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Hyundai Santa Fe - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 2,738 problems for their cars built in the 15 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported during all service years for each model year of Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe cars have the most problems reported (534 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Hyundai Santa Fe

  Common problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

The following chart shows the 25 most common problems for Hyundai Santa Fe cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (291 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's service brakes, hydraulic (259 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

  Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the older model year Hyundai Santa Fe to a new one in terms of the problems reported since older vehicles have been in service longer and more problems should be reported. In order to compare the reliability across Santa Fe model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index implies a better reliability for the model year under study.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000

Where P = total problems reported during the life of a Hyundai Santa Fe model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The result is shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Santa Fe Model Years

Model YearProblems/
Sales [1]
Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2002 Santa Fe   148 / 78,279   12
0.16
  2003 Santa Fe   287 / 101,278   11
0.26
  2004 Santa Fe   258 / 111,447   10
0.23
  2005 Santa Fe   168 / 68,006   9
0.27
  2006 Santa Fe   83 / 63,931   8
0.16
  2007 Santa Fe   534 / 92,421   7
0.83
  2008 Santa Fe   301 / 70,994   6
0.71
  2009 Santa Fe   147 / 80,343   5
0.37
  2010 Santa Fe   146 / 76,680   4
0.48
  2011 Santa Fe   104 / 74,391   3
0.47
  2012 Santa Fe   151 / 71,016   2
1.06

  Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of Hyundai Santa Fe is to use the number of problems reported during the vehicles' first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicles' first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2001 Hyundai Santa Fe
39
  2002 Hyundai Santa Fe
3
  2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
31
  2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
36
  2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
27
  2006 Hyundai Santa Fe
13
  2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
42
  2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
39
  2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
18
  2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
76
  2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
19
  2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
43
  2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
82
  2014 Hyundai Santa Fe
24



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