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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
Problems & Complaints
CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe apparently has a problem with the engine stalling while driving.
In a 2-page letter to Santa Fe owners from August 2014, Hyundai claims the engine stalling only occurs under a "specific set of operating conditions".
However a class action lawsuit filed around the same time details multiple claims from Sante Fe owners that claim the engine stalling happens at any time, under any conditions.
Although the model year range in the lawsuit is 2010-2012, the stalling complaint trend hasn't shown up in our data for the 2010 model year. Both the 2011 & 2012 Santa Fe model years DO show a significant defect trend of the engine stalling.
Currently we're not rating the 2010 Santa Fe as "bad" or "poor". Just be aware of this potentially serious problem.
Worst 2010 Santa Fe Problems by Category
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- engine problems15NHTSA complaints: 38
- interior accessories problems8NHTSA complaints: 2
- transmission problems7NHTSA complaints: 44
- body / paint problems3NHTSA complaints: 5
- brakes problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- drivetrain problems2NHTSA complaints: 32
- suspension problems2NHTSA complaints: 7
- fuel system problems1NHTSA complaints: 17
- seat belts / air bags problems1NHTSA complaints: 6
- wheels / hubs problems1NHTSA complaints: 2
- windows / windshield problems1NHTSA complaints: 4
- electrical problemsNHTSA: 17
- miscellaneous problemsNHTSA: 9
- exterior accessories problemsNHTSA: 8
- lights problemsNHTSA: 5
- steering problemsNHTSA: 2
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