10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 4
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,601 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical problems

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 4 of 4)

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problem #7

Mar 132007

Santa Fe

  • 12,868 miles

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

While driving in a southern direction I made a left hand turn in an eastern direction, as I was making the turn I heard a loud sound similar to the dropping of a heavy object and immediately afterward the power steering on my car went dead and the red battery light in the dash came on. I was able to pull the car to the side of the road and I stopped. The red battery light was still on, I than turned the key to turn the motor off and when I started the car again the red light was still on and I did not have power steering. As I was close to my home, I proceeded to drive home and park the car in the driveway, the power steering was not working and the red battery light was still on. Since this is the third time that I have experienced the loss of the power steering I am going to have the car transported to the dealers service shop for inspection. The first time that I experienced the loss of the power steering an inspection was made by the service mechanics of the dealer, and they after keeping the car several days could find nothing wrong. If these incidents would have occurred while I was driving on the N.J. turnpike I feel that the outcome would have been much different.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #6

Mar 102010

Santa Fe

  • 11,680 miles
While making a right hand turn going from an eastward direction to a southern direction the power steering on my vehicle went dead, the red driver seat belt light came on and in a few seconds the power steering came back and the eat belt light went off. Traveling at a very slow speed in a rural area of town.. after incident I drove home without any problem.

- Hamilton, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 102010

Santa Fe

  • 11,680 miles
While making a right hand turn going from an eastward direction to a southern direction the power steering on my vehicle went dead, the red driver seat belt light came on and in a few seconds the power steering came back and the eat belt light went off. Traveling at a very slow speed in a rural area of town.. after incident I drove home without any problem.

- Hamilton, NH, USA

problem #4

Nov 162009

Santa Fe

  • 49,990 miles

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

Re: 2007 hyud Santa Fe G. 49880 miles (at oil change 11/02/2009). I drove my car approx 90 miles on a shopping trip. I parked the car in front of the house approx 3 pm, went inside the house and approx 5 minutes went to the car to remove the items I bought. I found the car burning at the dash board in front of the steering wheel. I call 911 and the fire dept arrive to extinguish the fire. The entire inside of the car was burned.

- Elkhart, TX, USA

problem #3

Aug 122008

Santa Fe

  • 13,400 miles
Air bag light comes on and panic alarm goes off by itself. After each event, alarm will not fully reset.

- Centereach, NY, USA

problem #2

Oct 032007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact started the ignition in the vehicle and smoke erupted from the front windshield and instrument panel. There was no warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact immediately exited the vehicle and inspected underneath the hood, but there was no smoke or flames. The windshield was damaged. There were no injuries. The fire department was not called to the scene. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer, but they could not detect the cause of the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 12,000. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/16/08

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

problem #1

Dec 182007

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 6,800 miles
On Monday December 18, 2007 I got a 2007 Santa Fe to drive as a loaner from a Hyundai dealership. Tuesday night when I filled the gas tank, the vehicle would not start for about 20 minutes. I called roadside assistance who told me to call the dealership, who in turn told me to call roadside assistance. Brown's manager, ishmael told my husband that he could not help us. The next day I called the dealership service manager who said that the problem had to do with the remote starter on the key chain, which I could press twice and the car would restart. He offered another car to me but assured me that I should be fine. I opted to keep the Santa Fe. That night as I returned on the fairfax county parkway from herndon to my home, the Santa Fe died again. No amount of pressing on the remote restarted the vehicle and I became panicked as cars raced by on either side of me. The vehicle never restarted although the dashboard lights would occasionally flash on then off. A policeman contacted a tow truck who towed me back to the dealership. I felt my life was at risk by the Santa Fe's total failure in the middle of a major highway at rush hour, where I was stranded for 40 minutes.

- Dumfries, VA, USA

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