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Used Hyundai Santa Fe Fault Guides

Used Car Expert Fault Guides tell you the common Hyundai Santa Fe faults and wear items that can become problems and big bills for their owner.

Independent research indicated that using our fault guides to check a car before you buy it can save you an average of £300 in surprise bills and hidden problems.

That's because our Hyundai Santa Fe fault guides are written so that anyone can understand them – even if you know nothing about cars and have no tools. For every common fault, we tell you what to look for, what it means and what it costs.

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Hyundai Santa Fe (2001 - 2006) Fault Guide
Hyundai Santa Fe (2006 - Present) Fault Guide


Hyundai Santa Fe (2001 - 2006) Fault Guide

View Hyundai Santa Fe (2001 - 2006) Fault Guide

We know of 11 HYUNDAI Santa Fe (2001 - 2006) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 3 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 3 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 3 recalls

Here's an example fault on the HYUNDAI Santa Fe (2001 - 2006)

What to look for:

On cars that are less than 5 years old, check the paperwork to ensure the car has been serviced on schedule throughout the period to date. This will ensure the car's warranty is valid.

What it means:

One of the key elements that helps hold a Hyundai's value is the five year warranty.

What to do

Negotiate a significant discount (Approximately £250 per year of missing warranty) for a car without a valid warranty.


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Hyundai Santa Fe (2006 - Present) Fault Guide

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We know of 8 HYUNDAI Santa Fe (2006 - Present) faults which our fault check guide makes it easy for you to spot and avoid.

  • 1 engine faults
  • 1 suspension wear items or faults
  • 4 interior problems
  • 1 bodywork issues
  • 1 recalls

Here's an example fault on the HYUNDAI Santa Fe (2006 - Present)

What to look for:

Check the service history/mileage/ask the vendor if the timing belt service has been carried out as per the schedule at 70,000 miles or 7 years.

What it means:

If the service is due then you will have to budget for it. If the service has not been carried out on time then there is a high chance of mechanical failure very soon.

What to do

If the car has travelled beyond its timing belt interval then it is advised to have it inspected by a qualified mechanic. If the service is due then try to negotiate a £600.00 discount off of the price of the car.


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