hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,554 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 292016

Santa Fe

  • 130,000 miles


Subframe/engine cradle rot to point of separation, loss of steering and vehicle control. My newly licensed grand-daughter took it for a short about town drive, not getting more than a quarter mile before the wheel snapped out of her hands and the vehicle headed for the center line. She managed to get it to the side of the road. Both front wheels were in different directions, movement forward was sloppy. Aweful noises coming from below. Fluids leaking. I knew there was rust underneath but not such greatly weakened parts. Img_6087.jpg

- Canaan, CT, USA

problem #3

Feb 102016

Santa Fe

  • 184,215 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the front passenger side suspension and subframe that the suspension was mounted to was severely corroded. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be inspected. The contact was informed that the subframe and suspension needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V435000 (suspension). The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 184,215.

- Macon, GA, USA

problem #2

Jan 172012

Santa Fe

  • miles
Driving straight on highway at about 55 mph. Car hood blew wide open and was laying up, over my windshield. Left me almost blinded; able to see out a small opening, about 2-4 inches at bottom of windshield where hood is raised up by hinges. Was able to get to shoulder of road safely. Both hood latch and safety latch failed. Car is in exceptionally good condition except for my now bent and damaged hood. I am very lucky to be alive. Thank you G-D. I have also reported this hood failure to Hyundai motor company. Hope this helps to prevent someone from getting seriously injured or killed.

- Mendota Heights, MN, USA

problem #1

Jun 152004

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The paint fades very badly on this vehicle, depreciates the value of the vehicle tremendously. Also the driver seat does not click in place, it moves around a small amount.

- The Woodlands, TX, USA

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