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This version of the Hyundai Santa Fe is a good SUV. With an interior now big enough for a third-row seat, along with excellent fit and finish, it is a refined and versatile package. Santa Fe also has responsive handling, with a firm but comfortable ride. The 3.3-liter V6 is smooth, but fuel economy is disappointing (a 2.7-liter V6 is standard).
Alerts
There are 8 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.
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0 to 60 mph 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.
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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.
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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.
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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,
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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.
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Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
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Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
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Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
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Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
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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.
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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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Reliability Trouble Spots
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 available, standard from 2005. Side air bags standard from 2003. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2007.
Model Summary
The redesigned 2007 Santa Fe is more pleasant than the previous model and has a small, optional third-row seat. While the standard 2.7-liter V6 does an acceptable job, the optional 3.3-liter V6 is more powerful and refined. The five-speed automatic is slick and responsive. Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control and curtain air bags. The Santa Fe is roomy and quiet with fairly quick steering response, making it more agile than the last model. We found the ride compliant and better controlled than its predecessor. The seats are comfortable, but head room is a bit tight for tall drivers. Overall, the Santa Fe competes well with the better models in its class and challenges some midsized ones.
Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
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.

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Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 5-speed Manual
  • 5-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 2.7-liter V6 (185 hp)
  • 3.3-liter V6 (242 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

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)

“The check engine light has been on for more than a year. Code P2422 cannot be cleared, even after several hundred dollars into a charcoal canister and PVC valve. The local mechanic could not fix and returned the car unfixed. I don't want to spend ano”

Neil M., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“Carbon canister vent valve failure”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“This issue requires the replacement of both gas tank sending units and is a costly repair that will take my mechanic a full day”

Michael S., PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Code 452 - Evap. Emission System-Presure Sensor: HAD THIS A FEW YEARS BACK AND HAVING IT AGAIN AT THIS TIME”

Anonymous, AR (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Solenoid that releases fuel cap door doesn't working requiring me to use the release cable in trunk”

Christopher W., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“The lever on the driver's door that opens the fuel tank in order to put in gas stopped working about 80,000 miles close to the same time the gas gauge stopped working”

Donna P., OK (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“Each of three major repairs involved small item defects which my usually trustworthy mechanic said could only be replaced with a larger multi-part combination unit. He says Santa Fe is particularly prone to this design & assembly flaw”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel lever on driver door stopped working 2 years ago - along with electric door latch on left rear. Must open trunk, pull manual cable to open gas cap compartment. Rather annoying”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“had to buy a new gas cap because the original did not stay tight”

David P., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)
Fuel gauge/sender

“0ne of the two sensors in the fuel tank failed.Had them replace both just in case”

James B., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“Gauge malfunction. Tank had to be removed to repair. Cost approximately $700”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“This problem caused my engine light to come on and the read out of the fuel amount to misfunction. I had to have them replaced”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel level sensors failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“needed sensor replacement cost about 600”

Eric B., CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“One of the two replacement fuel tank sensors was defective and had to be replaced twice”

David B., WV (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Both fuel sending units failed so dashboard fuel gauge did not show correct reading from the tank”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Check engine light kept coming on. Inaccurate gauge”

David N., MO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel gauge sensor failed and required replacement. There are 2 sensors in the gas tank and both required replacement”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel level sensors needed replacement”

Rick J., CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel gauge stopped working & sensor in tank & fuel pump needed replacing”

Linda S., MN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Had to remove gas tank to replace fuel pump. approximately $700”

Frank D., TN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Dealer said its a common problem. Not under warranty”

Barton H., NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Check engine light. Gas gauge is erratic. Dealer says one or both of the gas tank sensors need to be replaced. Estimated cost of repairs is $750”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“The fuel gauge was not reading propery, than not at all. Engine light came on and a code was detected regarding fuel sending units. I had to replace both (myself) to the tune of about $400. The replacement took me several hours. Labour intensive”

Steve F., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“The fuel gauge does not work. It stopped working at about 80,000 miles. I've been reading and this has happened so much that Hyundai should fix this problem”

Donna P., OK (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“Fuel gauge has not worked due to faulty sender unit which I learned was a common problem with the Santa Fe. Had to replace both units at a cost of $500”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel sending units in gas tank failed at around 100,000 miles. Cost 600 to have replaced”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“The gas gauge stopped working - it showed empty all the time. I could not pass the biannual emission test to renew my license plates. $850 to replace the sensor”

Edmund B., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“both fuel gauge sensors had to be replaced because of malfunctions”

David P., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Check engine light comes on with corresponding fault in fuel gauge. Went online discovered this is a common problem with this model, year, etc. Multitude of youtube fixit videos to remedy. I got it fixed for $110.00 by doing most of the work myself, VS $500 dealer cost”

David B., FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“FAULTY SENSOR(S) IN GAS TANK. FAILED. CAUSE FUEL LEVEL GAUGE IN DASH TO NOT WORK PROPERLY AND NOT DISPLAY PROPER FUEL LEVEL. EG FULL TANK OF GAS OFTEN RESULTS IN "EMPTY" READING ON GAUGE”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“The fuel indicator has been a problem for the last year or two. The fuel level indicator registers full one minute and nearly immediately, changes to empty with an orange light. This happened after being completely filled. Driving down the road it will go from a 0 range of miles to go, to more than it can even run when full, and back and forth all in one trip. The system is totally unreliable; therefore, I have to use my best judgement has to how much fuel I have to run on. It was supposedl”

Peggy M., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“This was costly to repair. The fuel gauge stop working so I could not determine how much fuel I actually had”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

“Fuel gauge stopped working ~50,000 miles in ~2014. Fixed in 2017. I don't think it is very accurate”

David W., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Fuel pump

“Fuel pump went oht while dfiving. Car had to be towed”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“had to remove fuel tank at a cost of approximately $700”

Frank D., TN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Fuel pump failed and I had to tow it to a Hyundai dealership to replace it. I had no idea how expensive fuel pumps had become!”

Patrick L., UT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“quit pumping and car stalled”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Gas gauge wrong, replaced two pumps”

Ramon J., CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Car would not start”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

“had O2 sensors, manufacturer was called and even tough a service bulletin had been issue, would not cover testing or repair. they did end up being bad and we had to repair”

Robert K., MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Not sure what problem was”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Unsure)

“have had two O2 sensors go out in past 12 months”

James B., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“fuel tank sensor indicated tanks we empty when in fact they were not causing the engine light to come on and causing the fuel indicator needle to register empty”

David E., AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Check engine light is on. After fueling, it stalls and is very difficult to start. When car does start, it runs very rough and then dies. Dealer said problem was caused by PCV valve which was replaced. Light went off, but had same problem at next”

Anonymous, AR (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“System failed and spent $350 to fix”

Anonymous, MN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Fuel sensors have failed, I judge my gas USge by the trip odometer”

B B., MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“check engine light going on and off. Started when car was 1 year old but dealer could not find problem and problem was far between. Lately would go on and off frequently and cause car to run rough at times. Had O2 sensor replaced and have had the che”

George T., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Hazard light on after repair. Valve inside gas tank to prevent back up when filling replaced”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The sensors in the fuel tank weren't working for the fuel level. I got it fixed but now I have a hole in the fuel line”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“The dealer could not figure out what sensor was making the check engine light come on, had to replace 3 before they found it. The last one cost over $600 due to it's location”

Darrell H., NM (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Fuel sensors out. Did not know there were 2 on vehicle. Contacted dealer and was informed this is a problem on 2007 models and manufacturers are aware”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

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

“Mainly the result of Spring potholes”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Have to have car aligned every 10000 - 12000 miles and has always had severe uneven tire wear”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“my driver side rear ball joint broke off and wheel came off while driving”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Since we've owned the Santa Fe, we've replaced the right side lower ball joint 3 times. Apparently these are an issue on this vehicle. The last time it was replaced with a redesigned ball joint. Seems to be holding up well. Looks like the left side m”

Steve F., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“vibration on the wheel. Mechanic found the problem and repaired it”

Anonymous, NB (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Had to have the ball joint replaced because it was knocking when the car was turning to the left. The mechanic that fixed the problem said it was dangerous to drive it like that”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

“Replaced front left ball joint at dealership. Cost $450”

Olivia F., NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“front wheels lower ball joints rubber seals broken”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“left front control arm broke and wheel flopped off. Replaced front ball joints”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Psngr side had to be replaced. Replaced driver side last year”

Dan K., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“Had to have left side front ball joint replaced”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Knocking noise was related to worn ball joint, over 100K miles”

Richard B., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Left ball joint had to be replaced”

Roger K., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“They had to be replaced”

Philip N., FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Bushing are a continuing problem on this car and others have had the same complaint. Check the Interenet”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Leak was discovered at routine maintenance. Did not effect driveability”

Don O., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“heard wheezing like noise during the past winter ( dec 2014). grind noise when steering”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)
Shocks or struts

“Front shocks were cracked and worn out and needed to be repla ed”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Nothing really wrong. Car had those replaced after 235000 miles of travel. It has been an excellent and safe vehicle”

Charles S., WV (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Struts are not heavy duty enough. Have gone thru 3 sets”

David B., WV (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“All shocks and struts required replacement”

Anonymous, ID (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced due to age and wear”

Anonymous, KY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Needed replacement,were loose”

T S., FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“have had to replace all torsion bars”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had to replace Steering rack/gear assy-steering”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“A noisy "clunk" in the suspension. Repeated services have only corrected the problem for short periods and limited miles. Frustrating!”

C F., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Sway bars were bad”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Had a sway bar replaced under warranty by dealer. Same sway bar replaced 5 years later”

Don M., BC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rack and pinion needed to be replaced-$1,400 quote from local service station. Had power steering fluids leaking prior to problem being identified”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Steering gear was replaced in 2015, but had to be replaced again in 2016.The mechanic did not charge for the second replacement because he felt the the original rack and pinion gear was defective”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)
Steering wheel vibration

“While driving 70to 75 miles per hour and above, I was experiencing a vibration in the front end. I finally got an alignment and the mechanic indicated to me that the tires were cupped due to lack of balancing and rotation. He said that the problems w”

George H., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Diagnosed as apparently also having contributed to the noises. Also "corrected" multiple times without fixing the underlying problem. Frustrating!”

C F., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“After alignment at the dealership, the pin holding the tie rod to the front suspension fell out. It was not secured by safety wire”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“seperated”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced psngr side this year and driver's side last year”

Dan K., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“Not really a problem, mostly preventative maintenance. Car performed much better after the service”

Michael S., CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“vibration mechanic repaired”

Anonymous, NB (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“3 of 4 wheel bearings failed and needed replacement at 500 per bearing”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

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

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

“After locking the doors remotly, the alarm sounds. this happens often”

Keith B., NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Horn and or alarm keeps chirping intermittently when alarm system locked. Sensor possibly bad on hood”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)
Body control module

“ALS control module required replacement”

Tommy H., CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Not quite sure, but the gas gauge stopped working, but it was an electric sensor issue, not the gauge itself, I have also had to replace 2 other sensors, but I don't recall what they were for. The engine performs fine, but the computer systems are if”

Sangeeta D., VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

“Odometer lighting display failure requiring the replacement of the complete instrument display which I was not required to pay as the vehicle was stall under warranty. I was advised that this would be $500 + item if I been required to pay for it”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Miles remaining until empty does not work correctly and the dealer nor the manufacture is willing to fix it. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER Hydunia because of their failure to correct this problem”

Harry H., MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)
Headlights

“While driving at night I was having problems with visibility. I determined that it was partially the foggy scratches covering the plastic over the headlights. I suspected that the headlight bulbs may be getting dim & need replacement. Initially they”

George H., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Just a headlight blub out”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Headlight bulbs blow out X2 every 8-10 mths”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Seems to only last 12 months no matter which side”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Unsure)

“Left low beam plug was faulty, and had to replace the entire headlight unit”

Richard B., OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“has to replace both headlights”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Front headlights fail constantly, dealer never acknowledges a problem, but they fail at least twice per year”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Same with the Elantra. Have had to replace front and rear lights at least once on the Santa Fe”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Just a lamp out”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Driver side blinker flashes quickly. Was hoping the remedy was to simply change the bulb. Mechanic informed me we have to replace the entire headlight assembly to resolve. Expensive, have not yet replaced the headlight assembly. Internet research show other owners have had this same issue”

Tom M., TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“The turn signals on both sides have not worked correctly & had to be serviced/changed out”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“The rear lights keep going out, very difficult to access to replace, have to empty the trunk to access the panels to reach the bulbs. The lights have to be replaced four times or more per year. Can't take the panels out myself and have to get a professional to pop open the panels”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Have had to replace bulbs front and rear at least once and some bulbs twice”

David W., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Heated or cooled seats

“Drivers power seat switch failed”

Anonymous, IN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“electric motor actuator & switch on drivers seat”

G L., SC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Interior lights

“Map light went out on driver side. Had to replace entire map control unit $125. It was not just the bulb”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The front reading lights intermittently on and off”

Anonymous, TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The passenger side visor fell off”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“dome light does not work”

Kurt F., FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)
Keyless entry

“Remote doesn't work most of the time. When it does work only some doors lock and unlock with it, I have the same problem when pushing the lock/unlock button on the drivers door, only some doors lock or unlock”

B B., MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Key would lock in middle of start position and not engage starter. Also was difficult to remove key. Took over a year for dealer to finally fix - new ignition and new starter”

Sharon M., WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“The lock on the drivers door works sporadically”

Anonymous, SC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Thre keyless entry often doesn't work the first time. It will work the second or third time it is pushed”

Anonymous, NV (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)
Warning lights

“After a recall on an electrical part the battery ran out of charge”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The check engine light kept coming on, and I had to have 2 sensors replaced, but I'm not sure what they were”

Sangeeta D., VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

“Engine light keeps coming on. Have to disconnect the battery to get it removed & its good for a while & then comes on again. Has been repeated now for 2 years”

Anonymous, MB (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“check engine light comes on, but they say nothing wrong”

Kurt F., FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)
Wiper motor or washer

“The washer unit had to be replaced twice. It would not stay adjusted to spray on my windshield”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

Brakes

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

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

“The ESC light coming on; dealer had no idea how to fix it until they called Hyundai”

Cheri A., SC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“ESC light flashed - changed the ESC module; then roadtest - same flashing - changed 4WD module; roadtest flashing - changed ABS module total cost was about $4K but covered under an extended warranty. I spoke to a non-dealer mechanic - his experience all companies using the same parts - all cars susceptible of similar issues”

Jeffrey H., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Sorry, it was brake pad wear”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“One of the pistons(?) seized though it was discovered early enough that the rotor was salvageable though the repair still ran over $350 and was not under warranty at the time”

Anonymous, BC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Normal wear and tear. They needed replacement”

M B., MN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Less than 12000 miles on brakes”

Ronald O., PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“normal brake wear i change them roters at same time”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“The brakes were due to be replaced. They had lasted seven years. Also, we live in a hilly area, which may have hastened the wear and tear on them”

Benjamin D., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Took my car to the garage for annual state inspection. The service manager told me the parking brake cable was broke. It could not pass inspection otherwise. They replaced cable at a cost of $400-$500. I'm not sure about the cost but I remember being shocked at the total”

Joseph D., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)

“salt from winter road makes brakes stay engaged and causes very premature brake wear (10,000 mi)”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Early and again later. Rear calipers froze up. Hyundai considered it a maintenance issue. I have never had a caliper issue like this on any car. At 74 years old and a mechanic in the army I have worked on many vehicles. Hyundai will not stand be”

Gilbert W., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“It actually was brake pad wear”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)
Regular brake failure

“My brakes were worn out and needed replacing. I replaced the calipers, brake drums, and pads. Only two years before I'd replaced the brake pads so I thought they would last longer”

Michael D., VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rotors had to be ground to stop pulsing when traveling at highway speeds”

Don O., IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“change them when the breaks”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“Rear rotors failed and required replacement - probably rusted out”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Replaced at 75000”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“normal brake wear requiring a full brake job and new rotors”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“They needed replacement. It was normal for the age of vehicle”

M B., MN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had new brakes done and now when I back out of garage each morning, there is a squeeling noise. Nobody can fix it”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“replace brake shoes replace wheel bearings replace front shocks”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

Paint/Trim

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

What Owners Say

“Trim around the windshield came loose”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Windshield trim is coming loose”

Walter W., GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Windshield molding is loose and leaks in severe rain”

Walter W., GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“The molding has come loose that is between the door and car. Putting it back ourselves or by the dealer did not work”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)

“Paint began peeling within 2 years of purchase, Hyundai dealer claimed it was pitting from road sand. Not true. Chalking and fading is occurring on back end”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“paint is cracking and chipping off the roof above the front window. Sever damage not seen anywhere else on car”

Tom S., OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Black out paint on front grill has partially peeled off”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“The paint has been chipping in several places over the past few years”

Tom M., TN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Large areas of paint peeling off hood and root”

Walter W., GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“The paint started to come off in patches all over the hood and roof, and some of the patches were large”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)

“Paint was peeling on roof. Car required total repainting”

Walter W., GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Hood has lost its protective lustre”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)
Rust

“The leading edge of the roof is cracking and there is sever rust. It appears to be a manufacturing defect. Repair is estimated to cost between $1300 and $2000”

Tom S., OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“hinges on hatchback”

Anonymous, NB (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

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 had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“There was an A/C leak. The driver side did not blow cold air, but the passenger side did. Mechanic stated that it was a leak”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“needed to be replaced”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“compressor failed. decided not to fix”

Paul R., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“A/C failed. Local repair shop installed re-con compressor for $1300”

Anonymous, HI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Erratic power loss, fan speed, temp control”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“There is a short or something, I have to depress the control button several times to get the selection to not revert back to the previous selection. It's like a fight to go from a/c to defrost or to heat. It reverts back on its own. Dealer claims cannot duplicate the problem, even though I showed video of it occurring. Was told it cannot be explained”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)
Blower (fan) motor

“Heat/air conditioning controls”

Dale H., CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)
Heater system

“Unable to get heat on driver's side last fall. Unable to turn off heat this spring”

Anonymous, NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“No heat or defrost. Blowers worked but would only blow cold air”

Anonymous, SD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“passenger side heating fan/system was blowing cold air”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS Unsure)
Refrigerant leaks

“Slow leaks after about 5 years”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

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

What Owners Say

Alternator

“Vehicle started running rough with decreasing speed with battery issue light on”

Mary G., TN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Alternator failed. Broke down on highway and needed to get towed. Replaced free under warranty”

Bruce C., PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“FROM THE OIL LEAK ON THE FRONT VALVE COVER”

Sam B., AL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Gasket seal leaked oil into alternator causing its failure”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Failed within 3yrs of ownership and again last August. There was a head gasket leak which had to be fixed TWICE and "they think" it is possible the 2nd alternator was affected by the leak. I think not. Brutal location too - have to remove cooling”

Jeffrey H., ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“valve cover gasket leaked oil on alternator causing alternator to fail. 1400 to fix both problems”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Had oil leak that went on alternator and caused it to go out”

Olivia F., NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Replaced under Waeeanty”

John B., NM (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)
Coil

“3rd ignition coil replaced in 4 years. Check engine light would come on & engine would run rough”

Linda S., MN (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“1 coil on the half a V6 closest to the back wall died. These are very difficult to get at. As a result, all 3 were replaced”

Christopher W., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)
Spark plugs or wires failure

“wiring harness failed”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“wire feed to sparkplug failed”

Anonymous, LA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

Body Integrity

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

What Owners Say

“Oil leak near radiator. It was "fixed" once but has returned”

Jim F., PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 3.3-L V6)

“Had to have weather stripping around driver door replaced out of original warranty period”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Squeaks or rattles

“For the past several years there has been a rattle in the back that the dealership says is from a seatbelt & there is nothing that can be done to correct it. The vehicle has developed several rattles that don't seem to be able to be corrected”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“brakes and tie rods”

Betty R., OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)

“susp noise when going over bumps. Has happened since new. nothing ever found wrong, just noisy susp”

Anonymous, NM (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“I even offered to drive the car with a technician as passenger, but even I couldn't duplicate the problem this past week. It hasn't happened again since I had it in the dealer, though. Based on the mileage, it's definitely time to buy another car bef”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

“Am currently scheduling service appointment to deal with rattles in the undercarriage”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“squeaks around dashboard & front window”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Wheel bearing”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“when the wind gusts above 25mph passenger side front window seal squeaks”

Anonymous, IL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“Travelling to Denver, the wind noise is high enough for me to increase the radio volume so I can hear what is playing”

William M., TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Other/unsure

“Fuel tank sensor Fuel cap opener switch in interior door armrest”

P V., AB (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

Engine Minor

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

What Owners Say

Difficult to fill up gas tank

“At some gas stations, the fuel from the pump enters the fill port faster than it can move through to the tank”

Christopher W., NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Gas gauge system failed in the tank. Gas indicator on dash was then wrong. Had to pay $400 to fix it”

Stephanie E., WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)
Oil leaks

“The oil leak that developed caused major failure in the AC & in the electrical system. It cost over $4000 to correct everything”

Anonymous, AZ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE Unsure)

“The oil leak went into alternator causing its failure”

Anonymous, WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Noted oil on garage floor; was told by repair that it was my head gaskets. The leaks have stopped without repair”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“valve cover leaked, causing the alternator to fail”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“There is a persistent leak on one valve cover that drips on top of the alternator. I had the valve gasket replaced three times and the alternator twice”

William M., TX (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“leak in area of timing belt”

Anonymous, PA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“A gasket seal leaked, which leaked into the alternator. So, the alternator died, which killed the battery. This happened 2.5 years after the recall was done”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“the accessory belt was squeaking periodically and my mechanic noticed the drive pulley was wobbling or was warped in some way. I had it replaced as well as the belt which was 10 years old. Very much appreciated the warning from my independent mechanic”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

Engine Major

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

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

“VALVE COVER GASKET LEAKS BOTH FRONT AND REAR COVER. FRONT HAS BEEN REPLACED TWICE ALONG WITH THE THE ALTERNATOR. THE ALTERNATOR GOES OUT FROM THE OIL DRIPPING ON IT”

Sam B., AL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Some ring around in that area is leaking. It's about a $10 part but about $400 in labor to fix due to its location”

Stephanie E., WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“The head gasket gave way. As a result oil leaked on the generator which caused an electrical failure. The alternator, head gasket and battery were replaced at a huge expense in labor. The alternator is very difficult to access”

Calvin B., WA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“There was an oil leak and the gasket near the timing belt needed to be replaced. The part is only $20, but the labor was about $2,300 :(”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“See last box”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Hyundai recall on head gasket leaking onto and ruining alternator. Had this checked by Hyundai and still had the problem...twice in remote locations>> stranded!”

David C., GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Failed causing overheating”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2.7-L V6)

“The front head gasket has failed twice and the rear head gasket once. I think the last time was the rear head gasket. Hyundai service found it during a regular service and it was replaced under warranty”

Michael L., SK (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Noisy, bad chain tensioner”

Anonymous, MA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Engine rebuild or replacement

“A head gasket replacement turned into a full engine replacement when the engine stand bolt broke (a typical occurrence for Kia built engines used for Hyundais)”

Anonymous, NH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

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

“seized in Park position ,would not start replaced transmission shifter”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“The center diierential joint got noisy. Had to replace he entire drive shaft with a used one”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)
Electrical failure

“Throttle position sensor”

Anonymous, AL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Alternator failed”

Murray S., VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Erratic power loss. Erratic behavior of temp control and fan speed. TPMS warning light goes on and off. Erratic power loss in audio system”

Anonymous, MD (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“The regulator (can't remember what they called it) but it allows the controls inside the car that you touch to actually tell the car what to do. As in.. I turn on the AC and the heat or defrost may come on instead. If I want the AC to come on I have to put the defrost on. It is the same for the door locks, I have to manually go to each door and lock them because if I hit either the key sensor or press the button on the drivers door, it will not lock all the doors- sometimes three and sometime”

Anonymous, GA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)
Transfer case

“defective - metal shaving in case results in AWD no longer working”

Murray S., VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
CV joint

“drive line noise misdiagnosed as a wheel bearing”

Anonymous, OH (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“both front tires have had the cv joint require replacement,sloopy steering ,hazardous”

Anonymous, ON (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“air intake valve failure”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

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

Locks and latches

“power locks and gas cap latch both have had to be repaired”

Robert K., MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“The passenger door lock no longer works with the remote, and must be manually locked/unlocked. The cost of replacing the locking mechanism is more than $300, an amount I am unwilling to pay for this repair/replacement”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Driver's door lock actuator failed and had to be replaced. Also, driver's door gas cover lock switch failed and had to be replaced”

Anonymous, NJ (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Gas cover door latch broke off. Replacement very expensive”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“Car Remote FOB no longer works even after replacing battery. Rear Door hatch sometimes does not lock or open”

David V., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“Rear door lock stopped working. You can lock and unlock the door manually. Electric lock and unlock will not work”

Gilbert W., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)
Seat controls - movement

“The driver side seat control (forward/back), operated by a small motor, went out, making adjustment of the seat impossible. It cost over $300 to replace/repair the mechanism”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)
Sunroof

“Sunroof leaks. Dealer said was leaking door seal, which was replaced. Leak continued”

Anonymous, AR (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)

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

CD player

“Does not work...hard to find a repair shop and delaer does not provide one”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Unsure)

“The factory-installed Infinity 6-CD record changer failed, trapping a CD. Dealer offered to remove, have it checked for $350; also stated that multiple CD changers have NEVER been a success. I could NOT replace it as Hyundai & Infinity no longer ca”

Anonymous, CO (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 2.7-L V6)

“CD cannot be removed from player. Jammed!”

Anonymous, WI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

“Stopped working at 75000 miles and will have to be replaced”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“screen went blank and cracked”

Anonymous, FL (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

“transmission failed on interstate - they replaced free of charge including loaner car. Other than that, GREAT CAR!”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure Unsure)

“The transmission was making a whinning noise so they replaced it”

Anonymous, VA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7-L V6)

“Transmission started acting up at 86000 miles and failed at 108000. Hyundai paid 1/2 of $3000 repair cost, a disappointment”

Barton H., NC (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 3.3-L V6)

“First rebuilt trans. failed within two days. Got 1200 miles on second rebuilt.....not happy Both head gaskets replaced @ 100,100 miles. One started leaking @ 141,000 miles. Hyundai will cover second leak @ 141,000”

Anonymous, CT (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

“For some time now, the car will not start in park. We have to turn the key and put it in neutral to start the car. It has been worked on several times for this problem alone. At one point, it would not even go into neutral. A new transmission cost over $3600. After being towed, it is back in now with so many problems it's been at the dealership for two weeks and expecting it to be there for at least a month. Another area of major problems is the fuel system which doesn't indicate fuel leve”

Peggy M., NY (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 3.3-L V6)

Transmission Minor

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

What Owners Say

Rough shifting

“car would vibrate and shimmy when accelerating from a stop, up to about 50 mpg, when putting full force on the engine. Problem started after transmission was serviced. The dealership has not been able to duplicate the problem in order to diagnose it”

Anonymous, CA (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Unsure 2.7-L V6)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

“Sensor failed - had to be replaced”

Anonymous, MI (2007 Hyundai Santa Fe SE 3.3-L V6)

Exhaust

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

Engine Cooling

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

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