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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
95,899 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 042010

Santa Fe

  • 95,899 miles


While driving to work, vehicle in front of me stopped abruptly, I stepped hard on the brake pedal I was going approx. 30 mph, the brake pedal pulsated ( ABS activating) for a second or 2 and stopped, and the brake pedal suddenly sank to the floor, the vehicle kept going, I pulled the emergency brake to try to stop, but it was too late I ran into the vehicle in front of me causing considerable damage to both vehicles. I contacted Hyundai dealer and was told it is not a defect and also is not under warranty. I now have to have the car fixed at my own expense. I feel a recall by Hyundai should be initiated since this seems to be common defect, please help!

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

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