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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Hyundai Santa Fe accessories - interior problems

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 282007

Santa Fe

  • 50,000 miles


I owned a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe and the heated seat electrical unit failed to shut off and the interior of the car caught on fire (leather seats, dashboard, roof of the car, etc). The car had to be totaled with only 50,000 miles on it and Hyundai said there was nothing that they could do about it. I went through my insurance company and filed a total loss and my $25,000 car was settled for $11,000.

- Oakdale, NY, USA

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