2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
My car has now been in the shop for 44 days and have not had a call from the dealership for a week. purchased the car from West End Hyundai in Edmonton On Oct 20, 2010 and have had nothing but problems since. drove the Coquahalla in severe weather conditions only to find there was no wrench to change the tires if we had a flat.. contacted the dealership but never got a reply.. then the troubles really started,the window would not go down, the truck would not open, car would not go into gear, no reverse, took the car to service centre for the 5th time. More tests.They said 1O Days to have part come from Korea BY BOAT!
now 44 days later no car, no loaner, huge disappointment!!
Victoria Hyundai seervice hs had my car for 44 days in repairs so at this point there are no favorite features I can think of other than the rotten service.
Do not expect Customer service when dealing with Hyundai it is non existant. They say they will get back to you the
same day or if not the next day after 3 days of waiting for a call or email I place another call... no car no loaner and no dervice 44 days and counting.. the part coming BY BOAT FROM KOREA! GO FIGURE..
Always loved the look of the the Santa Fe so when the time came to purchase a new car it was at the top of my list. The added bonus of a top safety rating and comfortable interior sealed the deal. Two years later, after intermittent shifting issues that "could not be replicated" by my dealer, I now have a beautiful car that only moves forward reliably when in neutral — attached to the back of tow truck. Hoping that it's current failure to move at all when in "drive" makes the situation a little easier for the dealership to figure out. Might be worth taking a peak at the transmission this time (?) So far, the only bright side is that I've never had any issues when driving in reverse ;)
Great interior. Control panels are well positioned for reach and visibility, cabin space is roomy (front and back) with high ceilings and comfortable seats. Quality of the interior does not appear or feel cheap in any way. Stereo system is decent. More road noise than the average. Ride is comfortable when not jerking in and out of gear.
Bottom line requirement for any car: reliability. At minimum. A 100,000km/10 year warranty means nothing when the manufacturer won't acknowledge issues that arise.
Driving forward reliably without jerking on acceleration or deceleration is more than a suggested area for improvement, Hyundai... it's an a known issue that's obviously too expensive to recall. But, hey, I understand. It's been an expensive lesson for me, too. I've learned not to buy a Hyundai again. Hopefully, you've learned how to build a better car.
A very good dependable vehicle with a couple issues.
The ride is nice. Handling is very good. The 3.5 V6 has plenty of power and speed. Fuel mileage is good too.
It doesn't feel or look cheap. I have been in comparable Lexus and it is just as nice. Why pay double the price just to drive a Lexus??
It is comfortable except it needs a little more leg room in the drivers area. I feel too close to the pedals.
Other cons may be freeway noise at high speeds.
The one major flaw is the odor from the A/C that many owners seem to have.
Hyundai needs to step up and fix this.
Favorites would be handling, comfort and quick acceleration. I like a car to move when I hit the gas.
It's a nice looking vehicle too.
Change the A/C duct work and get rid of the odor.
The drivers seat does not go back far enough. I feel cramped and I am only 5'10.
Someone with longer legs would be unhappy.
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
This is a medium term follow up.
I have owned this unit about 6 months with about 5k miles on it.
Simply put, I went in with low expectations but it is growing on me.
I had the issues with the transmission like many.
Three trips to the dealer (flash upgrades and a fluid refill due to a dealer mistake) followed by disconnecting the battery for 30 seconds (computer reset) finally sorted it out.
Now the vehicle drives smoothly with only an occasional missed shift.
Mediocre MPG (about 16 to 18 city).
All around, though, for the price (purchased at wholesale) it is hard to beat.
Storage compartments in the rear are very handy.
Seats are comfy. Engine power level is good and after unplugging the battery (computer reset) the throttle response is more linear.
Vehicle is attractive inside and out. Though there are a ton of Santa Fes on the road the Limiteds have different (nicer) alloy wheels that tend to distinguish them.
Transmission is a bit of a weak spot.
I suspect a recall will come sooner or later.
Unit is almost a bit overpowered.
225 to 235 would be a better level for this size of unit and would help improve gas mileage.
Stereo speakers are low quality.
A few more dollars in that area would drastically improve sound quality.
Factory tires were absolute junk in wet/snow (Bridgestone Dualler) IMHO.
I changed out for Michelin XV4s ($1000) and ride quality and traction vastly improved immediately.
Factory tires are part of the harsh ride in my experience.
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 6A)
In the first 2k we experienced a thump almost all the time the vehicle was started in park.
Dealer said it was a sticky valve and they replaced the transmission.
The problem has started again.
Dealer has not/cannot fix it.
It never happens when a mechanic is in the vehicle.
Hyundia Canada do not really admit to that there is a problem.
Offered to leave the vehicle with dealer until they experience the thump.
But no they could not do that.
Other than this problem the vehicle seems fine.
Am keeping a log of the thumps even though with a new vehicle you should not have to.
Ammunition for when the warranty runs out.