Starter Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 12 problems related to starter (under the electrical system category).

car image   Starter problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 05/09/2016

I bought this car with 40k miles on it and it now has 63k miles. Since I have had it, I have replaced the radio display, speaker, driver side window controls, starter and a recall on the airbags. The clear coat is also coming off all the door handles and it is fading the paint. I notified Hyundai and they did not address any issue.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 02/26/2015

Tl- the contact owns a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the battery in the vehicle died multiple times after replacing it. The vehicle was taken to a independent mechanic where the technician diagnosed the starter needed to be replaced. No repairs were made to the vehicle. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 40,000. The VIN was unavailable. Sr.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 02/06/2013

When I went to start vehicle the electrical system came on but did not turn the starter,this happened maybe twice last year. So far this year it has happened about 5 times. The electrical system comes on when I turn the key to start but nothing happens,I finally found out if I put my foot on the brake and take the transmission out of park and work it thru all gears then shove it back to park it will start. We travel up to the state of washington from home ever year and would hate to get stranded some where along the road.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 06/15/2010

Engine stalled suddenly on several occasions while during low speed, at idling or at a constant speed as a result with full loss of power, braking, and steering. Car did start back up fine, but would eventually exhibit same behavior again along with erratic rpm surges. My local mechanic attributed the problem to a bad crank shaft position sensor cps. He advised I contact the dealer since there is an open recall on this exact part and same issue regarding 2. 7 v6 engine recall #03v030000 I contacted the dealer to discuss and provided my VIN number, however they indicated my vehicle was not part of the recall. My local mechanic replaced the cps sensor as per recall, and confirmed the damaged cps sensor was the original part, and the issue was ultimately resolved. This open recall 03v030000 affects approximately 25,000 vehicles, I believe this safety issue is much larger and several complaints exist where consumers are being told by the dealer that there VIN number is not part of recall 03v030000, yet exhibiting the same issues with the defective cps and ultimately paying for this part themselves. This recall should be expanded.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 09/28/2009

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving, the transmission began shipping in and out of gear. At low speeds the vehicle stalled, shut off and immediately restarted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection. A technician concluded that since his vehicle identification number was excluded from recall # 03v030000 (electrical system:starter assembly), he would have to pay $350. 00 to have the vehicle repaired. No repairs were made. The manufacturer was notified and no assistance was provided. The failure and current mileages were 78,000.

car image   Starter problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 12/18/2007

On Monday December 18, 2007 I got a 2007 Santa Fe to drive as a loaner from a Hyundai dealership. Tuesday night when I filled the gas tank, the vehicle would not start for about 20 minutes. I called roadside assistance who told me to call the dealership, who in turn told me to call roadside assistance. Brown's manager, ishmael told my husband that he could not help us. The next day I called the dealership service manager who said that the problem had to do with the remote starter on the key chain, which I could press twice and the car would restart. He offered another car to me but assured me that I should be fine. I opted to keep the Santa Fe. That night as I returned on the fairfax county parkway from herndon to my home, the Santa Fe died again. No amount of pressing on the remote restarted the vehicle and I became panicked as cars raced by on either side of me. The vehicle never restarted although the dashboard lights would occasionally flash on then off. A policeman contacted a tow truck who towed me back to the dealership. I felt my life was at risk by the Santa Fe's total failure in the middle of a major highway at rush hour, where I was stranded for 40 minutes.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 06/02/2006

: the contact stated while driving 70 mph on the highway, the vehicle stalled without warning. It was maneuvered off the road and towed to the dealer who replaced the crank shaft position sensor. There was a NHTSA recall, # 03v030000, regarding the electrical system; starter assembly. The vehicle was not included in the recall due to the VIN.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 01/31/2006

When 2005 Santa Fe accelerator pedal is depressed it has a delayed reaction. ***** the consumer stated when the delayed acceleration occurred it caused the tires to spin on wet or snow covered pavement. The starter had to turn over much longer than it should before the engine starts. The brakes would catch as if something in the braking system was loose, there was a grinding/rubbing sound when the brakes were partially applied. The consumer believed there was a power steering fluid leak.

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car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 10/06/2005

Dt:the contact stated the cps capacitor that is with the crank shaft position sensor is not working properly and as a result the vehicle stalled on the freeway. The dealership ran a diagnostic test and this problem came up as a critical code. The consumer found NHTSA recall 03v030000 for this problem but the dealership told her this vehicle was not included in the recall due to VIN. Updated 2/7/2006 -.

car image   Starter problem of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 05/08/2005

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The vehicle's crankshaft sensor has been replaced three times. The sensor was replaced at 60,000, 62,000, and 80,000 miles. While driving uphill, the engine stalled and shut completely off after 100 yards. The vehicle was towed to the contact's residence and the mechanic stated that the crankshaft sensor was bad. The manufacturer stated that his VIN was not included in NHTSA recall # 03v030000 (electrical system:starter assembly). The current mileage is 100,211 and failure mileage was 60,000.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 03/30/2004

The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai sante fe. The check engine lights illuminated and the vehicle will not shift properly. While driving 55 mph and shifting gears,the gear stuck from fourth to third gear. The contact turned the vehicle off. The vehicle operated normally once it was restarted. The failure usually occurred during rainy or damp conditions. The dealer informed the contact that the failure was due to a cracked crankshaft. The vehicle was inspected, and the crankshaft was replaced on March 30, 2004. After the crankshaft was replaced there were no occurrences until may 2005 and August 2005, when the coil was replaced. The vehicle operated normally until November 2006. The current and failure mileage was 88,000. The consumer has provided a recall for the electrical system pertaining to the crankshaft positioner and invoices for the repairs. The dealer stated that the speed sensor has been replaced. Update 5/3/tr.

car image   Starter problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 12
Failure Date: 11/13/2001

The car was making a grinding noise when I shifted from drive to park and reverse. I took it back to the dealership where I had purchased the car the day before and while in park at the dealership the car's starter caught on fire and was put out by the mechanic. No injuries, thank goodness it happened at the dealership and a fire extinquisher was available!!.

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