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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has a problem with the engine stalling while driving. Both our data & the NHTSA's complaint data show a significant defect trend at low mileage.
In a 2-page letter to owners in 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.
Worst 2012 Santa Fe Problems by Category
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- engine problems19
- interior accessories problems4
- AC / heater problems3
- lights problems3
- exterior accessories problems2
- drivetrain problems2
- electrical problems2
- miscellaneous problems1
- transmission problems1
- wheels / hubs problems1
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