Bulletins


BulletinBulletin dateReplacement BulletinItem no.SummaryAdded
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - STORAGE - TANK ASSEMBLY
080408/01/200410014313There are two currently available fuel tank specifications for the sm - 03 santa fe, depending upon production date. *nm04/29/2005
033601506/01/200310003283Fuel temperature sensor. *tt10/15/2003

Consumer Complaints


Fail datemilesoccurencesPurchase date
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE
12/17/2011105000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked she smelled a fuel odor. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 105,000.
12/17/2011105000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked she smelled a fuel odor. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 105,000. rvk
12/17/2011105000
 Tl- the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated while the vehicle was parked she smelled a fuel odor. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileage was 105,000. rvk
12/17/2011105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked and she could smell an odor of fuel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 105,000. sm.
12/17/2011105000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated that the vehicle was parked and she could smell an odor of fuel. the vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the contact was informed that the fuel tank was corroded and leaking fuel. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. the failure and current mileages were 105,000. sm.
02/26/201186000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated the bottom of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking fuel. whenever the vehicle was parked there was fuel on the ground under the vehicle. the dealer was contacted who advised that they had never heard of the type of failure and there were no recalls for the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact stated that he would repair the vehicle himself. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 86,000.
02/26/201186000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated the bottom of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking fuel. whenever the vehicle was parked there was fuel on the ground under the vehicle. the dealer was contacted who advised that they had never heard of the type of failure and there were no recalls for the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact stated that he would repair the vehicle himself. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 86,000.
02/26/201186000
 Tl* the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated the bottom of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking fuel. whenever the vehicle was parked there was fuel on the ground under the vehicle. the dealer was contacted who advised that they had never heard of the type of failure and there were no recalls for the vehicle. the vehicle was not repaired. the contact stated that he would repair the vehicle himself. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 86,000.
02/26/201186000
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated the bottom of the fuel tank was rusted and leaking fuel. whenever the vehicle is parked there is fuel on the ground. the dealer was contacted who stated they never had this failure and there are no recalls or warranty. the contact stated he will repair the failure himself. the manufacturer was not contacted. the failure mileage was 86,000...mw
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
10/10/201060300
 The vehicle for the last 3 years was not getting the gas mileage suggested by manufacturer. it was taken repeatedly to dealer where we were told, everything checked out just fine. all maintenance was done as required by dealer. as car became more sluggish and finally quit running altogether- we took it to an outside mechanic and learned that the catalytic converter had gone bad. i checked the internet and this is a common complaint with this vehicle- dealers are repairing transmissions and emission controls and customers are still complaining about bad gas mileage, sluggish vehicles. now that the catalytic converter has been replaced- the car is getting the correct gas mileage and running better.
09/14/201090060
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the vehicle was parked and he noticed gasoline on the ground where the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who stated the fuel tank was corroded and rusted causing the fuel leak. the manufacturer was contacted stated the vehicle was out of warranty with too many mileage and they will not repair. he would have to pay for the cost of the repair. the failure mileage was 90,060....mw
09/14/201090060
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the vehicle was parked and he noticed gasoline on the ground where the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who stated the fuel tank was corroded and rusted causing the fuel leak. the manufacturer was contacted stated the vehicle was out of warranty with too many mileage and they will not repair. he would have to pay for the cost of the repair. the failure mileage was 90,060....mw
09/14/201090060
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the vehicle was parked and he noticed gasoline on the ground where the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who stated the fuel tank was corroded and rusted causing the fuel leak. the manufacturer was contacted stated the vehicle was out of warranty with too many mileage and they will not repair. he would have to pay for the cost of the repair. the failure mileage was 90,060....mw
09/14/201090060
 Tl-the contact owns a 2003 hyundai santa fe. the vehicle was parked and he noticed gasoline on the ground where the fuel tank was leaking. the vehicle was taken to a mechanic shop who stated the fuel tank was corroded and rusted causing the fuel leak. the manufacturer was contacted stated the vehicle was out of warranty with too many mileage and they will not repair. he would have to pay for the cost of the repair. the failure mileage was 90,060....mw
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE - DELIVERY - HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
06/16/200532000101/31/2004
 While driving my 2003 sante fe, something happened to the fuel lines causing gasoline to pour out of the vehicle.
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER
06/16/20031781104/28/2003
 I purchased a 2003 santa fe lx 4wd with approx. 250 miles on it. less than 2 months after purchase and with only 1,781 miles i had to have the vehicle towed to the dealer for a check engine light. they replaced a faulty vent valve.*ak
FUEL SYSTEM, OTHER - STORAGE - FUEL GAUGE SYSTEM
104/19/2003
 Gas tank gauge is giving false readings. consumer feels this is very unsafe, never knows when vehicle may run out of gas.*ak
94
 Fuel gauge failed to read the correct fuel level in the gas tank. dealership serviced the vehicle 4 times, and replaced the fuel gauge once in an attempt to correct the problem. however, problem still exists.*ak