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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
133,000 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

Dec 312013

Santa Fe

  • 133,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving approximately 35 mph, the springs in the rear control arms became fractured. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the control arms were completely rusted. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure persisted. Also, the contact stated that left driver side control arm was replaced by the dealer due to corrosion. In addition, the sub-frame needed to be replaced but the part needed to do the repair was unavailable. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 133,000.

- Greenwood Lake , NY, USA

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