2nd Gen (2007 – 2012) Hyundai Santa Fe Problems

The 2nd generation of the Santa Fe has a cumulative PainRank™ of 21.24. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? You should probably steer clear of this generation.

Owners of the 2007–2012 Santa Fe model years have sent in 510 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (31%) followed by the fuel system (19%) and the interior (15%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2012 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2012 77
32.39
2011 47
13.78
2010 47
20.01
2009 112
25.08
2008 89
15.49
2007 138
20.73

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