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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
48,000 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 022004

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 81,000 miles


Timing belt replaced in Sept. 2003 under warranty. I paid for 3 days rental vehicle during this service. Timing belt discovered to be defective in February 2004, and was replaced again under warranty, but Hyundai refuses to pay for the 2 days rental car, claiming this is a warranty item and (no matter how many times they replace a defective part), they will not coverr a rental.

- Concord, CA, USA

problem #2

Dec 052003

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 63,000 miles
Timing belt failure, causing engine to seize and damaged engine.

- Monson, MA, USA

problem #1

May 262003

Santa Fe

  • miles
While driving at low speed and without warning vehicle will shut off due to defective timing belt. This caused consumer to pull over. Dealer notified.

- Shreveport, LA, USA

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