2000 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 2.7 V6 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Radio/CD onto my 4th player. All had the same fault, kept switching on by itself. This last one seems to be OK as it has been in for 9 months. I last reported that at 65,000kl-ms the front transfer case had total failure. This was replaced under warranty. At 90,000 klms the transmission began to knock when changing between 2nd & 3rd gear. Dealer checked it out with Hyundai Engineer and wanted to 'monitor the situation until its next service'
It has now got 98,500kl-ms and after revisiting the dealer its is booked in to have the final drive gears, bearings and transmission seals replaced.
I would still love the car if it was not for the weak transmission.
As I stated in my first entry. I now have major doubts over the build quality of the transmission.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th May, 2003