Car Stall Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe - part 1

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 80 problems related to car stall (under the engine and engine cooling 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.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 03/01/2018

The vehicle from time to time about once a week stalls while accelerating, it happened so far while doing a left turn on local streets. This is very dangerous and can cause an accident.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 02/13/2018

The Santa Fe sport was purchased in July of 2017. When taking off from a redlight or while driving at a steady momentum on the road, the acceleration drops significantly and the rpms begin to rev up high, bouncing up and down, but the Santa Fe sport will stall. While on the highway, the issue continues and panic sents in due to the cars behind us can rear end the Santa Fe sport. No matter how far or hard the gas pedal is pressed the Santa Fe sport will stall. All while no "engine light" turns on. Took the Santa Fe sport for service to the dealer over 6 times between 2017 and 2018 and only an ems part was replaced. The problem continues mostly in very bad traffic, again very concerning for safety. The Santa Fe sport needs to be turned off and back on in order for the problem to cease. No matter what drive mode it is in (eco; sport; normal) the issue persists. We purchased a brand new 2017 Santa Fe sport right off the lot which has been paid for and it is unfair that we are still paying what seems like our lives we continue to spend more with gas, tolls, travel and time from work to take the Santa Fe sport in for service and we do not get refunded for this.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 02/09/2018

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe v6 3. 3 liter has experienced occasional, random stalling over a few years, always while braking and often while turning. The problem seems to happen after a period of steady speed driving and then slowing down and turning. When this happens, the vehicle steering instantly gets very difficult and braking ability likewise becomes increasingly difficult. After putting the vehicle in neutral, or pulling over and parking the vehicle, it will always start right back up and run fine. The throttle position sensor has been replaced but the problem persists. I am a 50 year old man who can wrestle the car to safety (so far), but my wife, children, or others may not be so fortunate. There are repeated mentions of other Hyundai vehicles with similar problems, and these mostly mention a tps replacement and an accompanying ecu firmware update. There are no apparent recalls or tsbs with Hyundai that affect this vehicle and engine combination, and this is a huge safety problem for which there appears to be a remedy path.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 01/28/2018

This vehicle has a problem with stalling and hesitation when coming out of turns and at speeds between 60-80 mph. I have mention this to the dealer several times and they continue to say they cannot find anything wrong. Because there is never any lights on and no codes. This is a very bad problem someone is going to get hurt from this or die from this. But no one will know because the symptom will not show up as a code on the system, if they die the story cannot be told. Please look into this, I bet if you check with owners of this vehicle you will find the same problem not only the same yr of mine but newer ones. This problem has been happening ever since I have owned this vehicle. I have now a 109,000 miles on it now. On 01/28/2018 it done it several times on the highway.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 10/11/2017

While normal driving down a city road going straight the vehicle will stall without any notice or any change in condition. You loose all power, brakes and steering when this happens and have to bring it to stop with emergency brake and place in park. Then you can start the vehicle once again like it has no issues. This issue produces no engine trouble codes and has happened 3 other times in the 6 years we owned the vehicle. This is extremely dangerous and we never know when it will happen.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 10/06/2017

Vehicle stalls while sitting idling waiting at stop lights problem is intermittent and unpredictable. Engine shutters while idling as well. Vehicle loses ability to accelerate when this occurs requiring the driver to put the vehicle in park, turn the engine off, then restart the vehicle. Safety hazard in busy traffic. Additional issues with slippage sounds from the axels when turning corners. Problem may be linked to other open recalls involving manufacturer reported machine errors during the manufacturing process that causes premature bearing wear within the engine. The noted safety risk on other VIN numbered models within the same class is that it may cause the vehicle to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. This vehichle was just purchased from carmax virginia three days ago. Issue was not obvious at the time of purchase. There were no open recalls for this VIN number at the time sale was made, but issue is quite present at 50,000 miles and I have contacted carmax to inform them of the issue. This particular problem seems consistent with all models of Hyundai manufactured around 2014. A national recall of the entire line should be considered to alert consumers and avoid unwanted purchases and or damaging accidents.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 08/09/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While stationary, the vehicle would not start when prompted. Upon exiting the vehicle, the contact noticed that fluid leaked into the driveway of the contact's home and smoke emitted from the vehicle. Futhermore, while driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. Woodhouse Hyundai in omaha, nebraska (located at 11540 west Dodge rd, 68154) was made aware of the failure and had previously repaired the vehicle per NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling). The dealer requested that the vehicle be brought back in for inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 32,700.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 06/06/2017

The car turns off while driving. It has happened randomly. The engine dies. I almost got hit by a big rig cause my car stalled while driving on the freeway.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. While attempting to accelerate from an idle position, the vehicle suddenly hesitated and nearly stalled before operating normally. The cause of the failure was not diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The local dealer and manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 31,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving unknown speeds, the steering was unstable and the vehicle stalled without warning. The local dealer was not contacted. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 33,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 05/24/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine); however, the part for the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. While the contact's wife was driving approximately 30-45 mph, the vehicle suddenly stalled without warning. After the vehicle stalled, several warning indicators illuminated. The contact was unsure of which ones illuminated. The vehicle was towed to the dealer (jim price Hyundai), but the failure could not be duplicated or diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and stated that they would be in contact with the dealer. The manufacturer opened case number: 10142143. The approximate failure mileage was 70,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 12
Failure Date: 05/10/2017

My wife and I have had the same intermittent problem since acquiring our 2017 Santa Fe brand new in the late spring of 2016. When turning from a stop or making a very low speed turn, and then starting to accelerate, the vehicle will stall and hesitate, not moving or "catching" for 1-2 seconds. This has happened to us approximately 6-8 times. And I've nearly been rear-ended on several of those occasions because I was stalled in front of traffic behind me, also trying to make the turn . Once I barely cleared the intersection at a light when turning left, having the Santa Fe stall in the face of oncoming traffic. I was nearly broadsided by swift moving, oncoming traffic. Someone is going to be killed if this problem is not fully addressed as soon as possible. The public needs protection and a remedy. I can't imagine Hyundai is unaware of this problem. I did a quick google search on the topic, and found many, many postings regarding this exact same set of circumstances. There were Hyundai message board complaints, NHTSA complaints, "lemon" law firms whoa are advertising, seeking potential 2017 Santa Fe owning clients, citing this exact set of facts. It's difficult to confirm exact dates, as this has occurred multiple times. The most recent time it happened was in early may 2017, at an intersection less than a mile from our home, making a left turn from a stop, with traffic lined up behind us.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 13
Failure Date: 05/05/2017

My 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe stalled out again. This event happened while turning left onto a busy street after siting at a red light. The car lost all power, making it difficult to control while pulling over to the side of the road, but in the way of other drivers. I put the car in park and then the engine restarted and I was able to drive away. The car behind me was forced to slam on their brakes, as it appears that I have just decided to stop in the middle of the road. Was nearly rear ended. Very dangerous and completely out of my control.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 14
Failure Date: 04/21/2017

Wednesday my car stalled at the stop light while in drive with the brake on. Then 2 days later down the interstate my engine started knocking very loudly so I pulled over and got it towed to the nearest Hyundai dealership. They reported the engine has failed and will see what they can do about the recall.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe 15
Failure Date: 04/10/2017

The car stalls and completely loses power. We just hit the 62k mile mark. When it loses power even the brakes do not work. When you stop at a stop light or stop sign the car jerks. The exhaust is smoking badly. This has happened on more than one occasion and with more than one driver.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 16
Failure Date: 04/04/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled and all the warning lights on the instrument panel illuminated. The contact stated that NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling) had exceeded a reasonable time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The dealer advised that the parts were not available for the recall repair. The failure mileage was 14,000. VIN tool confirms recall incomplete.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 17
Failure Date: 03/28/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 40 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact was unable to restart the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 127,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 18
Failure Date: 03/21/2017

Vehicle stalled for no apparent reason. Took vehicle to Hyundai dealer, they could find reason for the stalling. No codes checked.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 19
Failure Date: 02/21/2017

Notice hesitation with vehicle when accelerating both on highways or from lower speeds on any roads. Assumed this might be normal for a 4 cylinder engine, however, I am now concerned it is related to recent recall of the make, model, and year of my vehcle for engine manufacturing problems related to stalls and increased risk of crashes.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 20
Failure Date: 02/06/2017

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. Consumer writes in regards to engine problems. The consumer stated that the vehicle stalled with no warning. The vehicle would not start and the shift lock froze. The engine needed to be replaced.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 21
Failure Date: 12/25/2016

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe stalls, loses power, will not accelerate, gives no warning. This could cause a major accident and multiple deaths. This happens suddenly while driving along city streets and highways and while turning.

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car image   Car Stall problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 22
Failure Date: 12/15/2016

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 10 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed with a blown engine. The vehicle was repaired by an independent mechanic. The manufacturer stated that no recalls were issued; however, the contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine) after the vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 34,000.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 23
Failure Date: 09/22/2016

The Hyundai sonata engines have been recalled for safety concerns because they can stall at any time. The Santa Fe sports have the same engines but have not been recalled. Mine did just this. Luckily I was on a quiet road with no one behind me.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 24
Failure Date: 07/14/2016

I¿ve taken my 2009 Santa Fe to the rick case roswell, GA on Friday, 7/1/2016 and again today, 7/15/2016, both for the same issue, my car is stalling while I drive it. On 7/1 they told me it was the battery, so had a new one installed while there. Both times, I¿m been turning into a curve (it was a right hand turn on 7/1 and a left hand turn on 7/15). The first time I was lucky as it was just coming off a stop light. Last night, however, it was a curve to get on the highway with an 18 wheeler thundering behind me when my car stalled, and I lost the power steering and braking and almost became an 18 wheeler hood ornament. As I mentioned, the dealer is perplexed by the issue, nothing is showing up on the diagnostics and they can¿t replicate the problem. I had to leave the dealership with the sense that I¿m driving around in a ticking time bomb. As a women who frequently drives by herself in the car, and on the highway 99. 9% of the time, I can¿t tell you the fear that knowing that this can happen again at any moment and that the next time I may not be so lucky, instills in me. This is my second Hyundai and I have always considered myself to be a proud Hyundai owner, but I just did a little research and found out that a) not only am I far from the only person who has had this issue, b) there has actually been a class action law suit that Hyundai lost regarding the frequent stalling of Hyundai vehicles. I need Hyundai to fix this issue ASAP or risk being sued by my family after I¿m killed in a car accident that is the direct result of your stalling vehicles.

car image   Car Stall problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 25
Failure Date: 01/29/2016

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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