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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4 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.

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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 #2

Dec 112003

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Gas tank gauge is giving false readings. Consumer feels this is very unsafe, never knows when vehicle may run out of gas.

- Methuen, MA, USA

problem #1

Dec 022003

(reported on)

Santa Fe

  • 9 miles
Fuel gauge failed to read the correct fuel level in the gas tank. Dealership serviced the vehicle 4 times, and replaced the fuel gauge once in an attempt to correct the problem. However, problem still exists.

- Methuen, MA, USA

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