Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 8 problems related to ignition (under the electrical 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.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010: car was parked in a store parking lot. On approach to car smoke was observed on the interior of the car. Upon opening the car, smoke and fire could be seen centered around the right side seat warmer switch and electrical port. Nothing was plugged in and key was not in the ignition. Fire was put out by blowing on it. Seat warmer switch was melted on the right side and the electrical port cap was partially melted and blown off into the console tray. Soot and damage to buttons and console above the seat warmer buttons along with bubbled, melted vinyl on center console. Returned car to Hyundai dealership the next morning. Service mgr said that it was something that we had plugged in and took pictures. Service mgr sent pictures to corporate headquarters. Corp headquarters also said it was something that we did. Contacted Hyundai consumer affairs and asked for investigation behind the panel. June 19, 2010 Hyundai investigated and said that they could not determine the cause of the fire so it must have been something that we did.
See all problems of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe .
(intermittent issue)radio stays on after shutting off ignition and removing key. It shuts off briefly when car door is opened, but when you shut car door, the radio and clock come back on. I am concerned of electrical issues in my vehicle, which could potentially start a fire by remaining on. Also, my power windows, by pushing the button after the key is removed can also move up and down(intermittent issue). To try and correct the radio issue, I have removed the cable from the usb port (for ipod usage) while the car is on, turned off the engine, removed the key and the radio & clock are still on. I have reviewed websites and have not found that there are any recalls or issues. I don't know if this is part of the vehicle's features that are normal, it just doesn't seem right.
See all problems of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe .
When trying to park the car, the car does not recognize it is in park, even though the gear shift is in park. Therefore, you cannot turn your car completely off or remove the key from the ignition. The car has been serviced 6 times over the course of 3 years for the same issue.
See all problems of the 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe .
While driving about 55 mph on the highway and without warning vehicle would stall and shut down, and would not restart. The SUV was towed to the dealership for analysis. Driver picked up the truck from the dealer that day, but without warning the SUV shut down on the way home.
See all problems of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe .
Engine check light stays illuminated on dashboard. . Vehicle stalls out even when the air conditioner is turned on. Also, lately the vehicle is using alot of gas and is pulling. Vehicle has started to hestitate when accelerating or braking. Dealer was informed. Please provide more information.
While driving and without any notice will lose power, and consumer can no longe accelerate vehicle. Contacted dealer.
While driving would notice fumes entering vehicle. Took vehicle to dealership, mechanic indicated that a short in ignition system was causing problem. Also, had entire catalytic converter system replaced.
Vehicle reads different mileage than what its suppose to be. The vehicle locks itself. (keys on peg in the house and it locks. Per consumer).
See all problems of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe .
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