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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 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.

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical problems

electrical problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #5

Oct 142003

Santa Fe

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving about 55 mph on the highway and without warning vehicle would stall and shut down, and would not restart. The SUV was towed to the dealership for analysis. Driver picked up the truck from the dealer that day, but without warning the SUV shut down on the way home.

- Modesto, CA, USA

problem #4

Nov 172001

Santa Fe 4WD

  • miles
The car "misses" so badly it will not accelerate. In addition, it periodically dies while idling. This vehicle has had numerous electrical issues. Hyundai has replaced the alternator and the battery with higher output equipment and the problems have worsened.

- Waco, TX, USA

problem #3

Jun 272002

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine check light stays illuminated on dashboard.. vehicle stalls out even when the air conditioner is turned on. Also, lately the vehicle is using alot of gas and is pulling. Vehicle has started to hestitate when accelerating or braking. Dealer was informed.

- Burbank, CA, USA

problem #2

Jan 022001

Santa Fe

  • miles
While driving and without any notice will lose power, and consumer can no longe accelerate vehicle. Contacted dealer.

- Oak Park, IL, USA

problem #1

May 112001

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • miles
While driving would notice fumes entering vehicle. Took vehicle to dealership, mechanic indicated that a short in ignition system was causing problem. Also, had entire catalytic converter system replaced.

- Lawrence, KS, USA

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