Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Complaints & Recalls

The original iteration of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport was first released in 2001 as the simpler Santa Fe. The vehicle marked Hyundai’s first leap into the SUV market, where it faced fierce competition from the Toyota RAV4 and two fellow newcomers: the Pontiac Aztek and the Ford Escape. Almost immediately, Hyundai Santa Fe proved its value, and it quickly edged out many of Hyundai’s older models to become a fan favorite.
This same popularity remains nearly 20 years later, but that doesn’t mean it’s not without its occasional faults. If you believe your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport may have been sold to you with a known defect, reach out to us at 833.4.CARLAW for a free consultation and we will investigate the problem.

Yearly Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Complaints, Investigations, and Recalls

If you purchased a new Santa Fe Sport in the last few years, here’s what you should know about each model year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Some of the most common complaints revolve around:

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Secondary hood latch may bind instead of latch. If this happens, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, obscuring the driver’s vision and increasing the risk of a crash.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The few complaints have touched on:

  • Airbags
  • Suspension
  • Visibility

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Secondary hood latch may bind instead of latch. If this happens, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, obscuring the driver’s vision and increasing the risk of a crash.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Reasons for complaints include:

  • Engine
  • Powertrain
  • Vehicle speed control
  • Fuel system
  • Electronic stability control

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Secondary hood latch may bind instead of latch. If this happens, the hood could unexpectedly open while driving, obscuring the driver’s vision and increasing the risk of a crash.
  • Driver’s seat belt anchor may not fasten correctly. If the seat belt comes loose during a collision, there’s an increased risk of injury for the driver.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Complaints have touched on:

  • Engine
  • Powertrain
  • Vehicle speed control
  • Exterior lighting

Reasons for recalls include:

  • Steering wheel may detach. This could quickly cause an accident, especially if the vehicle is in motion.
  • Inflator component may detach during deployment. This could prevent the airbag from inflating properly, which increases the risk of injury. In addition, a detached inflator component could strike and injure nearby passengers.
  • Front coil springs may fracture and puncture tires. A punctured tire could interfere with vehicle control.

Information reflects nhtsa.gov data as of 8/13/18.

Seek Legal Assistance for Your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

If you’re constantly coordinating with your dealership to fix your Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, you may have been sold a lemon. Robison Lemon Law Group, LLC can help you navigate both the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and state lemon laws to ensure you receive the justice you deserve.