Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 18 problems related to brake electric antilock (under the service brakes category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Santa Fe based on all problems reported for the Santa Fe.
I am suspicious of the braking system of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. Once, when driving in wet conditions and approaching an intersection, I tried to stop quickly and the brakes made a strange clumping noise and did not slow the vehicle. I ended up in the middle of the intersection with crossing traffic coming at me. In another incident, while simply driving along the road, one of the tires ran over a shallow impression in the road , not even the size of a pot hole, and the braking system immediately lost hydraulic pressure with the brake pedal depressing to the floor without resistance. The vehicle was traveling down a hill and lost braking ability for approximately 3-5 seconds. Luckily nothing more serious occurred.
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- while driving, the vehicle would not stop when the brakes were applied, the brake pedal went directly to the floor, causing the contact to turn the power off in order for the vehicle to stop. The contact stated that once he turned off the vehicle and turned it back on the brakes worked fine. He stated that at the time of the incident he felt a vibration and heard a loud clicking sound. Vehicle was currently at the dealership. Updated 2/9/2007 - the vehicle was taken to the dealer but they were not able to duplicate the problem .
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I own a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe (v6 2. 7l 4 wd). My issue has a long history. Once the brakes get warmed up (usually in stop and go traffic) and I begin to coast the brake pedal will shudder and I hear a low roaring or rubbing sound from the right front tire. The noise will stop if I depress the brake pedal - even just a little. This goes from a mild issue to a big problem - the vibration and noise was serious enough that I stopped and had the car checked immediately. I've been told by dealerships one time it was nothing and another time, it was too dangerous to drive my car. The last (and hopefully last) solution was some sort of lubricant put on the brakes. I have yet to go a full year without this problem recurring. This has been going on since I bought my car and while some of the repairs have been covered, others have not and I believe I have paid for unnecessary repairs. I have had my car serviced for this issue 9 times. No more Hyundai's in my future. Hopefully this info will help someone else and maybe someone at Hyundai reads these complaints.
Abs brakes engaging prematurely. 1st instance after heavy rain stopped at stop sign on slight slope abs engaged and kept moving vehicle out onto road. Dealer could not find any problem, however there was a recall to adjust brakes. 2nd instance on snow covered down grade vehicle in front stopped to make left turn and I put my foot on brake ,immediately the abs brakes engaged causing my vehicle to slide into the other vehicle the engaging of the abs brakes increased the stopping distance of my vehicle and caused the accident abs brakes are worthless in slow stops on slippery roads and there should be a switch to shut them off.
Abs system activates on intermittent occasions when braking from slow <20 mph, also abs pump cycles on during slow turns.
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While driving and stepping on brake pedal had to apply extensive force to the brake pedal. Took vehicle to dealer, who claimed brakes were okay. The second problem involved rear door misalignment. The third failure was paint peeling off under the hood.
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10/11/2005 - breaks failed at low speed at traffic signal - managed to coast to stop before hitting vehicle ahead of me. Brought vehicle to dealership service department on 10/12/05 - they indicated that they "could not reproduce concern. Operates normally" : on 12/16/05 the problem re-occured resulting in my vehicle hitting the vehicle ahead of me at traffic light intersection (again I applied breaks at a speed of between 5 & 10 miles per hour. Breaks initially seem to grab then dissappear with pedal going to floor board with no affective breaking.
On September 29, 2005 I was pulling into a space to park my vehicle I was proceeding at approximately 10 miles per hour or less I applied the brake and it was hard but the vehicle did not stop the car continued to roll into a parked car which received $58. 77 worth of damage proceeding home as I approached a red light I slowed down and the brakes did not stop the vehicle I used my emergency brake to stop the car before I rolled into a car stopped at the lights. I had to use the emergency brake twice more getting home,I called Hyundai roadside assisstance to have the vehicle flat bedded to lia Hyundai of enfield upon calling Hyundai roadside assisstance the gentleman told me that their had been a letter sent out about a reprogram to the abs on Santa Fe's I also contacted Hyundai consumer affairs department and informed them of my problem and they told me they would forward me a letter requesting certain things pertaining to my vehicle and the problem I had part of that request was for colored pictures of my vehicle. My wife and I drove to lia and took digital pictures of my vehicle. We found a service bulletin on the front seat of my vehicle Hyundai #04-01-002 dated March 4, 2005 subject (hydraulic electronic control unit hecu reprogramming. This also said it was for 2003 and 2004 my Santa Fe vehicles equipped with 3. 5l v6 engines. My vehicle is a 2. 7l v6 engine. Their representatives on 11-2-05 to inspected my vehicle I received a letter on Friday 11-25-05 that they found no malfunctions or defects with the brake system. They also said that their inspector was unable to duplicate the condition I indicated caused my accident. My insurance adjuster inspected my vehicle on October 10, 2005 tje inspector's report states that craig the service manager said there is a brake problem and as yet had not been diagnosed. Tech drove vehicle and brake pedal pushed back while trying to stop.
Three months ago, while I was fully stopped at an intersection with my foot on the brakes, my 2004 Santa Fe suddenly revved up and surged forward, colliding with the car in front of me. This had happened once before (without a collision) and the dealer stated "no problem found. " it has now been in the shop three months, and the dealer still states "no problem found. " I contacted Hyundai consumer affairs who wrote me back stating they had concluded that there was no defect which caused this problem (they never inspected it, however). The car is being traded in; the dealer is being generous on the trade allowance. However, Hyundai still maintains there is no problem and I am told the car will go to auction. Hyundai motor America has taken no action to investigate this serious safety defect.
The consumer owns a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. The consumer was having problems with the brake system ever since she owned the vehicle. When the consumer pressed the brake pedal half way down the brake will start to stop the vehicle, but instead of coming to a complete stop, the vehicle will gradually come to a stop. No warning lights illuminated, indicating that there was a problem with the brakes. The service dealer stated that it was the brake design on this vehicle. The contact contacted the manufacturer.
My wife had entered a small parking lot and was comming up to a curb about 6" high. When she applied the brake, the vehicle jumped over the curb and into a tree. She is sure that she applied the brake and not the accelerator.
Slowing down on a decline the car ran over a rough poprtion of road, the abs engaged (clicking sound) and the bake pedal went to the floor - car did not stop. Dealer stated that there is a bulletin on this but no fix as of yet.
When applying brakes, the vehicle would not stop accordingly. When taken to get serviced, it was determined to be due to the vacuum hose and dirt on the abs sensor.
While driving and under any braking conditions when depressing the brakes brake pedal is delayed, resulting in extened stopping distance.
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Vehicle has had a high pitched whine at 35 mph, coasting, accelerating, or braking. Noticeable to all drivers/passengers, but not to dealer technician/service manager. Have had it in three times with no condition found. As time goes by I am noticing that along with the noise, the brakes feel weak and I need only move my ankle without taking my foot off the pedal and the vehicle will move. On two separate occaisions when the vehicle was parked in my driveway for an extended period in the rain, it would not stop as I backed out of my driveway. I reprorted it to Hyundai, and went back to dealer to have it checked and was told (without looking at the car) by dealer service manager that there was nothing wrong with it and I am wasting their time and would have to pay to have it examined. Factory representative who has never even seen the vehicle called to say there is no problem with my car and I need to learn how to use antilock brakes correctly ( I do know how to use them, I've always stopped when I press the brake pedal so I have a good idea of what to expect). Hyundai customer assistance representative barbara 800 633 5151 x45017 file#785260 never got anything accomplished on my behalf and never called back, never did anything to resolve this matter. I am concerned the car will not stop when I want it to so I only use it when absolutely necessary, not exactly what a new car is meant for. On top of all of that I cannot go to the nearest dealer as they will not look at it under Hyundai's often mentioned 5 year bumper to bumper warranty.
While pulling outside of driveway. Without prior warning, brake pedal was stuck to the floor. Consumer will fill in additional information.
I was involved in a auto accident in which another car hit me in the front center of my car and their front right. My speed was 40 miles before brakes applied their speed was about 15. My air bags did not deploy but theirs did. Both fire and rescue personal voice concern about the non deployment of airbags with visual damage to vehicle.
When applying brakes braking distance is not what it should be. Consumer rearended a vehicle while going about 10 mph, had applied brakes, abs made noise, and vehicle continued to slide forward. Dealer told consumer she just needed to get used to abs brakes. Please add additional information.
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|Service Brakes problems||
|Brake Light On problems||
|Brake Disc Caliper problems||
|Brakes Failed problems||
|Brake Disc Pads problems||
|Brake Electric Antilock problems||
|Brake Abs Warning Light problems||
|Brake Light Switch problems||
|Brake Sensor problems||
|Brake Antilock Control Unit/module problems||