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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,542 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 232016

Santa Fe

  • 170 miles


V ehicle caugh T on fire in motion claim number 870190.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Sep 232014

Santa Fe

  • 125,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 40 mph, the rear of the vehicle swayed. The contact noticed that the rear end was lower than normal. A certified mechanic stated that the rear-trailing arm and struts were rusted. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and repaired. The details of the repair were unknown. The contact also mentioned that the fuel tank was previously replaced due to rust. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The approximate failure mileage was 125,000.

- Saint Xavier, MT, USA

problem #2

Jun 212012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
When approaching a stop (<5mph) and braking, the car engages in unintended acceleration. The engine will tach to over 3000 RPM and if you are not hard on the brakes, the car will accelerate. At least one time the car had to be put into neutral and the ignition turned off to keep the car under control.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

problem #1

May 292012

Santa Fe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while refueling, fuel leaked from the fuel tank. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic. The mechanic confirmed that the fuel tank tube needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The VIN was unavailable. The failure and current mileages were unknown.

- Goshen, NY, USA

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