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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,200 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.

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 052010

Santa Fe

  • 97,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. While traveling at 5 mph, the contact applied the brakes and the ABS system independently engaged without warning. The vehicle was taken to a local mechanic where the contact was informed that the G- sensor would need to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired and there were no prior warnings. The failure mileage was 97,000 and the current mileage was 98,000.

- Duncansville, PA, USA

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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