Engine Cooling System Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 15 problems related to engine cooling system (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   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 12/28/2017

The contact owns a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. While having an oil change performed on the vehicle, the local dealer began to inspect the vehicle for a recall. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v578000 (engine and engine cooling). The part to do the recall repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The local dealer (gosch Hyundai, 100 carriage circle, hemet, CA 92545) stated that the inspection tool was not available, but was ordered. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was not able to confirm when the parts were to become available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 09/08/2017

My Santa Fe has only 78,000 miles on it and has been maintained very well. Despite this, during our evacuation for hurricane irma, the engine completely locked up on the highway, driving about 70 mph with cruise control. The vehicle was not under strain, we were not towing anything and only had 2 persons in the car. We were left having to get the vehicle towed to a repair shop where I was informed the the theta ii 2. 4l engine that was in my vehicle was on recall. However the recall only covered this engine in the Hyundai sonata models and for some reason was not covered in the Santa Fe. I can't imagine why an identical engine would be recalled for this problem in one model vehicle but not in another. I had even had the oil changed 3 weeks prior, which the mechanic confirmed that everything appeared fully functional and in good working order with the oil, transmission and cooling system.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 06/04/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. Allstar Hyundai in baton rouge, lousiana (10313 airline highway), was contacted, but stated that there could be no appointment made because the parts were unavailable. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 05/20/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling), but the parts were not available for the recall repair. The contact had not received a recall notice. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was notified of the issue and confirmed that the vehicle was included in the recall, but the parts were not available. An unknown local dealer was contacted and stated that the parts for the recall were not yet available. The contact was concerned for his safety due to him driving daily for hours. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 05/16/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling) however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The Hyundai motor american of huntington beach, California, 92647 was made aware of the recall and stated that they had no prior knowledge of the recall. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Part distribution disconnect.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 05/02/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer, suntrup Hyundai, was contacted and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer did not know when the parts would arrive. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 04/15/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. Fred beans Hyundai (4465 w swamp rd, doylestown, PA 18902) stated that the remedy was not available and they would contact their clients when it became available. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe. Without warning, the engine seized. The dealer and manufacturer indicated that the vehicle was excluded from NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling), although the vehicle was exhibiting the same condition in the recall. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where the engine assembly was replaced. The contact was uncertain if the oem part would fail again. The approximate failure mileage was 85,155.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue and was unable to confirm when the parts would be available. The VIN was unknown. The contact had not experienced a failure. VIN tool confirms parts not available.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000(engine and engine cooling). The parts to do the repair were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer stated that there was no failure with the vehicle. The contact stated that his previous vehicle was included in the recall, and that the dealer sold him the same model vehicle with the same recall. The manufacturer informed the contact that they did not have a solution to the failure. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The dealer was contacted (denville Hyundai in denville, NJ) and confirmed that the parts were not available for the recall remedy. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue, but was not able to confirm when the parts would be available. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe 12
Failure Date: 03/31/2017

The contact owns a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact received notification of NHTSA campaign number: 17v226000 (engine and engine cooling). The part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 13
Failure Date: 05/31/2013

While driving in rain and high humidity, going south on route 95, a/c cooling stopped working and only warm air was blowing through the vents. Stopped working for over an hour, until I stopped for gas in ft. Piece. When I restarted, it began to work and worked for another 20 minutes before it stopped. I brought it to the dealer on Jun 3. Dealer said he could not reproduce the problem and would do nothing. It happened again on Jun 13 while driving. I went back to the dealer and he again said he could not reproduce it and would do nothing. I reported it Hyundai would said it could not be reproduced and would do nothing. I found numerous instances, on the internet, of people reporting this problem, but was told unless I could reproduce on my vehicle, nothing would be done. I have to wait for it to happen again and hope the car dealer is open.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 14
Failure Date: 07/05/2008

Driving from my mother's home, where I was visiting, to the grocery store not three miles away my 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe all of sudden lost power and started overheating. I was able to pull it off the road and called roadside service for assistance. This being the fourth of July long weekend, the orlando dealership was not open. The following day I spoke to the service assistant at orlando Hyundai. Several hours later, I was informed that the radiator was damaged and not a warranty item, the repair was $700. Being from out of the area I had no choice but to pay the money and get the car fixed. The cause of the failure, according to the service manager, was some item damaged the radiator and using his words "probably road debris" passing through the grill. He continued the explanation that there are not barriers that would prevent small items from passing through the grill and damaging the condenser and radiator while traveling on the highways. Asking the service manager if this could happen again, he replied yes. The failure of Hyundai to foresee, design and provide any type of screen barrier behind the grill allows any type of debris to cause harm to the condenser or radiator at any time. The vehicle was repaired on July 5, 2008 by orlando Hyundai in orlando FL. I disputed this claim as subjective to Hyundai of America as soon as I returned. They sent me to my local dealer, jenkins Hyundai of bradenton. The service manager there told me he couldn't do anything. I was given the runaround. I suggest the following solution, sent in by another compliant, should be listened to. A small amount of hardware cloth attached to the back of the grill would deflect most all debris and protect the condenser and radiator from damage while still allowing ample air flow. Today, my car overheated again! I will bring it to the dealer tomorrow without confidence in this product or the warranty which is why I bought the car in the first place.

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car image   Engine Cooling System problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 15

Consumer stated that the vehicle had engine hesitation, loses power, it also turns off while running,and on 2 occassions the vehicle overheated, the vehicle was taken to the service center and they replaced the spark plugs, oxygen sensors, and they suggested to change the gasoline which currently he is using. The vehicle still had the same problem.

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