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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
361,000 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe lights problems

lights problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012009

Santa Fe

  • 690,000 miles


Front headlight lenses are cloudy and yellow to point where I can not see the insight of the lens. The light from the light bulb is greatly reduced to the point where I have difficulty seeing the street at night. I contacted Hyundai and they refused to correct the problem. I feel this is a serious safety defect that should be corrected by Hyundai at no cost to me. The car is only 7 years old.

- Massapequa, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 312006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 32,000 miles
: the contact stated both headlights were extremely cloudy making visibility very limited. The dealership was made aware of the problem. Updated 10/25/2006 - the dealer said they could buff the inside of both headlights, at cost to the consumer.

- Miami, FL, USA

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