hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
50,784 miles

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe suspension problems

suspension problem

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2001 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Sep 132006

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 56,000 miles


: the contact stated while driving 40 mph, a thumping noise was heard from the front of the vehicle. It was driven to the dealer who determined the front driver side lower ball joint needed to be replaced. The problem reoccurred on four other occasions and the lower ball joint was replaced each time.

- Rochester, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 172006

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 54,353 miles
Suspension /check engine light /lower ball joint: Dealer replace @54,353 miles, lower arm in 2004 and 8/2006 replacement is needed I have taken my 2001 Santa Fe to dealer 8 plus times for check engine light and was told found tether on gas cap not letting cap close tight enough /moved tether and ran evap test and check out ok. I was told cap loose 8 plus times this problem is on going. Return to dealer for jerk transmission issues I have to push the accelerator pedal to the floor and it takes off slow and once gets power the car jerks starts as if the gears or not switching over. Dealer said do the pressure in gas cap and gas cap not closed tight enough eval test was done. Back at dealer after road trip my car was running after begin parked with A/C running and I turn car off and car would not start thought may battery check and no water was in battery I put water in battery and let car sit for about hour and car restarted back at dealer explain this issue my battery was replace I was told factory battery wasn't strong enough was for Santa Fe this is 3rd battery with in five years.

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #1

Nov 012003

Santa Fe

  • 42,000 miles
Front lower ball joints started to fail after 42,000 miles.

- Enfield, CT, USA

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