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1.5

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
111,500 miles

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #8

Oct 072016

Santa Fe

  • 190,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Purchased a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe and found afterward that the fuel tank was leaking from inside the plastic shell surrounding it. Discovered at that time that this is a common problem in states that have corrosion (road salt) and it is difficult to spot because of the plastic shell. Found that Hyundai had not done a recall but extended the warranty, but only an additional 5 years or 50, 000 miles on the fuel tank. Contacted Hyundai because local dealer stated that they (the company) have repaired these after the vehicle has exceeded 150,000 miles at company cost but I went through the steps with their Consumer Affairs division and was turned down. Vehicle cannot be driven because of leaking fuel right next to hot exhaust pipe. This needs to be a recall.

- Lowell, MI, USA

problem #7

Apr 272016

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 35 mph, the contact noticed a fuel odor inside the vehicle. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the evac canister needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired; however, the failure persisted. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000. Updated 10/19/16

- Barnet, VT, USA

problem #6

Jun 022016

Santa Fe

  • 94,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving, a fuel odor emitted in the interior and exterior of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic where it was diagnosed that the fuel tank was rusted and leaking. As a result, the fuel tank needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V317000 (fuel system, gasoline). The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Larksville, PA, USA

problem #5

Jun 132016

Santa Fe

  • 96,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that there was a strong fuel odor coming from the vehicle, as well as a fuel puddle under the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 06V317000 (fuel system, gasoline). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 96,000.

- Shavertown, PA, USA

problem #4

Jan 152016

Santa Fe

  • 163,000 miles
Gas tank is corroded and leaking fuel due to road salt because I live in the northeast. I was notified that Hyundai has "extended the warranty" on model years 2001-2006 up to 150,000 miles. I do not believe this "extended warranty" should have a mileage restriction, and I also do not believe this should be an extension of the warranty but an all our recall by Hyundai. Cars are leaking gas! my car has no other rust on it and I keep my car clean and parked in my garage. My gas tank should not be rusted out on a car that is 10 years old. I also own a 1999 and another 2005 Hyundai (elantra & sonata) and neither have any gas tank corrosion. This is a design flaw and a dangerous situation.

- Raymond, NH, USA

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problem #3

Jul 012013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 136,000 miles
In cruise control mode, the vehicle would not decelerate when the reduce speed/coast button was pushed. This incident was not the first such incident; at least 10 similar incidents occurred previous to that incident, and 4 incidents since.

- The Villages, FL, USA

problem #2

Jun 022014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that fuel fumes were emitting in and around the vehicle. After inspecting the vehicle, the contact discovered that fuel was leaking. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic. The technician diagnosed that the fuel tank was rusted and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. That approximate failure mileage was 68,000. Updated 11/06/14

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #1

Mar 182014

Santa Fe

  • 90,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that there was an overpowering and consistent odor of gasoline coming from the vehicle. The contact examined the vehicle and notice that there was a fuel leak. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, who stated that there was a small fracture in the fuel tank. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacture and dealer were not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 90,000. The VIN was not available.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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