2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE VIN: KM8SC83D81U053550

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VIN KM8SC83D81U053550 Decoding Hyundai Vin Decoder

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Santa Fe

Model Year

2001

Plant City

ULSAN

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Series2

Wagon Body Type

Body Class

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

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

Displacement (CC)

2656

Displacement (CI)

164.76410905577

Displacement (L)

2.7

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

2001 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

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 Star Rating 4x4
Rollover Star Rating 4x2
Rollover Risk:
0%

2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Safety Features

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Not Available
Advanced Belt Feature Not Available
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Not Available
Seat Belt Reminder System Not Available

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag 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 Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Not Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Not Available

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KM8SC83D81U053550

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 03, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10950082
Consumer Location: BINGHAMTON, NY
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT NOTICED A FUEL ODOR INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE. WHEN RE-FUELING, THE FUEL LEAKED OUT OF THE FUEL TANK WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 150,000.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

December 29, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10939003
Consumer Location: CANAAN, CT
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

SUBFRAME/ENGINE CRADLE ROT TO POINT OF SEPARATION, LOSS OF STEERING AND VEHICLE CONTROL. MY NEWLY LICENSED GRAND-DAUGHTER TOOK IT FOR A SHORT ABOUT TOWN DRIVE, NOT GETTING MORE THAN A QUARTER MILE BEFORE THE WHEEL SNAPPED OUT OF HER HANDS AND THE VEHICLE HEADED FOR THE CENTER LINE. SHE MANAGED TO GET IT TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. BOTH FRONT WHEELS WERE IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, MOVEMENT FORWARD WAS SLOPPY. AWEFUL NOISES COMING FROM BELOW. FLUIDS LEAKING. I KNEW THERE WAS RUST UNDERNEATH BUT NOT SUCH GREATLY WEAKENED PARTS. IMG_6087.JPG

Components: SUSPENSION

June 19, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10875188
Consumer Location: CINCINNATI, OH
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE'S LOWER FRAME CONTROL ARM WAS MAKING A CLICKING NOISE. THE DEALER DIAGNOSED THAT THE A FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED; HOWEVER, THE BOLTS THAT HELD THE FRAME WERE RUSTED. THE A FRAME WAS NOT ABLE TO BE REMOVED AND THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURER ISSUED A PREVIOUS RECALL THAT WAS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE FAILURE; HOWEVER, THEY WERE UNABLE TO IDENTIFY THE RECALL NUMBER. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 172,000.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

June 21, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 10462884
Consumer Location: SAN RAMON, CA
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN APPROACHING A STOP (<5MPH) AND BRAKING, THE CAR ENGAGES IN UNINTENDED ACCELERATION. THE ENGINE WILL TACH TO OVER 3000 RPM AND IF YOU ARE NOT HARD ON THE BRAKES, THE CAR WILL ACCELERATE. AT LEAST ONE TIME THE CAR HAD TO BE PUT INTO NEUTRAL AND THE IGNITION TURNED OFF TO KEEP THE CAR UNDER CONTROL. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

April 02, 2006
NHTSA ID Number: 10154649
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

MY 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE HAD A VERY BAD ODOR LIKE WIRES WERE BURNING IN THE VEHICLE. WHEN THAT OCCURRED MY POWER DOOR LOCKS WOULD NOT WORK AND MY REAR WIPER WOULD NOT WORK. THE SMELL WAS SO BAD I HAD TO LOWER ALL THE WINDOWS SO I WOULD NOT PASS OUT. I STOP TO CHECK IF THERE WAS A FIRE. I TOOK IT TO THE DEALER WHO SAID THEY COULD NOT FIND ANY PROBLEM, BECAUSE IT DID NOT OCCUR WHEN THEY CHECKED IT. I WAS TOLD TO BRING THE CAR BACK IMMEDIATELY WHEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN. I WAS WONDERING IF THERE WERE ANY SIMILAR PROBLEMS WITH 2001 SANTA FE'S. *JB

Components: STRUCTURE

June 15, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10112457
Consumer Location: THE WOODLANDS, TX
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

THE PAINT FADES VERY BADLY ON THIS VEHICLE, DEPRECIATES THE VALUE OF THE VEHICLE TREMENDOUSLY. ALSO THE DRIVER SEAT DOES NOT CLICK IN PLACE, IT MOVES AROUND A SMALL AMOUNT. *JB

Components: STEERING

June 01, 2004
NHTSA ID Number: 10098688
Consumer Location: GALLATIN, TN
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

THIS VEHICLE IS AN "ALL WHEEL DRIVE". THE VEHICLE'S TRANSMISSION UNEVENLY DISTRIBUTES POWER AT AROUND 35-40 MPH - CAUSING THE VEHICLE TO PULL DANGEROUSLY TO THE RIGHT. THIS "JERK" OF POWER TO THE RIGHT OCCASIONALLY CAUSES ME TO ALMOST SWERVE OUT OF MY LANE OF TRAFFIC!! *JB

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

January 26, 2023
NHTSA ID Number: 10074086
Consumer Location: CHARLEROI, PA
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING VEHICLE SUDDENLY LOST POWER AND IDLED. DEALERSHIP SERVICED VEHICLE 5 TIMES AND REPLACED IGNITION COIL, MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR, AND 2 OTHER COMPONENTS. BUT THE FAILURE STILL RECURRED. ALSO, VEHICLE WAS SERVICED 3 TIMES FOR BRAKE FAILURE. BRAKE PADS AND ROTORS WERE REPLACED TWICE. BUT GRINDING CONTINUED. *AK

Components: ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

August 29, 2002
NHTSA ID Number: 766731
Consumer Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

CAR STALLED AFTER STARTING AND WOULD NOT RESTART. ENGINE CHECK BY DEALERSHIP REVEALED WATERLOGGED AIR FILTER AND NON-OIL LIQUID IN THE OIL RESEVOIR. DEALERSHIP CONCLUDES ENGINE FLOODED WITH WATER (IT WASN'T); OTHER (NON-DEALERSHIP) EXPERT MECHANICS SUSPECT CRACKED CYLINDER LINER.*AK

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

July 01, 2001
NHTSA ID Number: 760872
Consumer Location: GEORGETOWN, TX
VIN: KM8SC83D81U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN THE PROBLEM HAPPENED THE FIRST TIME, THE RADIO STARTED TURNED OFF BY ITSELF. I WAS IN THE PARKING LOT OF A STORE. I WENT IN AND DID MY SHOPPING AND THEN WENT TO ANOTHER STORE. WHEN I GOT DONE AT THE 2ND STORE, THE CAR WOULDN'T START. I HAD SOMEONE GIVE ME A JUMP START AS THE ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE WAS GOING TO TAKE 3 HOURS. I DROVE THE CAR TO THE DEALERSHIP AND DROPPED IT OFF. THAT WAS A SATURDAY AND THEY WERE ALREADY CLOSED. BY THE TIME THEY LOOKED AT IT ON MONDAY, THE CAR STARTED. THE 2ND TIME IT HAPPENED, I WAS ON MY LUNCH BREAK. THE RADIO STARTED TO GO OFF BY ITSELF AGAIN AND THE INTERIOR LIGHTS BEGAN TO DIM OUT. I DROVE IT AGAIN TO THE DEALERSHIP SO THEY COULD SEE WHAT IT WAS DOING. THEY SAID IT WAS THE ALTERNATOR. THEY REPLACED THE ALTERNATOR AND 5 DAYS LATER IT BEGAN AGAIN. I WAS STOPPED AT A STOP LIGHT WHEN MY RADIO TURNED OFF AND THE LIGHTS DIMMED OUT AGAIN. THE CAR WAS WANTING TO STALL OUT AGAIN. WHEN I TURNED IT OFF, IT WOULDN'T START AGAIN. THEY REPLACED THE BATTERY. ANOTHER 5 DAYS LATER, IT HAPPENED AGAIN. THEY REPLACE THE ALTERNATOR AND THE BATTERY. IT WAS IN THE SHOP A TOTAL OF 4 TIMES. THEY SAID THE UPGRADED ALTERNATOR AND THE GEL BATTERY THEY INSTALLED WILL KEEP IT FROM HAPPENING AGAIN, BUT SAID THE TEXAS HEAT IN AUGUST HAD SOME EFFECT ON IT. WE WILL SEE WHAT HAPPENS AGAIN IN AUGUST. SO FAR SO GOOD. I JUST WANTED TO REPORT IT AND JUST FOUND OUT WHERE TO DO IT.*AK

Components: SUSPENSION

November 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11439998
Consumer Location: OZARK, MO
VIN: Km8sc83d21u****

Summary of Complaint

The rear trailing arm cracked in half causing my wife to run off the road11

Components: SUSPENSION

March 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11430266
Consumer Location: FARGO, ND
VIN: km8sc83d91u****

Summary of Complaint

The contact's friend owns a 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while a friend was driving at approximately 55 MPH, the vehicle began to veer off to the right without warning and the driver began losing control of the vehicle. Despite the failure, the contact's friend was able to drive the vehicle to her home at slow speeds. Another friend was able to inspect the vehicle and discovered that the rear passenger’s side trailing arm had fractured due to severe corrosion. Upon investigation, the contact discovered NHTSA Campaign Number: 09V123000 (Suspension) which he linked to the failure. The dealer and the manufacturer were both notified of the failure and he was informed that his vehicle was not under recall. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was unknown.

Components: SUSPENSION

December 22, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387403
Consumer Location: GROTTOES, VA
VIN: KM8SC83031U****

Summary of Complaint

MY WIFE WAS ACCELERATING TO 45 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SWERVE LEFT TO RIGHT RAPIDLY. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. SHE COASTED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND POWERED OFF THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. SHE NOTICED THAT THE REAR PASSENGER SIDE WHEEL WAS ALMOST TOUCHING THE INSIDE OF THE REAR FENDER. SHE WAS ABLE TO LIMP IT ABOUT A MILE HOME TO DRIVEWAY. SHE CONTACTED HYUNDAI & THEY TOLD HER TO TOW IT TO CLOSEST HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP & REAP SUSPENSION PROBLEM WILL BE FIXED UNDER RECALL. AFTER WE PAID TO HAVE IT TOWED TO DEALERSHIP IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR TRAILING ARM WAS CORRODED AND ALMOST BROKEN & NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE DEALER SERVICE TECHNICIAN CALLED MY WIFE THE NEXT DAY TO INFORM HER THAT HER SANTA FE REAR TRAILING ARMS HAD NOT BEEN REPLACED BY HYUNDAI. SHE IMMEDIATELY CALLED HYUNDAI TO SPEAK WITH PERSON THAT TOLD HER TO HAVE IT TOWED TO DEALERSHIP. HYUNDAI OPENED A CASE NUMBER FOR HER SANTA FE. HYUNDAI CALLED BACK COUPLE DAYS LATER SAYING THEY HAD RESEARCHED HER SANTA FE UNDER RECALL CAMPAIGN 090 AND THAT IT DID NOT QUALIFY BEING THAT IT HAD NOT REGISTERED WITHIN THE 20 SALT BELT STATES REQUIRED FOR RECALL. HYUNDAI CASE WORKER SAID THEY WERE NOT GOING TO REPAIR THE SANTA FE UNDER RECALL.& HYUNDAI WAS CLOSING THE CASE. AFTER A VERY EXTENSIVE SEARCH ON THE SANTA FE FRAME CORROSION RECALL SHE DISCOVERED THAT THE FRAME CORROSION RECALL HAD BEEN EXPANDED TO INCLUDE EVERY SANTA FE WITHIN THE 50 STATES, ALTHOUGH HYUNDAI DID NOT SEND NOTICES TO ANYONE UNLESS THE SANTA FE HAD BEEN REGISTERED IN THE 20 SALT BELT STATES. WITH THIS NEW INFO SHE HAS BEEN TRYING TO CONTACT THE HYUNDAI CASE WORKER TO RE-OPEN HER CASE. AS IT STANDS HER SANTA FE WAS TOWED TO HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP WHERE IT SITS IN BACK LOT UNTOUCHED & UNDRIVEABLE. AFTER CLOSER LOOK AT TRAILING ARMS BOTH SIDES ARE RUSTED COMPLETELY OUT.

Components: VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

February 14, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11325885
Consumer Location: FLORENCE, AL
VIN: KM8SC83D01U****

Summary of Complaint

GAS PUMP PROBLEM KEEPS CLICKING AND I'VE REPLACE MANY PARTY BUT STILL LIKE ITS FULL OF GAS BUT I BE ON EMPTY.CAR ALSO JERKS LIKE I'VE BEEN REAR ENDED WHILE DRIVING LIKE IT HAS TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS AND I'VE REPLACE TRANSMISSION 2 TIMES. GEARS ONLY WORK MANUAL IT'S LIKE THE CAR HAS A MIND OF ITS OWN .ALSO MY TIRE FLEW OFF MY CAR ON THE BACK AND HAD TO TAKE TO DEALER SHIP AND THEY WAS SAYING IT'S SOME PROBLEM THEY CAN'T HELP .

Components: SUSPENSION

May 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11325011
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: KM8SC83DX1U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 10 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD AN ABNORMAL POPPING SOUND COMING FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT DROVE BACK TO HER RESIDENCE WHERE HER HUSBAND INSPECTED THE VEHICLE. THE CONTACT'S HUSBAND DISCOVERED CORROSION ON THE REAR CONTROL ARM. DUE TO THE CORROSION, THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR CONTROL ARM FRACTURED. NEITHER THE DEALER NOR THE MANUFACTURER HAD BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. UPON INVESTIGATION, THE CONTACT LINKED HER FAILURE TO NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 09V123000 (SUSPENSION) HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECALL. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 161,000. *LN*JB

Components: POWER TRAIN UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 10, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11317237
Consumer Location: BALTIMORE, MD
VIN: KM8SB82B51U****

Summary of Complaint

THERE'S A REALL ON THIS VEHICLE THAT I JUST PURCHASED THE DESCRIPTION SAYS: FRONT COIL SPRING PROTECTOR INSTALLATION HOW CAN THIS ISSUE BE RESOLVED? THIS ISSUE SHOULD BEEN TAKING CARE OF AND REPORTED TO YOU GUYS BUT OBVIOUSLY IT HASN'T. SO I NEED TO KNOW IS IT STILL AVAILABLE TO BE FREE OF CHARGE OR DO I HAVE TO COME OUT OF POCKET TO GET THIS REPAIRED? OR CAN I STILL GO TO A HYANDAI DEALER FOR FREE REPAIRS? I'M NOT SURE OF THE NOTIFICATION DATE. SO IN THE BOX BELOW I'LL PUT THIS YEAR AND DATE

Components: SUSPENSION

November 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11290474
Consumer Location: LORTON, VA
VIN: KM8SC83D61U****

Summary of Complaint

OUR MECHANIC HAS IDENTIFIED SIGNIFICANT CORROSION TO THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR TRAILING ARM, A SAFETY AND OPERATIONAL VULNERABILITY CONSISTENT WITH NHTSA SAFETY RECALL NOTICE 09V123000. THE NHTSA SAFETY RECALL OBSERVES THE DANGER OF THE REAR TRAILING ARM FRACTURING, AND INCREASING THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. WE HAVE CONTACTED THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP AND THE MANUFACTURER, HYUNDAI, ABOUT THE SAFETY VULNERABILITY, RESULTING FROM THE LATENT MANUFACTURING WEAKNESS. AS DETAILED IN THE ATTACHED FILE. THE DEALER SERVICE DEPARTMENT IS INDIFFERENT TO THE FAULTY VEHICLE PART AND SAFETY VULNERABILITY, AND NO RESPONSE HAS BEEN RECEIVED FROM THE MANUFACTURER. WE ARE ATTACHING PHOTOS OF THE REAR TRAILING ARM CORROSION CONSISTENT WITH THE MANUFACTURING FAILURE IDENTIFIED IN THE NHTSA SAFETY RECALL.

Components: SUSPENSION UNKNOWN OR OTHER

November 18, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11287666
Consumer Location: HARRISONBURG, VA
VIN: KM8SC83D61U****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE BEEN HEARING A CLANKING SOUND SINCE I HAVE BOUGHT THE VEHICLE USED MID NOVEMBER 2019 . THE SOUND SEEMS TO BE COMING FROM THE BACK PASSANGER SIDE WHEEL AREA IT APPEARS TO BE GETTING WORSE AND FEELS LIKE THE BACK PASSANGER SIDE WHEEL IS ABOUT TO FALL OFF ANYTIME THE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION .AND LOOKS VERY RUSTED OUT

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

October 19, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11269840
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: KM8SC83DX1U****

Summary of Complaint

WHEN GETTING GAS, THE PUMP ALWAYS 'CLICKS OFF' WHEN IM PUMPING GAS. DOES NOT MATTER HOW FULL. THE ONLY WAY TO ENSURE A FULL TANK IS TO CONTINUE PUMPING UNTIL GAS COMES OUT THE TOP OF THE FILLER NECK. THIS USUALLY MEANS OVERRIDING AS MANY AS 50 PUMP 'CLICK OFFS'. I HAVE SEEN OTHER SANTA FE OWNERS COMPLAINING ABOUT THE SAME PROBLEM OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A MANUFACTURING FLAW & NEEDS TO BE FIXED. THIS METHOD OF GETTING A FULL TANK IS NOT DESIRABLE AND WHAT'S THE POINT OF HAVING A 17 GALLON GAS TANK IF IT TAKES 45MINUTES TO FILL UP. THANK YOU.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 23, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11246192
Consumer Location: VIBURNUM, MO
VIN: KM8SC83D61U****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVERS SIDE LOWER CONTROL ARM RUSTED OUT IT HAS 2 RECALLS ON IT BUT NOT THE CONTROL ARM WHY IF THE TRAILING ARMS ARE RUSTED IT SHOULD BE ADDED TO???????? STARTED MAKING NOISE NO WARNING WHILE DRIVEING 55 MPH HAPPENED ON 8/23/2019

Components: SUSPENSION

December 08, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11161135
Consumer Location: SPIRIT LAKE, IA
VIN: KM8SC83D51U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE DRIVING 35 MPH, THE VEHICLE BEGAN TO SWERVE LEFT TO RIGHT RAPIDLY. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATOR ILLUMINATED. THE CONTACT COASTED THE VEHICLE TO THE SIDE OF THE ROAD AND POWERED OFF THE ENGINE. THE VEHICLE WAS RESTARTED, BUT THE FAILURE RECURRED. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR DRIVER'S SIDE WHEEL WAS ALMOST TOUCHING THE INSIDE OF THE REAR FENDER. THE CONTACT WAS ABLE TO DRIVE THE VEHICLE TO A NEARBY INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR TRAILING ARM WAS CORRODED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS LATER TOWED TO THE CONTACT'S RESIDENCE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER BECAUSE IT WAS EIGHTY MILES AWAY. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 175,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

October 22, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11141940
Consumer Location: KENT, WA
VIN: KM8SC83D41U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR DRIVER SIDE TRAILING ARM BADLY RUSTED.

Components: SUSPENSION ENGINE

April 02, 2012
NHTSA ID Number: 11084533
Consumer Location: WICHITA, KS
VIN: KM8SC83D31U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT BOTH FRONT COIL SPRINGS FRACTURED WITHOUT WARNING AND HAD BEEN REPLACED BY THE DEALER (HYUNDAI EAST, 11200 E CENTRAL AVE, WICHITA, KS 67206, (316) 977-7800). IN ADDITION, WHILE DRIVING AT A LOW RATE OF SPEED, THE REAR LOWER CONTROL ARM FRACTURED ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER FOR DIAGNOSTIC TESTING. THE CONTACT EXPERIENCED A FAILURE WITH THE CRANKSHAFT SENSOR. THE MANUFACTURER INDICATED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN ANY RECALL CAMPAIGNS. THE VEHICLE CONTINUED TO EXHIBIT THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

October 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11053798
Consumer Location: BLOOMINGTON, MN
VIN: KM8SB828B21****

Summary of Complaint

I HAD BEEN DRIVING THE VEHICLE HOME AND NOTICED THE CAR WAS RUBBING AGAINST THE CAR. THE SUBFRAME HAS RUSTED SO MUCH THAT I CAN'T DRIVE IT. HAD TAKEN THE VEHICLE TO FIRESTONE. THEY SAID NOT TO DRIVE IT AND YOU SHOULD HAVE IT TOWED TO OUR HOUSE. THEY SAID THE TIRE WOULD FALL OFF OR WORSE. THEY WOULDN'T TOUCH IT. SO I HAD IT TOWED TO THE HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP. THEY TOLD ME THAT TO REPLACE THE SUB FRAME IN THE FRONT ON THE DRIVER'S SIDE, IT WOULD COST $2000. WHEN I TOWED THE VEHICLE TO HYUNDAI, THEY SAID IT COULD COST UP TO $5000. I COULDN'T AFFORD TO FIX IT. I THEN TOWED IT HOME AND IT IS SITTING IN MY GARAGE. I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOW ABOUT THIS PROBLEM BEFORE I BOUGHT.

Components: SUSPENSION

November 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11048240
Consumer Location: JONESBOROUGH, TN
VIN: KM8SB82B11U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR DRIVER SIDE SPRING RUSTED OUT CAUSING TIRE TO LEAN INTO CAR. ONLY BACKING OUT OF DRIVE WAY AT 2 MPH. WHY WAS ONLY RECALL SENT TO SO CALLED "SALT STATES"? I LIVE IN TENNESSEE AND SALT IS USED ON ROADS IN WINTER.

Components: SUSPENSION WHEELS

November 21, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11048246
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KM8SB82B11U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 2 MPH, THE REAR DRIVER SIDE WHEEL LEANED INWARD INTO THE VEHICLE. IN ADDITION, THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR COIL SPRING OF THE SUSPENSION WAS RUSTED AND CORRODED. FRIENDSHIP HONDA IN JOHNSON CITY, TENESSEE WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES AND STATED THAT THERE WAS NO RECALL ON THE VEHICLE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURES. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 108,000. *TT JOHNSON CITY HYUNDAI REPAIRED FOR FREE. TRADED IT IN 12/29/17. UPDATED 8/14/18*JB

Components: STRUCTURE

April 12, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 10972134
Consumer Location: GLEN COVE, NY
VIN: KM8SC83D91U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE THE VEHICLE WAS AT AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR AN OIL CHANGE, IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME FAILED DUE TO CORROSION. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 126,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

May 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10871918
Consumer Location: BOWLING GREEN, KY
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING AT 25 MPH, THE DRIVER'S SIDE REAR WHEEL TILTED LEAVING THE VEHICLE IMPAIRED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO A NEAR BY FIRESTONE WHERE THE FAILURE WAS ASSESSED BY THE TECHNICIAN. THE FAILURE WAS DIAGNOSED AS A FRACTURED REAR AXEL. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE MANUFACTURE WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND NO REPAIRS WAS MADE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 17,000. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

March 21, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10851470
Consumer Location: HERMOSA BEACH, CA
VIN: KM8SC83DX1U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE DRIVING AT VARIOUS SPEEDS, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR FAILED AND NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE VIN WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 03V030000 (ELECTRICAL SYSTEM). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 116,000.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

January 23, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10846372
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KM8SC83D91U****

Summary of Complaint

V EHICLE CAUGH T ON FIRE IN MOTION CLAIM NUMBER 870190.

Components: SUSPENSION STRUCTURE

February 10, 2016
NHTSA ID Number: 10846159
Consumer Location: MACON, GA
VIN: KM8SC83D21U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT PASSENGER SIDE SUSPENSION AND SUBFRAME THAT THE SUSPENSION WAS MOUNTED TO WAS SEVERELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE INSPECTED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE SUBFRAME AND SUSPENSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT INCLUDED IN NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V435000 (SUSPENSION). THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 184,215.

Components: SUSPENSION

August 03, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10780757
Consumer Location: CAMDEN, OH
VIN: KM8SC83D41U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTE FE. WHILE DRIVING 25 MPH, THE CONTACT HEARD A LOUD POP, THE VEHICLE'S WEIGHT SHIFTED, AND THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TIRE CAVED INTO THE WHEEL WELD. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE REAR DRIVER SIDE TRAILING ARM NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 155,000.

Components: SUSPENSION

June 25, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10749992
Consumer Location: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
VIN: KM8SB82B71U****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE HAD TO REPLACE THE BALL JOINTS TWICE. THE FIRST TIME WAS SEVEN YEARS AGO AT ABOUT 40,000 MILES AND RECENTLY IN JUNE 2016 AT 84,000 MILES. SINCE IT IS A UNIQUE SUSPENSION WITHOUT ALIGNMENT ADJUSTMENTS, THE DESIGN COULD BE CAUSING UNUSUAL STRESS ON THE BALL JOINTS.

Components: STEERING SUSPENSION WHEELS

May 11, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10717420
Consumer Location: MASON, OH
VIN: KM8SC83D91U****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING HOME WITH FAMILY IN VEHICLE THE CONTROL ARMS BROKE, BALL JOINTS BROKE AND THE SWAY BAR BROKE.

Components: SUSPENSION

April 10, 2015
NHTSA ID Number: 10711759
Consumer Location: CLARKSBURG, MD
VIN: KM8SC83D61U****

Summary of Complaint

REAR TRAILING ON ON BOTH SIDES HAVE CORRODED THROUGH. DRIVER SIDE REAR CONTROL CASE HAS DISINTEGRATED, PASSENGER SIDE IS SEVERELY CORRODED. - MARCH 18, 2010: VEHICLE HAD SERVICE PREFORMED ON TO ADDRESS "RECALL #090 REAR TRAILING ARMS AND FRONT SUB-FRAME CORROSION TREATMENT", RUST PREVENTATIVE V AND PLUG KIT SERVICE PERFORMED BY DEALER. - MAY 16, 2012: VEHICLE HAD SUBFAME REPLACED DUE TO RUST HOLE AT RIGHT FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM CONNECTION, REPLACEMENT OF RACK & PINION AND TRANSFER CASE FOR $2777. - DEC 12, 2014: VEHICLE HAD SERVICE PERFORMED TO ADDRESS "TSB# 14-01-141-1 - FRONT COIL SPRING PROTECTOR. THERE IS A FAULT WITH HOW THE RECALLS AND SERVICE REQUIREMENTS HAVE BEEN ISSUED WITH THIS VEHICLE. IF THE RECALL AND PRESCRIBED SERVICE WERE PROPERLY DONE, HAVING TO REPLACE THE FRONT SUB-FRAME JUST OVER 2 YEARS OF HAVING SERVICE TO PREVENT SUB-FRAME CORROSION PERFORMED WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN REQUIRED. THE SUB-FRAME WAS SO DAMAGED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS DEEMED UNSAFE TO DRIVE. NOR WOULD 4 MONTHS AFTER HAVING RECALL SERVICE PERFORMED AND VEHICLE INSPECTED BY DEALER, THE REAR CONTROL CASE AND ARMS HAVE COMPLETELY FAILED MAKING THE CAR NOT ONLY UNSAFE TO DRIVE BUT NOT EVEN DRIVABLE NOW BECAUSE THE REAR DRIVER SIDE WHEEL IS POSITIONED AT AN ANGLE WITH STRUCTURAL SUPPORT.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

April 01, 2011
NHTSA ID Number: 10704422
Consumer Location: MOBILE, AL
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

THE EXTERIOR PAINTING ON MY VEHICLE IS OF POOR QUALITY. ABOUT 4 YEARS AGO, THE PAINT STARTED OXIDIZING IN MULTIPLE AREAS SUCH AS THE HOOD & ROOF- INITIALLY IN SMALL AREAS, BUT HAS NOW SPREAD TO COVER MOST OF THESE AREAS. I WAXED THE CAR AT LEAST 2X PER YEAR. THE PAINT JUST DOES NOT APPEAR TO HAVE BEEN OF A HIGH QUALITY. *TR

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

December 28, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10669329
Consumer Location: DETROIT, MI
VIN: KM8SB82B51U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 15 MPH, THE VEHICLE STALLED WITHOUT WARNING. ON A SECOND OCCASION, THE VEHICLE STALLED AND ALL THE WARNING LIGHTS ILLUMINATED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE VIN WAS NOT AVAILABLE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 163,000. UPDATED 03/24/15*LJ

Components: STRUCTURE

December 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10668693
Consumer Location: RAINELLE, WV
VIN: KM8SC83D31U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE DRIVING 55 MPH, THE VEHICLE VEERED TO THE RIGHT AND THE STEERING WHEEL SEIZED. THE FAILURE RECURRED MULTIPLE TIMES. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO A DEALER WHERE IT WAS DIAGNOSED THAT THE SUBFRAME WAS FRACTURED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 98,592.

Components: STRUCTURE

June 11, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10658638
Consumer Location: HUXLEY, IA
VIN: KM8SC83D21U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRAME WAS COMPLETELY CORRODED AND CAUSED DAMAGE TO THE FRONT TIRES. THE CONTACT RECEIVED A NOTIFICATION FOR NHTSA CAMPAIGN NUMBER: 14V435000 (SUSPENSION). THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED BY AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 70,000.

Components: SUSPENSION FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

September 23, 2014
NHTSA ID Number: 10643256
Consumer Location: SAINT XAVIER, MT
VIN: KM8SC83D11U****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. WHILE DRIVING APPROXIMATELY 40 MPH, THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE SWAYED. THE CONTACT NOTICED THAT THE REAR END WAS LOWER THAN NORMAL. A CERTIFIED MECHANIC STATED THAT THE REAR-TRAILING ARM AND STRUTS WERE RUSTED. THE VEHICLE WAS TOWED TO THE DEALER AND REPAIRED. THE DETAILS OF THE REPAIR WERE UNKNOWN. THE CONTACT ALSO MENTIONED THAT THE FUEL TANK WAS PREVIOUSLY REPLACED DUE TO RUST. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURES. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 125,000.

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