really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,011 miles

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe suspension problems

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 292016

Santa Fe

  • 120,000 miles


The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 55 mph, the vehicle began to hydroplane without warning. The contact stated that the steering failed and, due to the contact attempting to apply the brakes, the vehicle began to spin. The vehicle crashed into the road divider. The passenger side of the vehicle was damaged. The air bags did not deploy. The vehicle was towed. A police report was filed. The contact received shoulder and back injuries, which required medical attention. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the ball bearings on the front axle were worn out. The tie rods were replaced, but the calipers needed to be replaced also. The vehicle was repaired. The body of the vehicle was not repaired. The contact stated that the ESC and ABS sensors illuminated. The contact returned the vehicle to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the tires and brake pads needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 120,000.

- Kansas City, KS, USA

problem #3

Jul 012016

Santa Fe

  • miles
Hyundai dealer said my ball joints were bad, $750 for repairs, Hyundai has recall I was not notified. Drivers air bag illuminated, going in for repair Friday cost unknown. Again I was not notified about recall. I have to pay for repairs because I was not notified about recalls.

- Rockford, IL, USA

problem #2

Jun 142016

Santa Fe

  • 122,644 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the control arm and wheel bearing seized and were unusually worn. The mechanic was unable to replace the tires due to the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 122,644.

- Molalla, OR, USA

problem #1

Mar 102008

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 1,400 miles
My 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe limited has a vibration between 40 - 60 mph and Hyundai has not been able to locate the problem. I have been back to the dealer 4 times. They have eliminated the tires as being involved with the problem. Tires and wheels have been rebalanced a number of times including putting on a new set of tires with the same vibration. Most important the same problem has been observed by the Hyundai service department as well as myself on three other brand new 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe's. my car has approximately 1,400 miles. I am in touch with Hyundai Consumer Affairs but no resolution at this point.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

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