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.


really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 132013

Santa Fe

  • 25,000 miles


The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while entering a parking area at 10 mph, the brake failed to engage as the brake warning light failed to illuminate. The contact attempted to avoid a crash however, crashed into an ice embankment. The contact sustained injuries to both hands. The vehicle was destroyed. A police report was not filed. The contact also stated that NHTSA campaign number 13V113000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic) letter was received after the crash. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 25,000.

- Emhurst , IL, USA

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