Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 56 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).
Previously reported to dealer that car often stalled or hesitated when accelerating after a stop or very slow forward motion. This has ended up in numerous hesitations and near accidents when entering into traffic. On Friday, 1/29/16 while exiting from the 9th tier of a parking garage the hesitation happened on all 9 tiers as I rounded the corner to the next tier and began to accelerate. I have an appointment again with the dealer on 2/19/16 and will report further after that but suspect I will get the same message that they "could find nothing wrong".
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Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while pulling in to a parking space, the vehicle stalled with no warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and the contact parked the vehicle in a parking space as well as inspected the vehicle but was uncertain of how this failure occured. The vehicle was driven to the contacts residence due to the random failure and was to be taken to the dealer for inspection and diagnosis to determine the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and they provided no remedy. The approximate failure mileage was 51,000. Dyd.
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The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 50 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. However, the vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 175,000.
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The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving at 25 mph, the vehicle stalled. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and the engine warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer who was unable to diagnose or repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 39,847.
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While stopped at a red light on an incline, vehicle did not move when gas pedal was pressed. It felt like the car had stalled out but the rpm's were still between 1 and 2. When I pressed harder on the gas the car lurched forward. This has happened several times and is now happening more often, not always on an incline or when temperature or engine is cold. Taking to dealer for repair but told if they can't duplicate they can't do anything about it. I have only owned this car 4 months and want to get rid of it because I'm afraid to drive it now. Not sure if its a problem with the transmission or fuel system but something is definitely not right. Hope it happens for the dealer so it can be fixed.
Tl-the contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 15 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. On a second occasion, the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 163,000. Djr.
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Vehicle stalled when leaving stop light lost speed would not accelerate have read other complaints on line some are afraid to drive vehicles I agree saftey is an issue dealer or manufacture cannot find solution to problem.
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The first occurrence was tues. Oct. 21 backing out of a driveway and went to put the car in drive. It stalled right in the middle of a very busy road. I put it in park and tried to start it again. It did start but did not feel like it would continue to run. However, it did. The second time was yesterday when I was driving down a four lane road at 40 miles an hour and it just stopped running. I was so thankful it was later in the evening and traffic was very minimal. I put it in park and it did start but again did not feel like it would continue. It felt like it would stall again but did not, 2 more times before I got home. I called this morning to get it right in and never heard back. I am afraid to drive it because of the traffic on most of these roads. I do not feel like I was taken seriously even though I received a recall notice in sept. But have managed to misplace it. I do not remember what the recall was for. The second time this happened a panel light did come on. It was the malfunction indicator light. I am worried about an accident and possible death with this happening to the car.
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On two separate occasions, my 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe stalled, for no apparent reason, causing loss of steering, wheel control, and brakes. On the first occasion, I was driving through a mall parking lot. While making a left turn and attempting to drive down a row of parking spots, my car stalled and I was unable to turn the steering wheel, brake or guide the vehicle. On the second occasion, I was turning left down the street to my home. Again, without warning, the car stalled, various light eliminated on the dash, and I lost complete control of the vehicle. I had no advanced warning and the car otherwise seemed to be running normally.
Vehicle stalled at low speed or turning on numerous occasions . Stalls and then will start back up. Most recent incident, 12-13-2014, it stalled 3 times within 25 minutes when slowing to a stop. I've taken to Hyundai in the past, they could not identify and issue, charged me $50. 00 to adjust break light switch, which they stated should fix it. I checked on-line & located the 3. 5 sante fe low speed engine rpm logic revision service campaign which they will reprogram the vehicles ecm in certain vehicles with 3. 5 engines. I tried to use the on-line VIN verification & guess what ,it states mine was not one of the one with issues, it was made in alabama, 2010 & 3. 5, same stalling issues as everyone else. I want my vehicle covered by this service campaign.
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The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the vehicle would suddenly stall with out warning. The contact mentioned that within 2 to 3 seconds the vehicle would restart and operate as normal. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified but no solution was offered. The failure mileage was 73,100.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 65mph the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where the technician diagnosed the engine seized and needed to be replaced. The engine was replaced and the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 2,137. Sr.
When making a right hand turn at slow speed the cars stalls out. Today 7/16 is the 3rd time this has happened. The same event happened twice in the same week about 6 months ago then not again. This sounds too similar to the problems w/ gm cars.
My family has a 2012 hyudai Santa Fe. We started experiencing problems with the vehicle stalling while driving in 2013. The car stalled multiple times on city streets and once on the highway. When the car stalls, the driver loses power steering and brakes. It is a very dangerous situation. After the third time the car stalled we took it in for service in April of 2013 to the local Hyundai dealership. The technician ran a complete diagnostic and said he could not find anything wrong with the vehicle. We refused to take the car at that time and insisted on more testing. They did find a problem. They replaced/repaired the etc-actuator and gasket-throttle body. The car ran fine until last week when it started the same problems again. It has stalled four times in the last week. The latest stall happened today when my girlfriend was driving the car at around 30 mph. It also stalled last night when I was driving it home at about 25 mph. I was able to get to the side of the road and put the car in park. I turned the key and it started right up again. When it stalled on me, I lost power steering and power brakes. The time of the incident was 9:48pm and the mileage on the car was 72,917. It was very scary. We are taking car to Hyundai dealership today for repairs. We do not want to drive this car anymore. It is unsafe and a hazard.
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated while making a left turn, the vehicle stalled with no warning. The contact had to apply extreme force to turn the steering wheel and was able to merge to the side of the road. The contact was able to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer. The technician was not able to neither replicate nor diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 30,800. Updated 08/11/lj the consumer has since traded the vehicle. Updated 08/19/14.
Vehicle driven shopping center (approximately 15 mi. ) upon leaving vehicle stalled going approximately 15 mph. Steering cut out and difficult, but was able to get to the side of the road. Was able to restart vehicle after approximately 3 minutes. Gas was purchased approximately 1 week prior and vehicle ran fine. Will take to the dealer, but based on other reports I do not expect them to find any problems.
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while traveling 60 mph, the vehicle stalled as all indicators lights illuminated on the instrument panel. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The technician diagnosed that the ecm carburetor was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not contacted. The vehicle was repaired but the failure has recurred several times. The failure and current mileage was 24,741.
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 30 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle after the failure. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 5,000 and the current mileage was 7,000.
The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle stalled. The dealer stated that the engine locked. The vehicle was repaired; however, the check engine indicator illuminated and the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 18,000.
During the past 6 months, our vehicle has stalled three times. The most recent incident occurred while we were exiting the freeway. The vehicle just stalled and we almost lost total control of the car ( very scary). The following day, we took the car to the local Hyundai dealer and their service department replaced the throttle body and cleaned all the grounds in the engine compartment. We hope this was an isolated incident and their repair solves the problem.
The vehicle stalled so frequently, either on free way and local.
Vehichal stalls in traffic. No warning signs.
The vehicle kept stalling on free way and locally.
This is a follow up to the complaint I made on 5/13/2013. At that time my vehicle was at the dealership to try to duplicate the problem I had been having which was that my car would randomly stall while making a turn, whether left or right. When this happened the panel would light up like christmas and everything including the brakes would cease to work. I have to coast to a safe location (if possible) to turn off car and then restart it. I have been very fortunate that me or my family have not been hit when this happens. Update to last report: my car stayed at the dealership for 3 weeks however the problem was not duplicated. Their solution (Hyundai USA and my dealership) was to replace the throttle body. Everything was fine until the same problem occured on 1/19/2014. I don't think hyndai USA will be satisfied until there's fatalities unfortunately.
The vehicle looses all power. It also surges and stalls.
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|Engine And Engine Cooling problems||
|Car Stall problems||
|Check Engine Light On problems||
|Engine Belts And Pulleys problems||
|Engine Stall problems||
|Engine Shut Off Without Warning problems||
|Engine Oil Leaking problems||
|Loud Engine Noise problems||
|Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) problems||