Car Stall Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 42 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling category).

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 08/14/2014

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.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 06/15/2014

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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 06/11/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 06/08/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 06/05/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 05/10/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 05/05/2014

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.

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Failure Date: 03/20/2014

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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 02/20/2014

The vehicle stalled so frequently, either on free way and local.

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Failure Date: 02/09/2014

Vehichal stalls in traffic. No warning signs.

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Failure Date: 01/22/2014

The vehicle kept stalling on free way and locally.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 13
Failure Date: 01/19/2014

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.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 14
Failure Date: 01/03/2014

The vehicle looses all power. It also surges and stalls.

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Failure Date: 09/26/2013

9/26/13 - while going up to the next level of a parking structure at a slow speed, the vehicle stalled. Put it into park and restared it and drove it to a parking spot. Later that day was able to drive it to the dealership; they have had it for 4 days (2 of which were over the weekend). No codes registered in the computer system; they are waiting to hear from a Hyundai tech. According to research online, this is a common (and dangerous) problem with the Santa Fe. Prior to this episode, on 2 other occasions (9/13/13 and 8/3/2012), was driving the vehicle at 70mpg and 50mph respectively and lost power and the ability to keep or increase my speed and had to pull over and get towed to the dealership, both times. This too appears to be common among online forums for Santa Fe's.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 16
Failure Date: 08/01/2013

While slowing down, applying brakes to exit the highway into the cloverleaf off ramp, steering became very difficult and I was forced to continue in the current direction off the road into the grass. Upon stopping noticed dash lights were on and the vehicle had stalled. I was very lucky that I was headed into a grassy area and not into a wall as I couldn't steer in any other direction from when I lost power. Hyundai found no error codes and couldn't replicate the problem. . Read more...

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Failure Date: 07/29/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while traveling at unknown speeds, the vehicle suddenly stalled. The vehicle was taken to the dealer but the failure could not be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 320. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 05/13/2013

Vehicle has stalled in traffic when driving under 10mph and also when at a standstill at a four way intersection. Took the vehicle to Hyundai dealership 5. 13. 2013 and a throttle body part was ordered and installed 5. 21. 2013. Vehicle again stalled twice at low speed and on 10. 11. 2013 (mileage 37,710) an ecm upgrade was done. Yesterday,10. 26. 2013, the car stalled again.

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Failure Date: 04/15/2013

Driving on a 2 lane highway about 40mph & the car just stalled. Lost power steering & brakes & was almost hit from behind. I was able to pull over without incident. Second time, I was turning into my driveway & vehicle stalled again. I was unable to complete turn because of loss of power steering & came within inches of hitting my mailbox. Both times I took the vehicle into the Hyundai dealer & was told that they could not replicate the problem & the car was driving fine. I will be following up with Hyundai complaints department.

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Failure Date: 04/02/2013

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 20 mph, the vehicle stalled. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer or independent mechanic. The manufacture was not notified. The failure mileage was 38,800 and the current mileage was 38,920.

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Failure Date: 01/24/2013

Tl- the contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning while sitting at a traffic stop. The failure was experienced several times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer to have a diagnostic performed but the dealer was unable to generate a failure code. The dealer also test drove the vehicle but was unable to duplicate the failure. The dealer reset the electronic control module as a precaution. The failure was not corrected however, and the vehicle continued to stall when stopped. The failure mileage was 2,766 and the approximate failure mileage was 3,000. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 01/09/2013

Car has stalled while driving three times, all at low speeds. 3/4 tank of gas, no less. Car also won't start at times unless you move shift lever. Car is under warranty and dealer keeps saying nothing wrong. Not starting is very minor. Car stalling in traffic is a major safety issue.

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Failure Date: 12/05/2012

Vehicle will not fill past 3/4 tank. If you stay at pump and keep clicking it will overflow and eventually fill but, then engine light appears and must to return to dealer for service. Many parts have been installed in an attempt to fix but nothing works. Electronic steering exceptionally vague in any of three settings, trailer connector not functioning. Vehicle engine almost cuts off at times.

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Failure Date: 09/02/2012

We experience a feeling of loss of power and almost stalls while trying to make left or right hand turns from a complete stop. It has happened since we purchased car in 2012 but so intermediately that we would just try and explain it away (we came up with OH - we are traveling in the mountains, got bad gas, weather hot, weather cold, maybe I imagined it) but when I almost got hit in the side took it in to dealer again. They have had it 4 times for the same trouble and until the last visit could not duplicate it - dealer in June 2014 kept car many days and then I received a call from service manager who asked if I braked left footed - well yes I do as my husband does. He said they could duplicate the problem only when they left footed braked and their solution was to not do that. I asked some more questions, basically why that would make a difference since we have always done it. He said since the Toyota problems the sensors in cars are more sensitive? I told him there are over 80 complaints with the odi for same problem in 2012 Santa Fe - he said OH that is a different problem - I read all of them - trouble sounds the same to me. We researched this car before buying - nothing in their advertisements, paperwork or on the net said left footed braking will cause your car to stall - we would not have purchased it however, I am not even positive that is the problem. I did also open a complaint with Hyundai - they denied a claim of a lemon car and said to just to stop braking left footed. The letter said they drove it 200 miles with no duplication of trouble which is not what the service manager told me - they were able to duplicate it. We now have a car I will not drive because it is dangerous and who would buy it since we would have to disclose this hesitation problem. Just rec. Letter from lawyer asking us to call him - have not yet.

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Failure Date: 06/05/2012

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled while driving 15 mph. The contact was able to successfully restart the vehicle and continue driving. The vehicle was not taken to have the failure diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 15,500. The VIN was unavailable.

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Failure Date: 06/01/2012

The contact owned a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while sitting in park on an incline, the vehicle erroneously shifted out of gear, causing it to roll away. In addition, the vehicle would stall without warning when attempting a turn. The vehicle was restarted and began to function normally. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where the failure could not be replicated. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was not available.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 27
Failure Date: 06/01/2012

Tl-the contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled numerous times without warning while driving at various speeds. The failure recurred intermittently. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times for the failure where a diagnostic was performed twice but the dealer was unable to generate a failure code. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 55,000 and the current mileage was 57,004. Kmj.

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Failure Date: 03/26/2012

I have had the same problem with my 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe reported in other odi complaints. Specifically, my vehicle stalls randomly while traveling at low speeds. Odi id #10460671, #10453272, and #10412636, all seem to report the same problem I have. Occasionally, while braking or allowing the car to stop, it will stall out. When it does, accelerating, power steering, and power braking are all disabled. Once the car gear is shifted to park and the ignition is turned off, the problem resolves after re-starting the car later. The dealership service department had worked on this car for the same problem four times without being able to 1. Diagnose the problem and 2. Come up with an adequate remedy. Even though the technicians have not been able to reproduce the stalling, the first three times it was in the shop, three different repairs were made. They have all involved computer fixes, including changing out the contacts, replacing the junction box, and updating software. Hyundai is aware of my issue and the pending lemon law arbitration claim that I have made. Hyundai has currently made the unilateral determination that this vehicle does not qualify as a lemon, which I dispute because 1. This determination is not capable of being made unilaterally, and 2. This is a serious safety defect and more than a "reasonable" amount of repair attempts have been unsuccessful. A managing engineer has examined the vehicle without finding any problems, and I'm currently working with Hyundai to have a "flight recorder" installed to record data when the car stalls next. The most recent occurrence was while I was driving in heavy traffic without a shoulder on the freeway--a life-threatening situation. I consider this car to be an unreliable safety threat on the roadways and have communicated this to Hyundai, but its representative do not have the same sense of urgency I have.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 29
Failure Date: 06/20/2011

The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle would sporadically stall without warning. The dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was in the process of assisting the contact with the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 3 and the current mileage was 7,650.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 30
Failure Date: 05/28/2011

The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving 50 mph, the esc, check engine and awd warning lights illuminated as the vehicle then stalled. The vehicle was restarted and as the accelerator pedal was depressed, the vehicle continued to drive with an extreme loss of power. The contact shut off the vehicle and when restarted, the vehicle resumed normal operation. The dealer was contacted and informed the contact to bring the vehicle in for an inspection. The manufacturer was not contacted. The failure mileage was 14,000.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 31
Failure Date: 09/17/2010

Crankshaft sensor failure 2001 Santa Fe 4 cyl. While driving vehicle stalled.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 32
Failure Date: 02/21/2009

I was driving to work on Saturday, February 21st on route 140 west in westminster, MD. I was driving about 45 miles per hour when the car suddenly lunged forward and pulled to the right. This happened without warning and no lights came on the dashboard this time -- previously the "esc off" light would come on. Again, this morning, February 24th on my way down a hill to work, the car felt as though it was going to stall. This time the esc light was flickering. I believe there is a defect with the car and will report each incident. I am also sending a letter to Hyundai motor vehicles eastern region office.

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Failure Date: 05/31/2008

My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe stalled in the middle of traffic several times. I took it to the dealership and explained what happened. They called me and said I have a bad crankshaft positioning sensor. I noticed that there was a recall for 2002 Santa Fe for this same problem. But when I told them that , they responded with my VIN # not being attached to a recall. I am very upset about this. I feel this is a huge safety concern, what if something bad happened during traffic when my car stalled. The company should warranty this issue, but they won't.

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