Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
235,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace entire exhaust (1 reports)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 192014

Santa Fe V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 235,000 miles


Overall this has been one of the best vehicles I've owned and I have never had any significant problems that weren't fixed until recall, which Hyndai has been great at fixing. The only major problem I have had was the catalytic converter. It comes in two separate pieces. Where the two connect continuously corrodes. After having it replaced the second time I was told I would need to replace the entire exhaust which was pricey. Luckily I have a friend that owns a welding shop so the third time they welded the pieces together.

I do wish there were more Hyndai garages to choose from near my area. The one in Dundalk Md sucks. They would only fix one recall at a time and after fixing one of the recalls failed to replace my oil cap. Luckily it didn't fall down into my engine and cause any damage. When I got home to see if they checked all my fluids as it said on my paper work I noticed they didn't do that either.

- , Baltimore, MD, USA

Search for these popular complaint phrases...

Not what you are looking for?