Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,374 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

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Apr 062006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 36,748 miles


:the contact stated while depressing the brake pedal at highway speeds the vehicle vibrates due to the rotors being warped. The vehicle was taken to the dealership and the front brakes were replaced. Since the replacement the contact began to have the problem with the vehicle vibrating. It has been taken to the dealership a total of three times. The first time both front rotors were turned. The second time the front passenger rotors were resurfaced. The last time the front passenger rotor was warped however the dealership resurfaced the front driver and passenger side rotors. The rotors have been resurfaced three times in the last thirteen months. The dealership determined this is due to the way the contact drives the vehicle. The contact claimed dealer replaced rotors on 04/18/2006, and turned them 3 times in 13 months.

- Santee, CA, USA

problem #1

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

Not what you are looking for?