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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #11

Nov 032001

Santa Fe

  • miles

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

The vehicle has stalled twice while driving up to speeds of 60 mph. There is no power, no gas, nothing. The second time it stalled I was in the caldecott tunnel, highway 24, berkeley ca. Driving at a speed of 60 mph. There is no place to pull over for safety. Thankfully the tunnel is on a downhill slope, and I was able to coast out of the tunnel and pull over to the side of the road. The tunnel is an extremely dangerous place for engine failure. The first time I experienced engine failure was on a two lane road outside of antioch, ca. At night driving by myself. It is an terrifying feeling to be driving at speeds of 55-60 mph and have the vehicle shut off completely. There is no warning. I have taken this vehicle in several times for service, whining timing chain, several times, and each time the vehicle was not repaired. Now with the engine stall problems I am very afraid that I or others driving with me as well as other vehicles on the road may injured or worse killed due to this major defect in this car. I babysit my grandchildren on a regular basis and fear for their safety as well. I tried contacting Hyundai at their 1800 number and there was no extension available to speak to someone in order to file a claim. Also after waiting 20 minutes to get through it sent me to voice mail. The car is now at Hyundai in concord, California waiting for service. I was without a car for one week the first time it was supposedly repaired after the first stall. Besides being fearful of my safety and the safety of others I will now have to go without a vehicle again for a length of time.

- Antioch, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 122002

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • miles
The vehicle cut off while the consumer was driving. The dealer said there was nothing wrong.

- North Augusta, SC, USA

problem #9

Aug 232002

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Engine hesitates. Dealer changed spark plugs twice, oxygen sensor and transmission computer. After replacement vehicle began to overheat and stalled out losing power. Vehicle has been at dealership 15 times and they are still not able to find the problem.

- Yauco, PR, USA

problem #8

Jul 242002

Santa Fe 4WD

  • miles

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

Car stalls and or fails to accelerate unexpectedly.

- Des Plaines, IL, USA

problem #7

Feb 012002

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When coming to a stop light vehicle would stall intermittently, upon restart it would not exceed 10-15 mph for about 1 mile. Then, it would not shift until 40 mph was reached. Vehicle was taken to dealer 6 times, catalytic converter was replaced twice, did not remedy the problem. Part of crankshaft was replaced, vehicle has not stalled since. Please provide name of part.

- Riverside, CA, USA

problem #6

Feb 212002

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • miles
Consumer stated that the vehicle had engine hesitation, loses power, it also turns off while running, and on 2 occassions the vehicle overheated, the vehicle was taken to the service center and they replaced the spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and they suggested to change the gasoline which currently he is using. The vehicle still had the same problem.

- Yauco, PR, USA

problem #5

Feb 212002

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • miles

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

Consumer stated that the vehicle had engine hesitation, loses power, it also turns off while running, and on 2 occassions the vehicle overheated, the vehicle was taken to the service center and they replaced the spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and they suggested to change the gasoline which currently he is using. The vehicle still had the same problem.

- Yauco, PR, USA

problem #4

Dec 052001

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • miles
At approximatlely 50-60 mph the car has a engine miss. Car loses power that can last for a second or more. Problem is a intermittent one. I have had it to the dealer at least 5 times. They have replaced the computer and the mass air sensor but the problem still happens. It seems to happen more when the truck is under load ie: Going up a hill, passing.

- Mechanicsville, MD, USA

problem #3

Aug 232001

Santa Fe

  • miles
4 cyl. Gl automatic, when driving car bucks-stutters, downshifts hesitates for a few seconds in doing this it can cause a bad accident.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #2

Apr 282001

Santa Fe

  • miles
Vehicle will hesitate when it reaching speed of 40 mph, before speed can return to normal. Dealer notified, and unable to locate problem. Provide any further information on this matter.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

problem #1

Jan 222001

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
There is a hesitation when accelerating, feels as though vehicle needs a tune up. Dealer cannot determine cause.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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