Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50 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 brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 052003

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


While applying the brake pedal, the vehicle vibrated uncontrollably. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the consumer that the brake pads and rotors needed to be replaced.

- Oakridge, OR, USA

problem #1

Feb 052004

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Rusting brake rotors on my 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe causing excessive noise and unsafe brake function. Hyundai wants to reprogram the ABS ECU, recall 04V131000, instead of replacing the brake components with parts that will not rust. The reprograming will prevent the ABS system from functioning properly at low speed and in my opinion compromises the function of the brake system.

- New Rochelle, ND, USA

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