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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems and Repair Histories

93 TrueDelta members own a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. 41 of these members (44.1%) have reported repairs for their car. A total of 84 repairs to 2009 Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.9 per vehicle--have been reported.

See our lemon odds and nada odds page for more details. To see how frequently 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe problems occur, check out our car reliability stats.

Want to read about specific problems behind these stats? Jump to the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe problem descriptions below.

Don't infer 2009 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 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

37% of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 6% to the transmission, 6% to the brakes, 13% to the suspension, 26% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, 6% to the body and trim, and 6% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 84 repairs.

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

Of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 42% cost less than $100, 25% between $100 and $499, and 33% between $500 and $999.

Chart based on 12 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.

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Louisiana, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2010 3000    
5300 0 Oil leak from a seal above oilpan, Originally thought to be a pan leak. 
10300 150 2.5 years and 10,000 miles battery died.Changed battery by me dealer did not have one in stock. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Wisconsin, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
3000 0 Dealer had a TSB to check oxgen sensor for this vehicle. They had to remove it to test sensor and found no problem with it. Had taken vehicle in to change oil as a precaution to eliminate any manufacturing metal chips that might still be in the oil. 
22500 0 Problem with shift interlink causing a problem to turn key in ignition. Occured twice and not from cramped wheel problem. Dealer could not duplicate problem however installed and rekeyed a new lock cylinder as a possible source of problem. 
52000 23 replaced left low beam headlight 
59000  

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in British Columbia, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
21700 0 Check engine light came on. Brought into Jim Pattison Hyundai and they reflashed the ECU. Could not get them to tell me what the code was. The check engine light was on all the time (not flashing) so it was safe to drive to garage Plastic strip on the bottom of front passenger door became unglued at the front of the door. It caught on the frame when the door opens and ripped it open even more. Ordered new part N/C, but the first one was damaged so they reordered it 
48720 0 Rear left wheel bearing Multiple oil leaks noticed when replacing wheel bearing, had to schedule second repair trip - valve cover and oil pan 
79980  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jun 2010 6820    
8680 0 LED in fog light switch not working Fog light switch was replaced 
42780  
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2009 0    
4000 0 Vehicle stalling. Oxygen sensor replaced. Problem fixed. 
18700 0 Faulty Oxygen Sensor causing the Engine Light to illuminate. Engine was rough when hot. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in North Dakota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Apr 2010 2000    
3000 50 check engine light is on, dealer check out and found O2 sensor is bad. had to order sensor 
15000  

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Mar 2009 0    
8060 0 clutch slave cylinder noise ( clack ) when pressing/depressing the clutch pedal. Appointment for 7 of July to the dealer..will see the result after 
8060 0 They thought that it was the clutch slave cylinder but in fact as undoing transmission they found that the culprit was the clutch disc, more precise the clutch disc springs. They were loose with a lot of play in the clutch disc case. 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2010 9300    
9920 0 Clutch piston damaged 
16120 0 Clutch cable broke twice. Fluid drop because that. Car has to be towed. 
24180 0 Clutch piston again. 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Minnesota, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2010 28000    
28700 0 Bought car used 10/11/10. New tires were put on before buying. Have vibration between 60 and 75 mph. Took to tire dealer to see if alignment/balance was off. Tire dealer aligned and rotated/balanced. Still have vibration.  
 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quatar
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Aug 2009 0    
4960 0 Leaked coolant gas was replaced in the AC system, but was not covered under warantee so owner paid the full cost of recharging the coolant 
22940 500 Loss of power suddenly while driving. Problem with fuel pump which was replaced. But problem recurred and fuel pump was replaced again. Now ok. 

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