Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 30 problems related to gasoline fuel system (under the gasoline fuel system 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.
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the fuel gauge reading fluctuated continuously. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the fuel sender assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 73,500.
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Highway driving at 55mph, complete and total loss of drive train and engine power, check engine light illuminates. No throttle capability. Engine reduces to idling speed, but transmission stays engaged. Vehicle slows down and driver pulls off road. All electronics appear to work. Gas pedal has no interaction with engine throttle. Required tow off highway to Hyundai dealer. Hyundai dealer repaired problem with computer revision update. TSB unknown.
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The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai sante fe. The contact stated that when refueling to capacity, the low fuel warning light would illuminate and the fuel level gauge would shoe empty within 50 miles. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but the failure was unable to be diagnosed. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure and current mileage was 86,000.
I own a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, and there is a problem with the 2007 to 2010 Santa Fe's that need to be looked at. The fuel level sending units tend to go bad which causes the fuel gauge to read empty, and activates the check engine light. After checking this info on the web, it seems this is a common problem with Santa Fe's and the company knows about it but won't do anything but charge the consumer anywhere from $500 to $1000 to repair it. I also found that this has been reported on thousands of these vehicles. I feel this is a safety matter because the fuel gauge will drop to zero and check engine light comes on while driving. It's scary not knowing if you have fuel or not or how long you can drive when it drops to "e". Please look into this. Thank you in advance.
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The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the fuel level sensor circuit was providing erroneous fuel level readings. Additionally, the check engine warning light was illuminated. The dealer and manufacturer were both notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 72,000. Updated 02/27/lj.
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Started engine. Placed the automatic transmission selection into reverse. The engine immediately had an unintended acceleration to perhaps 2500 rpm. Operator immediately applied very heavy pressure on the brake pedal to stop any rear direction movement. Operator immediately moved the shift lever back to the park position, shut off the ignition and restarted the vehicle. After restarting, everything was back to normal. This had also occurred one other time in September, 2013 under the same circumstances. Operator initially assumed that perhaps his foot had moved to the right and was depressing both the accelerator and the brake at the same time, but when attempting to see if this could be done, operator could not replicate. It is assumed the throttle sensor locator may be faulty. Very disturbing when this happens and could easily result in property or personal damage. .
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I also am having many issues with my SUV. As others have states the driver side sun visor broke off while driving. I had to cut the wire to get it to stop dangling. I now have no driver side sun visor. I also have a check engine light on due to my fuel sensors. My gas gauge fluctuates. I have to go based off mileage when to get gas. I think it is ridiculous that none of this is covered under a warranty and there has been no recall on anything that has affected many or people.
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that he was driving approximately 35 mph when the fuel gauge suddenly began to fluctuate from half full to empty. In addition, the esc (electronic stability control) sensor light illuminated followed by the vehicle stalling. The vehicle was taken to a local dealer where the software for the esc computer was updated. The manufacturer was not notified. The failure mileage was 80,000. Updated 1/29/cn updated 01/29/14.
My 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe lx went full throttle today and stayed there. I was driving along at 30 mph with the gas pedal normally pressed and the car felt like cruise control was turned on. I applied the brakes and the throttle kept climbing, so I pulled over and put it in neutral. The throttle was now fully open at this point so I turned the engine off. With repeated starts, the engine immediately went into full throttle while in neutral. The gas pedal wasn't pressed down or stuck. I've had it towed to an independent shop so they can identify the problem. Tomorrow I should have answers. Very dangerous! first major problem with this car in 11 years and it ends up being life threatening.
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My vehicle is constantly showing a light indicating I am low on fuel even after putting gas in it still shows. I am concerned because I am having to guess where I am fuel wise and I travel quite a bit and my son sometimes drives my car and would pray I never guess wrong because I shutter to think what would happen if I miscalculated and run out of gas in the middle of rush hour traffic on 20 east or west . This is a danger for me, my kids and everyone around me on the road.
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to display the accurate fuel level readings. The contact mentioned that after refueling the vehicle, the low fuel warning light would continuously illuminate. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 70,000.
Fuel gauge stopped working.
I purchased the car used on Aug. 10, 2012. I went to gas station on Aug. 12, 2012 to fill it up with gas, and had trouble starting it afterward. I have had the same problem everytime I have put gas in it since, and it does not make a difference which gas station I go to, I have the same trouble. I even tried to leave it running one time and it ended up dying and had trouble restarting. I have to push the gas pedal all the way to the floor and hold it there to start it and keep pumping the gas pedal as I pull away from the gas pump and for several seconds after I pull away it is still trying to die. I have filled up with gas about 5 times since I purchased the vehicle and every time I have had the same problem. The only time it has a problem starting is while I am sitting at the gas pump. Once I leave there, it starts fine everytime until I stop to get gas again. I am writing this on sept. 24, 2012.
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Fuel filler neck , completely rusted through. Had car in 7 months ago for the salt recall on the trailing arms.
Sudden unintended acceleration. While driving my vehicle, the car "lurches" forward and the engine "reves" up. I've had it to the mechanic numerous times and they can not seem to find a reason for this to be happening. It is a very scary situation. I have 2 small children and have become fearful when driving my car. This happens on the highway as well as regular street roads. I've seen many forums on line with the same complaints from other Hyundai owners. I really hope that someone looks into these complaints.
Throttle position sensor failed, resulting in no response when accelerator was depressed. Car would only idle.
When pushing the gas pedal to accelerate from stopped position there is a notable pause. (1-3 seconds??)this then causes you to push accelerator further ,thereby causing a much more sudden acceleration. I am used to it because it has happened intermittently since car was new, but someone could get in trouble. Hyundai service says its because the pedal is sending a position of pedal through an electronic signal to fuel metering system.
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Sudden declaration of auto . On the highway traveling at approximately 60 miles per hour the car just slowed to a craw . This sudden slowing almost caused a pile up and I had to limp to the side of the highway. This car is a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe a fly by wire system . It has 67,000 at the shop I was told by a mechanic not for publication that this is a problem with the fly by wire car when they reach about 6o, 000 cars 2008 Santa Feys, cars are just reaching this point and this should be investigated before this sudden deceleration causes a death or serious injury.
I purchased a Hyundai, not even one month ago. December 12th 2010. VIN
[xxx] Hyundai Santa Fe 2011
it is supposed to get 20-26 miles per gallon. While driving the highway from florida to nc it got 15 miles to the gallon. On the way back the same thing. In addition the transmission was not right, the car would not shift and made a horrible noise several times. We did not think we would get home. It would not shift at all. I took it to the local Hyundai service center and reported it to Hyundai. They claim there is nothing wrong and that the car just needs to be broken in. I went on line and saw many consumers had the same complaints and Hyundai ignored theirs as well. I don't know where to turn. I never heard of a car needing to be broken in. The mileage is a lie. The car is not getting what they claim it should and others have reported the same thing to Hyundai. There appears to be a transmission problem with my car and with those of other consumers and they refuse to help. Can you help me please?
information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
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The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. It was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, "everything checked out just fine". All maintenance was done as required by dealer". As car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. I checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. Now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
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On our 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe limited with 45,391 miles, VIN # [xxx], the check engine light started coming on when it was about 1 year old. It has now come on approximately 10 times. The dealer always says it's the gas cap. We have tightened the gas cap varying degrees and it does not matter how tight it is. The check engine light continues to come on. They claim to have replaced the gas cap 3 times out of 10 trips. Whether that is true or not, I don't know. Additionally, the red "air bag" warning light came on about a week ago and will not go off. I understand Hyundai has a history of airbag problems and would like to know if you can force them to fix this problem as well as the check engine light. Information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).
Every summer when the temperature reaches 100' randomly with out cause my 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe experiences a problem while driving with the a/c on, where the passenger compartment suddenly fills with the taste and smell of raw fuel fumes, choking me and any passenger in the vehicle,. The vehicle has been to my dealer every summer for this same reason,. This 12 August, the 'incident happened when I was only 4. 2 miles from the dealer, and rove directly there, while on the bluetooth with Hyundai America. The Hyundai service manager and several senior service writers witnessed the 'incident' gas fumes could bee seen roiling from under the hood,. For four years, since I purchased this vehicle, the dealer has been unable to re-create the problem, not only did they witness this first hand , but duplicated it again,. After my car was returned to me, as Hyundai America refused to buy the vehicle back, I was told by a regional 'parts manager', who called me from a cell phone so the conversation could not be recorded, and told me the problem had been documented, however, it is a problem unique to my car, and for me not to drive with the a/c on in the arizona desert, during the summer,.
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My Hyundai Santa Fe was parked with engine idling when a fire occurred in the engine compartment. Fire completely engulfed front of vehicle before fire department extinguished the blaze. Vehicle is a total loss. Cause of the fire not determined. Vehicle received periodic service one month earlier.
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe accelerator sensor went bad while entering the interstate. The car only went 20 mph. If I had been on the interstate, I could have been rear ended and caused a major pile up, or been killed. I contacted the dealer and a new part was installed, but found out there is not a cable connected to the accelerator. The sensor runs the gas input, without a back up in case of failure.
I am the original owner of a 2002 Santa Fe. Fred zink we have 149,000 miles on the vehicle I just discovered a perforation on the metal fuel fill spout just below where you insert the fuel spout this caused fuel to spill all over the bottom of the car and on to the ground this is a very serious safety issue.
Shortly after purchasing our 2008 Hyundai sante fe limited we began having a problem which still exist to this day. After filling with gas, the "check engine" light will come on and stay lit. The first several times of this event, I was truly concerned that I had an engine problem and returned to the dealer only to find out that the gas cap needed to be tightened further. I have tightened the cap at times so much so that I very nearly was unable to remove it.
Surging. Sometimes when applying brakes, feels like you are also laying on the gas pedal. Other times, when just barely accelerating, it's like taking off at the starting line. Real surging, it's scary. My wife doesn't like driving it because of this problem. The service tech's at the dealer says nothing is wrong, that it is designed to do this. I find that to be stupid, or not true.
The gas mileage on my vechicle is 14 mpg city driving; total highway driving is 18mpg and combined 15- 16 mpg. I am a very conservative driver and have driven for 47 years. My mileage is so poor I contacted the Hyundai corp. Repeatedly on this. I've spoken on a few occasions with the ceo j. Krafcik, and corresponded with him as well via email after getting no satisfaction/help from the regional person. The ceo's wife grew up in my area (lake oswego, or. ) and that is why he called me personally. However, the bottom line was nothing has happened as a result of this call. He offered me the following: he offered to exchange my vehicle which had about 8,000 miles on it by the time he got in touch with me for a new 2009 sonata fwd and it was the old model as Hyundai was coming out with a totally revamped 2010 sonata model. I bought my Santa Feawd because I wanted a SUV with awd! if I wanted a sedan, I would have bought one! I begged him to give me another comparably equipped Santa Fe as they could find no reason mechanically why my mileage was so low and I always double check it manually in addition to the computer output. So, I refused to accept this offer and I spend a huge amount on gas and I live on a small fixed income and cannot afford to buy another Santa Fe! others I've questioned with the same vehicle and equipped comparably get 20 mpg or more city driving. Reading Hyundai has done nothing about so many issues brought up is abominable. Someone needs to do something about this so lives aren't lost and people aren't paying at almost $4/gallon for all this gas I have to keep buying in my case. There is definitely something major wrong with my engine or something that prevents me from getting the mileage I should. As I said, I am a very conservative driver. Please intervene with the manufacturer on all these matters. They truly don't care about consumers.
On a frequent basis I can smell gasoline fumes in the vehicle interior while driving. When I asked the dealership about the fumes they acted like it was normal, and did not investigate the problem. If the fire wall around the vehicle is intact how can fumes get into the vehicle interior? they did suggest it may be caused by an air lock in the system.
A 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe has developed a potential fire/explosion hazard which Hyundai has ignored after I pointed it out. Hyundai also refused to release to me the Santa Fe's "off road" capabilities. This car was purchased new. Can you help me please?.
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