2001 Hyundai Santa Fe GL 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America
A 13,000 dollar disapointment
Air Bag Light has broken 2 times and each time they fix it, it breaks on a hard right turn again.
Timing Belt broke at 50,000 miles and destroyed the coil pack and the valves. the Timing Belt, Engine, Coil Pack, and Balance Belt had to be replaced completely. It was under manufacturer warranty. I was without car for a week.
Overall, this SUV was affordable, but I spent a fortune on gas to fill it because of the small gas tank. The gas mileage dropped significantly with A/C turned on. It had a constant whizzing from the back window even when it was closed. The CD Player skipped even on smooth surfaces. I would highly recommend against purchasing a Santa-FE from this year's model.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st May, 2005
12th Sep 2005, 12:54
I also have the 2.4L 2001 Santa Fe. I had the timing belt/counter balance belt/crankshaft sensor/timing belt tensioner replaced at 50k, and again at 86k minus the crankshaft. Also the clutch had to be replaced at 60k not under warranty for $2000. now I am having an "low idle" issue again at 95k, but thank god my warranty is extended to 110k due to a horsepower rating issue that resulted in a class action lawsuit... good luck.