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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,121 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Mar 202005

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,362 miles


Usually when there are rainy conditons when I am attempting to inititate driving my vehicle, I have a problem with braking, the brakes will sound very loudly and experience excessive vibration and have extended stopping distance. In a few instances I almost hit other cars and the curb because the car would not stop.

- Owings Mills, MD, USA

problem #2

Aug 202004

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles
Was pulling into parking lot of shopping mall, as I pulled into parking space I applied the ABS brakes and they went all the way to the floor without stopping my vehicle. I then took my foot off the brake and applied it again, with the same results. Before I could use the emergency brake I struck the vehicle ahead of me.

- Big Spring, TX, USA

problem #1

Jun 282004

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 5,000 miles
The night I took delivery of the vehical I had electrical problems this was to be fix by dealership, well now 8/15/2004 there are more elec. Problems the fuses are blowing and the brakes are not stopping as should be.also the trasmission when appling the gas pulls to the right, and between 40/60 mph jecksing sensation to the vehicle.

- Austin, TX, USA

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