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We’re a top rated local Hyundai Santa Fe repair services shop in Fremont, CA. We also serve the greater East Bay Area, including Newark, Union City, Milpitas, and Sunol. The Hyundai Sante Fe is an incredibly popular D-segment sports utility vehicle that is known for its spacious interior and 2-liter Turbo engine with 235 horsepower and 353 Nm of torque. In 2022, approximately 115,226 Santa Fe’s were sold in the United States alone. The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe starts at $28,200.

Like most vehicles, the Hyundai Sante Fe may encounter some typical car problems during its lifetime. No matter the year, consumers tend to report the same types of problems consistently.

So, if you are planning to purchase a Hyundai Sante Fe, what are some of the common issues that you may need to address during your vehicle’s lifetime?

Let us take a closer look at some of the most common problems that Hyundai Sante Fe owners experience.


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Faulty speakers

Some people reported that their Hyundai Santa Fe stopped producing sound from the speakers at around 50,000 miles. They stated that they were unable to hear music from their radio, CD player, and navigation system. Also, they were unable to use the hands-free phone system to place calls because they were unable to hear the person on the other line.

Acceleration hesitation

A vehicle that hesitates during acceleration can be incredibly dangerous. Some Hyundai Santa Fes have been known to hesitate or stutter when the driver presses the gas to accelerate from a complete stop. This can be dangerous when a driver is turning onto a two-lane road from a stop sign or when trying to merge onto a freeway. Drivers who are experiencing this with their Hyundai Santa Fes should take extreme caution until they can get their vehicle to a mechanic and have the issues resolved.

Frequent stalling

Some owners of the Hyundai Santa Fe have reported that their engine will stall or completely shut down at random times. The vehicle can also shut down even when the driver is traveling at speeds of 65 or 75 mph. This can be extremely dangerous for the driver as well as other vehicles on the road. Stalling or having an engine shutdown on a busy freeway increased the likelihood of a collision. The main cause of this frequent stalling seems to be a faulty crankshaft sensor that should be replaced.

Faulty fuel level sensor

A faulty fuel level sensor in the Hyundai Santa Fe can cause drivers to run out of gas unexpectedly because they think they still have fuel in the tank when in reality they are running on empty. This can leave drivers stranded and needing roadside assistance.

Paint falling off

Some people reported that their Hyundai Santa Fe started to have the paint chip or flake off with no direct cause. It was reported that the paint on their Hyundai Santa Fe started to peel, chip, and flake from the doors, hood, and from around the rear window.