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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (34%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (6%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (27%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 131 repairs.

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (8%)

$500 - $999 (28%)

$100 - $499 (40%)

< $100 (24%)

Chart based on 25 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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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Louisiana, United States
Mar 2010 - May 2013
Jul 2010

5300 mi
Oil leak from a seal above oilpan, Originally thought to be a pan leak. 
Jul 2012

10300 mi

US $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
Dec 2009 - Sep 2015
Mar 2010

3000 mi
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. 
May 2011

22500 mi
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. 
Jul 2013

52000 mi

US $23
replaced left low beam headlight 
Oct 2014

69000 mi

US $50
dealer replace door seal under Goodwill warrenty. Customer paid labor charge 

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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
Mar 2009 - Sep 2015
Jul 2010

21700 mi
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 
Aug 2012

48720 mi
Rear left wheel bearing Multiple oil leaks noticed when replacing wheel bearing, had to schedule second repair trip - valve cover and oil pan 
Apr 2015

94000 mi
Fuel level sensor went out. Registered as empty even after fill up 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2010 - Sep 2015
Sep 2010

8680 mi
LED in fog light switch not working Fog light switch was replaced 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Dec 2009 - Aug 2013
Jul 2010

4000 mi
Vehicle stalling. Oxygen sensor replaced. Problem fixed. 
Jul 2012

18700 mi
Faulty Oxygen Sensor causing the Engine Light to illuminate. Engine was rough when hot. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in North Dakota, United States
Apr 2010 - Sep 2014
Jun 2010

3000 mi

US $50
check engine light is on, dealer check out and found O2 sensor is bad. had to order sensor 
Sep 2014

29000 mi
pinion seal leaked into rear diff drive coupling alowing it to slip. electro magnet clutch assembly 

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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
Mar 2009 - May 2012
Jun 2010

8060 mi
clutch slave cylinder noise ( clack ) when pressing/depressing the clutch pedal. Appointment for 7 of July to the dealer..will see the result after 
Jul 2010

8060 mi
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
Jul 2010 - May 2013
Aug 2010

9920 mi
Clutch piston damaged 
Oct 2011

16120 mi
Clutch cable broke twice. Fluid drop because that. Car has to be towed. 
May 2013

24180 mi
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
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011
Oct 2010

28000 mi
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 Qatar
Aug 2009 - Oct 2015
Aug 2010

4960 mi
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 
Dec 2013

22940 mi

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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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair Histories

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