Three problems related to frame and members have been reported for the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle was taken to an independent repair shop to have the alignment repaired. While the vehicle was being repaired, the contact was informed the front frame was severely corroded. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 90,000.
I purchased a 2002 Hyundai sante fe in spring 2007. I have had no problems with until two days ago I began to feel the car wheel jerk on the freeway. I brought the car home and asked my boyfriend to drive the car and see how he felt in it. That night on his way to work as he was exiting the freeway the tire popped off. When the car was towed to the car store the mechanic said the tire popped off due the front subframe being rotted and rusted out. To correct the problem will be $3400. No one was injured. However during these tough economic times I can barely make ends meet. My family has no transportation to school or work. Granted that I receive the job offer from a company I recently interviewed with I will be unable to accept for I have no transportation to get there. I notice that Hyundai has this problem with many of its cars what's the deal with their quality?.
Purchased a new 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 11/2001 with 11 miles on it. In 3/2007, the radiator needed to be replaced. In replacing it, 2 major safety defects were discovered - no safety/protective foam in the front bumper and the safety/crash bar was bent - I was told that the car must had been in a major accident. I took the car back to the original dealer and they accepted no responsibility - they said I must have done it. I have had no accidents or tickets and my driving record proves that. I purchased a vehicle history report, which showed no accident history. The only conclusion is that the defects were present at the time of sale. The car slipped through the cracks of the safety inspections.