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The Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai's stylish and well-equipped two-row mid-sized SUV was redesigned and noticeably upgraded for the 2013 model year. It has much to recommend it, as well as a couple of annoying shortcomings that prevent it from scoring higher than it does in our SUV Ratings. The Sport comes with lots of features for the money. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish.
Alerts
There are 2 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph (sec.) 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit,
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.

Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

The Santa Fe Sport, Hyundai's stylish and well-equipped two-row mid-sized SUV was redesigned and noticeably upgraded for the 2013 model year. It has much to recommend it, as well as a couple of annoying shortcomings that prevent it from scoring higher than it does in our SUV Ratings.

The Sport comes with lots of features for the money. It's also roomy, comfortable, fuel-efficient, and stylish. The ride is composed and the cabin is relatively quiet. The base 190-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine provides ample motivation. Combining this with the smooth and responsive six-speed automatic transmission returned an admirable (for the time) 23 mpg overall. The interior has a high-quality look and feel. It's not exactly luxurious, but it is well made and nicely finished.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
AWD , Front
Warranty

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2-liter 4 turbo (264 hp)
  • 2.4-liter 4 (190 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

“Camera failure”

Anonymous, NS (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The left rear blind side detection sensor was obstructed by the wiring when a trailer hitch was installed by the dealer. Hyundai rerouted the wire at no cost under warranty”

Gary S., TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Blurry and jumpy for which they did replace camera. Am hoping this solves the going black issue as well”

Marianne L., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Goes off and on when car first started and now is not working at all”

Joseph K., OK (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Park assist sonar system stopped working”

Anonymous, MB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Camera failed, replaced under warranty”

Joseph P., WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Stopped working. Was replaced under warranty”

Scott W., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The camera had to be replaced”

Kevin L., NS (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Backup camera failed due to road salt corrosion. It was replaced under warranty in approx. 15 minutes”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Occasionally blanks out”

Richard O., MS (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen difficult to see

“Characters on screen are small and while driving the reflection of the sun makes it hard to see the screen”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen freezes up

“The screen jumps a round. Freezes picture a few seconds then back to normal. Can't get it or navigation fixed”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Display froze and wouldn't do anything for radio, navigation, phone, etc. Display reset and worked okay after I turned the car off and back on. The whole navigation/radio system was replaced by dealer”

Anonymous, PA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Dealer replaced entire media system under warranty”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Display screen goes blank

“When this happens it is unknown what component causes the problem and if it cannot be duplicated AT the DEALER they will not replace anything. Pictures don't count”

Marianne L., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Goes blank quite often and then comes on”

Joseph K., OK (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“screen in centre of dash went blank - had to replace the control module to fix”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The display screen head unit had to be replaced”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

“System is complicated and not very versatile. You must know a street name in order to enter a city into system. Does not have "city center" as acceptable entry. Impossible to do route planning. Also, it does not accept some valid addresses. I ha”

J B., CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Location is off by at least 300 feet or more. They replaced the antenna did not work. Then said it was ok. You miss your location/have to do u turns. Does not give correct address when infront of address. Way off. Hyundai and dealership a pain”

Anonymous, VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Directs to circuitous routes; does not allow entry of addresses on highways; missing most county roads in our area; misses some destinations by 2 mi.; "You have arrived at ..." is always inaccurate by 0.1+ mi.; misidentifies street/highway names”

Joseph P., WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Have had problems entering addresses that are long distances from where car is currently located. System blocks access to some letters that I want to choose when entering the address. Very annoying”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“voice navigation guidance not constant”

Patrick D., QC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Inaccurate location and directions; errors on guidance, misidentified street/road names”

Joseph P., WI (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Maps not accurate. System to input and store names and addresses awkward and not at all user friendly”

S R., NJ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

“My car seems to lose Bluetooth pairing, can not be answered by pushing the button on steering wheel and does not respond to voice commands. I have had it to the dealer on several occasions”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“lost of connection, not pairing, phone number syncing”

Patrick D., QC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Steering wheel controls

“Not user friendly. Too distracting”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Dealer replaced (under warranty) the AV screen in the car. It seemed to work to correct all the problems, but after 2 months, I began to have the same problems. Controls on the steering column not working. I have elected to live with this inconvenience”

Anonymous, MB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Voice control commands

“Has a hard time understanding names when using the hands free phone”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Radio

“the problem is with the xm satellite display, after 16 characters and space it quits displaying the information. This only happens on the xm radio stations not on cds, am, or fm. This is happening on all Hyundai cars with Infinity radios and Hyundai is aware of the problem and this has been going on since December 2016”

Jess C., KS (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

“Passenger door leaks air”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Loss of wiper fluid due to cracked pump”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Bad wind noise both front windows”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

“fan keeps 'ticking' when in slow mode. They claim it is the fuel injector”

Anonymous, SC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“kept car all day, only spent 30 minutes on it. told me to reschedule to try to fix”

Michael T., CT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Signal Light Clicking faintly remained random clicking”

Anonymous, AB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Wind nose right front door”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“sounds like a old horse drawn wagon , lots of rattles in the rear”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The entire back row rattles when I go over larger bumps”

Anonymous, MD (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“side area at the back of the driver side, when driven beyond 50- 70 mi/per , a rattling sound occurs. At times, you cannot hear the sound, but most of time you can hear it. Already called dealer for check up”

Rolando V., NM (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Back seat window shades rattle”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“going over bumps especially speed bumps in shopping centers, etc both front and rear squeaks”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wind noise

“gaskets not sealing around doors”

Doyle J., KY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger side door makes air leak noise!”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Very noisy at highway speed”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Front bug deflector, problem fixed by dealer”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The car is noisy on the road; anything above 50 mph requires raised voices and music is drowned out”

Butch D., AL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“while traveling freeways, wind noise is most obvious”

Anonymous, CA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

12V power plug

“Electrical short, all plugs were off. Changed fuse burned three. It was fix promtly by Hyundai”

Anonymous, QC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“tailgate does not lock”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Heated or cooled seats

“the electric auto seat preference controls did not work. model is equipped with personal settings for two drivers but electronic module and harness omitted in factory”

John H., MB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Passenger heated seat stopped working (not heating anymore)”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Remote engine starter

“dealer installed unit failed within 2 weeks and car left disabled at out of state dealer. Recovered by dealer and removed their unit and no further trouble. BUT NOW DO NOT HAVE THIS FEATURE. USE THEIR BLUELINK CALL IN FOR REMOTE”

Ronald S., NJ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Warning lights

“The blind side warning system had a software failure”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“My skid plate is made of plastic and a month after i bought the car it was broken by a rock and the canister close valve as damage. it cost me $ 500 to for a new one as the warranty would not cover it. Not happy with the Dealership!!”

Anonymous, BC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Wiper motor or washer

“Front window washer would not squirt fluid when temperature was below 24 degrees F”

Anonymous, MA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“I had this issue with the washer pump for the last two winter seasons that the washer pump didn't work at low temps. The dealer tested and said there wasn't any issue but this season after showing them using their fluid only it still failed. Replac”

Anthony F., NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Headlights

“A faulty wiring on the passenger side light led to electrical shortage and the entire light had to be replaced. It was still under warranty so no cost to me”

Andrew W., SC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Keyless entry

“Car locked itself and the lights went off. Hyundai had to replace a fuse”

Anonymous, ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“rear door switch needed replaced..wouldn't open/close with keyless”

Anonymous, NY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

“Engine suffers from piston slap, very noisy, dealer will not replace, says it is the injection system and is OK!”

Remi G., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Spark Plug electrode burned off and fell into the exhaust valve, causing damage to the valve, subsequently causing damage to the cylinder wall. Hyundai opted to replace rather than repair”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine quit, had it towed to dealer who installed a new or rebuilt engine at no charge. covered in the warranty up to 100,000 miles”

Scott I., OR (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Engine light has come on several times, Hyundai informed us there was carbon building up in the engine. First they cleaned the injectors, the next time they replaced the injectors and the last time they did a complete rebuild of the engine”

Anonymous, NL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“The diagnosis was misfiring and the dealer said the engine was damaged and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MO (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“We got stuck in small town in nebraska. Napa was helpful in telling us that there were service bulletins and recall on the vehicle related to our car priblem. We had the car towed to omaha hyundai were it sits today awaiting an engine rebuild and turbo replacement. We have always used our local hyundai dealer for service”

Anonymous, TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“We were returning from a Wisconsin trip when a rod broke and the engine blew up on I-65. The engine had 3 holes in it and had to be replaced with a new one. I just received a preliminary recall notice from Hyundai for that very problem. In my case they were about 9 months too late with a remedy”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Turbo or supercharger

“Turbocharger wastegate failed at 3,200 miles. Dealer and Hyundai Motor Company tried to make me pay for rental car while mine was in for repair”

Aaron L., VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Recall to repair”

Anonymous, FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“recall on turbo feed hose. vehicle did not fail”

Mary D., TX (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Gar started to set Turbo waste gate OBD2 codes Sept 16, repaired by dealer under warranty with no problems Feb 16. Problem has not recurred”

Anonymous, AB (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

“Filled the tank full of fuel and did not stop when nozzle clicked added two dollars more and drained into fuel evaporated causing emission control light to malfunction so you must turn nozzle off at first click”

Richrad P., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel cap

“Indicator light does not go off”

Frederick W., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Fuel cap has been replaced once and still does not seem to seal the tank very well. Engine light has come on 3 times due to tank pressure sensor. Which has been diagnosed to the fuel cap not seating properly”

William F., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel pump

“Dealer replaced fuel pump at 471 miles”

Anonymous, TN (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“vehicle stoped running replaced fuel pump”

Anonymous, KY (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“2 sensor lights clicked on indicating check engine and emissions. That activated governor limiting car speed to about 10-15 kmh, February on highway 220 km north of Sault Ste. Marie. Tow truck MIGHT be available in about 18 hours”

Chris F., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Was fixed, but it did take a while to figure out”

Kevin K., SK (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Engine light comes on. Caused by fuel tank fill sensor”

Anonymous, IL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

“Dealer said that the compressor was not starting (picking up) and that they will order a new one. was in shop 4/17”

John V., CT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Unsure 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“The HVAC was overcharged with Freon and freezing up. Would freeze up and not allow air into the car ventilation”

Victor W., AL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“air conditioner compressor was replaced under warranty”

Thomas L., CO (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Automatic climate control

“System froze up”

Anonymous, AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

“same issue”

Victor W., AL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Electrical failure

“Defective relay; front seat passenger side not receiving heated air during cold weather”

Anonymous, GA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

“Because of broken shock, had to purchase two new tires and have an alignment of vehicle”

Edward C., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)
Shocks or struts

“Shock on passenger right rear broke”

Edward C., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Total seal failure drivers rear. Big oily mess on garage floor. Replaced under warranty”

Gary R., AZ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.4L 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

“pin striping on drivers side is almost completely off”

Anonymous, NJ (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“bird dropping mared the paint finish. we were told it was because of the water based paint”

Tammie J., ID (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“Trim around bottom of driver seat”

Anonymous, CT (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

“Recall by Hyundai”

Anonymous, SK (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Oil leaks

“Minor Oil leak around drain plug”

Anonymous, CO (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

“after the engine was replaced i had an oil leak at the turbo which the dealer repaired at no cost”

Scott I., OR (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

“Leak in master cylinder caused brakes to have problem. Warning light alerted me to problem and dealer took care of under warranty”

Edward B., FL (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Breaks needed to be replaced after only 65K km... side comment from Hyundai Dealer staff was that the breaks were undersized given the weight of the vehicle”

Scott W., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“Usually when the engine is cold, but not always, the transmission will not shift gears, causing the engine to rev, without any power to move the car”

Riley S., WA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Base 2.4-L 4 Cyl)

“Within 1,000 miles, the transmission started shifting extremely rough. Dealer refuses to acknowledge or fix problem. Torque converter slippage is extreme”

Aaron L., VA (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

CV joint

“Failed CV joint boot”

Anonymous, NC (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

“the weather striping around sunfoof came loose”

Karen G., ON (2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T 2.0-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

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