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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
17,407 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.

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #8

Apr 152013

Santa Fe

  • 3,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving various speeds with the accelerator pedal depressed, the vehicle failed to respond. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be duplicated. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 3,000. The VIN was not available.

- Pembroke Pines, FL, USA

problem #7

Feb 152016

Santa Fe

  • 41,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While remotely starting the vehicle, it independently accelerated with no one in the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 41,000. The VIN was not available.

- Bartlett, IL, USA

problem #6

Jul 292015

Santa Fe

  • 55,870 miles
The vehicle was stopped with my foot on brake. The engine began to race for several seconds and then returned to normal. It seemed as if the transmission was in neutral when this happened as there was no laboring of the engine. The car was in drive.

- Pattersonville, NY, USA

problem #5

Feb 042015

Santa Fe

  • 14,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While attempting to park the vehicle with the brake pedal depressed, it accelerated independently. As a result, the contact crashed into the driver side of another vehicle and then into a snow bank. The air bags did not deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. A police report was not filed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic, but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 14,000.

- Middleburgh, NY, USA

problem #4

Sep 102014

Santa Fe

  • 15,000 miles
Hyundai Santa Fe sport 2013 purchased new, single owner vehicle. There have been multiple incidents where the cruise control had one of the following issues. 1.failed to engage 2.failed to disengage 3.made the car accelerate when trying to disengage the cruise control feature it does not happen consistently but it has happened multiple times for me and the other driver within my home. Most recent incident took place 9.10.2014. I"M filing this complaint due to the safety concerns associated with the car accelerating when I"M intending for it to slow down by turning off the cruise control. I informed the dealership of this issue when I took my vehicle in for service and since it did not happen during a test drive they did not pursue the issue any further. The inability to duplicate the issue during a test drive does not reduce the safety impact of this software issue when the error occurs.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 192013

Santa Fe

  • 9,000 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the accelerator pedal would become stuck to the floorboard. In addition, the vehicle would lunge forward without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the failure was unable to be replicated. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 9,000 and the current mileage was 12,060.

- Histeria , CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 042013

Santa Fe

  • 300 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while traveling at various speeds, the vehicle suddenly lost acceleration power. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 300.

- Vienna, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 172013

Santa Fe

  • 1,086 miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 65 mph, the vehicle lost acceleration power. The rpms increased but the vehicle did not regain acceleration power. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. A diagnostic was performed and located the failure at the throttle body. The throttle assembly was replaced. The failure mileage was 1,086 and the approximate current mileage was 1,088.

- Thayne, WY, USA

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