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

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 012004

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


Mainly the passenger side rear door and once in awhile the driver side rear door will lock automatically and the rest of the other doors remain unlocked. I can not get the door unlocked unless I use the electronic key. However, I have to first lock all the doors and unlock them for this to unlock. The door does not lock everytime, but it happens enough that I am very worried. Luckily, there has only been a few "emergency" situations that I had to quickly get to my son and I was unable to get there because the door locked. He threw up one time and started choking, I had to go through the passenger side and hop the seat. Fortunately, I was fast enough and he was ok. If I got into an accident I would not be able to get my son to safety because I could not get the door opened. I have 3 children at times in the car and a handy capped father who has to sit on that side. I am very concerned on the safety of my child and family members. I have brought this to the attention of the dealer ship I purchased my vehicle from since day one, on uncountable amount of times and I kept getting told, there is nothing they can do about this. I had know idea what to do as nobody was helpful. I wanted to buy a new car, but I can not afford it. My son got the "cars" movie for christmas and within it was this "brochure" and I found this site. Please help.

- Whitney Point, NY, USA

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