hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
82,750 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 282014

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 163,000 miles


The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. On a second occasion, the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 163,000. Updated 03/24/15

- Detroit , MI, USA

problem #3

Sep 152014

Santa Fe

  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 20 mph, the engine stalled. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic where it was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000. Djr

- Barberton, OH, USA

problem #2

Aug 272014

Santa Fe

  • miles
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving uphill at an unknown speed, the vehicle began to shutter and failed to accelerate. The contact was alerted that the subframe was on fire. The contact immediately shut off the engine and exited the vehicle. An onlooker assisted with extinguishing the fire with water. The fire was extinguished by the time the firefighters arrived. Neither the fire department investigator nor the insurance investigator were able to identify the cause of the failure. The dealer and manufacturer were not notified. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Durham, NC, USA

problem #1

Jun 212012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 113,000 miles
When approaching a stop (<5mph) and braking, the car engages in unintended acceleration. The engine will tach to over 3000 RPM and if you are not hard on the brakes, the car will accelerate. At least one time the car had to be put into neutral and the ignition turned off to keep the car under control.

- San Ramon, CA, USA

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