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:
30,000 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 162012

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 30,000 miles


Note: It is at pretty much all speeds and not just 55 that the variation can be seen between devices and the vehicle. I purchased this used with 29K miles on it. I noticed on the drive back from md to pa that the speed on the speedometer was different than my tomtom gps. A friend was driving in a separate car and so I called them and tried to identify their speed to mine and it seemed off to theirs as well. I took the car into the Hyundai dealer in the next month or so to ask them to adjust the speedometer to which I was told it cannot be altered. Well here I am over a year later and every single gps based system I have put into my car, another tomtom, my sons garmin, my wife's garmin, my new garmin and my phone all are in synch with each other. The problem is that my Santa Fe is always stating I am traveling about 3 mph faster than all these other devices. If this is the case then this would show a higher number of miles being driven that what is actually occurring. I drive 20-25K miles a year and this would most definitely add up over the life of the vehicle thus showing me to be out of warranty sooner than would be expected. Why does every electronic device show the same speed but my car is telling me I'm going faster?

- Glen Burnie, MD, USA

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