The 1st generation of the Santa Fe has a cumulative PainRank™ of 5.64. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.
Owners of the 2001–2006 Santa Fe model years have sent in 144 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the body (15%) followed by the engine (12%) and the transmission (11%).