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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission 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

37% of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs were to the engine, 8% to the transmission, 11% to the brakes, 15% to the suspension, 23% to the electrical or air-conditioning systems, and 5% to other areas of the vehicle.

Chart based on 73 repairs.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission and drivetrain repair cost distribution

Of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission and drivetrain repairs that were not covered by warranty and were not do-it-yourself repairs, 9% cost less than $100, 18% between $100 and $499, 45% between $500 and $999, 23% between $1000 and $2499, and 5% more than $2500.

Chart based on 22 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 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Sep 2012 114000    
124700 2000 transmission failure 
131000  

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Maryland, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Dec 2008 91000    
128000 3500 After repeatedly having the vehicle in for evaluation for a transmission "thunk" when cold, it finally failed. AFTER the warranty ran out. 
184000  
Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
1800 lost 4and 5th gear,plus reverse,dealer wouldnt warranty.replaced with used tranny from 2005 santa fe with 20,000miles. 
600 loud clunking noise in drivetrain,hyundai dealer said was tranny just replaced,used tran under warranty.took 2nd shop,replaced transfer case.still not fixed.unplugged rear differential myself.runs fine in front drve. 
 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Illinois, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Jul 2011 72000    
86000 0 Rear differential wearing leading to driveline play and noise at highway speeds. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Oregon, United States
Date Odometer
(in miles)
Cost Problem/Repair Description
Oct 2008 103000    
144000 0 Clunk in the driveshaft turned out to be a failing transfer case coupling. Vehicle sold rather than face very expensive repair. 

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