2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG007141

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Condition
Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
Salvage

VIN 5XYZUDLB7DG007141 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

Error Text

0 - VIN decoded clean. Check Digit (9th position) is correct

Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI-KIA AMERICA TECHNICAL CENTER INC (HATCI)

Model

Santa Fe

Model Year

2013

Series

Sport Popular / Sport Leather / Sport Tech / Sport Turbo / Sport Turbo leather

Trim

Sport

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

UNITED STATES (USA)

Plant Company Name

Kia Motor Manufacturing, Georgia

Plant State

GEORGIA

Series2

AN

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Doors

4

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1D: 5,001 - 6,000 lb (2,268 - 2,722 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Displacement (CC)

2400.0

Displacement (CI)

146.45698582735

Displacement (L)

2.4

Engine Model

DOHC GDI Theta

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Knee Air Bag Locations

Driver Seat Only

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Crash Test Score

0

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
0%

2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat, 3rd row
Pelvis/Torso Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements Not Available

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Standard
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN 5XYZUDLB7DG007141

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413584
Consumer Location: DRIFTING, PA
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE WAS IN THE SHOP REPAIRING A BLOWN ENGINE, WHICH FELL UNDER RECALL 162. WHEN THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN IN FOR REPAIR, THE ONLY INOPERABLE AND/OR PROBABLE ISSUE WAS THE ENGINE. WHILE BEING REPAIRED, THE DEALERSHIP STATED THAT RUST ON THE INPUT SPLINES BECAME LOOSE AND UPON RETURN TO ME, THE VEHICLE WOULD NEED A NEW TRANSMISSION. IF THE TRANSMISSION IS NOT REPLACED, THE VEHICLE WILL NO LONGER HAVE AWD. RESEARCH ON YOUR WEBSITE SHOWS THAT RECALLS 112 (RELATED TO POWER TRAIN | CAMPAIGN #13V355000) AND 102 (RELATED TO SPLINES | NHTSA #11V261000), AS WELL AS CAMPAIGN #947 (RELATED TO RUST) ARE ALL RELATED TO THIS ISSUE. HOWEVER, ACCORDING TO MY VIN, THESE CAMPAIGNS/RECALLS ARE NOT INCLUDED. I AM SUBMITTING THIS REQUEST TO ASK THAT MY VEHICLE CONSIDER BEING INCLUDED IN THESE RECALLS/CAMPAIGNS.

Components: STEERING

December 03, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11286556
Consumer Location: BRICK, NJ
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY DOING 65MPH MY STEERING ALL OF THE SUDDEN GOT HARD AND THE STEERING LIGHT INDICATOR CAME ON THE DASH BOARD. I WAS ABLE TO MAKE IT TO WORK WITH OUT ANY POWER STERRING BUT MADE IT A TOUGH RIDE

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 13, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10960374
Consumer Location: GAINESVILLE, GA
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING DOWN THE HIGHWAY, OUR SUNROOF JUST EXPLODED. SOUNDED LIKE A BOMB. I LOOKED AROUND AND THE SUNROOF WAS GONE AND GLASS WAS FALLING ALL OVER MY HUSBAND AND ME. WE HAD TO PULL OFF THE ROAD. THIS COULD HAVE BEEN A DISASTER. I BELIEVE HYUNDAI IS AT FAULT AND SHOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE SUNROOF, AFTER DOING A GOOGLE SEARCH AND SEEING HOW MANY OTHERS THIS HAS HAPPENED TO.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 14, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10836246
Consumer Location: MOUNT KISCO, NY
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

AFTER ACCELERATING FROM A STOP LIGHT, TURNING LEFT ONTO A TWO LANE 35MPH ROAD, THE CAR SEEMED TO DOWNSHIFT AND WOULD NOT RESPOND TO THE ACCELERATOR. IT CONTINUED TO MOVE FORWARD AT NO MORE THAN 10-15MPH JERKING AND LUNGING UP A HILL, CAUSING A HAZARD FOR APPROACHING CARS. THE AWD LIGHT CAME ON ALONG WITH ANOTHER LIGHT PERTAINING TO THE DRIVETRAIN/AXLE. WE WERE ABLE TO CONTINUE A FEW HUNDRED YARDS UNTIL A SAFE SPOT TO PULL OVER WAS FOUND. THE ROADSIDE ASSIST TECH SUSPECTED THERE MAY BE WATER IN THE FUEL SYSTEM, HOWEVER WHEN LOADING THE CAR ONTO THE TRUCK, NOTICED THE JERKING MOTION AND INSISTED IT SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN FOR INSPECTION. IN OUR FIRST CONVERSATION WITH THE MECHANIC HE MENTIONED RECALLS ON THE VEHICLE. WE SAID THAT WE HAD JUST PURCHASED THE CAR AFTER LEASE, 2 MONTHS PRIOR, AND DURING THAT PROCESS WE ASKED ABOUT RECALLS AND WERE TOLD THERE WERE NONE.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

November 23, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10626895
Consumer Location: ROCHESTER, MN
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

THIS ISSUE SEEMS TO BE WELL DOCUMENTED BY OTHERS ON THE INTERNET. WHEN PUMPING GAS, THE FUEL TANK ACTS LIKE IT IS FULL CAUSING THE GAS PUMP TO SHUT OFF. HOWEVER, THE TANK IS ONLY ABOUT 3/4 FULL. IF YOU ARE PATIENT ENOUGH, YOU CAN EVENTUALLY FILL UP THE TANK BY TRICKLING IN GAS, WAITING A COUPLE OF SECONDS, TRICKLING IN SOME MORE GAS, ETC. THIS APPEARS TO BE A KNOWN PROBLEM BUT HUYNDAI SERVICE CENTERS FAIL TO RECOGNIZE THIS AS AN ISSUE. IT APPEARS THAT SOME INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD THEIR TANKS REPLACE. 1 COMPLAINT INDICATES THAT THE SERVICE CENTER INDICATED THAT A PIECE CLOSE TO THE FILLER HOSE HAD "MELTED". SOUNDS LIKE IT MAY BE TIME FOR NHTSA TO STEP UP AND DO SOME FURTHER INVESTIGATION. *TR

Components: STEERING ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

September 11, 2013
NHTSA ID Number: 10543230
Consumer Location: SPICER, MN
VIN: 5XYZUDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING FELT "WEIRD" FROM THE MOMENT I LEFT THE LOT WITH MY NEW CAR. TEST DRIVE ON A SIMILAR VEHICLE WAS FINE. THE CAR WANDERS ALL OVER THE ROAD, REQUIRES CONSTANT STEERING TO KEEP A STRAIGHT TRACK. MY 40 MILE TRIP HOME WAS SPENT FIGHTING THE WHEEL, NOT ENJOYING MY NEW CAR....WHICH I LOVE OTHERWISE. I WILL NOT KEEP THIS CAR IF THE STEERING CANNOT BE FIXED, OTHER DRIVER'S HAVE HAD THE SAME COMPLAINT. *TR

Components: STEERING

October 04, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11438131
Consumer Location: PITTSBURG, CA
VIN: km8sr4hf7du****

Summary of Complaint

The MDPS (motor driven power steering) assembly contains a flexible rubber coupling which wore out and causes a “thud” type noise when turning the steering wheel. Steering is affected by this. Problem has ben reproduced by service center.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

October 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437946
Consumer Location: NEWTOWN, PA
VIN: KM8SMDHF1DU****

Summary of Complaint

Liftgate mechanism failed. When opening lift gate manually to load groceries, lift gate suddenly dropped and closed with full force instead of waiting to be pushed down to close.

Components: ENGINE

July 05, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437685
Consumer Location: BROWNSVILLE, TX
VIN: KM8SN4HF1DU****

Summary of Complaint

Engine seized up while driving. How many complaints before NHTSA investigates?

Components: ENGINE

October 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437730
Consumer Location: NORTH FORK, CA
VIN: 5XYZTDLB7DG****

Summary of Complaint

October 15, 2021. Driving South on Hwy 99 near Pixley when all of a sudden the engine died and the car started coasting. I was in the fast lane doing approximately 65mph. Put the blinker on and when a semi truck on the other lane finally passed me I was able to coast off the 99 onto a off ramp where I pulled over shaking because the engine stopping could have caused a very tragic accident. Tried to restart the engine and it did but could hear it rattling so I shut it off and called Auto Club for a tow. Had it towed back to Fresno to Auto Works where they confirmed the lower end had failed. Left it there and picked up my Jeep and continued my trip to So Cal. While there I was told by a friend there were numerous 4 cyl engine failures. I then found out thru Hyundai that there was a recall on my vehicle.

Components: ENGINE

October 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11437007
Consumer Location: WILLIAMSBURG, VA
VIN: 5XYZU3LB9DG****

Summary of Complaint

Engine oil level is low even though the car had just an oil change. Car was brought to Subaru dealership where we bought the car. They said the engine is burning oil and the oil was very dark. They recommended to bring it to a nearby Hyundai dealership for engine recall or warranty. We contacted Hyundai dealership but they told us there was no recall nor warranty nor are they going to conduct a diagnosis. We brought the car to a trusted auto repair shop and they said the same thing the Subaru dealership told us. We contacted Hyundai dealership but told us again that there is no recall or warranty.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, AIR

July 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436771
Consumer Location: ALPHARETTA, GA
VIN: 5XYZU3LA0DG****

Summary of Complaint

ABS system lights going off after recall Recall #205 being completed. My vehicle has only 27,000 miles on it and is in excellent condition. I took it in for the recall and have spent thousands of dollars at the dealership for regular maintenance over the past year. Two days after the recall being done, my ABS system lights went off. Rick Case Hyundai wants to charge another $l,200 for ABS sensor replacement. This is incredible since nothing was wrong until I took it in, as advised, for the recall on the ABS system. Now they say I need to keep the car outside in case of a fire and that the sensors aren't covered. This is an outrange and I get NO assistance since contacting Hyundai Customer Care and the case manager of my Case #l8756193 is an absolute joke and of no help whatsoever. The sensors should be replaced at NO Cost to me as it was a direct result of the recall visit.

Components: AIR BAGS

August 15, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11435532
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KM8SR4HF0DU****

Summary of Complaint

Three safety issues: 1st Steering column coupler went bad at 95k miles causing steering wheel to shake. Cost $1700 to repair. I was at risk for steering to lock up, which would have caused an accident and injury to myself and others on roadway. 2nd Airbag indicator light is currently on. Diagnostic scan shows steering wheel airbag is faulty. If in an accident occurs and airbag does not deploy, could cause serious bodily injury. I do not have a copy of the diagnoses sheet, estimate to repair was $800. 3rd ABS sensor is currently faulty on rear tires causing dashboard indicator lights to constantly be illuminated. If rear brakes actually go bad and I'm not aware because the sensor is faulty, could cause bodily injury to myself and others on roadway if they malfunction or cease to function. I do not have copy of diagnosis sheet as I don't have funds to repair at this time.

Components: ENGINE

September 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434283
Consumer Location: TEWKSBURY, MA
VIN: 5XYZUDLBXDG****

Summary of Complaint

My vehicle engine has an oil consumption problem that was diagnosed in July of 2021. The car was making a bad vibrating rattling noise, and the red oil light came on which prompted immediate diagnostics July 6th, 2021. When they assessed they stated to drive it and check the oil level and on August 2nd I brought the vehicle back and they recommended starting the Hyundai protocol for diagnosing burn of oil due to smoke The Hyundai dealership I have had my car serviced at went through the 1000 mile burn test to diagnose the problem and this was confirmed to be the issued September 10th, 2021. Hyundai states that engine is under warranty but will only repair (or replace) the engine if the engine undergoes a catastrophic failure involving the bearings. This seems highly dangerous and illegal. If the engine burns too much oil the engine will seize. When the engine seizes, this could cause the operator to lose control of the vehicle causing harm to the driver, passengers, or others on the public roadway. I have contacted Hyundai corporate headquarters about this, though links provided on their website are broken and make it difficult to get clear answers. I have done the required maintenance and have records to prove this. However I am VERY FRUSTRATED AND SCARED. My engine has not seized or failed yet, but if this issue is not resolved, it WILL fail. When the manufacturer knows this issue exists, and when the consumer proactively maintains their vehicle, brings it into the dealership to be told “to drive it and let it catastrophically fail” for Hyundai to acknowledge their warranty is unethical and if not illegal, it should be. Reading online, there are many others who are having similar problems. These are the cases related to this issue: Hyundai and Kia Engine Litigation, No. 8:17-cv-00838-JLS-JDE (C.D. Cal.) Flaherty v. Hyundai Motor Company, et al., No. 18-cv-02223 (C.D. Cal.) PLEASE look into this. Thank you, Sincerely, [XXX] INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433503
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 5xyzu3lb9dg****

Summary of Complaint

The dealer has failed to remedy the defect in a reasonable time. Appointment for recall is not available for months with no accommodation. Engine light recently illuminated and not sure if unrelated.

Components: ENGINE

September 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11433046
Consumer Location: GOTHA, FL
VIN: 5XYZUDLB5DG****

Summary of Complaint

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 while driving, the engine light came on and the car started to to hesitate a little. We were able to make it home and to a mechanic. The mechanic said the engine seized up and now needs to be replaced. There was a recall on this model due to this very thing but my car was not part of the recall. Hyundai is now saying the 10year/100,000 mile power train warranty only applies to the original owner. I have never missed an oil change, I'm up do date on all the manufacturers recommendation for service for the mileage, which is just under 94,000. I feel they should be responsible. Thank you.

Components: ENGINE

September 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11430448
Consumer Location: ALMA, AR
VIN: KM8SNDHF9DU****

Summary of Complaint

There has been a recall on vehicles like this one with the smaller engines. But, not for the 3.3 engines like I have. Everything the small engines were recalled for, this one is doing too. When you get up to high speeds on the highway the engine starts to knock/stall. I almost was in a car accident with my children because of this. Hyundai is refusing to help pay because they are saying the 3.3 engines weren't affected. But, clearly they were. I took it to a mechanic and he confirmed it was the engine and he has seen dozens just like mine going through the same issues. The check engine light came on last September. It only blinks when at high speeds on the interstate. We had tried fixing other things on it, not thinking it was the engine itself. Until when we took it in yesterday and they ran a test and said that this has been reported multiple times on the tsb mechanic website of these 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles, the engines going out. My car only has 94k miles and they are still refusing to help us. I am floored with how we are being treated. This is a known problem and I have four children who need a vehicle to get around for school, doctors appointments, activities. This has been some the worst stress of my life dealing with this SUV. I have kept up so well on my vehicle, only for something that is not my fault to go wrong and now my kids/family is having to suffer because of it.

Components: ENGINE

July 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427508
Consumer Location: WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH
VIN: 5XYZUDLA6DG****

Summary of Complaint

A hole developed in the bottom of the engine while driving, after a popping noise. Smoke started, and fluid leaked. Why was this VIN not part of the engine recall for Sante Fe Sport SUVs that was announced in May 2021? I just bought this car from a dealer in July, and they said there were no open recalls. Now the car is useless, and not sure if it is still covered by the limited used car warranty.

Components: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE UNKNOWN OR OTHER

July 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426946
Consumer Location: ATLANTA, GA
VIN: 5XYZU3LB2DG****

Summary of Complaint

Our Hyundai Sante Fe Sport smells like gasoline. The odor is very loud and nauseating. We parked it outdoors and the smell is still very loud and immediately noticeable from inside the vehicle and even walking by. We looked it up and saw an article in Consumer Reports (by [XXX] on May 18th describing this same thing. The article states the cars are being recalled however, we had our vehicle towed to Thornton Road Hyundai and were told there is no recall. They have diagnosed it as a leak in the top valve of the cover gasket and are charging $365 to repair it. Additional note - on July 8th, as we drove from Atlanta to Orlando, we witnessed a silver Hyundai Sante Fe Sport on fire (completely engulfed in flames) on the highway. We are very concerned and would like for this concern to be taken seriously. INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

June 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426638
Consumer Location: SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ
VIN: 5XYZU3LA2DG****

Summary of Complaint

The paint by the power heating seat buttom, is craking, peeling with the sun.

Components: ENGINE

July 31, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11426558
Consumer Location: BELLWOOD, IL
VIN: KM8SRDHF3DU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated the vehicle would not immediately start-up and required several attempts before the vehicle would start-up. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times, but the dealer informed the contact that they could not duplicate the failure. The contact stated upon starting the vehicle, she heard abnormal knocking sounds coming from the engine. There were no warning lights illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The contact stated that the vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and informed the contact that they could not assist as the vehicle was out of warranty. A case was opened. The failure mileage was 95,934.

Components: ENGINE

June 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11424209
Consumer Location: UPPER MARLBORO, MD
VIN: 5xyzu3la6dg****

Summary of Complaint

The waste guage on the turbo stalled and would not work while I was driving. Next the call stopped and the engine stopped working with no warning while I was driving. This could have been very serious if I was in traffic on the highway or in front of a truck at a high rate of speed.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

June 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423939
Consumer Location: NASHVILLE, TN
VIN: 5XYZW3LA4DG****

Summary of Complaint

My vehicle had been stalling on I assign for a couple of months until one day in June 2021 it wouldn’t start at all. I got a new battery installed and assumed that all was well. Weeks later, I was in route to visit family when my ABS, traction, and down hill break lights all came on. I pulled over and tried cutting my car off and on a few times to see if that would resolve the issue and it did not. My car also seemed to slow down a bit and struggled slightly accelerating up hills. In 2019 my turbo engine was replaced after my vehicle stopped accelerating while I was on the interstate. There is currently a recall on 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe’s that reads: “ Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2013-2015 Santa Fe Sport vehicles. Brake fluid may leak inside the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module, possibly resulting in an electrical short… If the ABS module short circuits, there is an increased risk of an engine compartment fire.“ unfortunately my VIN is not included in the recall and I fear my car may catch fire any day now as a result of this failure.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11422912
Consumer Location: NAPLES, FL
VIN: 5XYZT3LB6DG****

Summary of Complaint

In May 2020 the vehicle started experiencing an issue that would constantly put it in limp mode. Took it in at an automotive place and they replaced it with a brand new computer. A few days later, the issue happened again. Took it back. They could not determine the problem and said we should bring it to the local Hyundai dealership in Naples, FL. Hyundai dealership in Naples, FL swore up and down it was the brake pedal assembly. Trusted their judgment and replaced it. Not even a few days later, car goes back into limp mode. Take it back to the local Hyundai dealership. They swear up and down it is now the tracking device on the vehicle. So between the warranty company, the dealership we bought the car from and the local Hyundai dealership we get the tracking device reinstalled. We take the car not even a few days later car goes back into limp mode. We dealt with this issue since May 2020-September 2020 at the local Hyundai dealership. They finally disconnected the tracking device. Now mind you the limp mode issues with the vehicle only happen when it is raining. In our dry season we experience no issues. Fast forward to June 2021 limp mode issues have returned since we are now in our rainy season. Local Hyundai dealership swore up and down again it is the tracking device. I had advised them it is impossible since they unplugged it and this issue only happens in the rain. They still swore it was the tracking device. They finally got the vehicle really wet and they finally were able to see what we were talking about. So now they changed their professional opinion that it is the wiring harness. Apparently this vehicle has two different wiring harnesses. So they are suggesting we replace both, but they can't guarantee that will work. So it appears they really do not know what is wrong with the car. If it was truly wiring then why would it only malfunction in the rain and not when it is dry? How is rain getting getting under the hood and through the protective component

Components: ENGINE

November 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11422363
Consumer Location: MERIDIANVILLE, AL
VIN: 5xyzu3la1dg****

Summary of Complaint

engine failed driving down the road. was told by hyundai mechanic said to report matter possibly was missed by manufacturer metal debris that caused lock up no recall for my vin as of yet

Components: ENGINE

December 28, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11421402
Consumer Location: WHIGHAM, GA
VIN: KM8SR4HF0DU****

Summary of Complaint

Right before the Christmas Holidays our vehicle began leaking oil profusely and running hot. We quickly took to a local mechanic who told us there were major issues with our vehicle. At his urging, we promptly called your service department to look over the vehicle. We were told it would need a new motor and radiator at a cost of $10-$13K. The vehicle was 6 years old and we have maintained the vehicle regularly. Early on, we were told that an oil consumption test needs to be completed, which was a complete waste of time. The car would not go 50 miles without losing 100% of it’s oil. We took it back to Hyundai and they stated there was nothing they could do.

Components: STRUCTURE

January 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11421228
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: 5XYZT3LB4DG****

Summary of Complaint

The latch of the driver door doesn’t lock. It remains open . There was a recall for it but not sure if it ever got done before I bought the car.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11420699
Consumer Location: BOULDER, CO
VIN: 5XYZUDLB5DG****

Summary of Complaint

We pulled off the highway to get gas and noticed smoke coming from the hood. We immediately parked at the gas station and my husband, our dog and I got out of the car and within minutes the entire front of the car was in flames. Several passersby stopped and sprayed the fire with their fire extinguishers. We called 911 and the fire department quickly arrived and put out the fire, but the entire front of the car was destroyed. The front of the car melted along with the windshield from the intense heat. The police inspector came and inspected the car and took photos. The car was then towed and our insurance company took possession of the car. There were no warning lights or messages prior to the failure. The only thing we noticed was a slight hesitation in power as we climbed a hill several times in the half hour preceding the failure. My husband, my dog and I would have been in mortal danger from the fire if we had not stopped immediately and gotten out of the car. The safety of other people nearby had also been at risk if the fire department had not arrived so quickly to put out the fire as the smoke began as we were entering the gas station and parked about 50 feet from the gas pumps to escape the vehicle. We have no idea what caused the fire. The engine had been replaced by Hyundai due to a defect that had caused it to fail about 2 years prior to the current failure.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER SERVICE BRAKES

June 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419349
Consumer Location: HOLT, MI
VIN: 5xyzudlb5dg****

Summary of Complaint

My car is making a rapid beeping noise it stops every time I break I am extremely scared. I believe it has something to do with my engine. I’ve recorded videos however the box below doesn’t allow videos.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 21, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11418603
Consumer Location: WEST FARGO, ND
VIN: km8srdhfxdu****

Summary of Complaint

The problem related to the class action for the Theta II GSD engine happened to my engine (Rod Bearing Failure). This is causing the engine to knock. Will have to replace the entire engine with less than 100k on the vehicle. Ran the vehicle normally and then parked it. Once I got back in the vehicle, I tried to start it and it would not start. I brought it to the dealer, and they came back and said there is a Rod Bearing Failure causing the engine to knock.

Components: ENGINE

March 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415838
Consumer Location: STROUDSBURG, PA
VIN: KM8SNDHFXDU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACTS WIFE STATED WHILE DRIVING AT 55 MPH, WHEN THE VEHICLE STARTED SMOKING AND WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A KNOCKING NOISE COMING FROM THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO PULL OVER AND POWER OFF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT STATED NO WARNING LIGHT WAS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A LOCAL DEALER (MAJOR HYUNDAI 1534 N 9TH ST, STROUDSBURG, PA 18360 (570) 972-2578) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH NEEDING ENGINE TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT ASSOCIATED THE FAILURE WITH, NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 17V226000 (ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING) HOWEVER THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF FAILURE AND THE CONTACT WAS AWAITING A RESPONSE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 95,000.

Components: ENGINE

April 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415218
Consumer Location: TRUJILLO ALTO, PR
VIN: 5XYZU3LB6DG****

Summary of Complaint

ON A COMMON DAY TWO WEEKS AGO, I WAS DRIVING MY 2013 SANTA FE AND I ACCELERATED TO PASS A VEHICLE WHEN IT INSTANTLY TURNED OFF AND BEGAN TO EMIT SMOKE FROM THE ENGINE. I PARKED AND WAITED FOR THE SMOKE TO FINISH COMING OUT WITH THE SMELL OF BURNING PLASTIC. I PROCEEDED TO CALL A TOW TRUCK AND THEN A MECHANIC. THE MECHANIC CHECKED IT AND TOLD ME THAT THE ENGINE WAS STUCK AND HAD TO BE REPLACED.

Components: ENGINE

April 24, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11414911
Consumer Location: CHARLESTON, SC
VIN: KM8SMDHF3DU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING 50 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITH SEVERAL UNKNOWN WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO HYUNDAI OF NORTH CHARLESTON (8485 RIVERS AVE, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC 29406) WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED WITH THE ENGINE NEEDING TO BE REPLACED. THE CONTACT ALSO STATED THAT METAL SHAVINGS WERE FOUND IN THE OIL PAN. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS INFORMED OF THE FAILURE AND AGREED TO PAY A PARTIAL AMOUNT FOR THE ENGINE REPLACEMENT. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 74,374.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

May 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11414299
Consumer Location: GREENVILLE, SC
VIN: 5XYZU3LB0DG****

Summary of Complaint

PURCHASED 4/9/2020. HAD TO BUY BATTERY WITHIN 1 MONTH. THEN REBUILT ENGINE HAD TO BE INSTALLED AND NOW I AM HAVING TO PUT 1 QUART OF OIL IN THE VEHICLE DAILY DUE TO OIL LEAKING UNDER VEHICLE CONSTANTLY WHICH I HAVE HAD TO DO FOR 1 FULL WEEK UNTIL TOMORROW WHEN DEALERSHIP AGREED TO SERVICE VEHICLE AGAIN!

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

April 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11413581
Consumer Location: LAKEWOOD, CO
VIN: 5XYZU3LB6DG****

Summary of Complaint

FIRST WE HEARD WHAT WE THOUGHT WAS MAKING A BELT LOOSE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD IN OUR LOCAL AREA OF DENVER, THEN SUDDENLY ACCELERATION WAS NOT HAPPENING. GIVING IT GAS AND NOTHING. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON. MADE IT HOME, THANK GOODNESS AS ACCELERATION WAS INTERMITTENT( AND NOTHING OVER 25MPH) BUT IMMEDIATELY HAD IT TOWED TO MECHANIC. MECHANIC FIXED ONE SENSOR AND MORE PROBLEMS AROSE. HE FELT IT SHOULD BE A WARRANTY ITEM BUT SURPRISINGLY ITS NOT. NOW HE THINKS THE RESOLVE WILL BE IN THE FORM OF REPLACING THE ENGINE AS HE'S RUN EVERY OTHER DIAGNOSTIC TEST HE COULD.

Components: STEERING

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11412980
Consumer Location: PORTSMOUTH, VA
VIN: KM8SN4HF2DU****

Summary of Complaint

STEERING WHEEL SEEMED TO HAVE PLAY IN MOVEMENT. LATER DEVELOPED THUMPING AND KNOCKING WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY WHEN DRIVING ON BUMPY ROADS. ATTENDANT AT DEALERSHIP MADE AN APPOINTMENT FOR TWO WEEKS LATER STATING IT COULD BE THE STEERING COUPLER AND THERE MAY BE A RECALL. SHE DID NOT CONFIRM THE CAR MAY BE UNSAFE TO DRIVE. I HAVE NOT RECEIVED A RECALL NOTIFICATION FROM HYUNDAI. PROBLEM BEGAN IN MARCH 2021 AND CONTINUES. REPAIR IS DUE TODAY AT DEALERSHIP.

Components: ENGINE

March 20, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408198
Consumer Location: MERIDIANVILLE, AL
VIN: 5XYZU3LA1DG****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE AND THE CAR JUST SHUT DOWN

Components: ENGINE

March 19, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11408102
Consumer Location: MERIDIANVILLE, AL
VIN: 5XYZU3LA1DG****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE INTERSTATE AND THE ENGINE SHUT OFF. MY LUCK AFTER LOOKING INTO THIS MY VIN DOES NOT MEET THE RECALL FOR THE 2013 HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2.0T. BUT THE DEALER WHO SOLD ME THE CAR WILL GLADLY TAKE MY MONEY FOR AN ENGINE REPLACEMENT

Components: STEERING

December 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11407963
Consumer Location: BUENA PARK, CA
VIN: KM8SM4HF1DU****

Summary of Complaint

THE MDPS (MOTOR DRIVEN POWER STEERING) ASSEMBLY CONTAINS A FLEXIBLE RUBBER COUPLING THAT WEARS OUT OVER TIME RESULTING IN A 'CLICKING' OR 'THUD' TYPE NOISE WHEN TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL. IT FEELS VERY UNSAFE TO DRIVE.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

March 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11406796
Consumer Location: SODDY DAISY, TN
VIN: 5XYZW3LA1DG****

Summary of Complaint

FEELS LIKE THE ACCELERATION SLIPS & CAN QUIT SUPPLYING GAS TO ENGINE FOR FEW SECONDS, ENGINE IS KNOCKING, AND TURBO REVS BUT DOESN'T ENGAGE. CAR CAN LOSE POWER AT FULL SPEED RANDOMLY. BROUGHT TO MECHANIC AND THEY READ KNOCK SENSOR ISSUE, ECT NEEDS REPROGRAMMING, & ADD'L ISSUES SO RECOMMENDED I TAKE IT TO THE DEALERSHIP SINCE IT MAY FALL UNDER AN EXTENDED WARRANTY. NO RECALLS ON VIN. NEXT MORNING MECHANIC SAW FLASHING ENGINE LIGHT. I HAD IT TOWED TO DEALERSHIP. THEY TOLD ME IT NEEDED A CPU UPDATE / RESET & BATTERY (WHICH WAS RECENTLY TESTED AT MECHANICS TO SHOW GOOD). I PICKED IT UP & IT WAS STILL IN THE BAY. I DROVE IT ABOUT A QUARTER OF A MILE & HEARD RATTLING. ROADS AREN'T GREAT IN THE AREA SO THOUGHT I SHOULD GET IT ON THE MAIN ROAD. IMMEDIATE HAD SLIPPING WHEN ACCELERATING ONTO THE HIGHWAY. DROVE ABOUT HALF A MILE & IMMEDIATELY KNEW THE ENGINE WAS IN DISTRESS SO TURNED AROUND. GOT BACK TO DEALERSHIP, TURNED IT OFF. STAFF GOT IN THE CAR AT MY REQUEST OF A TEST DRIVE & CHECK ENGINE LIGHT CAME ON FLASHING. NO REPORT SINCE.

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