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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
120,000 miles
Total Complaints:
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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jul 012013

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


Most times after I refuel my Santa Fe I have to immediately gun the engine and keep in moving forward or it will stall out. When it stalls I have to restart and gun the engine and keep moving. Once I get about a quarter mile it will keep running normally until the next refill. I have taken the car to the mechanic for the issue, but they have no clue what is happening .. they've done general inspection and flushed the fuel line, no resolution. I am very tired of this issue! When I go into a gas station I have to always make sure I'm not behind another car so I can immediately drive out of the station and down the street without stopping.

Generally happy with the car, but this issue is going to cause me to get rid of it, and prob no buy another SantaFe

- , Berkeley, CA, USA

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