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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 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.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 032009

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. When the contact engaged the brake pedal, she heard a thump and moments later the parking brake light appeared on the dashboard. A local mechanic stated that the ABS light needed to be replaced. There were no prior warnings. The current and failure mileages were 70000. Updated 11/06/09 the consumer stated the ABS master cylinder failed. She stated she had no brakes and went through a red light and had to pump the brakes in order for the vehicle to stop. Updated 11/09/09

- Levittown, PA, USA

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