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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
93,687 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 172011

Santa Fe

  • 105,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked she smelled a fuel odor. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 105,000. The consumer stated due to the severity of the leak from the rusted gas tank, she was forced to get rid of the vehicle and had to purchase another vehicle.

- Troy, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 262011

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 86,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated the bottom of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking fuel. Whenever the vehicle was parked there was fuel on the ground under the vehicle. The dealer was contacted who advised that they had never heard of the type of failure and there were no recalls for the vehicle. The vehicle was repaired at the contacts expense.. the manufacturer was notified, but no assistance was provided. The failure mileage was 86,000.

- Deerfield, NH, USA

problem #1

Sep 142010

Santa Fe

  • 90,060 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle was parked when the contact noticed fuel on the ground and that the fuel tank was leaking. The vehicle was taken to a repair shop where the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and rusted. The contact called the manufacturer who stated that the vehicle was no longer under warranty and offered no assistance. The failure mileage was 90,060.

- Brazil, IN, USA

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