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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
300 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 302003

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles


I purchased a 2003 Santa Fe LX 4WD with the 2.7L engine. Almost from the time I purchased the vehicle, it has been suffering from a sulfur smell. The dealer made one repair that seemed to last for about a week, unfortunately, the odour is back. The dealer claims that they cannot duplicate this concern, however, they only drive the vehicle 2 or 3 miles when I take it to them to be serviced. Funny how everyone except the dealer can smell this foul disgusting odor.

- Lincoln Park, MI, USA

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