What's Wrong with the Hyundai Santa Fe?

Santa Fe owners have made 903 complaints to CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most active below. Most are about the engine (25%), followed by the interior (13%) and the fuel system (13%).

Want more information about these problems? Clicking on the link will bring you over to CarComplaints.com for additional details. While you're there, add your own complaints about the Santa Fe.

Comparing Santa Fe Generations

You should avoid the 2nd generation (2007–2012) Santa Fe because of its overall PainRank™ of 21.24. Looking for a year-to-year comparison? We've got that too.

Generation Model Years Reliability Complaints PainRank (?)
3rd Gen Santa Fe 2013–2018
249 19.29
2nd Gen Santa Fe 2007–2012
510 21.24
1st Gen Santa Fe 2001–2006
144 5.64

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    The Worst Santa Fe Years

    This bar chart shows the seven years with the highest complaint volume. Clicking on the year will take you to their problem pages on CarComplaints.com.

    But wait, there's more ... outside of the top seven, there's the 2010 (47), 2011 (47), 2004 (45), 2005 (34), 2003 (21), 2015 (21), 2002 (20), 2001 (12), 2016 (12), 2006 (12), and 2018 (1).