pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,568 miles

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

May 252015

Santa Fe

  • miles


I brought car for a inspection sticker and it failed because a small vapor leak. This was done in may of 2015. The repair made was to replace the celluloid in engine compartment. Was told to drive vehicle so computer could reset itself. Weeks passed and check engine light would come on and off. It did not work. Brought back to shop only this time I noticed that there was a very strong gas smell inside and under car. When my mechanic looked at it he noticed 3 small pin holes in the tank and that's where we getting the vapor. I researched it for recall nothing found called dealer and was told there was nothing about my problem. During my research I came across many articles of other people having same problem. But Hyundai refuses to acknowledge any problem with gas tanks.

- Natick, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 102010

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 11,137 miles
After engine is warm, about 20 minutes later, there is a gurgling in the fuel tank when the key is turned on (before and after the engine is started). I think it is fuel being returned from the engine. I have had it in two different Hyundai service shops, with the fuel pump replaced twice, and a fuel pressure regulator replaced. Having given up, both shops contacted the district Hyundai office and a field service adviser told the local shops to show the event as "normal". it is not normal and I think the Hyundai district office is hiding the problem. Could be a fuel system problem and could be a safety hazard if fuel starts leaking. Both local service departments now show the problem as "normal" and nothing more will be done on this problem. I believe a recall for this problem is appropriate.

- Prescott, AZ, USA

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