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HYUNDAI SANTA FE Problems with Structure

 
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2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (187 Complaints)
Date reported Dec 13, 2016
Location NASHVILLE, TN
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Vehicle 2010 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Structure

WHILE DRIVING ONE MORNING, SUDDENLY THE PASSENGER DOOR JUST OPENED ON ITS OWN. WE COULD NOT GET IT TO LATCH AT ALL. I HAD TO RIDE HOLDING THE DOOR CLOSED UNTIL WE COULD GET HOME TO GET BUNGEE CORDS TO HOLD IT CLOSED. THIS HAPPENED ON A BUSY CITY STREET JUST GOING STRAIGHT. AND AGAIN WHEN WE TURNED, BUT WE ANTICIPATED IT AND HELD THE DOOR SHUT. SO L TOOK IT TO THE DEALER THE NEXT MORNING (MONDAY), AND THEY SAID IT WAS A DOOR ACTUATOR AND LATCH ASSEMBLY. NO VEHICLE SHOULD EVER HAVE A DOOR THAT CANNOT LATCH! THIS IS A TERRIFYING INCIDENT. WHEN THEY HAD TO ORDER THE PART, I TOLD THEM TO FIX THE DOOR WHERE IT WOULD NOT OPEN WHEN DRIVING TO AND FROM WORK THE NEXT DAY. DIDN'T WORK. GOING DOWN THE INTERSTATE WITH THE DOOR FLOPPING BACK AND FORTH--ENOUGH TO ALLOW FUMES INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND THE DOME LIGHT TO REMAIN ON IS NOT SAFE!!! AFTER EXITING THE INTERSTATE DURING RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, I GRABBED THE BUNGEE CORD THAT WAS INSIDE AND HELD THE DOOR CLOSED WHILE I DROVE THE REST OF THE WAY HOME ABOUT 35 MPH. I WILL HAVE THREE MORE TRIPS ON THIS INTERSTATE-HOME TONIGHT, TO AND FROM THE DEALER/WORK TOMORROW, AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE REPAIRED. THEY SAY TWO OTHER DOORS ALSO NEED ACTUATORS. (TO THE TUNE OF $400 EACH!) THIS SHOULD NEVER HAPPEN ON A MODERN DAY CAR.

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