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.


fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,500 miles

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 222014

Santa Fe

  • 23,000 miles


Kumho solus KL21 tires size 235/65 R17 showing sidewall cracking at 23,000 miles. I have properly maintained (rotated, inflated, balanced, alignment) the tires. All 4 are showing sidewall cracking. I have 2 other cars that have been exposed to the same conditions with tires that are at least 2 years older that are not showing sidewall cracking. Concerned about potential blow-out at high speed.

- Gunnison, CO, USA

problem #1

Dec 312012

Santa Fe

  • miles
2012 Hyundai sante fe. Consumer writes in regards to problems with tires on vehicle. The consumer stated while driving, the right front and the right rear tire blew out, within 1/4 mile of each other. Controlling the SUV became difficult, but she managed to pull over safely on two mangled, dead flat, shredded tires. The roadway she was traveling was clear of debris, potholes, etc. The SUV was damaged and the two tires were un-salvageable. Updated 05/07/14 updated 05/20/14

- Sarasota, FL, USA

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