Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 22 problems related to suspension noise (under the suspension 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.
Steering / suspension. I purchased the vehicle new on 01. 09. 2014 out of the showroom. About 3-4 months later, I started to notice the steering and rough ride. The steering was like a vehicle with "jimmy legs" loose and all over the road. I took it back to the dealership to get checked out. First thing it was out of alignment on the front end (left toe -0. 10d, right toe -0. 09d). They checked the suspension and told me that the components were good with no damage or wear including the struts. I told them of how rough the ride is driving at variable speeds on the local roads. Ever since, I have had 5 alignments and still have the same handling and steering problems. I took my vehicle to sears to have an alignment checked and was told the left front was out by -0. 07d. The mechanic told me that I was the 6th person with the same model vehicle to come in there in the past two weeks with the same problems. He stated that the reason for the issues are coming from the electronic steering module. When you adjust the steering wheel to on of the three settings (normal, comfort, sport), it causes the front alignment out. This to me sounds like a design flaw and Hyundai does not want to address this issue. I just get tired every time I take it to the Hyundai dealership of being told that there is no problem, it is how it is suppose to ride like that due to that it is not a car. I was at Hyundai dealership on 06/Feb/18, and that is what they told me but I had to pay another $89. 95 for an alignment again, left front was out (toe -0. 15d) right front was out (toe -0. 18d). I was told that the struts and suspension was ok, but could be the tires. I have 29,374 miles on it and I am getting tired of having to bring it in to have the same work done and being told that there is nothing wrong. I have all paperwork to use to show the alignments that were done.
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Driving at 25 mph, there was a loud noise and vehicle started swaying violently in the rear. Luckily no other cars were around and I hadn't gotten on the freeway yet. After tow, discovered the trailing arm cracked the suspension. This was supposedly "corrected" during previous recall. Obviously not. Dealer won't look at it stating they have new owners. 3 people with 70 years of repair experience have never seen anything like this. Vehicle is not drivable, opened case with Hyundai, not expecting much. Vehicle also had to have engine cradle replaced (Hyundai did replace at no expense) however they screwed more up and it had to be returned to fix their mistakes. Vehicle was "inspected" front to rear and was "ok", twice. That was end of 2015. This corrosion could not happen in that short amount of time. Everything is rusted to almost beyond recognition underneath.
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On 6/17/14 my cars front right wheel fell off. I found two recalls on the internet for the front and rear suspension system. The car was towed/repaired for 782. 00. In July 2014, Hyundai made an inspection of the work. I asked for reimbursement for the recall but was declined as not being within a campaign. Recently, the rear brakes, rotors, and caliper were replaced (for the second time). . Afterward, a noise I heard became louder. On 8/11/16 the noise was diagnosed. It was found that new shocks were needed, and "rear passenger lower control arm is starting to rot from rust and cause noise. " I was told to have it repaired by Hyundai. I bought the car from national auto sales in glassboro, NJ. Hyundai apparently did not know I am the owner of the car, and I never received any recall notices from Hyundai. The vehicle has had engine and sensor problems and many others. I want to avoid another accident. Hyundai should repair recall #NHTSA 09v123000 free of charge. The front suspension is now campaign 124 as of 10/16/14, four months after the accident. I am seeking reimbursement for the cost of 782. 00 to have my vehicle towed and repaired. Please urge Hyundai to recognize a campaign for the rear suspension for my vehicle so that I can have this additional situation rectified to prevent an accident from taking place again. I believe that almost all of the repairs to the Hyundai I own have been recalled and I should not have had to pay. I understand that it was found that cars manufactured in alabama were all part of many recalls and obviously other plants vehicles are too. The expenses should not have been my responsibility. The repairs cost roughly 5600. 00 since November 2011 when I bought the car. For 5000. 00. The air conditioner as well never worked. That repair would cost another 400. 00.
Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the vehicle was serviced for nhsta recall campaign number 09v123000(suspension) in October 2009 in which the suspension was treated with a rust proofing material to prevent the failure from occurring. In June 2015 while driving approximately 55 mph the vehicle appeared to be pulling to the left and a crunching type noise was present coming from the rear of the vehicle. Upon inspection it was discovered that the rear driver side wheel was tilted outward. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the rear trailing arm had fractured do to severe corrosion. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 180,000. Jft.
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Tl- the contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that after taking the vehicle to a dealer to be serviced under NHTSA campaign number: 14v435000(suspension), the failure recurred. The contact stated that while driving at 40 mph, there was abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side of vehicle. The contact stated that the recall remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 105,000. Djr.
Tl-the contact owns 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at 30 mph, the contact heard a loud noise coming from the front end of the vehicle as the vehicle veered to the right. The contact put the vehicle in park to stop the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the front driver's side coil spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. However, the failure recurred and the contact noticed that the coil spring of the front passenger's side had fractured. The vehicle was towed to the dealer. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14v350000 (suspension) the failure mileage was 92,000. Oo.
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Tl-the contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving approximately 40 mph, there was a loud noise coming from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The vehicle was towed to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the front coil spring needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure and the VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number:14v435000(suspension). The failure mileage was 70,000. Ss.
2 things are concerning. One, when driving over small cracks, bumps in roadway the suspension makes a noise that makes me think it is unstable. It is also a louder than average noise, compared to past vehicles that I have owned. Second, driving at speeds below 60 mph, everything is normal. Once speeds above 60 are reached, the steering column shakes and vibrates. The noise described earlier in paragraph one is heard. Alignment and balancing are normal. Tire tread is also normal. Neither of these two are acceptable and in my opinion is a risk.
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The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated while driving approximately 75 mph, a loud banging noise emitted from the suspension. The failure recurred multiple times and only when there was at least four passengers. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but there was no diagnosis or repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the contact was advised to return the vehicle to the dealer for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 1,500.
Driving home from work, on a major local interstate, my check brake light appeared on my dashboard. I pressed the brake pedal to slow the car down, but found out that the brake pedal had gone soft and I ended up having to push the pedal all the way to the floorboard to get any resistance. I managed to drive it to the Hyundai dealership a mile away where they realized that the brake fluid was empty due to a ruptured seal in the brake caliber on the passenger side. Upon further inspection, they found that both front suspension coil springs were damaged. The passenger side coil had literally snapped in half and the driver's side coil was dislocated and broken. My car had just been in the same dealership one week prior having a new transmission installed in it (under warranty). As no loud bang or noise occured as with the many others that have had this happen to them, I can only assume the coils broke or shifted during the transmission replacement when the weight of the car was on the lift, and not on the suspension. The gross negilence that neither of these coils were found broken at that time has me incensed. The fact that a solid steel coil that takes 4,000lbs to compress can break in half like that is disturbing. I assume that without the suspension, due to the broken coils, the brakes suffered damage and the above incident occurred. I was very lucky indeed that nothing worse happened, but as this is a recurrent issue with the Hyundai coil suspension and it should be addressed through a recall. Pictures are avaialble of the damage, as are the suspension coils (we saved everything).
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When driving at any speed and going over any minor irregularity in the road surface, distracting noises from the front suspension. . . Squeaks, creaking and thuds are best word to describe. Very disturbing as nothing is visible according to mechanics but there is an internal problem due to the hundreds of on line complaints I'm seeing.
Owned vehicle since new and have had all services performed. Currently 72,000 miles. Car has been plagued with clunky, noisy suspension problems since about 35,000 miles. Noises and ride at all speeds are so bad that this has to impact potential safety. Dealers have replaced power steering rack; pinion; p/s sway bar; link assembly; lower control arm (2x); p/s front stabilizer link; l/f control arm, bolt and nut. None of the "fixes" have lasted more than a few thousand miles, and we were right back to where we were. We are "easy drivers" who do no offroad or rough road driving. Were it not for these issues, this would be a "decent" SUV.
Second set of tires cupping. First set replaced at 23000 miles. Current tires bad at 58000 miles. Have no reason for this. Tire rotation done every 5000 miles. Tires not over-inflated. Not alignment issue, although alignment was done and bolts replaced at 23000 miles. Sounds like a Hyundai suspension problem.
While backing out of the driveway I noted a crunching sound from the rear of the vehicle. After driving approx one mile I inspected the rear suspension. I found the driver's side lower trailing arm had rusted to the point that it had collapsed. This vehicle has been kept in a garage in northern virginia since new. Up through Dec 2008 it was used for one winter trip to eastern pennsylvania and northern new jersey. Since I was aware of issues with the rear suspension of this vehicle I had inspected the lower trailing arms approx four months prior to this incident. At that time I found only a half dollar sized circle of scale/rust and some scale/rust on the welded seam on the driver's side trailing arm. There was no indication of an impending failure. I surmise the component rusted from the inside out and thus a visual inspection would not be effective to give a warning of possible failure. Owners should be advised that visual inspection, at least to an untrained eye, may not be effective to indicate impending failure. The last dealer maintenance prior to this incident was a rear brake job in October 2010 at 111,000 miles. Pictures of the failed component are available.
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My air bags light is always on and will not turn off. The suspension is horrible, I took it to a mechanic and he said" there was nothing he could do. And sometimes when I turn my vehicle on the engine revels up and sounds as if the acceleration is stuck. Scares me to death.
A couple of years ago, I saw the recall on the rear suspension on 03 Hyundai Santa Fe. So I went to two dealers around my area and asked them to check the condition. One of them did not even responded to my question and returned the car, and another one said they are fine and not need to be either treated or replaced. Then a few days ago, just web surfing the web and found the symptoms of the problem of the rear tailing arms recall. My car has all that symptoms right now, but Hyundai is telling me that my vehicle is not equipped with the faulty trailing arms, and my vehicle is not qualify for the recall. My car swing when I make turns weirdly. It feels like you have a loose trailer in the back. Also the height of the car had been lowered, and also when I go over a speed bump, I hear creaking sound. I have replaced the front struts, strut mounts, and rear shocks so they are not coming from those.
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 30 mph, the driver heard a loud noise; both trailing arms fractured due to corrosion. The vehicle was towed to a local mechanic. The contact called the manufacturer who informed her that recall 09v123000 (suspension: rear) was in effect. The rear suspension was repaired and the rear axle replaced according to the recall. Since the repair, the vehicle shakes, shimmies and rattles. The check engine light was illuminated at all times and the vehicle was hard to steer as it pulled from left to right. The current and failure mileages were approximately 129,000.
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 30 mph under normal conditions the contact heard a loud noise and began losing control of the vehicle; however, he was able to regain control and shut the engine off. The contacts mechanic drove the vehicle to his repair facility where he found that recall 09v123000, suspension rear was the cause of the failure. The local dealer and manufacturer advised the contact wait several weeks to have the vehicle repaired or travel to a dealer which is 30 miles away. The current and failure mileages were 150,000.
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at speeds of 25 mph, she heard a squeaking noise coming from the rear of the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where a diagnostic test was performed. The failure was contributed to corrosion on the rear suspension arm. The contact verified that she had previously received notification of NHTSA recall campaign id number 09v123000 (suspension: rear) and was advised by the dealer that the failure was directly related to the recall. The dealer stated that the parts needed to make the recall repairs were not available and that the vehicle was deemed as unsafe to operate. The VIN was not available. The approximate failure mileage was 150,000 and the approximate current mileage was 160,000.
I was driving my 2001 Hyundai sante fe eastbound on interstate 275 in wilder kentucky at approximately 65 miles per hour at approximately 10pm , when I heard a popping sound and suddenly lost control of the vehicle. My wife and two children ages 8 and 11 were in our SUV with me. The car swerved over three lanes of traffic and the median strip veering wildly from lane to lane. The vehicle almost tipped over several times. Fortunately, no other cars were nearby and I was able to bring the vehicle under control. The car was towed to the newport firestone store on carothers road. 859-491-1400. The wheel was turned out approximately 10 degrees. The shop found that the suspension trailing arm had rusted through and had almost completely separated into two pieces. We could easily have been killed or seriously injured. I saved the part. The wheel was literally hanging on by a thread. The repairs costs approximately $800. I called Hyundai customer service and they were completely unresponsive. This is not what a consumer would expect from a six year old vehicle. I am concerned that other cars out there are ticking time bombs.
The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 65 mph, the contact heard a loud cracking sound coming from the passenger side rear wheel. The contact lost control of the vehicle and became worse when he depressed the brake pedal. The vehicle began to fishtail, but gradually decelerated to a complete stop. The contact noticed that the passenger side rear wheel looked as if it were turned at a 15 degree angle. The vehicle was towed and the mechanic stated that the suspension trailing arm was rusted and cracked. The current mileage is 103,000 and failure mileage was 13,000.
Noise in front suspension. We have gone 3 time in less than a year for service and the noise keep coming back . They change many parts but they have not fix the problem. We do not feel safe any moore in the car. I have call different places but all they tell me take it back for repairs, how many times do I have to take it back? or they are just waiting for us to have an accident to do something. I need help. Thank you.
|Problem Category||Number of Problems|
|Front Suspension Coil Spring problems||
|Front Suspension Control Arm problems||
|Rear Suspension problems||
|Suspension Noise problems||
|Front Suspension problems||
|Ball Joint problems||
|Front Suspension Lower Ball Joint problems||
|Rear Suspension Coil Springs problems||
|Sway Bar problems||