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.
Used Hyundai Santa Fe review: 2000-2015
Ewan Kennedy reviews the first, second and third generation Hyundai Santa Fe between 2000 and 2015 as a used buy.Read More
Used Hyundai Santa Fe review: 2000-2013
Ewan Kennedy road tests and reviews the used 2000-2013 Hyundai Santa Fe.Read More
Used Hyundai Santa Fe review: 2000-2009
Larger than average for its class, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a popular SUV that can be used as a family car provided the offshoots haven’t reached their hulking-teen stage.There's good legroom in the ...Read More
180,000 km service for Santa Fe
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.
Whine in the diff
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.