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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,549 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.

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

engine problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 212008

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 65,549 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that when he depressed the accelerator pedal, the pedal stuck and accelerated to almost 80 mph. He was able to maneuver to the side of the road, shift to neutral and turn the vehicle off. Before his failure, his wife told him she noticed the same failure with the sticking pedal. He called the dealership and was instructed to take the vehicle in. The dealer was able to duplicate the failure and the accelerator cable assembly was replaced. He wrote a letter to the manufacturer but received no response. The current mileage was approximately 85,390. The failure mileage was 65,549. Updated 3/17/10 the technician found the throttle cable from the pedal to the accelerator jammed. Updated 07/15/10.

- Staton Island, NY, USA

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