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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,750 miles

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282009

Santa Fe

  • 28,000 miles


My 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe had a slow leak while on the highway and I always carried a can of fix a flat.I then proceeded tp a tire place to repair the tire but was told that because I used the fix a flat the tire could not be repaired. My complaint is that I have written to fix a flat to either confirm or deny this statement by the tire company, but so far I have not been contacted by anyone from fix a flat. Can you please confirm or deny this statement? the tire place told me that the dot has published a ruling to this effect, but I looked all over and can't find anything on it.

- Palm Coast, FL, USA

problem #1

May 172007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,500 miles
No prior warnings or conditions existed prior to failure. The vehicle would not start and it was diagnosed by a fellow coworker to be the fuel pump. Aaa was called to tow the vehicle, and upon arrival, put car in neutral to back it up in order to tow. Immediately, the front driver tire when flat, and it was a result of the front strut assembly breaking and causing the coil spring to snap and pierce the front tire. It has been 6 days, and I was still without the vehicle which was only 3 1/2 years old with 65,000 miles. I was told that nothing was covered by warranty and replacement parts were not available. In order to get the vehicle fixed quickly I had to accept parts from a 2006 vehicle.

- Niagara Falls, NY, USA

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