really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
36,000 miles

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe body / paint problems

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012010

Santa Fe

  • 62,000 miles


The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that whenever there is a heavy rain or the vehicle is taken through a car wash, the vehicle would stall. The dealer advised the problem could be caused by the electrical system getting too wet from exposure to excessive water and replaced the electrical system sensor. Two weeks following repairs, the failure recurred while driving at speeds of 55 mph. The vehicle stalled and there was no power steering. The contact was unable to maintain control of the vehicle without steering capabilities and the vehicle proceeded to crash into the wall of an overpass. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was awaiting an assessment of the damages. The failure mileage was 62,000 and the current mileage was 83,000.

- Lindenhurst, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 222007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 10,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. When driving over a small puddle of water, the brakes would lock. Usually when the failure occurs, the brake light and battery lights would illuminate for about 35 seconds and then the steering wheel would lock. After a short time, the brakes and steering column would unlock. The vehicle was taken to the dealership on many different occasions. The technician finally concluded that water was entering into one of the pulleys. However he stated that he could not remedy the failure. She called the manufacturer and a representative was sent out to inspect the vehicle. No assistance has been provided. The current mileage was 41,763. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000. Updated 01/1410 updated 01/20/10.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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