really awful
Crashes / Fires:
8 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
9 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,266 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 3 of 3)

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problem #6

Jul 192010

Santa Fe

  • 61,900 miles


Accelerating vehicle to merge onto a major highway, car rapidly accelerated and would not slow down or stop despite attempts to brake or slow down. Attempted to tap brake and push off button of cruise control (although this had not been turned on) car required putting into neutral, pulling to side of road and turning engine off. This acceleration issue also happened June, 2009. Company made decision there is nothing wrong with the car at that time. Car will be evaluated on Monday, despite my request to have it seen immediately.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #5

Mar 172009

Santa Fe

  • 23,900 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated while driving AT45 mph and attempting to accelerate, the instrument panel failed and the vehicle would independently decelerate. The contact moved from the roadway and shut off the vehicle. When restarting, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The dealer advised that the internal throttle was defective and was replaced at the contacts expense. The failure recurred. The manufacturer stated they had not received any complaints similar to his and would not provide any assistance. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 23,900 and the current mileage was 35,900.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #4

May 162010

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 52,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated while in the reverse position, the vehicle abnormally accelerated without warrant. The vehicle crashed rear end into a loading dock and sustained substantial rear body damage. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was awaiting a diagnosis of the failure. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted. The failure and current mileages were 52,000. Updated 07/19/10 the consumer stated the brakes failed. Updated 07/21/10

- Camden, NJ, USA

problem #3

May 022010

Santa Fe

  • 5,000 miles


Vehicle hesitates when you step on the gas.

- St Louis, MO, USA

problem #2

May 012009

Santa Fe

  • 29,147 miles
Driving on the garden state pkwy in NJ, the car accelerated to 80mph and would not slow down or stop. Despite both feet on brake, the car would not slow down. The incident lasted for 5-10 minutes and disengaged by itself. Serviced for above by dealer on 5/2/09-remained until 5/6/10 and it was reported there was no mechanical issue-"it must have been the floor mat". customer service was involved, going up to regional rep, who reiterated there was nothing mechanically wrong with the car-it was driver error. They also suggested it may have been an accidental cruise control engagement by driver, but had no explanation for why it did not disengage when brake was applied. They maintained it was driver error, probably the floor mat. The incident seems similar to the recent Toyota problem.

- Wall, NJ, USA

problem #1

Dec 012009

Santa Fe

  • 16,000 miles
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, we had a problem with the car accelerate when the brakes are applied. We took it to boucher for repair. They said nothing was wrong but they replaced the computer box. The car still has problems in cold weather. This also lead to brake pad failure.

- Mosinee, WI, USA

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