Notes: The 2012 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 to owners in 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.


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,000 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.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 252013

Santa Fe

  • 22,000 miles


We were on a an extended trip and had programmed the gps to take us to a remote point we had never been to before. Suddenly the gps screen went blank, except for the vehicle marker icon - this lasted for several minutes. It then flashed multiple directions for future turns (which were incorrect), it went blank again, and then reflashed other multiple directions for future terms. This happened several times. Ultimately, the gps said we had arrived at our destination, but we were at least 30 miles from one of the points along the way to where we were going. Had I not known generally where to go, I would have been lost in a remote area with little or no other people on the highway to help.

- Southwick, MA, USA

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