Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 Problems

No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Hyundai Santa Fe 2002 reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.

180,000 km service for Santa Fe

Answered by CarsGuide 20 May 2010

It's not possible to say absolutely that you will get another 90,000 km out of your car, that would take it to almost 300,000 km, which is a lot of kays by any measure. But as the car has given you no trouble to date, I would think you could reasonably expect it to keep on going for some time yet.

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Whine in the diff

Answered by CarsGuide 2 Jun 2005

MOST vehicles have a diff whine, it's the nature of the type of gears used in diffs, but you rarely hear it. Most car makers manage to isolate the noise so it doesn't travel through the car. They use all sorts of techniques to ensure it doesn't become a problem. The problem with the Santa Fe could lie in the diff itself, it could also lie in the suspension or body which can act as amplifiers. I would take up Hyundai's offer and have them fix the problem.

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