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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,943 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe suspension problems

suspension problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 092011

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 133,943 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 65 mph, there was a significant loss in the steering control. The contact was able to gain control and maneuver the vehicle to the side of the road. The engine was turned off and restarted; however, the failure continued to occur. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer who stated that the front passenger lower control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown. Updated 06/01/11 the vehicle was repaired under the Hyundai corrosion class action at a cost of $ 2100. Updated 08/04/11

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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