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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
112,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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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

Jan 092016

Santa Fe 4WD 3.5L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 114,000 miles


This problem has recently started and it is a definite a nuisance but I have realized how to get around it. I would like to find out what would cause this problem in this car (or any other car), please point me in the right direction - where I may start to check for a solution. One day out of the blue after gassing up it happened and it continues to happen.

- , Martinez, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 032012

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

After fueling, the car won't start. It take NUMEROUS attempts. Then once it starts, it dies and we begin again. I have to REV it high to get it to stay running.

- , Largo, FL, USA

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