really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,000 miles

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 092016

Santa Fe

  • 108,000 miles


In Nov, 2015, the ABS and tcs lights came on. The axle was broken and had to be replaced. In July 2016, the lights came on again and now another axle is broken and needs to be replaced. Also, the cruise control was broken and a bad switch was replaced in the steering wheel. The cruise control worked for a day then broke again and it was replaced and now it's not working again. When I was on the highway in June, 2016, the car broke down and was towed to the garage. A crankshaft sensor needed to be replaced. Besides the other issues, this vehicle seems to have a lot of electrical issues.

- Exeter, NH, USA

problem #1

Jan 232006

Santa Fe

  • 38,000 miles
Traction control system (tcs) has twice now thrown the vehicle into violent and uncontrollable out of control skid on hard packed snow. The tcs exaserbated what should have been a normal slow speed curve to the right on hard packed snow. The first incident was on a slight incline with a curve to the right. This last incident was on a slight decline with a curve to the right. I have 46 years of driving on snow and ice in all sorts of vehicles without incident and without tcs. (2wd rear drive, 2wd front drive, 4X4 cars and trucks. This is the first vehicle with tcs and there is no switch to disable it. I feel the system needs to be able to be disabled at the driver's disgression. The tcs according to its description, affects the ABS braking system. I feel that the tcs is causing inappropriate braking action causing the vehicle to be thrown into an uncontrollable and dangerous skid.

- Yellville, AR, USA

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