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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
13,830 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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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #5

Mar 012016

Santa Fe

  • 35,000 miles


I have a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe sport AWD. This is my 3rd Hyundai. I have really been impressed until now. My car wanders all over the road when driving over 50mph either on a road or interstate. I have to work hard to hold the wheel to keep the vehicle straight. The handling is awful I feel like my car is skating all over the road. Like I am driving on ice. The car is unsafe to drive. I have been to the dealership, had the alignment checked, had a new alignment performed, as well as replace the tires. This has not fixed the issue. I feel it is unsafe to put my 5 year old in the vehicle. I cannot keep the steering straight. What is Hyundai doing to fix this issue" I am making payments on a vehicle I feel is unsafe to drive and no one can tell me why"

- Goodlettsville, TN, USA

problem #4

Aug 112015

Santa Fe

  • 22,072 miles
While driving at 60 mph the vehicle lost rpms and the ability to accelerate. I pulled over safely to the side of the road and called Hyundai roadside assistance. Roadside assistance could not validate my location. I attempted to drive to the next town but rpms stayed from 1000-2000 and I was unable to go over 25 mph.

- Twentynine Palms, CA, USA

problem #3

Mar 052015

Santa Fe

  • 11,080 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving approximately 30 mph, the speed suddenly decelerated to approximately 20 mph and failed to accelerate when engaging the accelerator pedal. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but no information regarding the failure was available. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 11,080.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 022014

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
This is a transmission problem shifting 1-2nd gear, as we slow down to enter our garage and wait for door to open, the car lurches forward with huge amount of force, almost as if we are hit from behind, then it goes into gear and proceeds. Happens almost every day now. I read many consumer blogs saying this is an issue for the Santa Fe models. Definitely a transmission issue.

- Fallbrook, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 012014

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 800 miles
Failure to accelerate from a full stop with accelerator petal partially or fully depressed. Malfunction occurred three times and persisted each time for between one and a half mile on two occasions and for one half mile on one occasion. On July 11, 2014 automobile was left with dealer for warranty repair of the malfunction and has remained there as of this date, August 3, 2014, with no repairs having been done. This is a very serious malfunction and could quite easily result in an accident with serious safety consequences. This is a new vehicle with only 1100 miles on it. The malfunction has occurred randomly during routine driving followed by a return to normal operation of the vehicle after driving the distances noted above.. all three instances occurred after making a left hand turn from a full stop. Vehicle slowly increased speed without any appropriate response from accelerator position. Driver had petal fully depressed in one instance and tried flooring and pumping the petal in two others with no response.

- Valley Mills, TX, USA

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