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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
46,167 miles

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Dec 052013

Santa Fe

  • 52,000 miles

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

Was second vehicle at stop light with foot on brake. Vehicle suddenly lunged forward overriding brake, and hit back of vehicle in front causing damage and possible injury to other driver. Had pedestrians been in front, could easily have run over them. Months prior, twice on same day engine power died while driving. Hyundai replaced throttle position sensor.

- Colorado Springs, CO, USA

problem #2

Apr 092013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2008 Santa Fe ltd that suffered a loss of the left rear quarter glass, including the frame molding, while driving on the freeway a few days ago. The glass company stated that it appeared to have actually break off of the bolts and simply fly off the vehicle. The only thing left on the vehicle was the urethane adhesive, which was stretched out around the back of the quarter panel. Another interesting note is that while inspecting the right rear quarter glass, it appears to be suffering from the same phenomenon, and may come off at any time. I contacted the dealership, which informed me that my auto is out of warranty and that there are no recalls for this issue at this time. Considering that my auto insurance deductible is $500, I was forced to pay for the replacement out of pocket for $338.55.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #1

Dec 062009

Santa Fe

  • 36,500 miles
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe off center head on collision resulting in severe leg trauma. Integrity of the fire wall failed resulting in metal pushing past the firewall in to the drivers side area entrapping the leg on the femur. This injury resulted in a dangerous amount of blood loss in to the cavity of the thigh.

- Prescott Valley, AZ, USA

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