hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
66,937 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe fuel system problems

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #12

Jun 012013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 105,000 miles


My vehicle is constantly showing a light indicating I am low on fuel even after putting gas in it still shows.I am concerned because I am having to guess where I am fuel wise and I travel quite a bit and my son sometimes drives my car and would pray I never guess wrong because I shutter to think what would happen if I miscalculated and run out of gas in the middle of rush hour traffic on 20 East or West. This is a danger for me, my kids and everyone around me on the road.

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #11

Aug 312011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 68,000 miles
Shortly after having a new battery installed on my car by our local auto supply store a few months ago, I had to replace first one headlight bulb... then a few days later, the other headlight bulb... a couple of weeks later I noticed the gas gauge going bad. It would wobble all over the place. Then I noticed that the guy who installed the battery did not tighten down the terminal. I took it back & he fixed that. Went to church one Sunday morning with an almost full tank of gas. When I started the car in the church parking lot the yellow empty warning light was on. Then I drove to the nearest gas station for a couple bucks of gas. The light went out, but the gauge continued to wobble. Then a week later the check engine warning light came on. After all this, the car passed inspection. Now both the yellow low-gas warning light and the check-engine light are on again & won't go off. The technician told us that the fuel sensor is bad & that repairs would cost up to $800.

- Elizabethtown, PA, USA

problem #10

Sep 232013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 60,555 miles
Faulty fuel gauge. The fuel gauge will register empty and the fuel light will come on after filling up the tank. The gauge will waver and give faulty registers while driving, even climbing back to full after registering "empty" seconds before. Also will show check engine light when it is half full then go off when completely full.

- Omaha, NE, USA

problem #9

Oct 152013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • miles


I also am having many issues with my SUV. As others have states the driver side sun visor broke off while driving. I had to cut the wire to get it to stop dangling. I now have no driver side sun visor. I also have a check engine light on due to my fuel sensors. My gas gauge fluctuates. I have to go based off mileage when to get gas. I think it is ridiculous that none of this is covered under a warranty and there has been no recall on anything that has affected many or people.

- Cliffwood, NJ, USA

problem #8

Nov 192011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Had a malfunctioning fuel gauge. Which read 1/4 tank of gas, with an empty tank. This happened after the gauge had been jumping from full to empty a few times. Now the cars steering is starting to go. The car will all of a sudden pull while going around a banking turn, in either direction! on turns the ESC will constantly go off, even on turns it never used to happen on. Also the passenger side visor has fallen off completely. The car only has 88,000 miles and this all started happening November 2011. Every time I bring it to my mechanic he says there is nothing wrong with it and it continues to happen. Yesterday there was a recall for cars being built by our manufacturer in the same year with the same problems, why was my car not recalled"???" 2007 Hyundai sante

- Greenlawn, NY, USA

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problem #7

Jun 262013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles
I bought this vehicle new. It has only 32000 miles. The fuel sensors do not work giving me inaccurate readings on the fuel gauge. In addition, in an incident that may or may not be related, while driving my six year old granddaughter, I experienced an extreme slowdown. This happened a total of three times on different days. This is an extremely dangerous event, especially if you are on an highway with high speed traffic. The ironic thing is that a friend bought the same kind of vehicle at the same time and she has had the same two problems.

- South Abington Township, PA, USA

problem #6

Jan 032013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 34,000 miles


Fuel gauge stopped working.

- Clarks Summit, PA, USA

problem #5

May 012013

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
My gas gauge acts really weird and the check engine light comes on. The gas gauge tells me I have no gas after I've filled up the car. This has been an ongoing problem since the warranty expired on my Santa Fe. The gas gauge also fluctuates and will not register the proper amount of gas in the gas tank.

- Port St Lucie, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 312011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • miles
Fuel sending unit. I had it replaced in December 2011. Having problems with gas smell in cabin of SUV. Hall Hyundai of newport new on jefferson ave. Put the unit it. Since the unit was install I have smell gasoline. Took it in to hall Hyundai if newport news on Saturday, March 31, 2012 and they stated they could not smell anything. I explain to them if, it is full you get a strong odor of gas. If it is at half tank, no smell. So I was advised to bring it in at half tank. Nothing was resolved. Still smelling gas. Took vehicle over to hall Hyundai of chesapeake April 7th, 2018. I filled the tank up so the order could be smell and it was noticed. They stated that they took out the back seat and took the unit out and put it back in and tightened it. They say the cleaned the carpet and ionized it. I was there from 9:40 a.M. until 4:20 P.M. when I got into the SUV a strong odor of cleaning solution was present. It is now Monday, April 9th 2012 and the present of the smell of gas it still there. I am so tired of driving and getting headaches. All I want it the SUV repair. Question: Why would[xxx] at the chesapeake say, she is going to contact the service manager at newport new hyundia and let them know what was done. So, was something wrong and if it is who is going to pay for it. That is the big battle between the dealers. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #3

Mar 012010

Santa Fe

  • miles
Fuel gauge sensor defective after undetermined amount of time. Unreliable, gauge fails to display correct amount of fuel in gas tank. Dealer states senor in the fuel tank has "gone bad". this issues - displays illuminated check engine light and either gives fluxuating false needle reading on the fuel tank gauge or empty tank on cluster display panel. Numerous reports from other sources has indicated the sensors have effect several lines of Hyundai vehicles including sonata, accent, and possibly others.

- Sylmar, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 082011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 83,000 miles
Throttle position sensor failed, resulting in no response when accelerator was depressed. Car would only idle.

- Worthington, OH, USA

problem #1

Aug 182008

Santa Fe

  • 13,000 miles
Major problems with our 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe including gas tank door latch needing to be replaced, car shaking uncontrollably, which the dealer diagnosed as a coil issue. The last problem led to the car being towed to the dealer. They are replacing the transmission due a failure of the car to accelerate and then lurch into gear, creating a very dangerous situation.

- Great Neck, NY, USA

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