2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.3 V6 from North America
Too many design issues and issues. Not recommended
Valve cover leak resulting in alternator being ruined.
Fuel gauge intermittent in cold weather.
Overall, I have been very disappointed in this car. It has had some fairly major problems since purchasing it.
The brakes have a poor design, which can result in the pads seizing. Also has a design problem with the valve cover gaskets, which results in leaking onto the alternator, which leads to failure. The valve cover leaking is covered by recall apparently, but not the brake issue.
The nav system was horribly out of date and expensive to update.
Fuel economy with the 3.3 has been mediocre. Power is underwhelming.
Why is the powertrain warranty 10/160 in the US, but only 5/100 in Canada?
I had high hopes for Hyundai, but am so disappointed - I do not think I could buy a Hyundai again, nor would I recommend them to my friends.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd June, 2016