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1.6

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
101,600 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 102011

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

Over the last 4-6 months noticed driver and passengers getting very tired and developing headaches while driving our 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. Cracked exhaust manifold discovered by owner.

- Marion, OH, USA

problem #2

Nov 192009

Santa Fe

  • 120,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated she and the passengers, including a child, would develop headaches after driving short distances. The vehicle tested positive for carbon monoxide; yet, the dealer was unable to locate a leak or determine where the gas was emitting from. The vehicle was not repaired. The contact was concerned with the toxicity of the gas and its affects on her and the passengers in the vehicle. The VIN was not available. The current mileage was approximately 130,000 and the failure mileage was 120,000.

- Londonderry, NH, USA

problem #1

Jun 232010

Santa Fe

  • 77,800 miles
My 2002 Hyundai 2002 sante fe has a 2-part catalytic converter. Hyundai has a warranty--required by federal law, I understand--that covers this for 8 years, 80,000 miles. My car is within that criteria. The second converter broke off, and neither now work. Hyundai and its dealer, marhofer Hyundai of cuyahoga falls, Ohio, refuse to honor the warranty, because the main converter would work if the second, and an entirely new exhaust system, were installed. The car is undriveable, sounding like a truck and spewing exhaust. Another shop is replacing this, and the owner told me his vendor has just sold five of these converters/exhaust systems. The shop just put one in on a Hyundai sante fe, and mine will make seven in a small city (akron) in a very short period of time. Yet Hyundai will do nothing, and marhofer wants $2,000 for the work. This problem is a safety issue because exhaust from the broken converter could enter the vehicle and cause injury to the driver and passenger.

- Akron, OH, USA

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