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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 miscellaneous problems

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #5

Apr 012011

Santa Fe

  • miles


The exterior painting on my vehicle is of poor quality. About 4 years ago, the paint started oxidizing in multiple areas such as the hood & roof- initially in small areas, but has now spread to cover most of these areas. I waxed the car at least 2X per year. The paint just does not appear to have been of a high quality.

- Mobile, AL, USA

problem #4

Apr 082001

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
On going problems with my Hyundai Santa Fe. I have had to take my car back 16 different times, 7 times since the Florida lemon law expired. Each problem has been repaired under warranty, but with the ongoing problems I asked Hyundai to compensate me. I was told the lemon law has expired and they will do nothing to help.

- Palmetto, FL, USA

problem #3

Aug 262002

(reported on)

Santa Fe 4WD

  • miles
Sppedometer out by 7.75%, O2 was a recall never contacted by mfg Hyundai replacing when owners stop in for service, also owners on Santa Fe forum having alternator problems numerous alternators being replaced (ECU reprogramming)on case by case basis?

- Oshkosh, WI, USA

problem #2

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 #1

Jan 012002

Santa Fe

  • miles
Check engine light has come on and off for a periosd of two weeks when dealer checked nothing wrong, and now the radio pauses while playing.

- Round Lake Beach, IL, USA

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