hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
172,000 miles

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe miscellaneous problems

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012015

Santa Fe

  • 172,000 miles


The ABS system light has turned on. It happened before the above date, stopped coming on, and now has returned. I put brake fluid in the little compartment under the hood. The light goes out temporarily. Pep boys told me the problem is ABS related. Also, a very costly job. The car also has a problem accepting gas. I have been told that the gas may be pouring into the tank too fast at the station and splashing on the side of the tank making the pump think it is full. Pep boys told me that it is a problem with evaporation and that it is a very costly job of roughly $1000. America should be a more ethical and moral country. The consumer should not be "ripped off"" after choosing to purchase a used vehicles. Foreign cars should not be allowed into this country when they have defects. All used vehicles should have to conform to state inspections and garage inspections before offering it to the consumer. Consumers should get a clean bill of health from the dealership about the car. Money is so precious and rare. Why are we expected to spend it on a "lemon?" I went to a used car dealership and the car had a multitude of problems that were not revealed. I paid far too much for a used car with problems. I have made a lot of repairs. I re-purchased the car in repair costs. Cars are not like clothing whereby you try it on and if it doesn't fit you don't buy it. A car should undergo intense inspection by the state before a dealership can put it on their lot. The inspection should create more validity about the amount charged for a used car. It would be a good way to spend taxpayer dollars, given the current cost of taxes.

- Monroeville, NJ, USA

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