really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
154,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace suspension (1 reports)
2002 Hyundai Santa Fe suspension problems

suspension problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

May 092014

Santa Fe V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 154,000 miles


Driving with wife in car on a beautiful Saturday enjoying the weather. Suddenly felt the rear of car pull to the right, at first felt like flat tire. turned out to be rear trailing arm broke do to excessive rust after having the vehicle inspected on a recall a couple years earlier. Hyundai garage assured me that damage to rear suspension did not require replacement and proceeded to wax suspension to discourage further rust. I'm thinking the money Hyundai saved on waxing rather then replacing they could send there mechanics back to school to study the progression of rust or perhaps give them eye coverage in there medical plan, if they even give them one.

It's what happens when auto makers use recycled metal that was rusted to begin with. American auto makers discovered that back in the 70's with recycled metal from Japan used for body parts.Because rear suspension parts from junkyards are also rusted, I had to go back to dealer and pay there inflated price to buy new, which I guess will start rusting to.Because rear tires were also ruined because rear end was twisted I spent over $600 bucks to fix the problem. Sorry Hyundai but you had me hooked up to that point. Hello Ford!

- , Fayetteville, PA, USA

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