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Hyundai Santa Fe - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 3,708 problems for their cars built in the 18 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 (713 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 fuel system, other (443 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (387 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

Santa Fe
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2015 1517,4441    
0.86
  2014 9023,1842    
1.94
  2013 23018,1413    
4.23
  2012 19459,4144    
0.82
  2011 15169,6875    
0.43
  2010 18255,4736    
0.55
  2009 25278,5787    
0.46
  2008 44684,8708    
0.66
  2007 713114,4619    
0.69
  2006 10633,22210    
0.32
  2005 21674,81611    
0.26
  2004 314131,89112    
0.20
  2003 33297,74613    
0.26
  2002 17381,77314    
0.15
  2001 25351,04415    
0.33

  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
  2016 Santa Fe
4
  2015 Santa Fe
11
  2014 Santa Fe
43
  2013 Santa Fe
105
  2012 Santa Fe
49
  2011 Santa Fe
21
  2010 Santa Fe
80
  2009 Santa Fe
18
  2008 Santa Fe
39
  2007 Santa Fe
42
  2006 Santa Fe
14
  2005 Santa Fe
27
  2004 Santa Fe
36
  2003 Santa Fe
31
  2002 Santa Fe
3
  2001 Santa Fe
39



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