CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe apparently has a problem with the engine stalling while driving.

In a 2-page letter to Santa Fe owners from August 2014, Hyundai claims the engine stalling only occurs under a "specific set of operating conditions".

However a class action lawsuit filed around the same time details multiple claims from Sante Fe owners that claim the engine stalling happens at any time, under any conditions.

Although the model year range in the lawsuit is 2010-2012, the stalling complaint trend hasn't shown up in our data for the 2010 model year. Both the 2011 & 2012 Santa Fe model years DO show a significant defect trend of the engine stalling.

Currently we're not rating the 2010 Santa Fe as "bad" or "poor". Just be aware of this potentially serious problem.

4.2

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
27,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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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.

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012012

Santa Fe

  • 20,000 miles

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

The headlight lens housings (2) have deteriorated to the point that the headlights fail to properly light the road. This not a case of the housings yellowing but rather the housing material has developed fractures and is crumbling on the interior and exterior. There is no method to correct this fracturing. This manufacturing defect has been reported to the Hyundai dealer repeatedly over the last four years.

- Daytona Beach, FL, USA

problem #1

Sep 012011

Santa Fe

  • 35,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the defrost system would only defog the rear window. The vehicle was not inspected by a dealer or an independent mechanic. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was approximately 35,000. The current mileage was approximately 60,000.

- Little Falls, CA, USA

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