really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 242005

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Cruise control does not always respond when accelerating. At times the car slows down to point that it is a hazard for us and any car near to us. There has been three occasions that accidents almost happened. In order to get it under control, the car has to coast to the side of the highway and set for a short period before I can continue. I have talked to the dealer on two occasions. The first time they told me that they had never hear of such a thing and they would call the factory. When I hadn't heard from them for quite a long time I returned to the same place. This time they didn't acknowledge that I had ever been in with a complaint.

- Pulaski , NY, USA

problem #1

Apr 012003

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Thr cruise control accelerates the car for no apparent reason. The automatic transmission jerks when shifting dislodging all passangers. The accelerater takes a few moments to get the car going. The problems with the transmission and the cruise control happen at all speeds, weather conditions and road conditions.

- Pickerington, OH, USA

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