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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,350 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 #2

Jun 302011

Santa Fe

  • 56,700 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the bracket which held the spare tire in place cut into the sidewalls of the tires. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who stated that the bracket was welded onto the spare tire mount in such a fashion that it was causing damage to the tires. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure, but offered no assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 56,700.

- Brownsville , TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 252009

Santa Fe

  • 66,000 miles
Purchased 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV August 2009. Have found that the brake pedal and gas pedal are too close together and it is easy to get the wrong pedal when driving.

- New Bern , NC, USA

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