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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
3,308 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 #3

Apr 132007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 50 mph, the steering wheel vibrated. The dealer stated that all four rotors were warped, which caused the failure. The dealer resurfaced the rotors; however, approximately two months later, the failure recurred. The dealer resurfaced the rotors once again; however, approximately four months later, the failure recurred a third time. The dealer refused to replace the rotors and the brakes pads. The failure mileage was 2,000 and current mileage was 20,000.

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 292005

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • 3,962 miles
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe resurfaced rotors, vibrating steering wheel and brake pedal. The left front speaker made a noise.

- Stony Point, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 292005

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • 3,962 miles
2005 Hyundai Santa Fe brake pedal and steering wheel vibrated. Rotors had already been resurfaced. The check engine light illuminated. The dealer replaced the canister purge valve. The left speaker was making an noise.

- Stony Point, NY, USA

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