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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Engine (44%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (9%)

Suspension and Steering (23%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

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

Other (3%)

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (8%)

$1000 - $2499 (4%)

$500 - $999 (54%)

$100 - $499 (33%)

< $100 (0%)

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.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

4000 mi Engine hesitation. Software download cured problem. Dealer disclosed a service bulletin requiring door handle replacement. 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

8700 mi Turbo was out of spec. The turbo was not engaging due to it being out of spec. 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

12000 mi High pressure fuel pump failed 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

9920 mi Replacement of the belt tensioner. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

9300 mi Oil sensor leak, causing diminishing oil levels between changes and intermittent Level light to illuminate while operating vehicle.. 
37000 mi Rear differential required replacement 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

33480 mi Towing trailer and Engine light came on- dealer "updated" the emission computer module??? TSB 
36580 mi Estimated distance available at fill ups shows approximately half of what the original mileage should be ever since the engine light came on. Dealer say it will "reset" itself over time. Seriously? It's a computer and it should'nt take a m 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

10540 mi thermostat sticking open on heat 
23220 mi The caliper piston seized the right front wheel, which heated up and had too be replaced under warranty . 
34100 mi oil pressure sending unit leaking 
60760 mi replaced front left lower ball joint 
62600 mi replaced right front stabilzier link. 
63240 mi replaced left front wheel bearing. 
65100 mi

C $79
check front suspension for play,found L/frt stabilizer link to have excessive play....replaced L/frt front link. 
73160 mi

C $173
parking brakes replaced because it was seized up and rusty from not being used. 
45000 mi A pulley motor was replaced. This was covered under our OEM warranty. 
25000 mi Moisture seeping into rear light assembly 
50700 mi Left Front Drive Assembly and Left Shaft Assembly replaced 
54000 mi Idler pulley replaced 
18300 mi Engine had small misfires, dealer reset the codes in the throttle body and transmission 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

11160 mi TPS throttle position sensor failure 
17360 mi Fog light assembly replacement. No external impact or damage.Both lenses started to crack from inside. 
40140 mi replaced belt 
52700 mi

C $300
replace battery 
56420 mi Oil leaking. Replaced oil pressure sensing switch under warranty 
22000 mi Drivers side power lock stopped working. Blower motor squeaking. 
53300 mi

US $600
Replaced hydraulically actuated belt tensioner. 
24000 mi Engine cut out twice at low speeds. No codes. Not sure why. ECM software was updated per TSB. Problem has not occurred since. Mileage also seems to have improved. 
19000 mi CV shaft was bent causing shuddering during the 3,2,1 downshifts. CV shaft was replaced. 
20000 mi Transfer case was binding up causing bent CV shaft, downshift shudder and poor fuel mileage. 
23000 mi Sensor in throttle body failed putting car in Limp Mode. Entire throttle body had to be replaced. 
16000 mi Engine will hesitate every few days. Press on gas, engine does not accel, just does not go. Engine ck light does not come on. Release gas, press again, engine is then OK. Also door air leak, cruise control works intermittently. 
8260 mi Repaired leaking oil pan 
17360 mi Replaced the oil sensor 
20460 mi Throttle body sensor failed 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

15500 mi Sluggish engine reaction while accelerating in steep roads. 
18600 mi Window of passenger front seat does not work. Electrical control is inoperative and need to be replaced. 
40280 mi

US $150
wheel bearings were changed and problem was gone 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

40000 mi

£594
Severe vibration and noise from transmission. Transfer box oil found to be burnt and contained metal. Transfer box replaced. Vibration and noise still apparent. 4WD electromagnetic coupling found to be damaged internally and replaced. 
43000 mi RH front & rear sidelights and all instrument/switch lighting went out. Fuse 12 blown. Fuse replaced but failed immediately lights switched on. Fault traced to short in heated rear window switch light. 
75000 mi Oil leak from sump (oil pan) 
83000 mi

£290
During routine service, rear brake lines were found to be badly corroded. Brake lines replaced. 

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder diesel automatic AWD

6820 mi The Car had blown a turbo hose when pressing the acclerator down on the highway during an overtake. When we stopped the hose outer shell had blown and we had to tape it up until we could get another hose. The new electronic park brake system button on the Santa Fe just came off when the park brake was applied. Took it to hyundai, but have to wait for the brake to be fixed as the part has to be ordered in. 

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

9000 mi Added rubber boots over exposed shocks to keep dirt & grime from causing seals to fail. 
59700 mi Battery light came on. Just managed to drive to nearest dealer. Left with him. Alternator had failed. Took 1 day to get part. Repaired under warranty. 
61000 mi Was rattling, so I took it in. Repaired under warranty. 
71000 mi The timing chain tensioner system runs off of oil pressure. Lost pressure when engine off. Caused chain to rattle badly. (check valve in system failed) 
73000 mi Lower connecting rod bearing failing (noises on startup caused me to bring in). Entire engine replaced. 
74000 mi

US $900
Replaced worn struts 
74300 mi

US $530
Oil light would flicker at low RPMs. Oil pressure switch was replaced. 
88000 mi

US $185
Had problems with the blinkers randomly making clicking noise even when the blinkers weren't being used. Dealer replaced multi-function switch in the steering column. 
43160 mi

C $1300
VVT & timing chain & tensions.During start up when cold only the VVT was clattering loud noise and the timing chain was rattling. After warm up could not heat the valve train noise anymore. Dealer paid for parts only under good will. 

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

21700 mi Transmission started 'kicking' while shifting from 1st to 2nd and 2nd to 3rd, reprogrammed. 
22600 mi Transmission 'kicked' considerably from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th, then 'check engine' light. 
26040 mi Significant oil leak after previous work on transmission. 
29140 mi Leaking joint. 4th trip for the same repair. 
35960 mi

C $45
You could feel the passenger door going up and down with your elbow when running over potholes. They adjusted the door and striker. door and striker'. 
37820 mi Steering had become harder and harder. Dealer replaced front strut bearings. Didn't test drive. Problem still present at delivery. Car had to go back in. Problem was with universal joint. 
43400 mi Oil pressure sensor replaced. 
50220 mi Bad shock replaced 
51460 mi Alternator replaced 
53320 mi Universal joint replaced (2nd time in less than two years) 
56420 mi

C $25
Shock replaced. 
13640 mi Yellow engine light fixed by replacing the o2 senor under warranty. 
29720 mi Leaking strut on the drivers front ruined a tire by wearing the inside shoulder bald. 
40680 mi Spring noise during low speed turns. Strut bearing was bad and replaced. 
45280 mi Yellow check engine light solved by brake switch replacement. Subject of a recall. 
49600 mi Front and rear bushings replaced because of clunking noise. 
60720 mi Timing chain cover reseal. Leak noticed by dealer during an oil change. Traction control light intermittently coming on. 
65720 mi

C $60
Oil light coming on. Oil pressure sensor replaced. Both front strut coil springs broke. Upon dealer inspection the driver strut bearing was also bad. 
23000 mi Rt rear headrest would not fold down when putting rear seats down for larger cargo. Removed rear seat & headrest. Opened headrest repaired internals, reinstalled. Works fine now with the modifications I made. CHEAP PLASTIC PARTS FAILED! 110-V power outlet blows fuse when switch depressed. Appears to be a faulty switch. Switch on order non-stock part. Will not know if successful until part arrives and I install it! Out of Warranty. Replaced switch with new one, still blows fuse when turned on, direct short in system obviously so will not be getting it fixed as not under warantee but it should be! 
29000 mi Throttle was hitting a dead spot and would almost stop when accelerating from stop or hard from slow Speed. Dealer said it was a recall, which I never got! Updated software and cleaned carbon out of throttle body and hopefully intake manifold. 

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

14500 mi Starter stayed on after the car was turned on. Eventually it started to overheat and fail. 
24000 mi Starter took too long to start the car -- battery was found defective and replaced. 
29000 mi Check engine light went on, dealer diagnosed a faulty intake manifold. Part ordered, replaced after sold to a co-worker. 

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

11160 mi The radio screen had troubles with the colors and sometimes letters do not appear. 
11780 mi One of the Back seats didn't fold. 
23560 mi Problem: The Shifting stick sometimes got stuck on parking, even if you were pressing the brake to free it. Solution: They changed the chip. 
27900 mi Unstable in idle and sudden loss of power while driving at low speed (around 20-30km/h) 
30380 mi Unstable in idle and sudden loss of power while driving at low speed (around 20-30km/h). Problem with the catalytic converter and they replaced it. *d Problem with the catalytic Converter and they replaced it. 
34000 mi Rear door would not open, suddenly. It felt funny for a month or so and then quit. 
56000 mi Loud intermittent exhaust noise under the hood. Sounded as though exhaust became disconnected from header. Would last for 10 minutes and stop. Did not effect use of vehicle. 
60000 mi

US $84
tie rod end replacement and bolt replacement for strut 
65000 mi

US $544
right rear wheel bearing started humming 
75000 mi

US $2800
Pinion bearing on drivers side shot.  Tie rod ends replaced. 
78000 mi

US $235
lost rear main seal. Had left ball joint replaced and alignment 

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

7000 mi Crank seal leaking 

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

23000 mi 3rd time for same problem—jerky movement in lower gears, under 25 felt like someone hitting car from behind. No mechanical problem found, but after "lots of test driving" they replicated. Software update seems to have fixed problem, for now at least. 
4960 mi car overheated. something needed tightening or replacing to radiator 
13020 mi loose wire to starter. had issues with engine starting, kept on cranking without starting, then started just to click noticed radiator fluid leaking into ground when car parked 
21700 mi Back door power lock did not work Outdoor temperature intermittently incorrect 
26640 mi

C $290
Problem starting engine when cold. Engine would turn over and over and not start 
29760 mi loose heat shield, rubbing noise when coasting 
2000 mi Damage to inner lip of right front fender caused paint to crack and flake off. Hyundai paid for body shop repair and rental car. 
5000 mi Car stalled at low speed in city driving. Towed to dealer where no fault codes or history were found. Car was driven home and problem has not resurfaced. 
6500 mi Radiator sprung leak at top right corner, occasionally spurting coolant onto engine cover. Radiator is not losing excessive amounts of coolant, however. Part ordered; covered under warranty. 
8000 mi Radiator was replaced, stopping the leak. 
9000 mi A/C cuts out, leading to ineffective defroster operation. Part unavailable, took a week to locate and was rush-shipped. Car sat at dealer all week. 
23000 mi Condensation formed in passenger side inner taillight and began pooling at bottom. Persisted for two weeks, dealer ordered new lamp unit. 
3000 mi known problem with harsh/abrupt shifting with 6 speed auto tran. TSB' have not fixed the problem, as of yet. fix(TSB}does not solve the problem ( only temporary). 
36580 mi

C $8
The rear wiper uses a cheap painted steel washer to seal the arm against the window. Cheap to replace at $8 for the part, wouldn't be happy to pay labour to replace it... 
45440 mi Seems to be a fairly common problem, diode fails in overhead light module preventing lights from coming on when doors open. solution = replace diode 
50220 mi

C $100
Battery would barely turn over the engine, so replaced the 6 year old battery. 
56420 mi

C $610
oil pressure sender - oil leak ($10 for part $350 for labour),  right rear brake caliper sticking = new caliper $250 installed 
57220 mi

C $500
*d replace oil pressure sender unit - was leaking oil. Part $10, labour to access and replace part $390 
17000 mi My Santa Fe was in the shop for one day to adjust the transmission which was shifting in to high gear to fast causing the vehicle to buck. 
18000 mi Engine would stall for 3 to 4 seconds when starting from a complete stop. 
20000 mi The stalling problem never was resolved...the problem seemed to be that it did not do it on a constant basis and they claimed they could never get it to do it. 

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

20460 mi Vehicle motor would turn over but would not start until third try.This happened irregularly. Same issue after they replaced immobilizer system. 
37040 mi Idler belt adjuster 
43180 mi Cvt failing Hyundai paid for everything. Was past warranty by 3 months. 
4340 mi *dup Transmission surges, throttle issues and extreme thuds when shifting in slow situations. Software update (TSB). Some improvement, but not completely rectified. 
5580 mi Transmission surges, throttle issues and extreme thuds when shifting in slow situations. Software update (TSB). Some improvement, but not completely rectified 
6200 mi Transmission replaced. 
15500 mi Recurring problem with transmission clanging into 2nd gear during slow acceleration. Diagnostics done, repair not succesful. 
16740 mi Same problem as before, transmission clanging hard into second gear under slow acceleration. 
18840 mi Recurring problem with hard shifting issue, repair successful after newest software update. 
34100 mi Replaced timing chain cover 
50840 mi Vehicle would not start on all occasions. When ignition would not catch, it would take multiple attempts, but it always started. Waiting for situation to happen again at which time I will return to dealer. *d Waiting for situation to happen again at which time I will return to dealer. 
52700 mi Starting issue as previously reported. Dealer thinks it is a faulty immobilizer antennae and ordered part. Awaiting installation. 
52700 mi Installed new antennae, didn't work. Ordered a wiring harness to see if it might do the trick. I decided to cut my losses and got rid of the car. 
6820 mi updated the transition software 
17360 mi transmission software update 
9580 mi intermittant problem with car not starting. replaced ignition antenna 
12400 mi Intermittant no start. Mechanic tightened a ground wire and so far problem has not returned. 
14260 mi Problem with transmission not catching when changing gears going from gear down to gear up. Feels like it is slipping and then catches and "clunks" when it goes into gear. 
15500 mi Vehicle had intermittant no start problems. Disconnected command start - 2 1/2 weeks without problem. Did a transmission update for slipping and after 2 1/2 weeks no problems. 
21080 mi Needed a lock actuator as the passenger rear driver side door lock wouldn't work. 
24180 mi Struts leaking Steering rack leaking 
8060 mi Jerky transmission.Bang shifting 2to3.New transmission on order.No problem with dealer to fix it. 
22300 mi Replace electric cooling fan. Expected time 1 hr.Real time 2 hrs. 
28520 mi Replace battery N/C. Replace stoplight swich. Recall. Check engine light on again. They do not know why. 
31620 mi 2 doors sagging.Not closing very well.Mechanic hits strike on doorframe with hammer.I tell him it's a door and not a strike problem.He is not listening.Problem still exist. Hunt Club Hyundai Ottawa. 
50840 mi Oil leak from weep hole at engine/tranny interface. Dealer reported leak from oil pressure switch. 
80600 mi

C $200
Clunking on rough roads only. 
84320 mi

C $547
Clunking on rough surfaces, sound and feel of something loose and about to drop off. 
97340 mi

C $804
Oil pressure sensor leak; replaced oil pressure sensor for the second time. 
97340 mi

C $1200
Both front springs/struts replaced (broken spring on right side) Control arm bushing replaced Right front wheel bearing replaced 
98000 mi

US $100
Short block had to be rebuilt and installed, piston rings and other issues to the Pistons caused engine to sieze. 
6000 mi

US $45
VERY loud tapping noise at startup. Goes away after 3 seconds. This will re-occur after being off after 3 hours. Either rod bearing noise or lifter noise as oil apparently drains down. Dealer changed oil & filter, could not replicate. 
6300 mi Loud tapping in engine with cold startup. Factory rep to listen in October. Noise very minimal in colder weather. Will take back next year in warm weather 
16000 mi

US $38
TSB stated that 1-2 and 2-3 shift points erratic when cold 
37000 mi

US $140
re-flash ecu with original 
45000 mi

US $85
Hard shifting---Reflash ECU 
76260 mi

C $280
Turn key engine cranks, catches, stalls Ongoing problem with engine immobilizer system Dealer will claim "could not duplicate" Keys have been replaced, problem persists... Owner of vehicle checked oil level one day after repair. found engine cover missing. returned to dealer, told cover is missing and will be ordered. Suspect cover was damaged and customer was not told. Intermittent, Turn key, engine turns over but does not start. Ongoing engine immobilizer malfunction. Dealer will not repair problem. Torque coupler from front to rear drive wheels locks up and causes wheels to shudder and chirp. Part has been replaced multiple times but problem consistently returns. 
62580 mi Hard to start on occasion but getting worse.The antenna circut was changed for the immobilizer. Starting 100% better.But to get this appointment done,phoned Hyundai Canada.They talked to dealer and had me in at dealer within 2 days. 
74580 mi Whole front left axle changed because of split CV boot.  Also front strut leaking also changed at same time,Under HPP warranty, did not cost anything. Check Engine light on,diagnosed as intake gaskets leaking.Parts ordered,parts in 2 weeks later. Appointment made and 1 day to fix. 
14260 mi Rear window door (Rubber, vinyl or plastic) trim changed color and lustre. Dealer will order and replace on next visit  
15460 mi

C $52
Noise coming from engine belt tensioner (Noisy bearing). 
27560 mi Transmission kicking and pushing from 2nd to 3rd gear. Dealer has replaced the Transfer case. Also car did not start once. Motor was cranking but not starting. After a fee minutes motor finally started. Shop will look into it. 
29140 mi Noisy front suspension at low speeds, like loose tennis balls in carton box, always had this noise even when SUV was new in 2010. Dealer finally changed the Rack & Pinion. No more noise. This problem has been reported by many other owner. 

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

31000 mi The car would not start and was towed to the dealership. The dealer replaced a starter switch. 
33700 mi The car would not shift out of drive. 
4340 mi

C $70
Vehicle accelerated after came to a stop. This occurred in -40C temps. The service personnel in two dealership service shops have not been able to recreate the incident inspite of extended attempts to do the same. Hyunda Can involved. 
6000 mi Rear seat cover removes itself from bottom bracket when passengers sit in the back seat, and comes detached from cushion. Plastic mounting strip is defective. Ordered new rear seat under warranty (not there yet). Concern also (web) - trans. 
8000 mi Interior plastic scratches (permanently) VERY easily, making a new vehicle look less than new, from the inside of the car.  
40000 mi

US $25
Rear seat cover clips defective - rear seat cover comes off most times when people sit on the rear seat. Had to configure some clips for the bottom to keep the seat cover from coming off - shoddy plastic clips put on at the factory. 
42000 mi Stopped by the dealer I purchased the Santa Fe from (and 4 other new Hyundai's, through the years). In addition to the interior panels being fragile/prone to scratches, the steering wheel cracks are larger, but they never called back 2 fix 
52700 mi Clip broke on cargo net for hatch area - plastic (typical Hyundai problem) failed, was ordered under warranty, and I replaced it. 
61000 mi

US $210
At 61000 the starter failed. Of course they said they would have covered it under warranty until 60k - They wanted me to buy a new starter, but made them fix the plastic part inside of it that breaks. 
69000 mi ABS system failed - had to change rear axle on drivers side 
97000 mi For the last several years this vehicle doesn't always start when in park. It is either something with the ignition switch or the transmission shift lever - dealer couldn't find the problem but it is still a problem and has been for a while 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

26040 mi One of the 6 ignition coils replaced under warranty 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

58000 mi Reported an issue where, while driving, after releasing the gas pedal to allow the car to coast, the engine/throttle surges about three seconds after releases. Since there was no code, the shop didn't treat the issue. 
25000 mi Replaced throttle position sensor 
63000 mi

US $600
Radio reset on its own, CD player stopped working, refused to eject CD.  
72300 mi

US $650
Radio and CD player stopped working correctly. Would not eject CD's any longer. Hyundai suggested replacing radio head unit at $650. 
21000 mi Check engine light always on. Hyundai Santa Fe dealer first replaced sensors. Problem was resolved for less than twenty minutes. Light when back on while driving car home. Fuel pump replaced second and the problem was resolved.  
5300 mi Oil leak from a seal above oilpan, Originally thought to be a pan leak. 
10300 mi

US $150
2.5 years and 10,000 miles battery died.Changed battery by me dealer did not have one in stock. 
16000 mi Clunking passenger side in front over bumps & turns replaced stabilizer bar passenger side. throttle position sensor shorted caused computer to go into limp mode (no pwr go only 5 mph) 
21000 mi

US $300
Rough idling in morning. Took it to the dealer and they flush the system but it is still as rough idling as before. 
23000 mi Replaced the TPS. 
27280 mi security system fault was cutting off gas supply causing the vehicle to stall seconds after starting. Security antena module replaced under warranty 
29140 mi Engine light was on. Dealer diagnosed as an oxygen sensor. Dealer replaced under warrantly 
62620 mi

C $578
The vehicle had a vibration between 30 and 40 KM/per hour. The dealer replaced the passenger side axle stating it was loose. The vibration continued. The dealer offered to replace the driver axle at $500 to see what happens. I declined. 
31000 mi Fuel nozzle must be held at angle to allow fuel to fill. Cannot get fuel nozzle to auto fill. 
41000 mi

US $50
Replace rear brake pads, lube stuck caliper pins 
50000 mi

US $80
Replace noisy sway bar rods. 
69700 mi

US $350
Vehicle had stalled several times in last six months. bad throttle position sensor found and replaced. Had been earlier for issue while under warranty but Hyundai failed to cover. Bad Hyundai 
78000 mi

US $600
Fuel tank sensor failed causing fuel level to not display 
101000 mi

US $500
Replaced struts and rear shocks 
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. 
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. 
52000 mi

US $23
replaced left low beam headlight 
69000 mi

US $50
dealer replace door seal under Goodwill warrenty. Customer paid labor charge 
42160 mi

C $250
oil leak noted 
43060 mi vehicle went into limp mode due to fault tpms sensor 
44640 mi blower motor was whining at low speeds. replaced under warranty 
52700 mi

C $40
Oil leak noted. 
60140 mi Throttle sensor defect. 2bd time for this repair 
75020 mi

C $761
oil pan gasket leak. 5th time. replaced gasket with silicone rear brake pads and rotors replaced and one seized caliper. second set of rear brakes for this vehicle since ownership at 48k 
84500 mi

C $365
Lr caliper and pads front and rear 
120300 mi Recall for oil leak. 
51460 mi Throttle sensor adjusted and ECM patched. Cruise stopped working. I think they broke the cruise control when they adjusted the throttle sensor but claimed it was due to a service bulletin, but I don't really believe that. 
64320 mi

C $300
Fuel sensors failed, and were replaced. Looking at the old fuel sensors, the small "fingers" that slide on the gauge to measure the level are worn or missing. Apparently this is an know issue with Santa Fe's and they need replacing every 4 - 5 years. 
79360 mi

C $200
lower ball joint was worn out Replaced both struts 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

66300 mi

US $1400
Fuel sensor was working intermittently, causing the gas gauge to stop working and the check engine light to come one. Sensor was replaced. Oil leak from upper gaskest. 
88000 mi Ball joint replacement and sway bar link replacement. 
90000 mi Upper oil pan gasket replaced. 
4000 mi Vehicle stalling. Oxygen sensor replaced. Problem fixed. 
18700 mi Faulty Oxygen Sensor causing the Engine Light to illuminate. Engine was rough when hot. 
44640 mi in for mainte. - service found valve covers leaking hosed off motor - picked up vehicle and drove 25 feet cel on - took back they turned cel off - drove home came back on -took back they order parts - install them -cel not go off - call... 
45440 mi replaced o2 sensor - replaced computer - replaced cat converter and yes the problem lasted for about a month before finally being fixed 
50820 mi Stabilizer link replaced when complained on noise in front end when going over small bumps 
54560 mi Fan relay faulty -replaced Both valve cover gaskets leaking ordered parts 
55160 mi Valve cover gaskets installed. cooling fan caused check engine light to come on - bearings in fan shot 
57200 mi Check engine light on. Dielectric grease added to some connections and grounds were snugged up. 
63240 mi

C $160
Shift cable seized. SUV would not start (safety precaution?) 
72540 mi

C $130
Right stabilizer link was loose creating "clunking" noise when driving especially on bumpy roads. Problem confirmed by my mechanic. Stabilizer link replaced as well as left stabilizer link. 
92380 mi Liftgate support struts were corroded, causing liftgate not to open fully up, so both replaced. 
93580 mi

C $50
Fuel gauge not working. Fuel sensor fail to one or both. Both sensors to driver and passenger side replaced, and o-rings replaced with OEM parts. Heater core was not heating cabin, raditator coolant flushed and replaced with new coolant. 
48360 mi

C $250
Fuel guage level sensor in fuel tank . The driver side sensor failed. I replaced both sensors while I was at it. 
49800 mi

C $250
Post catalytic converter oxygen sensor failed 
52080 mi

C $105
right front sway link was loose . It was replaced 
53600 mi Recall to change leaking valve cover gasket and replace alternator due possible damage due to dripping oil . Also the recall replaced a brake light switch 
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 
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 
94000 mi Fuel level sensor went out. Registered as empty even after fill up 
66000 mi

US $100
At 66000 miles my car needed new Rack & Pinion, Shocks/Struts new water pump, gaskets, and fuel sensor 
30380 mi

C $427
fluid leaking from left trans output seal. removed left lower control arm and removed axle. replaced seal. left hand valve cover gasket. 
53320 mi Alternator was saturated in oil from leaky rocker panel gasket which was also replaced.  Fuel senders were replaced also. 
64000 mi

US $400
Replaced shocks and struts on the vehicle with OEM parts. Replace tie rod ends as well. 
70300 mi

US $130
Battery from Hyundai refused to hold charge. Replaced with aftermarket battery of similar size and output. 
75000 mi Warranty repair on the head gasket. Replaced. Alternator was deemed faulty upon testing and was ordered to be replaced. 
86700 mi

US $330
Fuel level sensor and check engine light. Fuel level sensor was faulty and providing a fault code and bad fuel reading on dash. Replace fuel level sensors, two, inside gas tank 
28520 mi usb PORT overloaded, and reset. Clucking noise felt a 30km everytime after starting. Only hear it once per starting cycle. Dealer checked suspension, and OK. Still exists, and drive on. 
34500 mi Fuel tank vent blockage. replaced canister and reset code, light comes on again. Took CUV to another dealer and removed blockage from vent line. Code reset and no problems thereafter. 
35960 mi Stabilizer linkage required after hitting pothole. Just a medium-sized pothole, but mid-turn so vehicle leaning into it. 
8680 mi LED in fog light switch not working Fog light switch was replaced 
60120 mi Replaced leaking valve cover gasket and oil saturated alternator, recall. 
3000 mi

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

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

36000 mi Check Engine light came on while driving. We immediately drove it to the nearest dealer, and they determined an O2 sensor had quit working. Sensor was replaced and problem resolved. 
78000 mi

US $59
I noticed that the car wouldn't start whenever I filled up with gas, unless I pumped the accelerator when turning the key. Mechanic replaced the purge control valve, and this seems to have solved the problem. 
87000 mi

US $290
right rear tire not rotating freely, took it to local C&T high school. bad caliper - replaced both rear calipers, did routine brake pad change at same time (first time done on this vehicle!). 
21080 mi

C $20
Daytime running light out. Tried new bulb, still not working, traced wiring, found loose connection, fixed and light works fine. 
41720 mi

C $210
Car would not start. Battery cheked and replaced at 44 months, 
55180 mi

C $49
Running light(headlight) not working. Replaced headlight . 
60500 mi

C $320
Noise in front end on bumps. Turned out to be lower front right ball joint which was replaced and allignment. 
66340 mi

C $395
Check engine light came on, scan indicated purge valve, which was replaced 
69440 mi

C $636
Fuel guage acting erratically. Fuel level sensors replaced. 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

40000 mi headliner pulling away, drivers side area was broken elec key lock broken 
50000 mi

US $113
engine light went on after service. dealer claimed I hit a rock cracked the evap sys. I took car to 2 other repair shops they found no crack. reset set computer fixed problem. dealer scam. 
105700 mi

US $1500
broken catalytic converter failed 
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 
22940 mi

﷼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. 
66340 mi

$70
coolant loss, replaced a gasket 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

130600 mi EGR valve failure 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

57040 mi Part was replaced on warranty bought on last maitenance. 

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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automated manual 2WD

30000 mi The engine has developed a noticeable knock. It's louder after the motor warms up. I can hear it when I'm driving if the radio is off. The service tech said everything checks out normal. I am not going to give up until it goes away. 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

91000 mi Check engine light keeps coming on. They found a faulty fuse. 
97000 mi Gas gauge always shows empty. (even with a full tank of gas) 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

14000 mi Servo door motor replaced 
20000 mi

US $60
seat heater not working 
22000 mi Replaced head lamp 
23000 mi Replaced valve cover gasket 
27000 mi Bad throttle sensor. Unable to accelerate. Check Engine light on. Part replaced under warranty.  
27700 mi

US $29
Throttle Position Sensor failed. 
36500 mi Horn stopped working. Dealer replaced horn and blown fuse under warranty. 
51000 mi Recall. Engine valve cover gasket was starting to leak with potential to drip on alternator and ruin it. Since this was caught early no damage was done to the alternator and only the gasket was replaced. 
67000 mi

US $140
*before joined horn stopped working, had to replace them. Two, high and low frequency 
91700 mi replaced front sway bar stabilizer links myself,both sides 
98300 mi

US $215
E-brake appeared to not release properly thus rubbing and squealing. Don't know sensor by name, had to do with oxygen but not an O2 valve. Check engine light out now after replacement. 
32000 mi Lost throttle response while driving 50 MPH in traffic and check engine lite came on. Pulled over turned engine off then restarted the car, check engine lite stayed on. Drove to dealership. They replaced the TPS the next day. 
66000 mi Leak from front valve cover on to alternator caused car to stall in freeway left lane. The ECS indicator light and the ABS service reminder indicator light came on then a short while later the engine started losing power. Replaced gasket and alternator. *d Valve cover gasket leak caused alternator to fail. 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

620 mi Nylon strap that holds flap when second row seating folded down broken. Seat strap has not been repaired nor likely will be until there is a sufficient reason to bring it back to the shop for something more substantial. 
1860 mi Strap for rear seat flap broken. Repaired by dealer. Vehicle can be turned off and key removed from ignition with vehicle still in "Drive". Vehicle able to roll if on grade. Vehicle could be turned off and key removed while still in drive. Vehicle able to roll if on a grade. I may not have listed this in proper area. ie transmission ignition or steering??? Fix was in console of gear shifter. 
23560 mi Faulty Throttle Position sensor 
13000 mi Power steering gear box replaced Rear washer nozzle replaced 
19000 mi Oil pressure sensor replaced 
1240 mi Third Brake Light--Condensation inside. Unit Replaced 
9920 mi Rattle in sunroof.. possible clip hitting metal or glass.. could not replicate enough to pinpoint the issue Metal clanking noise exiting vehicle after engaging parking brake. Dealer could not locate the issue. Told they would try next visit 
12400 mi right side lamp over rear licence plate has condensation in the lens. Seal likely gone, dealer ordered part for warranty repair 
14880 mi Hose to rear windshield washer nozzle came off under the engine.. repaired. 
17980 mi Cracking noise in Windshield/dash area when turning and going over bumps. Clips broken/loose where dash meets firewall. Dash pulled to repair issue Rubber trim around inside of Door openings had shrunk and come away from the corners.. dealer ordered parts and replaced all 4 door trims. 
18600 mi Vinyl side of driver seat bottom was tearing.. small but noticible.. new seat bottom ordered  Rusting from inside out on the back hatch where the bottom of the glass meets the metal. Car into body shop in a week or so. 
22320 mi Rust Repaired Bottom seat cover replaced. Hyundai did NOT reimburse dealer but they did not charge me for the replacement part or labour Invertor blown, new one ordered 
26660 mi P2035 TPS or Throttle Positioniong Sensor replaced and ECU updated 
44620 mi Fuel sending unit failure Rust showing on rear hatch handle 
47120 mi

C $150
Steering rack failure.. seals gave out on passenger side 
57660 mi

C $200
Link Kit Front end.. expected to fail because of plastic in the OEM parts. All metal installed 
77500 mi

C $400
Control Arms & Ball joints 
55800 mi Throttle Position sensor failed - replaced under warranty 
4340 mi Hatch door needs adjustment. Body shop says shims are required and to leave it for a half day. Hyundai will pay. 
7440 mi Scanned No. P300 Checked #08-36-003/cleared code -ok' Dealer on the road said that he would replace the part if he had one in stock. Home dealer said that it "may have been speck in gas." "Return if problem repeats"  
15500 mi replaced TPS sensor and reprogrammed 
21080 mi replaced both front stab. links 
22320 mi Replaced Left innier tie rod and aligned front end 
27280 mi noise while on a trip diagnosed as AWD coupler parts were ordered replaced 4wd coupler 
28520 mi replaced both rear bearings.. Said that there was some tire noise. Same sound emenating from rear. 
33460 mi Rear shock was defective and replaced under warranty 
37200 mi replaced both sway bar links 
40300 mi Check engine light flashing--engine running rough--lost power. Cause P0300,P0304, P0306. Correction: Cleared codes and checked No 4 and 6 plugs Updated ECM and road test 
41540 mi Plastic seat frame cover came off often. Dealer repaired. rubber moulding on driver side thin and worn had to be reordered wrong coloured part came in defective left front weather strip replaced under warranty 
44320 mi returned after clock spring was replace because SRS off light was on and ABS was engaging...checked connections at clock spring applied stabalant, recalibrated SRS system and road tested. Check Engine light was on. Dealer will order sensors and repair under warranty. 
44640 mi repalaced fuel level Sensor A 94460ROA .5 N69 C15 
45880 mi defective catch on ash tray defective rear power outlet 
47520 mi Remote starter and door opener module requires replacement. module was replaced with part No.mdlhy1800hds 
50840 mi Check engine Light indicated p--87 and P--89 replaced intake gasket so far no re-occurrence. Was told to check if that solved the problem then pay the bill. 
51460 mi

C $429
check engine light on, gas gauge wouldn't register after a fill-up. The right fuel sending unit was replaced. 
53520 mi

C $56
REPLACED VALVE COVER GASKET REPLACED BUSHINGS 
55180 mi

C $1159
lower ball joints worn, replaced both *d replaced both lower ball joints front struts were leaking corrosion on upper and lower rad hoses Thermostat corroded leaking timing cover. parts were not available ....repair rescheduled for later in October 
56420 mi

C $1439
broken timing cover replaced 
56420 mi I was told that the knock in the engine would be costly 
25000 mi oil leak from oil pressure sending unit requiring replacement 
39000 mi Alternator failed, needed replacing 
46000 mi noise from loose exhaust heat shield 
51000 mi squealing noise when turning 
54560 mi 1 front and 1 rear wheel bearing was worn out. Dealer replaced parts under warranty 
77500 mi

C $300
Replaced front passenger wheel bearing 
81220 mi

C $300
Replaced rear passenger wheel bearing 
83080 mi

C $450
Rear drivers side wheel bearing hub assembly replaced Drivers side inner tie rod was loose, outer tie rod had a torn boot. Replaced both and had all wheel alignment performed 
99200 mi

C $250
Fuel level sensors a and b replaced 
119660 mi Valve cover gasket was replaced. It was leaking oil. Gasket and alternator replaced as part of service campaign by manufacturer. Gasket was replaced by dealer earlier in the year. Defective part 
3000 mi Keyless remote entry does not work reliably. The range is very variable and I sometimes need to be literally by the door for it to unlock the doors. Dealer couldn't replicate but has it on record. 
11000 mi brake noises. problem was corroded/frozen rear caliper slides. dealer cleaned and lubed but advised it will need to be done each year due to salt use on roads in winter in our area. Front brakes also make noise, deal 
15000 mi Rear brake calipers froze and wore out pads. Dealer turned rotors and replaced pads per TSB. Problem is caused by winter salt corrosion causing calipers to stick/freeze. Hyundai is aware of problem. weather stripping on all four doors pulled away from body during cold weather and would not stay attached to body after weather warmed up. Dealer replaced under warranty. 2nd time this has occurred in less than two years of ownership. 
19000 mi AC temperature actuator is malfunctioning and will be replaced under warranty. 
20000 mi HVAC control unit replaced 
21000 mi throttle position sensor went bad causing car to go into "limp home" mode repeatedly, nearly stranding me but still allowed me to drive short distances. Dealer picked up car in AM, replaced sensor, and delivered back after lunch fixed. 
72780 mi

C $1755
oil leak from engine leaked onto alternator and caused it to burn out 
22000 mi Hatchback struts replaced - one was leaking slightly. Dealer replaced the pair.  
22000 mi Car had surging idle problem when cold. Throttle position sensor was replaced and computer was updated with a flash update. 
25000 mi Wheel sensor needed to be replaced. It caused AWD warning light to flash. 
44300 mi

US $172
One of the front sway bar links was broken. I had both replaced at the same time. 
21000 mi

US $450
Electronic Stability Control light came on. Brake sensor was replaced and problem is resolved. right rear heat shield loose and making a vibrating noise. Tightened and problem has been resolved. Rust on drivers rear caliper cause it to hang and drag. Needed rear pads, rotors cut and clean an lube everything. I'm a little concerned as the car has 21000 miles on it. However, it does sit outside. squeaking sound with engine running. rate increased as RPM's increased. Power steering idler pulley replaced. 
28700 mi

US $980
Throttle position sensor failed. Turned on check engine light. Covered under warranty Safety check revealed batter was close to failure. 
33500 mi The dealer said the error code was the oxygen sensor and that it couldn't be replaced until it read a certain number. Essentially, they reset the code and did nothing about the gas cap.  Check engine light came on again after putting fuel in the car. The strap that holds the gas cap caused the cap to come loose. I reseated the cap, but the issue did not go away. I cleaned the gasket. Check engine light went off and has not returned. 
35000 mi When taking foot off of the gas pedal and coasting, lights would go dim for about a second and then return to normal. This happened repeatedly and would start to drastically drain the battery. The ground wire from the battery terminal was bad. Strange whirling sound when rolling up windows due to issue with ground wire. 
39700 mi Check engine light on and poor gas mileage. The rear bank 1 oxygen sensor was shorted. Replaced and now running normally. Car suffered from sloppy shifting. They reset the transmission learning process. Yes, it now shifts better, but this is a workaround, not a fix. The car would intermittently lose electrical power for a split second and then recover. The car was previously brought in for this. The positive battery cable was replaced because of high resistance. 
52000 mi

US $400
Knock sensor was bad causing Check engine light and retarded timing. 
57000 mi

US $1103
Drivers side strut spring broke. Took 4 days to get springs from Hyundai. Replaced struts, springs and did alignment. 
57000 mi

US $1500
*d Broken front strut spring. Replaced both springs and struts and an alignment was done. 6 days to get springs from dealer. Mid-west rust forced the 2 day repair. 
62000 mi Fuel gauge would intermittently show Empty. Although the check engine light never came on, it did throw some codes. Both sensors had dead spots. Both had to be replaced. 
15000 mi Throttle position sensor was replaced 
24000 mi Engine surging at light throttle. No code. Dealer talked with Hyundai, which recommended replacing throttle position sensor (TPS). Worked. 
38000 mi Front stabilizer bar links were replaced under warranty. Had slight oil leak - dealer found it was valve cover gasket. Replaced under warranty. 
47700 mi Oil pan was leaking oil - dealer removed pan, cleaned, and replaced RTV gasket sealant. Right-rear wheel bearing failed (made lots of noise). Dealer replaced hub/bearing assembly. Rust bubble under rear hatch window. Dealer removed rear window and repainted entire hatch door. 
43000 mi No heat driver's side. Bad 'blend motor'. Replaced. 
48000 mi R&R of noisy serpentine idler pulley (bearing noise). Replaced with newer version. 
120000 mi Fuel pump died shortly after 120K miles. Had the sub-sender replaced at the same time since they were both suspect at this high mileage. Earlier in the week, I'd had two unexplainable stall situations. This time needed to be towed. Rear wheel bearing noisy since about 110K miles. Finally got tired of listening to it at 120K. One noisy, but quite a bit of play in both rears. Replaced both. A hundred miles after the fuel pump replacement, fully filled tank was reading only half full, indicating bad install, float probably stuck under equalizer tube. Will be taking in to fix next week at dealer's expense. 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

32000 mi Replaced purge valve assembly Drivers side visor was loose and replaced. Rear seat cover was fraying at the bottom. Replaced. 
60000 mi Check engine light came on and car would not go over 5mph. Restarted and car ran normally. Dealer found TSB 09-FL-004, replaced TPS, and did ECU upgrade per TSB. 
16000 mi Bad fuel sensor. Replaced under warranty 
17000 mi Gas cap wouldn't tighten causing engine light to come on. 
67000 mi

US $466
"Check engine light" on and rough running. Replaced purge valve. Replaced ignition coil for #5 cylinder 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

66000 mi

US $100
The purge control solenoid valve (PCSV) was replaced. 
115000 mi

US $1500
All spark plugs replaced, one spark coil replaced, Timing and service belts replaced, Transmission serviced, cooling system flushed and serviced, battery replaced, all recalls (airbags) and fuel tank sending units replaced. 
116000 mi

US $300
Replaced lower ball joints 
1000 mi Passenger airbag light stays on even when my wife sits in the car, dealer said she isnt sitting correctly! DONT BUY THIS CAR! *Had the "stealer" do the rolling lock mod......now the door locks lock at 15mph automatically 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

14880 mi Random plastic clicking/knocking sound under drivers side of dashboard (right hand drive vehicle) 
32860 mi Car engine/transmission seems to occassionally hesitate or hiccup at certain times, such as just around the 85kmh mark. Dealer said they reset adaptive transmission and I should be aggressive when accelerating for the next 3 days afterward 
35960 mi Repaired the Exhaust Gas Recirculation Valve 
52080 mi Car seemed to hiccup twice when reaching a certain speed linit, around 80 or 90 kph, then gently backing off the accelerator. This time they replaced the entire Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve. 
66960 mi Check Engine light came on day after regular service was done. Error showed problem with Swirl Actuator. Issue rectified next day after several fast accelerations, which is what mechanic advised. 
1860 mi Diesel engine noise on cold start 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

75700 mi

US $400
Fuel sensors had to be replaced 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

295-horsepower 5.3L V8 4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range

66340 mi The oil pan is leaking. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

110600 mi

C $400
Head gasket repair 
26000 mi Seat belts retracting slowly (sometimes causing seatbelt buckle to be stuck between door and car body) 
28000 mi Passenger seatbelt was stuck in the retracted position (repaired after part was replaced) 
30000 mi Fixed rattling heat shield 
7000 mi CD/DVD would not work. 
17000 mi The car squeaked on the rear driver side everytime the car was on uneven pavement. They oiled the area and it's fine now. Seat belt clip in second row middle seat kept falling in hole and you couldn't get it out. They fixed it and it works fine now. *dupe Rear driver side of car squeaked when on uneven pavement. It works fine now. 
74700 mi Oil leak 
19840 mi Slight noise when going over bumps. 
24980 mi A/C Condenser replaced 
39440 mi Fuel gauge replaced under warranty 
55800 mi

C $200
Idler pulley 
18000 mi

US $17
Car started then stopped after 30 seconds. Traced fuel injection, found no B+ for fuel injectors. Back tracked to fuse box, switched relays from Air conditioner over to fuel injection. Car started. Ordered new relay from dealer. Took 8 days to arrive. 
2480 mi leaking windshield, at 1st I thought it was the sun/moon roof, but in fact was the windshield 
32860 mi changed a link, front passenger side, seems like a steering link from what I understood 
33480 mi changed the fuel sensors and reset the computer for faulty or erratic gas gauge and check engine light 
50840 mi air bag light went on, part is ordered and will be replaced on warranty, said it comes from driver side steering where air bag is. 
89900 mi

C $1000
massive pothole, stuck bearing check engine light on, due to gas tank sensor and a gage not working 
99200 mi

C $2000
multiple repairs bar joint, sway bar, suspension, alignment, etc 
106020 mi

C $600
car stalled , battery was already changed,I had it towed to garage and was as thought the alternator. It was changed at cost of 600. tax in. 
55800 mi

C $400
Fuel tank sensors were replaced Wheel hub started to fail (became noisy) 
60760 mi Check engine light related to evap code 
15000 mi Clunky noise from the front suspension. Dealer's technician unable to replicate. 
18000 mi clunky noise, reposition the shield, seems the problem is solved 
1000 mi Loose bolt on strut tower. Made a light squeaking noise. Problem diagnosed and fixed ASAP without an appointment in less than one hour. 
9000 mi Oxygen sensor faulty. Caused the car to run a little rough at times and sometimes "jerky". Installed new oxygen sensor. 
40000 mi Blower for a/c and heater quit working. Replaced transistor. Repair successful. Part ordered during first trip, arrived quickly and installed quickly. Excellent service and turn-around. 
13000 mi Rack & pinion had to be replaced. System was leaking power steering fluid 
54000 mi Valve cover gasket oil leak on top of alternator. Valve cover gasket and alternator replaced. 
80000 mi

US $300
Replace a bad coil (#4) 
15000 mi Engine making noise. Replaced timing belt, tensioner, and cam. Replaced swaybar and linkage. 
15000 mi Rear brakes calipers frozen and pad & rotors needed to be replaced when traded. The engine had also started to make noise again. 
13640 mi Cup holder door on armrest doesn't stay shut Gas cap bracket broken Milage is terrible. 15 l/100km in mixed highway city driving. Service rep claimed that if the computer analysis does not disclose a problem, there isn't a problem, indicating that no condition that might be responsible for the problem was investigated if Passenger Air Bag Off light displays intermittently with 110 lb adult passenger. Service rep claims that air bag is not designed to inflate for persons under 125 lb. Service rep's claim is incorrect and ridiculous. 
6000 mi Oil filter housing cap sprung a leak. Cap appeared to have had a defect in molding. 
29140 mi Wiring harness for headlights under front bumper has become frayed and torn. 
31000 mi Engine immobilized - Result of bent pins from previous warranty job. Oxygen sensor, covered by TSB. Problem discovered with the check engine light. The sensor was replaced and now the mileage has increased and the engine runs smoother. 
72160 mi

C $780
Alternator replaced due to oil leak from rocker cover 
77500 mi Fuel gauge sensor had to be replaced - gauge was inaccurate. Fuel hose was not clamped properly and came loose during drive. Car stopped, fuel everywhere, towed to dealership. Seals on fuel tank not installed properly and car smelled of gas inside and out. All seals replaced. 
39060 mi

C $1500
Gas tank sensor replacement  
138880 mi

C $1000
gas throttle sensor 
11780 mi Airbag light warning cameontheweek before takingcar to dealer. A faulty signal was detected originated by loose contacts of the wiring for the air bags. 
20460 mi Steering became heavy/stiff. Steering pump and steering liquid deposit replaced. Three weeks ago CEL came out. Dealer found a code they never saw before. Dealer offered to consult the issue with Hyundai Canada and told me they were going to contact me after. They called this week, left message but I can't go to the dealer right now. 
20460 mi Dealer replaced top valve gasket. 
34720 mi Front ABS sensor defective. CEL came off. Replaced after the part was ordered. Now the cars runs fine. 
35320 mi CEL went on again, after one week of having been in the shop. Dx: Gas tank sensors seemed to be faulty. Parts ordered. Parts for fuel tank sensors replaced. Probably have to go back to the shop. A strong gas smell inside the car. Can feel the smell after car parked for several hours with the windows open. Going back this Monday to try to get the car checked due to strong gas smell after repairs to the sensors in the gas tank. Have not time to go that often to the dealer. 
37500 mi

C $800
Oil leak on valve cover damaged alternator. Alternator replaced as well as valve gasket (passenger side of V6 engine). 
53320 mi

C $220
Oil leak coming from left side of transmission. (Driver side) Happened as a result of dealer flushing the trans fluid. Dealer quoted $2000 for repair of the leak. Took the car to independent shop and problem was solved. 
63860 mi

C $1000
water pump leaking coolant 
71000 mi

US $150
Left Bank Oxygen Sensor failed. 
126000 mi

US $500
This car has a persistent oil leak. A local shop and Hyundai both thought it was a valve cover gasket, but apparently it has been a timing cover gasket all along. This repair will cost over $1200. 
130000 mi

US $900
The (difficult to diagnose) timing cover gasket was finally replaced. The never ending oil leak/burned out alternator problems have been fixed! 
19000 mi ABS light came on. "Brakes" light came on. Dealer fiddled with it then said OK to drive. They returned it to me and lights were out. Still out after 6 day days. 
21000 mi Diagnosis of ABS warning light Dealer replaced defective ABS control. 
31000 mi Air Bag light lit on instrument panel Replaced junction box in engine compartment to correct problem of short circuit in original. 
50000 mi Something broke in right-rear brake. Required replacement of pads, caliper, disk. 
52000 mi Car hard to start and idled rough. Dealer replaced throttle control module. 
61300 mi

US $140
A front suspension rattle was repaired by replacing a sway bar link. 
62500 mi

US $975
Had to replace the AC compressor. We tried fixing the leak first but after a month the system was no longer cooling.Very disappointed the compressor didn't last longer... 
78000 mi

US $750
Had to replace the condenser this time and some o rings. I should now have a completely new AC system. Very dissappointed. 
89300 mi

US $196
Oxygen censor had to be replaced. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

30380 mi Replace sway bar Rear Wiper motor was making strange noises. Installed new wiper motor. 
35960 mi Radio replaced for third time. Yes, that makes four radios! It still has problems! 
41540 mi Some steering components repaired/replaced 
46340 mi Support arm for rear hatch had prematurely rusted. 
52080 mi *d Replaced pneumatic support for rear hatch due to rust. 
60740 mi Rocker cover leaked oil onto alternator. Replaced Gasket Replaced alternator 
77500 mi

C $500
Front struts. Not sure if repair successful. Told that their bearings were worn. Under certain conditions a clunk could be heard - can still hear it. 
89280 mi

C $600
Replace ball joints plus alignment Windshield washer pump failed. Windshield washer pump replacement was not initially successful as new one also failed. Returned to dealer and discovered that one of the tubes had mysteriously disconnected. 
93000 mi

C $1800
Replace right rear wheel bearing Replace CV joint boot Replace two rotors, two calipers and four pads 
99200 mi

C $600
Engine warning light came on. Diagnosed as failed fuel sensor(s). Sensors replaced. After repair fuel gauge was inaccurate. Went back but they couldn't test because tank was full. Returned with low tank and repair is now OK. 
51000 mi Ignition coil bad. 
2480 mi Replace defective passenger overhead console light switch 
9920 mi *all wheel alignment 
21880 mi Replaced worn front right ball joint. 
48660 mi

C $300
Replace front right CV joint boot (had a hole in it) 
50800 mi

C $1600
The valve cover gasket (driver's right side) leaked oil onto the alternator which took it out, which left only the battery to operate the vehicle which took the battery out. $1,600 later (entirely at owner's cost), these were all replaced. 
55180 mi

C $500
Left front tie rod end replaced. This firmed up the front suspension quite well. 
60140 mi

C $4000
Seal leaking on timing cover Rack & pinion leaking (was replaced) Right front strut leaking (was replaced) Fuel sending units in gas tank had failed (were replaced) Both fuel vapor purge valves failed (both were replaced) 
68200 mi

C $250
Right tie rod end replaced 
71920 mi

C $600
Replace left rear wheel bearing/hub assembly 
78740 mi

C $175
Replace rear sway bar bushings 
5580 mi The oil filter was not properly tightened by the mechanics when they did a routine oil change. Two weeks later the filter came loose and we lost much of our engine oil driving home from work. The vehicle had to be towed and was in the garage for one ful 
1240 mi Engine ran rough-check engine light- ecm upgrade req'd. Jerking/hesitation when braking- open circuit, ESC warning lights were on. 
20140 mi Loose in socket. Replaced R.F. stabilizer link (there was a noise/clunky/rattley in the front end when driving) 
22900 mi Excessive Play/Rear Stabilizer Bar(Both Sides-Bushing) Front Valve Cover Gasket Leaking 
24380 mi Link loose R&R LF stab. link 
34720 mi Radio stopped working Gasket blown 
49600 mi I had a oil change and transmission flush 2 weeks earlier. The dealer dismounted the power steering reservoir in the process and forgot to remount it. I lost power steering. Vehicle had to be in for 3 days while they fix a hose! wow! 
98340 mi

C $1200
Leaky gasket. 
122760 mi

C $1000
Both headlights stopped working. 
15500 mi Front sway bar link was loose, replaced link. 
19840 mi

C $120
Fuel gauge not displaying properly. This is the second attempt at fixing it. So far so good. 
53000 mi Squeal heard when turning steering wheel. 
54000 mi Steering wheel squealed. 2 weeks after new steering rack installed, I lost all power steering. Tried adding fluid but it almost immediately dripped out. Dealer shop said seal "blown" & replaced steering rack again. 
88000 mi Something related to the fuses came unhooked. Fuses were fine. Whatever it was just needed to be reconnected. My very nice mechanic didn't charge me for it. 
89000 mi

US $87
AC not blowing cool air. AC needed coolant--mechanic was unable to detect leak. He put dye in & we will watch. 
90000 mi Needed new AC Compressor. 
94000 mi

US $86
Gear Stick stuck. 
96000 mi

US $241
Intermittently wouldn't start. Battery OK. Mechanic replaced main engine ground. Fuel gauge showed random levels. Then CEL came on. 
98000 mi Electronic Throttle Control light on. Car was stalling when driving--would only go 20mph and did not respond to "revving" engine--not increase in RPM. Has been listed in TSB. 
77000 mi

US $220
Gas mileage dropped from 19.7 to 14 mpg. Dealer updated control module firmware & changed sparkplugs for $450.00 which did nothing. On personal reccomendation had private mechanic determine that speed sensor was defective cost $220.00 
69720 mi

C $450
Front wheel bearing required replacement 
74400 mi

C $550
Rear right hand wheel bearing. 
82460 mi

C $250
Valve cover gasket 
91320 mi

C $250
Floaters in gas tank are off, therefore the level instrument is always off. 
4960 mi Rear passenger side bumper not flush with body -- paint coming off where bumper meets body. Repair looked successful at pick-up, but one week later, it has returned. 
11780 mi Factory roof rails malfunctioned (pull tabs failed to release rails so they could be repositioned). 
15500 mi Paint peeling from rear bumber. This was repaired unsuccessfully in Aug 07, nd problem returned within a month. This is the second repair. 
21700 mi

C $20
Faulty O2 sensor. Sticky seatbelt. Burned out headlight. 
22940 mi

C $20
Burned out headlight. Burned out fog light. 
24800 mi Sticky seatbelt. 
28520 mi Creaking in front end when turning sharply caused by loose front sway bar links. Both front sway bar links were replaced.  Fuel gauge giving inaccurate reading due to faulty fuel sender. License plate light cover screws are corroded and cannot be removed to change bulb. Dealer will repair under warranty on next trip (not enough time to complete it). 
31000 mi License plate light cover screws are corroded and cannot be removed to change bulb. Reported to dealer in Nov 09. Dealer was to repair at next visit. At next visit could not remove screws without damage, so had to order new cover. 
33480 mi Related to earlier replacement of faulty fuel sensor. Replaced again, but check engine light came back on again 2 days later. 
33480 mi License plate light cover replaced. Replaced both fuel pump seals. Sensor showed no leaks, but check engine light came back on several days later.  
35960 mi Right front inner tie rod end and right front lower ball joint replaced. 
49600 mi Rear passenger door lock not engaging. New actuator mechanism was ordered. 
52080 mi Rear passenger side door lock actuator assembly replaced. 
56380 mi

C $360
Replace outer left tire rod end. Removed and replaced right rear exhaust flange. I believe it had started to corrode. The shop simply manufactured a new one and welded it on -- which was cheaper than OEM part.  
60120 mi

C $764
Lower control arm bushings were worn. Replaced. Sway bar bushings were starting to wear. Replaced CV boots were slightly leaking. Replaced clamps. 
61960 mi

C $500
Leaky differential seal, caused tranny fluid leak. Seal replaced. Corroded rad hose clamp leaking coolant. Replaced clamp. 
77500 mi

C $200
worn right front tire rod end. Replaced. 
78120 mi

C $965
Control arm bushings worn on both arms. Replaced both. 
88200 mi Tires were wearing unevenly. Identified worn ball joint and stabilizer link. Replaced both ball joint and stabilizer link. Worn suspension causing stablizer and ball joint failure, which was wearing tires unevenly. Replaced front and rear struts Car extremely out of alignment after recent repair. Discovered a worn camber bolt that should have been replaced previously. 
89700 mi Rotational humming noise diagnosed as worn bearings. Replaced right front hub assembly. Right turn signal not working properly. Earlier visit diagnosed problem as faulty rear tail lamp harness. Part was ordered and replaced, but did not fix the problem. Need entire new assembly. Worn lower driver side ball joint. Previously replaced and under warranty. 
91140 mi

C $125
Clunking noise when reversing. Diagnosed as worn rear drive shaft bolts. Part replaced. 
96720 mi

C $245
Dashboard brake light came on, burning rubber smell from rear brakes. Rear emergency brake cable was worn and replaced. 
104160 mi

C $180
Lower left control arm replaced. *d Play in lower left ball joint 
105860 mi

C $200
Rear right bearing failed 
2480 mi Air conditioning not working at all. 
5580 mi Yet another attempt to fix the air conditioning. When the repair was attempted they noticed more seals were leaking and this requires more parts and another trip to dealer for repairs. Otherwise the vehicle has performed remarkably well. 
6200 mi Finally, after 18 months the air conditioning is fixed. 
6820 mi Engine light came on, stopped vehicle immediately and called dealer. Dealer chose to tow vehicle (wasnt necessary), and diagnosed problem as a faulty O2 sensor. Parts were ordered. Parts installed. No further problem. 
7440 mi Far back passenger seat will not lift into position. Latching mechanism that holds it in place will not release when handle is pulled. Dealer noted problem and held the vehicle at the shop for one day but did not fix problem. Another appointment was made. 
9300 mi Cable was placed back into bracket and tightened.  
11780 mi Slight clunking noise in the front suspension. Diagnosed as worn link assembly, both sides, to front sway bar. Problem due to bad street conditions in local area ? Parts replaced and problem solved. 
16740 mi Weather stripping for drivers side door was falling apart, part ordered and replaced. 
9000 mi Leaking Valve Cover. Loose Interior panel panel in cargo area. Rear bumper was loose. Popping noise in suspension like a bad ball joint or tie-rod end. Mettalic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. 
12000 mi Leaking Front Driver Side Strut Replace inoperative Switch for Drivers power seat Metallic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. Repair bent heat shield 
13000 mi Engine coolant leak top of engine. Replaced thermostat and seal. 
14000 mi Dealer repaired engine oil leak on front of engine. Replaced seals and gaskets near timing belt cover.  Replaced bushing between drive shaft and hub. 
15000 mi Oil Leak from oil pan. Oil pan was incorrectly installed during last repair. Seal/Gasket previously not installed properly. 
17000 mi Grinding noise from rear driver side wheel. After driving find that the wheel is very hot and notice a considerable burning smell. Dealer cleaned and lubed parking brake cable. Brake noise. Grinding and rubbing sound from rear driver side wheel when driving. After driving wheel becomes very hot and considerable burning smell. 
74000 mi

US $55
Passenger side blend door actuator failed. Replaced actuator. 
90500 mi

US $528
Replaced bad fuel level sensors. 
98700 mi

US $300
Replaced door lock actuator. 
103000 mi

US $769
Replace fuel pump. Failed overnight while sitting in driveway. 
43400 mi left valve cover had to be replaced (leaking oil). driver's side rear shock replaced, also due to leakage. Fuel door switch replaced, fuel door not always opening. 
45260 mi Dealer replaced right rear strut (leaking fluid) 
47740 mi Santa Fe would not start. Battery was fine but engine would not turn over. Would eventually start after a few attempts but with a strong gas smell. This is an intermittent problem that has no predictable circumstance such as cold weather, etc... 
76260 mi

C $1200
Gasket in engine mount worn out causing oil to leak down to the alternator 
76880 mi Same engine mount gasket problem as reported in Sept. Repaired under warranty Battery died but can be re-charged. Alternator dead and replaced. Throttle position sensor is no longer working. Part replaced 
30380 mi

C $50
Left foglight not working. Warrenty does not cover bulbs. Discovered it was a broken connector wire. Purchased replacement connector from an aftermarket supplier and replaced it. Got excellent help from the Hynundai forums. 
36580 mi

C $190
CD player would not release CD. The CD Assembly unit was replaced. I went to an independent electronic shop - it is where the dealers take their radio electronic problems. I paid for it myself, even though it is a warrenty item. 
51460 mi Air bag light remained on for past two months. DEaler spent an hour or so they said to check all the error messages on vehicle computer history. Told me that the seat belt receptacle was the roblem and they will need to order new one. 
53940 mi This repair trip was to install the replacement passenger seat belt receptacle portion that was causing the Air Bag light to remain on. Had to wait a coup[le of hours for it to be installed. 
56420 mi Regular instances of Check light on and fuel gauge showing empty tank when there was fuel in tank. Dealer diagnosed problem as failed fuel sensor in fuel tank. Dealer repaired by replacing the sensors under Hyundai warranty. 
71300 mi

C $1100
replace both front lower control arms; press out ball joints, press in new - replaced both ball joints. Replaced outer links,; repair & replaced inner sway bar bushing, etc. 
79320 mi

C $1147
Noticed slight oil leaking around valve covers - Re & Re engine cover and intake manifold cover gaskets and seals. Replaced spark plugs since access was created. 
88040 mi

C $900
Our parking brake cable was broken. Hyundai does not offer a simple replacement cable but you must purchase entire assembly. Expensive, it cost $470 Cdn. Garage charged 1.5 hours. 
89280 mi

C $800
to finish replacement and repair of parking bake assembly, etc. 
95320 mi

C $275
Replacement of parts were covered by warranty. Costs were labour and shops costs. 
99820 mi

C $1500
Right front shocks needed replacement. Both left and right shock absorbers were replaced. 
31000 mi Rear bumper fascia clip undone. Dealer pushed in and called it repaired on 1st visit. Problem persisted.  Dealer made fix on 2nd visit. 
60760 mi

C $1300
Leaking oil pan Timing belt cover repair 
4000 mi Bad welds in rear frame caused creaking noise. Rewelds successfully fixed problem. ESC off and AWD Lock buttons' functions were reversed. 
25000 mi Throttle sensor failure - car died on freeway. Towed free by Hyundai roadside asst, dealer fixed in two hours free of charge. Inconvenient, but well handled by Hyundai. 
30000 mi during 30k svc, non dealer tech discovered leaking a/c compressor. Took to dealer for svc, and found leak was actually coming from gasket cover that needed to be replaced. replaced free under warranty after last repair, warning lights came on(blinking seatbelt & battery light). leaking oil from prev repair had dripped into alternator. able to drive to dealer. alt replaced, no charge. 
42000 mi rear passenger door lock did not function when using power locks. actuator replaced under warranty with no issues. 
44000 mi seat pockets behind front seats were tearing off. Both pockets replaced under warranty, no charge. 
12000 mi When wheels were turned to the extreme right or left there was a popping noise. Solution from the dealer was to file the stops down which corrected the problem. 
26000 mi Oxy sensor replaced 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

16000 mi Air Bag Warning Light Stays on Rattle in left rear area of vehicle. Told by service department that many Santa Fe's have this same rattle. 
21000 mi Same problem - air bag light stays on 
32000 mi Brake lights stuck on even with vehicle turned off so ran battery down. Also dangerous. They replaced the sensor. Rear hatch creaks badly. Second time repair was tried. Still creaks and I will be taking it in again. Air bag lights stays on. First trip they just reset the computer. This time they replaced the sensor.  
38000 mi Rear hatch creaked, rattled. Mechanic adjusted latching mechanism so hatch seals more securely. Windshield washers not working. Water tube had slipped off spray nozzles. Mechanic re-attached. 
54000 mi emissions control filter replaced - normal repair at this mileage. 
106000 mi

US $650
Took vehicle for oil change and alignment, found out that there was a bad ball joint that needed to be replaced. 
108700 mi

US $40
A taillight was replaced. 
111300 mi

US $40
A headlight was replaced. 
118000 mi

US $85
Multiple bulbs were replaced - a headlight, one in the CHMSL, and one of the taillights - during a routine oil change. 
126000 mi

US $643
Timing belt and serpentine belt needed to be replaced and were overdue by about 6000 miles. 
128000 mi

US $600
Left & right taillight assemblies were replaced as water seeped into them when tail lights were replaced before. 
133000 mi TPMS sensor on left front tire needed to be replaced due to a leak. The tires were replaced at the end of December and apparently the particular TPMS sensor hadn't been replaced like it should have. 
42120 mi Throttle body replaced for second time. First time was three years ago. 
99300 mi

US $180
Switch on arm rest which opens fuel hatch will not work. Had to replace the electrical system. No problems afterwards 
106000 mi

US $370
Check engine light went on and car stalls when gas cap is opened. Purge valve solenoid went bad and had to be replaced. Dealer had the part in stock, meaning they know it is a common issue. 
125000 mi Recall for valve cover gadget leaking on to alternator killing battery 
43000 mi Throttle position sensor caused the car to run somewhat unevenly, replaced. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

34000 mi Lifter noise from the inner bank (firewall). Tried the no-belt and run fix (to determine if it is a water-pump) but problem still persisted. Dealer made an oil-change and gave the car back until the parts arrive! 
35000 mi Lifter noise after an oil change. Usually it starts after 1000-1500 miles after a new oil change. Oil is checked but not missing any, so no fill-up. I am waiting for the noise again to take it back for the repair! 
47000 mi Sensor and "control valve" on intake plenum that were causing the "ticking" noise where defective and replaced under warranty by the dealer. 
48000 mi Sensor placed on the Intake was bad and making a "clicking" noise. Thought it was the lifters, but it want away when warmed up. Second trip, mechanic identified the issue and part was ordered. 
65000 mi The Sway-bar bushing was loose and vibrating. It happened before and they replaced right side. This time they replaced the left as well. 
89000 mi

US $90
Engine pulley was making grinding noices. Was told it is bent and had to be replaced when they locate the right part. Dealer Service rep was very helpful and understanding. Truck now rides like a dream. Sensors in gas tank reading fuel levels did not work. Raplaced and I know now how much gas I have left in the truck. 
97000 mi

US $297
*d Both front lower ball joints replaced. Also provided my own 5W-20 oil (synthetic and oil filter for an oil change. 
98500 mi

US $240
Right ball joint went, so I changed right and left as a precaution. 
55180 mi

$50
cleaning of sensors related to air-fuel control 
45700 mi

US $120
Oil leak from Valve cover dripped onto the alternator causing field winding short and alternator stopped charging. Replaced with aftermarket from Discount Auto parts 
55000 mi

US $350
Check engine light vapor canister purge valve 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

-horsepower 6-speed manual AWD

91760 mi Turning hard right from stand the motor would stall unexpectedly. Impression something is tightening and not allowing the vehicle to roll freely. Reversing to & from curb would make thump in transmission/drivetrain. Has got much worse. 
93460 mi Hyundia were unable to fix the problem.They now say the car is putting more drive to wheels which is causing the problem. Answer for not being able to fix the problem. It is lemon and no lemon laws in State. Mounting blocks on inter cooler broke and allowed to move about on top of motor. A low beam Headlight globe and a parker globe were replaced. 
97340 mi Car now out of warranty and Hyundai Representative has fail to reply letters forwarded. Still not fixed. Drives good in 5th gear which is most of the time but clunking / twisting is when moving from reverse to first or vice versa, or towing. 
98580 mi Car now out of warranty and Hyundai's representative is now saying the problem they have tried to fix is "in short, this binding sensation is caused by the AWD systems". They can not fix. Hyundai have Agent warranty bill $14,500. 
101060 mi

A $380
HYUNDAI built LEMON. Hyundai computer not showing problem yet they have spent at least $14,500 trying to fix the problem. Clunking is getting worse. Not spending anymore on problem. No one wants to trade my car & Dealers recon it is rubbish. 
105060 mi

A $891
Drive belt tensioner broke 50,000km after timing belt was replaced at 120,000 as per book. Water pump was replaced as it was also showing wear apparently. The original clunk problem is still getting worse especially under load. 
109740 mi

A $147
The Clunking problem now is showing when slowing just prior to stopping or using brakes which makes it show every time. Problem still not fixed as this garage thought it was the same problem that new parts had already replaced original 
115940 mi

A $246
High beam driver side. Low beam passenger side. Another headlight. Garage noticed three other lights out, two rear and one front parking light. Auto electrical could not located any cause to the sudden bulb deaths. Cost is total for all three trips. 
60760 mi

A $4
Dual mass clutch replacement 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

-horsepower 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

34100 mi A/C stopped working/car stalling. Local mechanic said clutch pulley had broken off. Dealer Service replaced a/c compressor and piping as metal had gone through system. Diagnosed stalling problem as Warning Code being thrown due to a/c problem. 
35340 mi Car still stalling after last "fix". Diagnosed as sticking EGR valve. EGR valve replaced. Car hasn't stalled since (2 weeks) Stereo System stopped working after last trip to Dealer workshop (previous trip required Dealer to remove Dashboard and problem manifested shortly after). Dealer replaced Stereo unit. Now working. Power outlet stopped working after last trip to Dealer workshop (previous trip required Dealer to remove Dashboard and problem manifested shortly after). Dealer stated it had been unattached during last repair and they re-attached. 
42540 mi Reversed down driveway noticed oil trail from car. Towed to dealer service dept. Diagnosed that Mainshaft in Transmission had snapped in half! Tranmission replaced under warranty. Refused replacement car - very poor customer service!! 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

38000 mi Check engine light came on. Tech said small evap leak that they could not locate. They replaced gaps cap and so far so good. (Last fill up was a week before the problem, so presumably not loose cap). 
39000 mi Check engine light comes on every few weeks. So far always dx as minor emissions leak which they cannot find. Supposedly checking w/ HQ to determine next step. This time light went out spontaneously 5 days later, then returned in a few wks. 
16120 mi engine would not accellerate. diagnosed as due to freezing weather. has not recurred. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

6200 mi Check engine light on, replaced vacuum switch underneath the vehicle. 

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2006.5 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

68000 mi

£100
Throttle Position sensor replaced 

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

54300 mi

US $350
Check engine code was engine misfire and a couple of (??) coils were replaced. 
56700 mi

US $618
Check engine light coming on when wet out. Found arcing in engine. Replaced coils, spark plugs, wires. 
71000 mi

US $800
Ignition coils and ignition wires failed. All needed replaced, plus spark plugs. Engine was "missing", then check engine light came on. Parts replaced, drive 1 mile, then check engine came on again. Some hose blew and needed replaced. 
127000 mi

US $500
Replaced both front drive axles due to a high speed under power shimmy that developed. 
142000 mi

US $90
Replaced worn spark plugs and ignition wires. 
143000 mi

US $50
replaced under warranty left front drive axle that was replaced one year ago. New units from Advaned Auto Parts were used. 

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

153000 mi The radiator had to be replaced; it was leaking a non-trivial amount. 

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

78740 mi

C $470
Alternator Fried = Replaced Alternator 
81220 mi

C $95
Vacuum Hose detatched 
84600 mi

C $50
Cleaned and Lubricated Blower Motor 
93920 mi

C $509
New Struts up front 
67500 mi

US $620
During timing belt replacement, hydraulic-activated belt tensioner was found to be leaking fluid and was replaced. 
70000 mi

US $90
Driver side fog light burned out. I had both bulbs replaced in one service, since it apparently requires removing the bumper to access the lights. 
84000 mi

US $255
Belt slippage. Replaced belt tension adjuster and drive belt. Damage to drive belt was, per shop, caused by the failed tensioner. 
86000 mi

US $300
Initial diagnosis was jumped timing. Engine seized and had to be replaced with remanufactured engine. Failure of the input/output speed sensors on the transmission. Happened on departure from prior service visit, but counting it as a separate trip. 
86000 mi Oil leak from perforated cam seal. Leak in high pressure power steering line 
120000 mi Purchased new on 4/3. By 4/15 had check engine light come on while driving and engine seized. Used engine replaced under warranty. On new "old" engine replaced timing belt, valve cover gaskets, camshaft sensor, oil pan gasket, thermo,plgs Picked up vehicle after engine replacement. Ran fine, turned on A/C and vehicle made loud noise. Pressure valve was releasing pressure. Rechecked and replaced fluid. Problem solved. 
120000 mi

US $50
Ordered 2 Key Fobs had them reprogrammed to operate on vehicle. Problem with Rear Wiper staying on window. Recommended that blade be replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

105000 mi

US $500
Engine failure. Unable to drive above 40 mph 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

75000 mi

US $754
Crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. Timing belt replaced. 
68000 mi

£368
new injector 
82000 mi

£350
no. 3 diesel injector was replaced  the abs system is playing up, both front reluctor rings are cracked due to corrosion on the constant velocity joints. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

82000 mi

US $775
noise from engine 
84000 mi

US $750
Engine noise  
65000 mi

US $450
Broken crankshaft pulley 
56000 mi

US $260
Was leaking radiator fluid, needed cabin filter changed. Extended warranty paid for new radiator hose and rental car. Two tail lights not burning. 
72000 mi

US $820
Replaced timing and accessory belts. Repaired leaking upper coolant hose housing. 
80000 mi

US $800
Replaced broken seat belt buckle. Took five days to get buckle.  
159000 mi

US $800
exhaust system, hole in pipes at converter. replaced converter and pipes back to muffler. 
66000 mi

US $5
Passenger side brake/tail light burned out. Replaced bulb successfully.  
68000 mi

US $680
Fuel vapor recovery systems fault. Replace all parts of system. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

106000 mi

US $2500
Leaks in low & high pressure lines. Also replace rack & pinion. 
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. 
142000 mi

US $230
Pressure valve in fuel tank. 
153000 mi

US $500
The car starts then stalls. They replaced several parts but I think it was more of a "let's see if this helps." The problem eventually seemed to go away. 
163000 mi *d Car starts then stalls. 
73000 mi

US $296
Replaced throttle position sensor 
75000 mi

US $165
Noticed a noise shortly after having the timing belt done. The pulley cracked and it took forever for the shop to find the problem. After 9 days got it back. Les's Auto Palme Ma. only charged me for parts-he did a tune-up too. 
93000 mi

US $500
Coolant leaking, radiator hoses and thermostat replaced. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

55800 mi

C $380
Power steering hoses replaced fluid topped up 
68200 mi

C $285
Check engine light came on. Diagnosed as a O2 sensor. The sensor was replaced. The mechanic also adjust the serpentine belt to eliminate the squealing noise 
69440 mi

C $375
Loss of brakes was diagnosed as a leaky brake line. The brake line needed to be replaced and the brake fluid replaced 
70040 mi

C $940
The alternator died and the battery was not able to be fully recharge. Apparently as the alternator got worst it weakened the battery and shortened it's life 
71600 mi

C $113
The alternator replaced in Oct. was deemed defective and replaced again. The alternator tensioned was also replaced ($$) 
88040 mi

C $950
Power steering hose leaking, replaced The engine serpentine belt was noisy. The belt was replaced Engine warning light came on. The vehicle wheel sensor was replaced 
147000 mi

US $800
Mass Air Flow Sensor 
148300 mi Mass Air Flow Sensor 
133000 mi

US $1700
huge power steering fluid leak - ended up having to replace rack and pinion steering assemly and pump. Can't complain though as this is the first major repair I've had on the car - ever. 
140000 mi

US $1600
part of cam shaft alignment, timing belt, water pump and oil pan replacement/repairs - total of all $1600 
79360 mi

C $40
Loud banging/clunking from rear when reversing, once per wheel revolution. Other mechanics couldn't find a problem. Parking brake was sticking - plate had shifted. Diagnosed by pulling parking brake going forward, resulted in loud squeal. 
88660 mi

C $711
A/C compressor magnetic clutch melted. Replaced with used compressor which leaked all coolant within a week. Replaced with second used part which leaked in the shop. A/C out of service. 
89280 mi

C $336
Corroded power steering line was leaking. Power steering system went dry within 15 minutes. Replaced a high pressure power steering system line. 
90300 mi

C $216
Passenger rear brake line failed due to corrosion. 
91140 mi

C $420
Power steering fluid leaking, reservoir went low, pump started to cavitate. Main line from cooler cracked and leaking. Replaced. 
91140 mi Heat shield came loose, making lots of noise. A mechanic removed it at no charge. Fuel tank leaking. Replacement would cost too much for this old of a car. Retired. Car is currently on sale "as is". AC never fixed. 
67000 mi

US $250
Rack and pinion, Power steering pump and lines. Front end alignment 
80000 mi

US $4500
Some seals leaked into system 
97000 mi

US $800
Power steering pump 
102700 mi

US $890
Ignition coil 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

79360 mi

C $388
Alternator under lifetime warranty, battery replaced. 
83080 mi

C $135
Replace alternator for 3rd time (4th alternator) 
90800 mi

C $898
Master Brake Cylinder was shot. Required either rebuild or new. Couldn't get a good rebuild, had to go with new. Found during replacement of rotors and pads, front and back. 
95780 mi

C $251
Power Steering cooling pipe sprung a leak and had to be replaced. Most of the amount was labour 
97000 mi

C $821
Replacement of pulleys for timing belt, both matched sets were damaged and had to be replaced 
102920 mi

C $3000
front Calipers replaced Fuel Tank rusted and leaking Driver's side tie rod Ball joint had play, needs to be replaced Oil pan leaking and needs to be replaced 
35000 mi Car wouldn't start. Got it to start then stalled when put into drive. Check engine light on. Towed to dealer. Need crankshaft sensor replacement. Covered by warranty. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

70000 mi The timing belt broke on this vehicle while my wife was driving it. The belt was not due for replacement for at least another 5,000 miles. 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

98000 mi

US $800
crankshaft position sensor, O2 sensors, ECM, plugs, plug wires, camshaft position sensor, misfire sensor, temperature coolant switch coil packs 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

69000 mi

US $3500
Engine was replaced due to failure. Metal found in oil. Possibly "threw a rod"? 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

148800 mi

C $2200
Replace Air Conditioner compressor Alternator Replaced replaced rear shocks and front ball joints Harmonic Balancer Replaced 
150340 mi

C $1000
Replaced Rack & Pinion 
150660 mi

C $500
Replaced front shocks 
64000 mi

US $371
engine would not start, was a vacuum leak at the intake manifold. 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

113700 mi Noticed slack steering. Local shop found that steering shaft rusted away. Posed a danger. Discovered recall, Hyundai paid for the repair. 
117000 mi

US $400
Replaced return power steering line Cracked pipe 
128000 mi

US $250
Replaced pieces of the exhaust piping 
32000 mi drive pulley on crankshaft seperated and fell off vehicle 
57040 mi

C $262
Rad pipe was leaking. Pipe was replaced. 
71700 mi

US $1190
Belt broke and caused damage to boot. Had to replace axle 
73300 mi Took it in for oil change and tire rotation. Dealer didn't tighten lug nuts. Had to replace wheel. 
107300 mi

US $375
Leak in a/c. took shop 2 days to find and repair. 
121000 mi

US $110
replaced battery 
151000 mi

US $100
Transmission shifting hard between 3 and 4. Took it in to replace transmission fluid no change. Read online that could be computer issue reset computer and worked fine 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

75000 mi

US $550
Diesel sound continued for from original post. Was fed up and brought back into shop. They replaced the cam chains AGAIN. This time it worked! 
114000 mi

US $9
Replaced left front headlight bulb. 
120000 mi

US $10
Replaced right front headlight bulb and right rear tail light bulb. 
131000 mi Replaced spark plug wires. Car was misfiring in wet weather. 
135000 mi

US $1
Replace crank position sensor. Check engine lite code indicated sensor failed. Sensor wire insulation was damaged due to age and heat exposure. 
143000 mi

US $377
Left front wheel bearing failed 
149000 mi

US $361
Rear brake line rusted out. Lost hydraulic fluids. Replaced brakeline 
151000 mi

US $390
Replaced rotors, pads, hardware and calipers on all 4 wheels. 
92000 mi

US $76
crankshaft position sensor had frayed wires that made intermittent contact with car jerk resulting. 
109300 mi

US $5
the dash light "D" bulb went out. Took out dash and replaced bulb 
132700 mi My Fob has become almost unusable. It has never worked well(must be with in 2 feet of drivers door) but has deteriorated to almost not working at all. I've resorted to just using the key. 
138000 mi

US $100
gasket in oil cap had dried up and no longer sealed. Replaced o-ring. Replaced old spark plugs and ignition wires. 
155700 mi

US $29
Replaced leaky return line. Replaced two seals on rear of transfer case. Had a leaky oil pan. Replaced the seal with RTV. Replaced the compressor and then recharged system. 
166000 mi

US $5
Replaced after market oil filter that was causing a knocking noise on start up after a few days of sitting. Never had this happen before, and will stay with OEM oil filters from now on. 
132000 mi

US $300
oil leak, gasket replaced 
145000 mi coolant leak. Strong smell of burning coolant 
76260 mi

C $810
Power Transfer Case oil Leak. Remove PTC put a new sealing. 
90520 mi

C $480
A/C dasn't work. No pressure in A/C system. One hose was liking freon/ replaced, A/C recharged. OK. 
99200 mi

C $107
Replaced TPS-sensor 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 5-speed manual FWD

43400 mi

$1000
After engine tuning, found air intake sensor was defective. 
44020 mi

$500
Vehicle developed a strange noise at low speed. Later found out the front axle had a play. Later it was adjusted by the autoshop mechanics. 
48360 mi

$1000
The vehicle's air conditioning system had to be serviced. The compressor was replaced.  Also, steering wheel rack mounting had to be replaced 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

138-horsepower 2.4L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

197000 mi

US $1200
Catalytic converter had to be replaced. 
158000 mi

US $45
EGR valve (cleaned), which it needed to be, but the biggest problem was the EGR vacuum solenoid, which needed to be replaced. *d EGR valve (cleaned), which it needed to be, but the biggest problem was the EGR vacuum solenoid, which needed to be replaced. 
160000 mi

US $100
Frame on driver's side rusted through and cracked. Sway bar links replaced. 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

210000 mi

US $40
cracked exhaust manifold on front bank. used a epoxy specifically designed to repair problem, as a new manifold is pricey. reset fault codes with scanner. 
63500 mi Attempted to get the AC repaired. Shop blew up the AC itself by pumping air instead of Freon through it. They kept spraying the engine compartment w/brake cleaner which I believe softened the transmission lines & caused a leak in those lines Blew up going down the freeway. Lost all compression. Note this car was not always given premium gasoline and this may have contributed to it losings compression. It is not fixed yet. parked in driveway. 
91000 mi

US $650
Catalytic converter replaced 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

133920 mi

$450
Cannot ignite engine when cold in the morning. 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

115000 mi

US $1250
Loud 'clunking' and other noises coming from front suspension. Dealer replaced both front lower control arms and ball joints. Owner noticed transmission fluid leak under car. Dealer diagnosed that transmission fluid cooler was leaking and required replacement. Dealer noted leakage from engine oil pan. Indicated that pan was rusting through not leaking from the gasket. This model year had significant recall for underbody rust. Oil pan required replacement. 
129000 mi

US $587
Pre-sale inspection indicated that passenger size front brake caliper was seized causing pads to drag on rotor and wear abnormally. Both front calipers and brake pads were replaced. Biggest issue I've had with this Santa Fe is corrosion *dup Pre-sale inspection indicated that passenger size front brake caliper was seized causing pads to drag on rotor and wear abnormally. Both front calipers and brake pads were replaced. Biggest issue I've had with this Santa Fe is corrosion 
177000 mi

US $1350
leak inside the carburator unit Blower motor shorted out Carburetor buildup causes auto stop when filling up at pump 
177000 mi

US $600
AC compressor went out, replaced compressor and major connections to AC unit, gave a full cleaning. The hoses to the new compressor that were not replaced sprung a leak within 2 weeks; repair shop did not claim fault; owner paid in full. Sportsshifter went out while going through a car wash. Car would not shift gears automatically and would never go into 4th or drive. TSB found that eliminated liability to the car wash. Repair shop said car is undrivable without the part 
190000 mi

US $350
Blower replaced 
92380 mi

C $110
transmission oil lines 
93400 mi

C $170
oil pan change 
95680 mi

C $300
REAR Calipers 

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

113000 mi Repair shop had replaced high pressure power steering line 7 months ago. The new hose sprung a leak at one of the crimp points. They originally charged me $300 for just the hose, no labor. They replaced the part and labor for free. 
129000 mi

US $350
Replace valve cover gasket Recharge AC - 12 oz r134a Replaced compressor, dryer, etc 
139500 mi

US $100
Replaced plugs, wires and leaky valve cover gaskets. 
160300 mi

US $12
Right rear shock - upper bushing needed to be replaced. 5 minute job performed from inside the rear cargo area. 
178000 mi

US $100
Replaced both front axle assemblies including inner and outer CV joints. 
89280 mi transmission fluid leaking, looks like from cooling lines. to cold to do anything, not ready to pay for it, parked car till spring, put backup on road 
93000 mi

C $100
transmission cooler rusted elbow, causing major leak. replaced with larger transmission cooler and re-routed the lines. TSB. 
112840 mi

C $200
engine crank sensor went bad. had to remove exhaust to replace part. high pressure line blew. have part could not replace it as it started to snow and needed a hoist and warmth 
112840 mi crank sensor quit after one month, had to get a replacement but made no difference. after troubleshooting for 4 hrs and realizing that the timing belt needs replacing soon and the condition of the all the repairs .. I decided to scrap it 
98880 mi

C $400
rear backing plates, bearing 
101680 mi

C $100
Ventilator Switch broken 
102920 mi

C $150
left balljoint 
103520 mi

C $70
alignment 
111560 mi

C $134
Change low pressure return to power steering (leaking by corrosion) 
117800 mi

C $2000
gas tank leak; refit tank timing belt kit plugs 
119500 mi

C $150
Brake line leak rear Retourne power steering leak Alternator 
124000 mi

C $160
crankshaft sensor 
125620 mi

C $75
back door cylinders 

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

165000 mi

US $600
Check engine light on, code P0500. Ran diagnostics according to manufacturers manuals. Replaced parts. 
181000 mi

US $500
Erratic Idle, whistling injectors Ck Eng Light. Replaced IAC, TB and Injectors 
53500 mi

US $500
Plugs and cables set replaced, cam cover gaskets replaced (leaking oil, about 1/2 quart between changes). 
144000 mi

US $250
REPLACED ALTERNATOR Replaced right front drive axle due to a torn CV boot. Replaced right front drive axle because of leaking CV joint boots. Work done at the same time as alternator replacement. 

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