2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai Santa Fe 2004

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (32%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (7%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (17%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (11%)

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission repair cost distribution

$2500+ (4%)

$1000 - $2499 (21%)

$500 - $999 (46%)

$100 - $499 (17%)

< $100 (13%)

Chart based on 24 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

124700 mi

US $2000
transmission failure 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

128000 mi

US $3500
After repeatedly having the vehicle in for evaluation for a transmission "thunk" when cold, it finally failed. AFTER the warranty ran out. 
103000 mi

US $1800
lost 4and 5th gear,plus reverse,dealer wouldnt warranty.replaced with used tranny from 2005 santa fe with 20,000miles. 
104000 mi

US $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 FWD

46500 mi

C $750
Car wouldn't stay running after start. Dealer indicated that the crankshaft RPM sensor failed. Repaired under warranty. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

91000 mi Rear differential wearing leading to driveline play and noise at highway speeds. 
146000 mi 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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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission Problems

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