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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport repairs by problem area

Engine (14%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (3%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (16%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (35%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (22%)

Other (8%)

Chart based on 115 repairs.
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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (0%)

$500 - $999 (3%)

$100 - $499 (8%)

< $100 (88%)

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Chart based on 59 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Engine not specified

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2013 - Jan 2014
Sep 2013

6000 mi
Bottom of the passenger seat plastic surround was broke upon delivery. This is the 3rd attempt to fix the problem of plastic clips breaking. Service advisor says it is how people are getting in and out of the car. I think poor design/parts. 
Jan 2014

10000 mi
Replaced trim. But I have had the same problem happen again with the front passenger seat trim and seat back handle and have to make another appointment to have them see it again. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV

turbocharged 264hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in California, United States
Nov 2012 - Jul 2018
Feb 2013

2100 mi
right side blinker light replaced under warranty 
Oct 2015

31200 mi
burned light in the overhead console 
Apr 2017

46000 mi
Turbo oil line leaks was already recalled by Hyundai 
Jan 2018

54000 mi

US $120
Radio stopped producing sound. Console worked and bac too but no sound. The battery died the day after the problem showed up. After googling it found many people with same car with the same issue. The solution was simply to press the reset button next to the cd drive! Went to the garage to double check the battery. 
Jul 2018

61000 mi

US $8
rear left breaking light was burned out. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Minnesota, United States
Apr 2017 - Sep 2017
Sep 2017

52000 mi

US $100
Not known for recall but had a few light bulbs replaced. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Florida, United States
Feb 2013 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

37000 mi

US $100
Top panels (black) that run both sides of sunroof replaced due toy clear coat turned cloudy. Also both top painted section above side windows have their clearcoat faiding due to imperfections in the clearcoat. Waiting for response from Hyundsi on that fix 
Sep 2017

38000 mi
Recall for possible issue of metal filings in engine lubrication that could cause failure 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Texas, United States
Aug 2012 - Jan 2015
Mar 2013

8000 mi
Intermittent problem with check fuel cap warning coming on. Passenger front door difficult to open from inside. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2013 - Aug 2015
Sep 2013

9000 mi
Vehicle "wanders" from left to right at highway speeds. Dealer aligned front end. Did not correct problem. Drivers seat not stable. Moves with occupant when vehicle comes to stop, Rattle present on cold startup when initially moving transmission into reverse 
Oct 2013

12000 mi
Heated seat for right rear passenger not functional. Determined to be faulty heating pad. Parts ordered. Loaner car provided. Replaced Drivers Seat base with new parts. Had dealer recheck front end alignment to correct loose steering/vehicle wandering. Dealer reports no trouble found. 
Nov 2013

13000 mi
Third time to dealer with same steering problem. This time dealer did alignment (2nd time) and "reset" the driver selectable steering function. I guess three's a charm as vehicle no longer "wanders' left and right at highway speeds. Rattle at highway speeds in left rear area of vehicle. Dealer found and repaired missing clip on mud deflector of left rear wheel. Keyless entry button on driver door not working as designed. Intermittently relocks door when it should unlock. 
Feb 2014

17000 mi
Radio touch screen occasionally non-responsive 
Nov 2014

29000 mi
Cracked trim part on driver's seat base. 
Jun 2015

38000 mi
Software Update per factory bulletin 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV

turbocharged 264hp 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2013 - Jun 2018
May 2017

58000 mi
Recall - oil line to Turbo 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Feb 2016
Jun 2015

44020 mi

C $250
Worn tie rod. Uneven tire wear Slight steering pull to side 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Illinois, United States
Jul 2012 - Apr 2013
Oct 2012

3000 mi
Software issue for cap loose warning 
Nov 2012

3800 mi
Lighted mute button on steering wheel went dark 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in California, United States
Sep 2012 - Mar 2013
Nov 2012 Passenger seat belt had been originally installed with a twist in it. Seat belt was unbolted at the base and the twist was removed. 
Dec 2012

2000 mi
Passenger seat had defect when delivered. Leather seat cover was replaced. Had to return a second time to readjust the replaced seat cover. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

56420 mi
ignition cables 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Nov 2016

52640 mi
Dash creak issue common on first-year models. Dealer removed dash, installed crash pad kit, and reinstalled dash. Issue is resolved. Tie-rod end had play in it. Passenger-side rear door sensor was not working. Vehicle did not detect when door was ajar. Dealer replaced under warranty. Performed updates as per TSBs Driver side windshield wiper was out of adjustment. Would hit the left edge of the windshield. Dealer adjusted. 
Dec 2016

53320 mi
Whistling coming from driver side window. Dealer replaced weather stripping around driver door. Did not resolve issue. Later noticed gap window moulding rubber top corner of the door where it meets the vehicle. Will bring back. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Quebec, Canada
May 2016 - Apr 2017
Jun 2016

26660 mi
Rearview camera would only function intermittently. The screen would go blank randomly when reversing. They replaced the rearview camera. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Saskatchewan, Canada
Feb 2016 - Apr 2017
Mar 2016

40300 mi
front dash rattling like crazy seats vibrate and shake alot of wind noise 
Apr 2016

41200 mi
tries to fix dash noise a little better but broke window doing this replaced it but now it has alot of wind noise 
Jun 2016

45880 mi
both fog lights had to be replaced 
Mar 2017

51460 mi
Headlights wire broke 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Utah, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

26000 mi
Driver's door power lock solenoid 
Feb 2017

43000 mi
Turbo oil feed pipe recall. Pipe replaced 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in New York, United States
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014
Apr 2014

13000 mi
Creaky dashboard. They installed rattle kit which fixed the problem 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2012 - Aug 2015
Apr 2015

54000 mi
door locks failed 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in New Brunswick, Canada
Jan 2013 - Sep 2014
Dec 2013

11780 mi
Door handle button on driver side didnt unlock door. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2014

7440 mi
Dash board started squeaking and the drivers seat loosened up Right taillight and mirror marker light would not go out. Traced back to a module that was installed with a hitch purchased before car was delivered to me. 
Jun 2014

10540 mi
The bluetooth function on my Nav system did not function properly 
Mar 2018

32860 mi

C $724
My 2013 Santa Fe was coming up to the end of the 5 year factory warranty and took it in for them to give it a peace of mind check from front to rear. Cleaned and reseal timing cover, replaced lower oil pan assembly, valve cover gasket and front crankshaft seal. Replaced Right rear shock absorber. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Iowa, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2018
Dec 2017

53000 mi

US $35
One headlight burned out, replaced both. 
Apr 2018

57000 mi

US $50
Fixed rocking drivers seat by replacing the seat rails(3 pieces). Had requested this shortly after buying the vehical new. Display screen would suddenly dim to night mode during the day. Unable to find the source of the problem. Lost ability to you Blue Link subscription service. Dealer initially didn't seem to know anything about it, had me contact Blue Link myself. They ran a diagnosis and determined the fault was at the vehicle. I returned the next week, because of this and some parts they had mis-ordered earlier, and had to remind them of it when I arrived to pick up the car. Turned out to be a loose connection at the Blue Link button on the mirror. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Illinois, United States
Apr 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

38000 mi
Yuck! The lock is broke. They tried to fix it once. They couldn't get it right. Finally, they fixed it. I will not go to that dealer of her again. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2012 - Nov 2017
Nov 2013

3720 mi
The dash was removed because the crash pad had slipped or was not glued properly and the result was creaking on/in the dash area. There was a squeaking in the left rear of the vehicle when going over a bump or up an incline. It sounded like styro foam rubbing against 2 pieces. 
Dec 2013

4340 mi
Second attempt to repair creak in dash. Second attempt to repair suspension squeak. 
Jan 2014

4440 mi
3rd attempt to fix the dash problem. The dash was removed for the third time. Nothing was done about the rear end noise. I guess I will try to find that problem myself. 
Apr 2015

10640 mi
The was a creaking noise when going over a bump or up an incline. The complete back end was taken apart and it was found that there was a bad weld. The problem was taken care of. 
Nov 2016

18380 mi
New transmission due to leaking seal in the bell housing. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Illinois, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2016
Jan 2014

16400 mi
The steering wheel controls for the volume was inadvertently controlling other functions. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Colorado, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

51000 mi
Smelled coolant and found puddle under vehicle. Dealer replaced radiator. Vehicle hesitates moderately on acceleration on first cold start of the day. Dealer cleaned throttle body. Campaign 935 performed by dealer Campaign 934 performed by dealer. Entire dash rattles on rough roads during cold weather. Has been happening for two years. Dealer marked issue as No Trouble Found. 
Jun 2016

56000 mi
Rattles in dash never fixed. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jan 2013 - Oct 2017
Aug 2017

20460 mi
Rear view camera replaced dealer paid for it 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jul 2017
Aug 2014

21700 mi
Early models did not have enough noise insulation where the dash attached to firewall. Very noticeable when temps dropped below 0 and driving on rough roads. Took dash off and completed the TSB to fix the problem. Tie rod replace 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2016 - Sep 2017
Jul 2016

30580 mi
Tie rod was doing noise and the car wasn't driving in a straight line. 
Jul 2017

44640 mi

C $150
Replaced pads becouse of some brake noise. Did not solve the problem. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Alberta, Canada
Nov 2012 - Jul 2017
Feb 2013

2760 mi
rear passenger seat heater ecu replaced under warranty. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV

190-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Indiana, United States
Jul 2013 - Jun 2018
Dec 2013

9000 mi
Dealer heard ticking sound in engine when I had a remote started installed. Changed oil, found metal shavings. They called Hyundai, then dropped the oil pan and found more shavings. took 2 weeks, but then they replaced the engine block. 
Jun 2015

40000 mi
Lever to manually raise driver's seat broke. Waited two months to get part in. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in North Carolina, United States
Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

93800 mi
Struts don''t last long. At 90k they''re rough. 
Sep 2017

101000 mi

US $50
Replaced all brake pads. 
Jan 2018

105000 mi

US $300
Replaced struts 
Mar 2018

106000 mi
Steering wheel splitting open 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Nova Scotia, Canada
Aug 2013 - Jul 2018
Sep 2013

1240 mi
HVAC console randomly shuts down completely 2-3 times a week. No fan, no display, knobs/buttons have no effect. Brought to dealer while problem occurring. Problem not fixed, new part to be installed next week. 
Oct 2013

1940 mi
HVAC controls fixed. 
Dec 2014

8060 mi
Replacement of the main control module for the HVAC system. This is the second time for this vehicle. Entire system would randomly shut down - no heat/cold/fan/display. Requires restart of the vehicle to reset. 
Oct 2017

45880 mi
Parking brakes make loud groaning noises when set. During initial attempt at repair parking brake cable snapped by shop mechanic. Was later replaced free of charge and brake noises eliminated as well. Required new rear wiper - this is a dealer-only part not available in stores 
Jul 2018

57040 mi
Both plastic trim pieces around the front passenger and driver seat broke yet again. The plastic or the clip design is too weak to handle people getting in or out of the vehicle and the stress snaps the press fit connectors. Passenger seat trim was replaced but the incorrect driver seat parts were ordered TWICE so that seat is still not repaired. Still waiting to hear back from the dealer. At least they are admitting the problem is with the design and even though the vehicle is out of warranty this is being fixed at no charge to us. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Nevada, United States
Mar 2013 - Dec 2016
Feb 2014

11700 mi
Driver power seat malfunction 
Mar 2014

12000 mi
Front of driver seat doesn't lift both corners equally, only the left corner. 
Mar 2015

23000 mi
Clear coat on headlights began peeling. 
Oct 2016

41000 mi
Center console was wobbly when it was I the open position. Driver seat rocked back ave forth slightly. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4dr SUV

190-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in New York, United States
Feb 2013 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

36000 mi
rear camera went out for a week, but mysteriously came back on..Dealer checked it out..found nothing askew.. 
Apr 2016

39000 mi
the backup camera blacked ot..it was replaced free 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in New York, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
May 2015

41000 mi
A short in the driver-side door handle made the vehicle difficult to lock. The handle was replaced. 
Apr 2016

54500 mi

US $80
Driver side headlight replaced 
Nov 2016

64200 mi
The fog lamp bulbs literally fell apart. Apparently Hyundai has had a lot of problems with these bulbs. Even though my car's warranty had expired they only charged me for labor to replace them. It took about one hour to replace them. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2012 - Jul 2018
May 2014

13640 mi
Dealer replaced the backup camera at no charge --- under warranty Remote entry works inconsistently. A/C temp setting switches from C to F without manual adjustment. 
Jul 2014

15500 mi
Intermittent remote entry inoperable. Dealer replaced the remote entry pad. 
Oct 2016

35960 mi

C $800
Tie rod end and ball joint repaired under warranty by Hyundai. 
Apr 2017

38440 mi
Engine made a rattling noise and stopped and seized. Hyundai replaced the engine at no charge to the owner. 
Jun 2017

40920 mi
Radio antenna rusted ground. Waiting for parts from Hyundai. 
Aug 2017

42160 mi
Front end rattling & wandering. Dealer replaced steering rack 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Illinois, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2017

94000 mi

US $175
Replaced F Sway Bar Links 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Texas, United States
Jun 2013 - Dec 2013
Mar 2013

800 mi
Transmission was making odd noise and was replaced. Still made odd noises after replacement. 
Aug 2013

3100 mi
Car wanders and is hard to keep on track, regardless of steering mode. Car makes loud groaning noise when steering to far right or left at low speeds. Odometer doesn't report accurate gas mileage. Dealer did latest update and MPG seems closer to actual, but still not spot on. Side door molding needed repair. Replaced squeaking seat back. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Alberta, Canada
Oct 2013 - Sep 2014
May 2014

11020 mi
Door handles were replaced under recall procedure. 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Quebec, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Apr 2015

29760 mi
suspension rattle during low speeds 
May 2015

35960 mi
oil pan leak detected during oil change. oil was re-sealed 
Hyundai Santa Fe Sport in Nova Scotia, Canada
Nov 2013 - Dec 2013
Dec 2013

8680 mi
Rough shifting between 1 st & 2nd gear on start up & when car parked for a few hrs in 0 deg C temps. Dealer confirms fault and replaces transmission with new. No problems after replacement. 

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