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2.0

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,500 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 292011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 157,000 miles

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

There is extensive and through thickness corrosion on the front right subframe of my Hyundai 2002 Santa Fe, it has resulted in the bolted joint of the control arm separating from the sub frame. This was fortunately caught by a repair shop and did not result in an accident. The symptoms were steering pull, and noise when turning, and excessive wear on the front tires. This appears to be an identical problem to that which triggered the 089 recall on the sonata. Photos have been taken and are available. No repairs have been made as of yet. The left side of the car is fine, no corrosion at all.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #1

Feb 282010

Santa Fe

  • miles
My 2002 sante fe has been recalled for rear trailing arm repair and I've been informed by the dealer that they will not pay for a loaner car. The dealer is far from both my home and work and this will require me to rent a car at my expense. Repairing the defect is the very least Hyundai should do. To truly be at no cost to the consumer, the recall should include a loaner car, as it would with any warranty repair.

- St. Paul, MN, USA

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