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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
24,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 292008

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 24,500 miles


My 2005 Santa Fe (Hyundai) was parked in my driveway. My 3 year old son got out of my sight for 2 seconds got into the car and put it in reverse and coasted out of my drive and across the street hitting my neighbors Ford Expedition. No keys and he is too small to reach any pedals. This was almost a devastating accident, there where children riding bikes on my street and a car driving down the is almost a week now and I am getting nowhere with Hyundai, and the dealer tells me they cannot do anything until Hyundai inspects the car. Since the incident, I can still put the car in any gear without keys or touching pedals. And the steering wheel is locked so you cannot steer either.

- Levittown, PA, USA

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