really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
126,000 miles

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

engine problem

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 282014

Santa Fe

  • 155,000 miles


While traveling @ 50 mph, remove foot from accelerator and car failed to slow. Depressed brake an car still failed to slow. Turned key to off and pulled to side of road to full stop. Restarted engine an it again over accelerated so turned it off. Depressed accelerator several times and restarted, drove to work area to have inspection of problem.

- Placitas, NM, USA

problem #1

Mar 282014

Santa Fe

  • 97,000 miles
Stopped at an intersection, foot on brake, engine began revving, then decelerated, but revved again, this time forcing my car forward. Another vehicle was approaching from the left, so I steered right. Impact on left front wheel, car careened into a lightweight plastic type fence and stopped. My foot remained on the brake the entire time. I was wearing my seat belt and was not injured. The other driver was transported to the hospital by ambulance. Both vehicles were inspected by the same insurance adjuster and totaled. I have filed a complaint with Hyundai, but so far, they have not sent an investigator to check out the vehicle.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

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