2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews from North America - Page 4 of 10
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Junk, a money pit
The brakes failed and we had it towed back to Hyundai three times before they finally fixed it, giving us a hard time about it every time.
The crankshaft pulley broke and fell out of the car. Towed back to Hyundai again.
The high pressure hose in the power steering system broke, and Hyundai insisted that it wasn't covered in their awesome warranty. We went to a third party mechanic to have it fixed, as he was charging much less than the dealership quoted us.
The crankshaft sensor broke, leaving me stranded. Thank God for insurance company road side assistance.
Hyundai cars are junk and their dealerships know it.
The "awesome" warranty they provide: they try to back out of at every turn.
If you want reliable car, do not buy a Hyundai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 18th May, 2011
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
Would rate vehicle as average with all things considered
Had to replace gas tank in April 2011, since it rusted through on the bottom half of the tank.
Generally pleased with performance and comfort of vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 28th April, 2011
2nd May 2011, 11:42
All things considered? Like what? So you replaced a fuel tank. That's it? You should change where you get gas, not bash on the car. These tanks don't just rust out. You get rust from crappy fuel tanks in rural areas. Pay a little more and get the good stuff, you'll be far happier in the long run.
I had to replace my gas tank on my 2004 Santa Fe with 98,000 km on it. That made my wallet $1100 lighter! BTW, there are no aftermarket tanks made, so it's dealer only. In three years the front struts broke, both power steering hoses went, both front rotors broke in half. If we could afford it, I'd unload this money pit.
The tank is not plastic, it's metal. The metal tank sits in a plastic "tub" for protection, but unfortunately it also holds the dirt and salt in between the tank and the plastic tub. After 8 years and 98,000 km of this, my tank rotted out. The tank, being a dealer only item, was $550 and another $600 to have it installed - the exhaust and drive shaft had to be moved to get the tank out... not a fun job they tell me.