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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #5

May 242004

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • 12,000 miles


While driving vehicle suddenly lost power and idled. Dealership serviced vehicle 5 times and replaced ignition coil, mass air flow sensor, and 2 other components. But the failure still recurred. Also, vehicle was serviced 3 times for brake failure. Brake pads and rotors were replaced twice. But grinding continued.

- Charleroi, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 152003

Santa Fe

  • miles
While driving and under any braking conditions when depressing the brakes brake pedal is delayed, resulting in extened stopping distance.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

May 142002

Santa Fe

  • miles
While pulling outside of driveway. Without prior warning, brake pedal was stuck to the floor. Consumer will fill in additional information.

- Grass Valley, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 102000

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When applying brakes braking distance is not what it should be. Consumer rearended a vehicle while going about 10 mph, had applied brakes, ABS made noise, and vehicle continued to slide forward. Dealer told consumer she just needed to get used to ABS brakes. Please add additional information.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

problem #1

Jan 162001

Santa Fe

  • miles
I was involved in a auto accident in which another car hit me in the front center of my car and their front right. My speed was 40 miles before brakes applied their speed was about 15. My air bags did not deploy but theirs did. Both fire and rescue personal voice concern about the non deployment of airbags with visual damage to vehicle.

- Arlington, TX, USA

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