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

2006 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 022006

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,000 miles


Brakes failed to apply when coming to a stop at a red light causing me to hit the back of the car in front of me; speed less than 10 mph; brakes "bucked" and would not re-engage and did not stop the car in time to prevent accident; applied emergency brake and turned off ignition to stop process; reported to local police; car has been impounded for investigation and confirmation of technical difficulties.

- Burlington, NJ, USA

problem #1

Feb 012006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 39,000 miles
ABS system activates on intermittent occasions when braking from slow <20 mph, also ABS pump cycles on during slow turns.

- Syracuse, NY, USA

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