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Vehicle SE 4dr SUV (3.3L 6cyl 5A)
Review I have been the owner of my 2009 Santa Fe all wheel drive 6 cylinder for approx. 3yrs and I bought it with 38,000 miles. I drive at least 85 miles per day. First: the 09 Santa Fe drives terrible on the highway. It vibrates terribly and upon bring to dealer they said it was possibly tires or rotation was needed. (I put brand new tires on the vehicle at 45K and at 53k & rotate every year) this never fixed the vibration or the poor handling. Dealership told me I guess that's how it drives and there is nothing they can do. Second: my 09 Santa Fe has a horrible sound system that you can't put up over 14 decibels without blowing a speaker. The volume goes well up to 50. All of the speakers have either blown or went out which I have replaced three times with factory speakers and again they are blown. I have a three year old in the car constant so it's not like I'm blaring rap music with the bass at 10+. Horribly annoying and expensive to fix and not covered. Third & most disturbing: my 09 Santa Fe'a gas gauge malfunctioned at 61,000 miles. After filling my gas tank to a range full line I noticed I drove the car to just above a half tank. After turning car back on the gas gauge needle was buried at empty and gas light on. Very nervous immieditely went to get gas. Only took 18$ to fill. Strange which means it's not empty. Thought was a fluke. Drove to work used 1/4 of tank. Turns car back on after work. Read empty again. After filling the car yet again now using only 8$ I knew there was a issue. I brought to dealer they told me it is electrical. Fully serviced the vehicle through Hyundai. At the tune of $184.00. Two days later. Started again. After reading on forums this is a severe issue and souls have a recall. It's the tank sensor. Brought back to dealer. They told me to remove old sensors and put new ones it will cost roughly between 500-1000 dollars. It is not covered under warranty and there is no recall. So much for 100K bumper to bumper warranty. This is a severe issue that can cause death or harm. If you don't make sure to reset your miles and keep an eye on your mileage you can run out of gas. The car may even just shut down at high speeds. I would not advise anyone to buy this suv I'm a former Jeep owner and as soon as I get the money to fix the gauge issue I will be selling ASAP and buying either a new jeep or Subaru. The gas mileage is terrible the car vibrates and you don't know if you have gas. Sounds like a death trap to me. Hyundai is putting people at risk with the above issue and should recall the vehicle to fix for free. DO NOT BUY!! Any Sante fa prior to 2011. They all have the same issue
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Available Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Trims: SE, GLS, Limited, Sport, Ultimate, Limited Ultimate, Sport 2.0T, Base, LX, SE Ultimate, GL
Exterior Colors: Monaco White, Becketts Black, Circuit Silver, Iron Frost, Moonstone Silver, Mineral Gray, Regal Red Pearl, Twilight Black, Frost White Pearl, Java Espresso, Night Sky Pearl, Storm Blue, Pacific Blue Pearl, Phantom Black Metallic, Glacier White, Black Obsidian/Cool Gray Cladding, Deepwater Blue, Bright Silver, Pewter/Cool Gray Cladding, Nordic White/Light Silver Cladding, Serrano Red, Cabo Bronze, Ebony Black, Marlin Blue, Moonlit Blue/Cool Gray Cladding, Slate Blue, Black Forest Green, Frosted Mocha, Natural Khaki, Radiant Silver, Canyon Red/Light Silver Cladding, Dark Cherry Red, Harbor Gray Metallic, Steel Gray, Willow Gray, Bright Silver (Limited Availability), Canyon Copper, Juniper Green, Espresso Brown, Radiant Silver (Late Availability), Silver Blue, Medium Silver Blue, Nautical Blue/Cool Gray Cladding, Nordic White, Pearl White (Late Availability), Sierra Red, Sonoran Red, Artic Blue, Black Obsidian, Black Obsidian , Merlot/Cool Gray Cladding, Nordic White , Pearl White, Pine Green, Platinum Sage, Arctic Blue/Light Silver Cladding, Crystal Blue, Crystalline Blue Pearl, Dark Emerald Green/Cool Gray Cladding, Golden Beige, Indigo Blue Pearl, Merlot, Mocha Frost/Mauve Gray, Obsidian Black, Pewter, Powder White Pearl, Powder White Pearl (Limited Availability), Sandstone/Warm Gray Cladding, Venetian Red
Interior Colors: Gray cloth, Beige cloth, Gray leather, Black leather, Beige leather, Gray, Gray premium cloth, Saddle leather, Beige, Gray leather/cloth, Beige leather/cloth, Coca Black leather/cloth, Cocoa Black leather, Coca Black premium cloth, Beige premium cloth, Coca Black cloth
Popular Features: Fold Flat Rear Seats, Rear Bench Seats, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Stability Control, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Aux Audio Inputs, USB Inputs, Bluetooth, Power Driver Seat, AWD/4WD, Auto Climate Control, Multi-Zone Climate Control, 5000lb Towing Capacity, Third-row seating, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Post-collision safety system, Back-up camera, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Sunroof/Moonroof, Blind Spot Monitoring, 3500lb Towing Capacity, Keyless Entry/Start, Navigation, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Cooled Seats, Parking sensors, 360-degree camera, 2500lb Towing Capacity, Towing Hitch, Remote Start, Apple Carplay/Android Auto, Lane Departure Warning, Upgraded Headlights, Adaptive Cruise Control, Pre-collision safety system, Upgraded Stereo