pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
85,750 miles
Total Complaints:
12 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (4 reports)
  2. replace faulty fuel sensor (2 reports)
  3. replace sensor (2 reports)
  4. replacement of fuel level sensors (2 reports)
  5. replace both sensors in saddle gas tank (1 reports)
  6. replaced faulty fuel sensor (1 reports)
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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #12

Jan 182014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles


Fuel gauge failed. The check engine light came on and stayed on regardless of the accuracy of fuel level reading. It never shows a full tank, only half or less. Sometimes it reads half when it is all full, sometimes when half full. It usually reads empty and needs fuel regardless of the amount of fuel.

- Shannon B., Houston, TX, US

problem #11

Feb 102015

Santa Fe 3.3L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 55,000 miles

I am seeing quite a bit of owners with the same issue with this vehicle. The auto maker will NEVER issue a recall since there are NO deaths related to a faulty fuel gauge.

- tsmith123, Lake In The Hills, IL, US

problem #10

Oct 152014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles

On the way to work on 10/14/14 my check engine light came on. When I went to my car at lunch and started it my fuel gauge read almost empty and I knew I have almost a full tank as I filled up on Sunday. When I went out to the car after work it was fine. No light and plenty of gas.

On the 15th when I started the car the check engine came on and the fuel gauge read 1/4 tank. At lunch I went and had it tested at Auto Zone Owasso, OK (which by the way is a great store). The test said P0464 - Definition: Fuel level sensor "A'" circuit intermittent. It has been that way ever since. I was wondering if it was under warranty.

- Denise B., Sapulpa, OK, US

problem #9

Sep 052013

Santa Fe SE V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles


Fuel gauge stopped working. Always registered empty, even when tank was full. Check engine light on. Repair involved both fuel level sensors be replaced, calibrated, and cleared codes.

I am sure I am not the only one with this issue. Hyundai really should develop a recall for this.

- acarrington, Milwaukee, WI, US

problem #8

May 012014

Santa Fe UT V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 68,000 miles

The fuel gauge issue has been ongoing for months. I have not fixed it yet because the dealer quoted me $700 for the repair, saying that he knew the cost because someone had just had the fix the week before. It's just one of three problems I have surrounding the "fuel" for my car. I will eventually have to get it fixed, I have just been waiting to see if Hyundai eventually puts out a recall since it seems to be such an overwhelmingly common problem.

- ebrooks, San Diego, CA, US

problem #7

Aug 042014

Santa Fe Limited V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 110,000 miles

Many reports of the same problem all over the internet but no recall.

- Richard M., Birmingham, AL, US

problem #6

Jul 172014

Santa Fe 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,419 miles


This is a known issue with these vehicle. My mechanic had the same repair for 5 different vehicles within a one week period. Not covered under warranty, but should be covered under a recall or something, since the issue is so widespread.

- Christina T., Carleton Place, ON, Canada

problem #5

Apr 012014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Not a difficult fix for a competent mechanic - fairly expensive to have done at a shop. Seems fairly common based on Google searches.

- Mike S., Tempe, AZ, US

problem #4

Jun 142014

Santa Fe ES V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 117,000 miles

After putting $30 of gas into tank, it shut down the gas pump and would not receive more. Usually, to fill the tank it takes $40-$50. After starting the engine, the fuel gauge read less than half full. Later, it increased slightly. After work, when I started the car, it showed nearly empty (I only drove 15 miles after filling up). I filled the gas tank the following day, and could only add 2 gallons before it shut down the gas pump. Starting the car, the gauge showed nearly empty. I took it to an independent mechanic a few days later, and they replaced two sensors ($550). However, when I started the car two days later, the same problem occurred. There is no accurate reading of the amount of gas in the tank, and I am concerned that if for some reason it shows zero gas (even though the tank might be full) that the car could simply shut down. Taking it back to the mechanic tomorrow to see what they say.

- hmesa, Miami, FL, US

problem #3

Aug 172013

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 70,000 miles


This is a common problem. I've had this problem since last year and it was pretty bad having to drive to a gas station when driving on the freeway when the gas level reads empty. Eventually the check engine lights up and I took it in and was told it needs to be replaced. I held back thinking it was just my car's problem, apparently not. Who knows how many are experiencing this 'common' problem and thought the same way I did.

It's becoming so problematic that I thought of looking for parts so as to have an idea before taking it into the dealer and found a site that pretty much indicates this is not just my issue.

- Catty N., Columbus, OH, US

problem #2

Feb 072014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,590 miles

I finally had the money to get the gas gauge problem fixed that I had checked out in Aug. of 2013. The Hyundai dealership replaced the two fuel level sensors that they had diagnosed. When I left the dealership, the check engine light was off that had been on before. The needle on the gas gauge registered at about a quarter of a tank, so I thought problem was fixed. I went to put gas in the car the next morning. It did not take as much gas as I thought it would to fill it up. After I started the car, the nieedle on the gas gauge only went up to between 1/2 to 3/4 of a tank. I drove it thinking it would go up some more but it didn't and the check engine light came on again. Since it was the weekend, I called the dealership the next Mon. and they said to bring it back in when I could.

- Susan M., Baytown, TX, US

problem #1

Feb 132014

Santa Fe

  • Automatic transmission
  • 76,680 miles

The dealership told me that there was a faulty fuel sensor that they had put in and that they would replace it at no cost because it was warrantied for 12 months. (I had taken it in on Feb. 7 and they replaced both fuel sensors at that time for $460.69 and apparently one of them was faulty). I trusted that the problem was fixed!!!!!!!!!! But alas, I have to take it back again because it's doing the exact same thing it did before!!!!! When I thought I had filled it with gas, it did not register full. The fuel needle only went between 1/2 to 3/4 of a tank. The check engine light also came back on. The service person I had dealt with said something about if it didn't fix the problem that maybe it needed a new fuel pump. $$$$$$ I am very annoyed at this!!!!!!

- Susan M., Baytown, TX, US

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