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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,517 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.

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe lights problems

lights problem

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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #5

Nov 292014

Santa Fe

  • 29,387 miles


The headlights are directed downward such that they do not sufficiently illuminate the roadway. Exceeding speeds of approximately 35 mph at night on a level surface requires over-driving the headlights; high beams must be used at all times at greater speeds to drive safely. The company refers me to the dealership and vice versa; while they each acknowledge that this is a common problem, neither is willing to take steps to rectify the issue.

- Hummelstown, PA, USA

problem #4

Nov 102014

Santa Fe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe sport. The contact stated that at night on dark mountain roads the headlights prevents you from seeing the side and cross roads. The dealer was not notified. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure.

- Pine, CO, USA

problem #3

Nov 042013

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • miles
2013 Hyundai sante fe. Consumer writes in regards to low beam headlights problem. The consumer stated when driving at night, the front windshield had a line and shadow at about half way point to the top that was a darker shade and as a result it was very dark and very hard to see, especially on poorly lit roads.

- Patchogue, NY, USA

problem #2

Jul 062013

Santa Fe

  • 8,000 miles
Have been noticing occasionally the front windshield wipers do not return to their "parked" position. They will occasionally stay too far up by 2 to 3 inches. When parked, they should be below the hood line tucked nicely to the wiper cowl. I have found on about 5 occasions since owning this car that the wipers are up as opposed to parked down correctly. The driver seat also rocked quite a bit when first purchased. Two of us drive the vehicle, neither of us are overweight at all. We got the seat track assembly under the driver's seat replaced. This helped the problem alot, but the seat still wobbles enough to be annoying. Have also noticed on other Santa Fe's that the fog lamp bulb shield (inside the lens assembly) appears melted, as it dangles down far too low and causes the fog light output to be incorrectly aimed.

- Gaithersburg, MD, USA

problem #1

Nov 102012

Santa Fe

  • 200 miles
I recently bought my wife a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe sport 2.0T. After having the car for several days I noticed that it did not have daytime running lights. I checked the owners manual and it said that some models had them. The car I bought was the top of the line model so I felt that the car should have them. I called the dealer and they checked their inventory and said that this model does not have them. I thought that all cars had them. I consider this to be a serious safety issue. ## VIN failed

- Pensacola, FL, USA

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