Notes: The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe has a problem with the engine stalling while driving. Both our data & the NHTSA's complaint data show a significant defect trend at low mileage.

In a 2-page letter sent August 2014 to Santa Fe owners, 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
31,345 miles

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 032012

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 31,345 miles


I was showing my new/used 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe to some friends when we heard a pop and the rear windshield shattered. No one else was around the vehicle and where it was parked there was no where someone could have shot the window with a pellet gun or something like that. Earlier in the morning I had the rear window defogger on to clear light fog off the rear windshield. It was only on for approximately 5 minutes until I shut it off while driving.

- Wheeling, WV, USA

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