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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,400 miles

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 7,400 miles


While driving and stepping on brake pedal had to apply extensive force to the brake pedal. Took vehicle to dealer, who claimed brakes were okay. The second problem involved rear door misalignment. The third failure was paint peeling off under the hood.

- Staten Island, NY, USA

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