hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
214,516 miles

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport drivetrain problems

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 262023

Santa Fe Sport

  • 94,000 miles


The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The contact stated while her husband was driving at an undisclosed speed, the vehicle inadvertently lost motive power however, the driver was able to coast to the shoulder of the roadway. After restarting the vehicle, the vehicle seemed to return to normal functionality, but the failure recurred. The check engine warning light was illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the dealer was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 94,000.

- Texas City, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 132018

Santa Fe Sport

  • 33,400 miles
Was driving on highway and heard a loud noise and car just stock. I read that old models have same problem. I inspected the car and figure that axle shaft turns inside of transmission and broke it from inside.

- West Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Jun 092018

Santa Fe Sport

  • 30,000 miles
Transmission disengages at red-line speeds. Engine RPM's continue to rev up while vehicle forward trajectory is cut off. Intermittent problem - creates safety issue when passing at freeway speeds and transmission disengages at red-line instead of shifting up to the next gear. When going from zero to sixty (from a stop) the tachometer/transmission will disengage after first gear hits redline. This happens while in automatic mode. Engine continues to rev higher RPM's, but vehicle loses forward trajectory. This has been an intermittent problem since owning the car which was purchased brand new in 2015.

- Eugene, OR, USA

problem #1

Jan 072018

Santa Fe Sport

  • 700,662 miles
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe sport 2.0T 4cyl wjth the previously recalled (2011-2014) engine. Theta || gdi 2.0 was running perfectly normal one day no warning lights or messages were displayed besides my tire pressure light. I was driving about 30 miles an hour on flat paved road when the engine started making a knocking/ ticking noise very loudly, the check engine light then came on, I turned the car around to head back home which I was only 4 miles away, the car was losing power to the engine as I kept driving to make it home, I made it to the hill I live on which is steep and tried to go a little faster but the car wouldn't go over 20 mph at this point and the noise is becoming louder and louder. I made it to my drive when the engine shut down. I turned the key off for about a minute and then tried starting it up again, it wouldn't. turn over and made a loud clunk. I did try having the vehicle repaired as I was told the trouble code it was displaying were P0014 and P0024, my mechanic diagnosed this as the engine timing solenoids needing to be replaced and the camshaft timing being advanced, I went ahead with the new solenoids and a complete oil change due to there being metal shavings in the oil and on the solenoids. After the repairs were complete it was test driven by the mechanic and the engine shut down once again, the brand new solenoids and oil all had been contaminated with metal shavings. I was then advised that the engine needs to be replaced at my expense as it is out of warranty. I now have a car with an outstanding balance that doesn't run and a very high mechanic bill and nothing to show for it. I will not be purchasing a replacement engine out of pocket as this is a faulty engine

- Harding, PA, USA

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