NY OWNERS: Have you experienced premature brake wear with your 2006-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe?

The law firm of Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman is currently investigating an alleged defect with the rear brakes of the Hyundai Santa Fe, model years 2006-2012.
New York residents only.

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The Worst 2007-2012 Santa Fe Problems

  1. Hyundai Theta II Engine Knocking, Seizing, and Sludge

    The Theta II is a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine that is well known for a lot of things and none of them are good. Bearing failure, metal debris riding on contaminated oil, piston ring defects, siezing, knocking, crying.

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  2. Santa Fe Engine Stalls

    The Santa Fe has an engine with a nasty reputation of stalling at any speed, any time, without any warning. That means no acceleration. No power steering. No power brakes. And one change of pants.

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What Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

2nd Generation Santa Fe Key Numbers

  1. 6 model years

    Grouping all models by their year can reveal some baddies.

  2. 559 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  3. 48th in reliability

    Overall reliability rank out of 50 eligible generations.

Recent 2nd Generation Santa Fe News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

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    More than 1,300 Hyundai vehicles have burst into flames, now the government wants to know why. It’s about time.

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) was petitioned to look into these non-collision fires last June. The fires are responsible for 26 injuries in Hyundai vehicles and over 100 if you include Kia. The investigation will focus on the Theta II engine, but the NHTSA plans on looking into tail lights and other potential combustion sources as well.

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    What are the odds that your car will set itself on fire without ever being involved in a collision?

    Much higher than you’d think, especially if you’re one of these 3 million Hyundai and Kia owners.

    The Center for Auto Safety (CAS) has put together a list of vehicles that they say should be taken off the road until a pending government investigation ends with a comprehensive recall.

    CAS says Kia and Hyundai have done nothing but provide empty statements about working directly with vehicle owners who report fires. In addition, both automakers seem to be waiting for NHTSA to conclude its investigation to determine if additional actions should be taken.