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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Illinois, United States
Feb 2017 - Jun 2018
Jul 2017

3000 mi
lane change alert stopped working 
Jan 2018

10000 mi
problem with door locks not working properly 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

23000 mi
Apple car play does not read messages back with exception to rare occasions. Explained that I use rental cars on average 3 times a month and have NEVER had an issue with this in any of the rental cars including the Chevy Malibu I had rented the week before. They tried it one time and said, "nothing wrong...it works". Had a Santa Fe Ltd 2011 and people always complained about my blue tooth so it was virtually useless. Was assured all this was worked out. Apparently not. When on open road wind noise from driver's side rear window. Very annoying. I think the door is out of alignment but they had it for 2.5 hrs and said there was nothing wrong. Passengers who ride with me state otherwise. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in New Mexico, United States
Jul 2016 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017 Engine hesitation. Software download cured problem. Dealer disclosed a service bulletin requiring door handle replacement. 
Sep 2017

8700 mi
Windshield developed foot long crack overnight. No rock chip, hail, temperature extreme or any other known cause. 
Apr 2018

12000 mi

US $1100
Replaced tie rod ends. Inadequate design and light weight material unable to handle normal street driving probable cause. Vaunted warranty useless. Have also had two windshields crack overnight without known cause. Probably due to internal stress or temperature variation. Cheap glass and poor construction. Again, warranty worthless. As reported before, Nav system is useless. Finds about half locations input so rely on smartphone. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Jul 2017 - Jun 2018
May 2018

5958 mi
Entire long block replaced per recall. Crankpin defect possible due to assembly line equipment malfuction. 

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Manitoba, Canada
Feb 2017 - Jul 2018
Jan 2018

8680 mi
Thermostat had failed producing a low cabin heat condition in low ambient temperature conditions. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Washington, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2018

31000 mi
Check engine light came on at 29K miles. Diagnostic report showed that engine was running a bit lean due to a faulty O2 sensor. Replaced under warranty. Observed small but significant post-repair improvement in fuel economy. 

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Dec 2015 - May 2017
May 2017

33769 mi

US $150
Intermittent problem with ? The car feels bound up oi r restricted and has a metal sound like a part is going in and out place the steering. 

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in New South Wales, Australia
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

14260 mi
Windscreen developed a crack due to a weld which had not been ground down properly beneath the seal. Windscreen replaced under warranty 

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

10000 mi
Recall for hood latch defect 

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in New York, United States
Aug 2015 - May 2016
May 2016

14000 mi
The fuel release door was sticking and would occasionally need several attempts to open. The release spring was adjusted. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Mar 2015 - Jun 2018
Mar 2016

6820 mi
Wash fluid nozzel freezing 
Sep 2017

17980 mi
The rear lift gate cylinder mounts started rusting prematurely. After showing dealers they decided to change all 4 under warranty. Hood latch recall 
Jun 2018

21700 mi
Right tweeter blown will be replaced under warranty 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

8000 mi
Fuel door is activated from switch on driver's door. Switch must be pushed several times for fuel door to open. Repair was attempted but problem still persists. 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

turbocharged 194hp 2.2L I4 Diesel 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Queensland, Australia
Jan 2014 - Jun 2018
Feb 2017

39060 mi
Engine went into limp home mode. Required replacement of part on engine. 
Jul 2017

41540 mi
Sat Nav Stopped Working. Required Reprogramming by dealer 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2017

37820 mi
Replace back up camera 
Jan 2018

51460 mi
Windshield Washers quit, New pump installed under warranty 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Alabama, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2018
Nov 2015

12000 mi
High pressure fuel pump failed 
Jun 2017

35000 mi

US $100
Battery would no hold a charge or start car. It was replaced. 
Mar 2018

46500 mi
A Freon-conducting hose developed a hole and needed to be replaced. 

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Jun 2014 - Jul 2018
Feb 2015

7380 mi

C $55
Windshield washer pump failed under warranty. Regular oil and filter due at same time. 
Jul 2018

54560 mi
Routine oil & filter change plus freeing up the remote gas filler door that sticks. Replaced under warranty a coupling on the rear differential that caused the cars wheels to try and turn at the same speed on sharp corners. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Aug 2014 - Jun 2018
May 2015

9920 mi
Replacement of the belt tensioner. 
Apr 2017

39060 mi
Clunking sound when turning - dealer cleaned rust from rotors - did not solve the issue - has to go back. 
Sep 2017

44206 mi
Replace wheel bearing. Repair not successful because they don’t believe that it’s a u-joint 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Mar 2014 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

41000 mi
Radiator house clip appears to have been missing from the factory causing the hose to finally come lose resulting in a coolant loss and overheating. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Indiana, United States
Sep 2016 - Jun 2018
Mar 2017

135000 mi
The remote fuel filler door release was not working right. It took multiple activations before the door would open, and then it would not open more than a little bit. This made getting the door open difficult. The issue was traced to the door opening spring, which the Dealer adjusted under warranty. 
May 2018

50000 mi
Radio reception had become weak and scratchy over a period of a few months. Even local stations were hard to receive, especially on AM. Satellite radio was not affected. At first the dealer tried to dismiss the issue as "it's a weak station", or "they all do that". After demonstrating that this was not normal and that it had not been there all along they went to bat for me with Hyundai and ended up replacing the roof antenna, which resolved the issue. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2014 - Oct 2016
Jan 2015

9800 mi
Wiper motor died 
Sep 2015

18600 mi

C $26
Rear view camera has lines in it when it's hot and humid. Gaz cap door needed adjusting Heated seat not very hot AWD coupler needs to be replaced. Knocking while turning right or left. AWD Coupler failed Rear view camera had lines in it when hot and humid 
Sep 2016

26660 mi
Stuck seat belt rear passenger seat Driver door seal ripped, noticed while in for seat belt 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Texas, United States
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2013

3000 mi
AC and fan would stop working while driving. It is a known problem for this new model. Dealer immediately knew the issue and replaced a component of the AC/Blower/Fan system. No charge to me. No issues since. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in North Carolina, United States
Sep 2016 - Dec 2017
Jun 2017

48000 mi
AC stopped blowing cold air. Mechanic could not find problem 
Dec 2017

56000 mi
Crankshaft rod bearing causing seizure 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Tennessee, United States
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Sep 2013

5000 mi
Neg battery cable or terminal required replacement because corrosion was building up 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

290-horsepower 3.3L V6 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Sep 2014

16000 mi
Replaced auto horn 
Jun 2015

29000 mi
Low on freon 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Washington, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Jun 2013

1000 mi
Left vent on center console flow cover was disconnected from flow control switch. Part was reconnected. 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2017 - Jul 2018
Jun 2017

56420 mi
Replace back-up camera wiring harness 
Jul 2017

50840 mi
Cooling was OK on moderately hot days but on the 1st really hot day it was inadequate registering about 70F at a vent 
Jun 2018

57660 mi
Cooling was OK on moderately hot days but on the 1st really hot day it was inadequate registering about 70F at a vent. Replaced two AC hoses 
Jul 2018

59272 mi
Replace leaking oil pressure sensor 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
Mar 2014

9300 mi
Oil sensor leak, causing diminishing oil levels between changes and intermittent Level light to illuminate while operating vehicle.. 
Aug 2015

36600 mi
Rear differential required replacement 
Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
Aug 2014

18140 mi
thumping noise at slow speed while turn left or right. dealer repl part on trans axle i do not part name. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in United Arab Emirates
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014
Aug 2013

20880 mi
Air conditioner not cooling only blowing air. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Santa Fe in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2013 - Jun 2018
Feb 2015

30080 mi
Towing trailer and Engine light came on- dealer "updated" the emission computer module??? TSB 
Mar 2015

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 
Mar 2018

89900 mi

C $150
rear rotors and pads replaced 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

turbocharged 4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Santa Fe in California, United States
Mar 2014 - Oct 2016
Dec 2014

29000 mi
Constant creaking over any sort of bump or corner. Turned out to be body panel wear. Had to have Hyundai Engineer visit from HQ to get it fixed. 
Dec 2015

40000 mi

US $114
Battery died. 

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door

4-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Santa Fe in Florida, United States
Aug 2013 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

28000 mi
water in rear brake lite housing and front fog lamp housing. Rubber gasket in sunroof broke off left side speed sensor in wheel 
Feb 2016

30000 mi
2nd wheel speed sensor failed 
Jun 2017

50000 mi
Another recall on this POS. Engine recall. Made an appt. for repair. Arrived and was told that no repair can be done since they didn't receive tester instrument. waste my time and patience . trading in Santa Fe next month for Audi. Will never buy another Hyundai. This was my 2nd. 
Sep 2017

52000 mi
2 RECALLS COMPLETED REPLACE HOOD SAFETY LATCH ENGINE PROBLEM 

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