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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
45,000 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Mar 172007

Santa Fe

  • 90,000 miles


Premature rusting of powerstering 2 (5 year), & transmission 2 (6 year ), & brake (7 year), steel lines. And ABS, traction control sensor ring on front drive wheels shaft, rust & split, needed to replace axles as the only fix. Right front axle to transmission case seal slips out and leaks oil has been repaired 5 times under warranty & still need to be put back in a oil changes (3000miles) on 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe.

- Schoharie, NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 132008

Santa Fe

  • miles
With regards the transmission of the SUV Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 and it has been 4 weeks still on the dealer shop and no extra rental car provided after 4 weeks that's been, just wants to find out if it part of the recall vehicle. If we didn't notice anything, who knows could it happen if we're driving on the highway and the transmission start to fall out. Please let us know if this consider as a recall, thank you...

- Broomfield, CO, USA

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