2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Standard 4 cylinder from North America
Not much to complain about, until a major part fails prematurely and Hyundai fails to cover it
At 13,000, my Hyundai Santa Fe's clutch failed. The manufacturer agreed to replace it as "a courtesy", citing heat destroying the flywheel as an apparent defect, after I protested vigorously that it was covered under the warranty.
Now, at 33,000 miles, my clutch has failed again. Hyundai is refusing to cover it under the warranty. I have been driving standard, clutch-driven cars for 20 years, and have never experienced such deficient components.
I'm taking this to arbitration with the Better Business Bureau. For those who have been similarly abused by Hyundai, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can fight the good fight against this chicanery.
This pseudo SUV - i.e. Hyundai Santa Fe built atop Hyundai Sonata chassis, is a good ride and economical - if only they didn't put a defective clutch in it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 30th November, 2007