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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,200 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

Nov 272006

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 8,900 miles


#1 car would not stop, rolled through a stop sign and pulled over into empty lot and tested brakes a few times and then it was okay. #2 was stopped behind a vehicle about 2 feet away, with my foot on the brake when car accelerated and felt like it jumped and I bumped the car in front. This was on 11-28-06 about 1 1/2 hours after bringing my car to the dealer to tell them that my brakes sounded like metal against metal and was told that it was normal on foggy mornings. The same thing happened the morning before but I was told to bring it in the next day because they were busy. I don't remember the date of the first incident when I rolled through the stop sign but it was about 4 weeks before the second time. Dealer had my car for 2 days but could not duplicate the incident.

- So. Toms River, NJ, USA

problem #1

Nov 252006

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,500 miles
: the contact stated while driving and depressing the accelerator pedal, the engine accelerated and when the brake pedal was depressed, the vehicle failed to stop. The gear was shifted into park and the vehicle stopped. It was driven to the dealer who could not duplicate the problem. Updated 12/18/06.

- Jackson, NJ, USA

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