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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
120,000 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 102008

Santa Fe

  • 120,000 miles


While braking normal to light pressure from 25-5mph on dry paved road, ABS system will turn on and greatly increase stopping distance. There has been more than one instance that I have not been able to stop before a stop light or stopped traffic. There are no ABS codes or ABS idiot lights on in the dash which indicate that anything is wrong. Safety is a large concern. Brought vehicle to dealer and no issue was found, without being requested to pay $1500+ for an entire new ABS. This was after they told me they couldn't find source to the problem. I see this a common problem on many forums and there is a recall on 2003-2005 Santa Fe's for a same/similar issue.

- Plymouth, MN, USA

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