 2008

6200 mi
Check engine light on, replaced vacuum switch underneath the vehicle. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Jul 2007 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

5000 mi
The control arm bolts had loosened causing a knocking sound from the wheel when turning the wheel more than 1/2 a turn 

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2006.5 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Great Britain
Aug 2015 - Dec 2015
Sep 2015

68000 mi

£100
Throttle Position sensor replaced 

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