Hyundai Santa Fe Problem Trends and Complaints

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle that range in severity ratings from low to high.

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Extremely complicated

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Poor choice on my part....the technology is so complicated that all I ever get are beeps and warnings. Still cannot use the navigation system. Do not care for many features such as the engine off when stopped at a light or the auto slow down or stop. Fir me, this

Review submitted by:Lee B

Pros:Looks and rides nicely

Cons:Over done with complicated technology

2020 Santa Fe is a FLOP

Model Year:

2020

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

Truly regret my purchase of the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited. This vehicle suffers from poor quality control, numerous bugs, and a terrible driving experience. From small scratches on the vehicle to poorly designed features, this car is a dud. I did get over $7000 off sticker price for the

Review submitted by:Maverick

Pros:Design is OK.

Cons:2021 model will be a substantial update

Fair vehicle, but things need improvement

Model Year:

2019

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

KEY FOBS. Only two are available at one time. This is an extreme inconvenience for multiple drivers and in the event of loss, damage, or malfunction with no Hyundai dealership nearby. It would lead to a hefty towing charge. WINDSHIELD WIPERS/WASHERS. Rain sensor does not react in a slight shower

Review submitted by:RonS

Pros:Comfortable.

Cons:Extra key fob availability. Windshield wiper/washer

I am sorry I listened to the wife.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I bought a 2017 Santa fe se in august 2016. i was looking for a large trunk that i could use on my vacation trips. My wife suggested i bought this vehicle since she was tired of the usual brands nissan, toyota and honda. I did not test drive it

Review submitted by:colin

Pros:good mpg, fast above 55

Cons:sluggish below 45, terrible ride, cheap interior,

Should have waited and gotten the Toyota I wanted.

Model Year:

2014

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

I am so disappointed in this car. All the high ratings that I let influence my decision are baffling to me. This car has a terrible ride (my kids literally vibrate in the back seat). The leather seats are hard and uncomfortable. The cup holders in the back seat are

Review submitted by:klynn

Pros:Price for upgrades (not as great as it seems(

Cons:terrible ride, hard leather seats, cup holders

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