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Hyundai Santa Fe Problem Trends and Complaints

January 2023 Overview

Based on 12 problem areas, owners have reported the following issues with this vehicle.

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Hyundai Oil Consumption Lawsuit

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

During my 65.000 mile maintenance check my vehicle was completely out of oil. There was no warning light of low oil, no indication of low oil pressure, and no check engine light. My vehicle consumes two to three quarts of oil a month. My 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has a

Review submitted by:Scott

Pros:The one thing I like about the vehicle is the MPG averages between 25 and 30 on the highway.

Cons:The excessive oil consumption, the lack of indication of low oil pressure, and now I wonder if any of the indicators work correctly.

oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

The car burns oil, bought it last year and didnt realize that the car burns oil between oil changes. Had no such issues with any of my previous cars. The only option is to put in 1qt every 1000 miles driven. This should not be the solution to this ridiculous

Review submitted by:Yousaf

Pros:comfort, sunroof

Cons:fuel consumption

IL

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

My car is having an issue with Oil Consumption. I burn oil and need to refill my oil sooner than I should. It is also causing my engine to have issues. Since this problem starting causing my car to make a lot more noises from the exhaust cause of the

Review submitted by:Jennifer

Pros:Size, trunk space.

Cons:The oil Consumpation, engine issues. Lack of dealership fixing the problems of their vehicles.

Engine broke down, warranty claim denied due to alleged "exceptional maintenance neglect"

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

After getting the car into my local dealer's service center, the warranty people claimed that there had been exceptional maintenance neglect, i.e. not keeping up with the oil changes. That's not true, we have stayed on top of them, however we do not have complete proof/records. They are making us

Review submitted by:Brad

Pros:Has driven great for most of the time we had it

Cons:Excessive oil consumption, which is apparently a widespread problem with this model

Engine failure

Model Year:

2015

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Started having issues with oil burning prior to 90k and need to add a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Hyundai has been denying any issues even with oil consumption test. I was on highway and my car started to shake losing power and barely made it home. Now need

Review submitted by:Dawn

Pros:Always loved details of santa fe and loved the ride until engine lost power

Cons:Engine system

No warning what so ever!

Model Year:

2016

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I was driving on my way home from work one evening my car shut off out of now where. I had no warning no noise no warning lights on nothing. I had to guide myself off the road. once off the road I tried to start the car back up

Review submitted by:Jody

Pros:Great car!

Cons:The battle of the warranty!

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Interested in joining class action lawsuit against Hyundai !!!! To resolve this issue !!!! I don’t trust the runaround I’m getting from the dealer !!! Adding a quart of oil pretty much every week, want actio and joining the class action lawsuit may be my best option !!! Dealership is

Review submitted by:Michael

Pros:Did like it

Cons:Recent headaches with dealership !!

excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My Sante Fe has the 2.4L GDI engine. It burns a quart of oil every 500 miles, consistently for over a year now. It has been to the dealer for cylinder cleaning, etc.; no change in oil consumption. Odometer is at 140K miles. It has recently started throwing engine codes

Review submitted by:mark

Pros:interior space, interior quality, fuel mileage

Cons:oil consumption

Burning oil

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

My car is burning oil a lot faster and needing an oil change every 3,000-4,000 miles. If I go past 4,000 miles, I need to fill up my oil as it is very low. I just got my oil changed about a month ago and when i went to see

Review submitted by:Trisha

Pros:Spacious and great for commuting

Cons:I actually really like this car besides the oil issues we are having.

Hyundai Engine Eating Oil.

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

2018 Santa Fe Ultimate Package, Style / Body: SUV 4D Engine: 3.3L V6 DI. We bought in 2021 with 81K miles, car has about 110K miles now. Wife was driving and got to a stop light. Light turns green and car stalls when she let off the brake, starts back

Review submitted by:Chad

Pros:Smooth Ride, Comfortable and roomy,

Cons:Engine Oil Issue, Also needs new Transmission.

Oil Consumption Problem

Model Year:

2018

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I spoke to Hyundai about a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport oil consumption issue. It is a well known issue at this point for many drivers. I am losing 1 quart for every 1,000 miles and Hyundai will Not fix it. There needs to be a recall. This is completely

Review submitted by:Joe

Pros:Nothing

Cons:Everything

Excessive oil issue.

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No resolution

My car is burning through a quart of oil a week and when it is low it causes the car to stall while in use. I drive to work on woodsy roads and at night to get to my lab. It makes tbis insanely unsafe but hyundai wants me to

Review submitted by:Peter

Pros:Its a nice sized car with good featues.

Cons:This engine issue makes it incredibly unsafe.

Oil consumption

Model Year:

2017

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

Ever since owning my 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe it has been using a excessive amount of oil in between oil changes, I have to add around 1-2 quarts every 2 weeks depending on how much I drive it. I have seen several people post and comment about having the same

Review submitted by:Brandy

Pros:Look and space

Cons:Oil use

Excessive Oil Consumption

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, need help

I recently had a check engine light come on and took it to Hyundai to have looked at while it was still under warranty (less than 10 yr and less than 100K miles). They told me it was just the O2 sensors. and that I could replace them whenever. I

Review submitted by:Jared

Pros:Had no problems really until now

Cons:Just all the sudden issues that arise at 100K miles

Excessive oil consumption

Model Year:

2013

Manufacturer:

Hyundai

Model:

Santa Fe

Complaint Resolution:

No, dealer refused to help

Have been monitoring oil use for past year after my mechanic said car was 2 quarts low at oil change appt. in 9/21. I discovered oil consumption progressed from 1 Quart used in every 1000 miles to 1 quart in every 250-300 miles. Got car into Hyundai dealership for diagnosis

Review submitted by:Marie

Pros:Love the size and extras on it.

Cons:Scared to drive car due to excessive oil use.

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