2016 Hyundai Santa Fe WARNING REVIEWS

Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems Report Includes:


  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Reviews




List of Reviews & Complaints: Top 10 Problems. Top 10 Complaints. Top 10 Issues

car image
Starting at
$32,150
Engine
3.3L V6

Power
290 hp
EPA - est City/Hwy
18/24
Seats
7

CHECK FOR MOST COMMON PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems Report:


  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings




2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Overview

Data provided by Edmunds

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize crossover with three rows of seating and a standard V6 engine. Key strengths on the 2016 Santa Fe include a strong V6 engine, an appealing interior design, a generous equipment list and Hyundai's customarily long warranty coverage.

For consumers shopping for a crossover SUV with three rows of seating, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe isn't an obvious choice. It doesn't have the name recognition or history of other options in the crossover class, and it's neither the biggest nor the newest entry in its price range. Nevertheless, there are good reasons to consider the Santa Fe. It might not be the biggest or newest three-row crossover, but the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is worth checking out. As is usually the case with family crossovers, most of these reasons are apparent once you get inside the vehicle. Although Hyundai's crossover tops out at seven-passenger capacity (whereas some rivals seat eight), the first two rows offer generous headroom and legroom. The two-passenger third-row seat is best left to the elementary school crowd, but adults with a sense of humor will survive short drives to dinner. Apart from that, the Santa Fe's cabin has a pleasant ambience thanks to its clean, attractive design, impressively rich materials and simple controls. You'll be able to figure out the available touchscreen interface even if you're bewildered by the apps on your smartphone. Another desirable aspect of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is its standard V6 engine. This potent yet quiet engine provides above-average acceleration and towing capacity. If you test-drive everything in this class, you'll likely find that newer competitors steer with a touch more precision and ride with more composure and refinement than the 2016 Santa Fe. But if you're mainly looking for an easy-to-drive crossover that goes down the highway swiftly, this Hyundai will do right by you. Of course, you'll want to explore your options before making a decision. The undeniable front-runners in the three-row crossover class are the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot and the highly regarded (and Edmunds' "A"-rated) Toyota Highlander. Both are impressive eight-passenger vehicles that are likely to check every box on your list and then some, though larger families will prefer the roomier third row in the Pilot. Another worthy alternative is the Chevrolet Traverse, which has gargantuan cargo capacity. We're also fond of the wagonlike Ford Flex and the recently revised Kia Sorento. Even though the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe doesn't have any significant advantages over these rivals, we still think it's a nicely executed crossover that offers strong value for families.

Although the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe doesn't get as much attention as some other three-row crossover SUVs, it offers an appealing blend of power, comfort and style. The fact that it also tends to cost less than the big names might tip your decision in its favor.

For 2016, the Hyundai Santa Fe is unchanged from the previous year. The base GLS trim level has been renamed the SE.



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems




2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews From Owners (9 Reviews)

Data provided by Edmunds
By Robert Caouette

on Mar/04/17 09:13 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Reliability
starstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstar
Performance
starstarstar
Interior
starstarstar
Value
star

Cheap built suv

does not hold there value at all

By Susan Lorimer

on Oct/27/16 08:16 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar

By Bob Garcia

on Jan/29/16 08:15 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

By Jan

on Oct/02/16 11:24 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Needs some consumer input

Life with this car after purchase revealed some annoying features. So would you like to leave the sunroof open while you run in the house or store quick? Nope can't do it...you cannot turn the car off and lock it if the sunroof is open. Need to quickly close the trunk because of driving snow or rain? Nope you can't do it...you need to wait for the automatic gate to do it slowly while you wait. Did you put something in the cubby below the radio and then park the car? Good luck getting it out if it's a bulky item because the shifter will be in the way. Do you plan to sit in the front passenger seat occasionally when you're not driving? The seat adjustment controls are nothing like the driver seat, and as a matter of fact, you'll sit a few inches lower on the passenger side. Ever drop something between the driver seat and the center console? You'll never get it out without going in from the back seat underneath the seat because it's so narrow you can't even fit your fingertips in between there. Good luck vacuuming the carpet in these spaces because there are plenty of narrow spaces where things can fall but no ability to vacuum. This car handles well and drives well and has a nice warranty but if you're looking for the basic comforts of a busy lifestyle with kids look somewhere else. Hyundai needs to ask consumers where they can improve for future model redesigns.

By Paul Davis

on Jan/14/16 01:46 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Good overall but ONE MAJOR ANNOYING ISSUE for me

Update 3/12/17: The battery discharge warning issue is more persistent and annoying than ever! My original review follows.

In this review I want to focus just on the one big problem I have with my 2016 Hyundai Limited Ultimate SUV which I wish I had known about before making the purchase. In general I agree with other reviewers that this is a good vehicle overall and a good value. It does most things you'd expect from a modern SUV quite well. However buyers should be aware that you cannot sit in the vehicle and listen to the very excellent sound system in this vehicle without the engine running! If you do you will get a loud beep sound every two minutes or so along with a warning that you are discharging the battery. This beep tone is just as loud as the music so you cannot ignore it. So You cannot enjoy your music in this vehicle in ACC mode knowing you will be hearing this annoying beep every two minutes or so. The dealer has advised me that this is so you don't discharge the battery which of course is important. However why couldn't they have designed this car so that something like just listening to the radio could be done without having to run the engine? On the side of Hyundai, if the battery does go dead there is a Lengthy restart process to get all of the technology reset back to where it was before the battery died. I could see where this could potentially generate additional service calls, but for someone like me ( and plenty of other folks I am sure ) who just likes to sit in their vehicle and listen to their music on that excellent sound system this is a huge issue and unacceptable. There are plenty of vehicles out there with equal or more technology than this one which do not have this problem. This is a design error on the part of Hyundai. If I had known this in advance I would NEVER have purchased this vehicle. I am NOT looking forward to the next five years of this! Hyundai is fully aware of this issue and if it gets enough attention I am hoping they might take some kind of corrective action in future models. I am still holding out hope there may be some future firmware update from Hyundai which may resolve this issue or at least diminish it somewhat on their current offerings. If not being able to use the radio and other accessories in this vehicle without the engine running is not an issue for you then I think you will be quite happy with this vehicle.

By MH

on Jan/14/16 02:56 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstarstar

Love my 2016 Limited Ultimate AWD!

"We traded in our 2014 Santa Fe Sport for the bigger 2016 Santa Fe. We love the Ultimate package.. it has everything we could ever want...with bang for the buck.We shopped for the Kia Sorento, Honda Pilot,Nissan Pathfinder and going back to Hyundai was a no brainer. We spent about 10k less than similar cars with similar packages. Owning a Hyundai today is definitely not owning a Hyundai 10 years ago..they are doing an awesome job of keeping up with the competition. I mostly drive around my kids with it..they absolutely love the captains chairs.Going grocery shopping is easy with the automatic gate lift. The navigation is easy to use. Having the AWD has been awesome in the snow. As for reliability.. My old 2014 Santa Fe Sport only went to the dealer for oil changes..never had a problem with it.. so I am very confident with this one. We have gotten many compliments on it's looks.

By Cindy

on Oct/30/15 05:48 AM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstarstar

Best Santa Fe Yet!

This is the third Santa Fe I have purchased and by far the best! The comfort, ride and amenities are great. The new Santa Fe Ultimate is larger than previous vehicles and four adults can ride comfortably. The third row seating is great if you have little ones. Your front seat and backseat passengers can control their own heat/cooling, which is great - I like it warmer and others like it cooler, so everyone is happy. Haven't had the chance to drive in the snow yet, but, if it is anything like the previous Santa Fe's, I won't have a bit of trouble. Weather in Denver can get nasty in the winter, but the Santa Fe's have always taken on the cold and snow like a champ. My only complaint would be the tires. I usually replace them, as they don't seem to have the tread for winter weather; other than that, I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who needs a larger SUV.

By Tim Bana

on Dec/04/15 07:32 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar
Value
starstarstarstar

Style, Comfort, And Afordability

Purchased new 2016 Santa Fe SE AWD 8/31/15. Added on the Premium Package which offers numerous features. Ride is very comfortable with 19" tires and very positive steering. This is my first SUV, but searched the market place comparing it to other SUVs with options, price, dependability, and warranty. The Santa Fe had them beat. The 3rd seat is really for the grand kids. The V-6 has plenty of power for expressway entry and for passing. I have heated seats and wanted air cooled seats, but Hyundai has them with an additional package including a Panoramic Roof which I didn't want or need. I wish they bundle the heated/ cooled together. I took a road trip and put on 5,000 miles (averaging 26mph could be better) with no problem. During the trip stopped in El Paso Texas for an oil change. The dealer treated me very well like I was a local resident. They knew I was from another state, but that didn't matter. Hyundai has a good thing going for themselves. Time will tell how well they back their warranties.

By R Bramel

on Apr/07/16 08:08 PM (UTC)

Vehicle

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Build Quality
starstarstarstarstar
Reliability
starstarstarstarstar
Fun-to-Drive
starstarstarstarstar
Comfort
starstarstarstar
Exterior Design
starstarstarstar
Performance
starstarstarstarstar
Interior
starstarstarstar

My 2015 vs. My 2016 Limited Ultimate Santa Fe

My 2015 saved us during a massive accident. An 85 year old man had his second accident of the day by pulling across out multilane divided highway at just the wrong time. We hit him at something less than the 60 mph limit and both my wife and I walked away from out totaled Santa Fe. The airbags worked so well that I didn't even have bruise marks from my glasses. The only downside is that Hyundai, and everybody else, I suppose, puts the horn button on top of the steering wheel airbag. I wonder how many other people suffer my injury: my hand-on-the-horn got blown back into my chest. It took almost two months for the pain to fully subside, and another month for my hand to regain most of its strength.

Tow rating was important to me. If you buy the PIO (port installed option) trailer hitch package, the Santa Fe Limited (and SE) have a 5000 lb tow rating. According to the owner's manual, even with an aftermarket hitch it is only rated for 2000 lbs. After the accident, even though the force of our connected travel trailer impact bent the "stinger" 90 degrees into the bumper, but the Hyundai hitch structure seemed undamaged. The impact was so severe that even the trailer was totaled.

After the accident we had time to reflect on a replacement car. We felt so well protected by the car and had enjoyed all the features of the Ultimate package that we got the identical car in the 2016. Right away, both of us independently thought the 2016 was substantially quieter; I think they've added insulation and maybe fine tuned the suspension.

I've seen a lot of negative comment about the third row seating. With the SE bench seat it might be a problem, but with the Limited's captains chairs it isn't much of a deal to get into the third row. Just for grins, my wife and I let our daughter and her 6' 5" husband drive and we rode in the third row for a six hour day trip. Grandsons in the middle. We're both 70 y/o and it was perfectly comfortable. Having the panoramic sun roof almost reach the third row makes it much nicer.

My biggest complaint is that Hyundai hasn't incorporated Apple's Carplay into the display system. The existing nav system is nice, but not as good as Google Maps or Apple Maps, plus I have to pay an annual $50 fee to Sirius just to get traffic information incorporated into the nav system. Carplay was supposed to begin showing up in another Hyundai model in 2015 so I figured the 2016 would definitely have it: Wrong! The BlueLink "turn by turn guidance", which is $100/ year is not compatible with the navigation system. Go figure.


CHECK FOR MOST COMMON PROBLEMS AND COMPLAINTS

Photos of 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe


Exterior Images (12)

Vehicle Image


Interior Images (14)

Vehicle Image



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems Report:


  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings





Is the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Exterior Dimensions

Exterior Dimensions

  • WHEELBASE
    110.2 Inches
  • OVERALL LENGTH
    193.1 Inches
  • OVERALL HEIGHT
    66.9 Inches
  • BASE CURB WEIGHT
    4085 pounds


Interior Dimensions

Interior Dimensions

  • Passenger Capacity
    7
  • Front Leg Room
    41.3 Inches
  • Front Shoulder Room
    59.4 Inches
  • Second Leg Room
    41.3 Inches
  • Second Shoulder Room
    58.6 Inches
  • Cargo Volume
    13.5 cubic feet


Transmission

Transmission

  • Transmission Type
    AUTOMATIC
  • Final Drive Ratio
    3.04 Inches
  • Driven Wheels
    all wheel drive


Suspension

Suspension

  • Front Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Rear Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Independent Suspension
    Four-wheel
  • Rear Suspension Classification
    Independent
  • Front Stabilizer Bar
    Yes
  • Front Spring Type
    Coil Springs
  • Rear Stabilizer Bar
    Yes


Wheels

Wheels

  • Tire Type
    All Season
  • Rear Tire Width
    235
  • Rear Tire Profile
    60



Safety

Safety

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System:
    Yes
  • Head Airbags
    Front, Rear And Third Row
  • Passenger Airbag Deactivation
    Occupant Sensing Deactivation
  • Side Airbags
    Dual Front
  • Knee Airbags
    Driver Only


Entertainment

Entertainment

  • Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
    Yes
  • Total Number Of Speakers
    10
  • Cd Player
    Single CD Player
  • Digital Audio Input
    Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
  • Cd Mp3 Playback
    Yes
  • Radio
    AM/FM HD Radio
  • Subwoofer
    1


Exterior

Exterior Features

  • Exterior Mirror Adjustment
    Power
  • Heated Exterior Mirrors
    Yes


Interior

Interior Features

  • Rear Heat
    Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration
  • Front Air Conditioning Zones
    Single
  • Front Air Conditioning
    Yes
  • Air Filtration
    Interior Air Filtration


Mechanical

Mechanical

  • Engine
    3.3
  • Front Suspension
    independent
  • Rear Suspension
    independent
  • Fuel Capacity
    18.8 galons
  • Rear Brake Type
    Disc
  • Front Brake Type
    Ventilated Disc

Is the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Vehicle Performance

Sport 2.0T Ultimate / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    9.3 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    17.0 sec @ 83 mph
  • Source
    Motor Trend

Sport 2.0T Ultimate / AWD / 6A

  • 0-60 Mph
    6.6 sec
  • 1/4 Mile
    15.0 sec @ 94 mph
  • Source
    Car and Driver

True Market Value

Vehicle Image

edmunds The TMV® shows how much a car could be traded in for at the dealership. The TMV® price shown is always based on the style of the vehicle selected. Options and color adjustments are not taken into consideration. *

  • Trade In Price
    $18,970
  • Private Seller Price
    $20,504
  • Dealer Price
    $21,661
  • Original MSRP
    $32,150


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems Report:


  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings





2016 Hyundai Santa Fe JD Power

  • Among the best

  • Better than most

  • About average

  • The rest

INITIAL QUALITY STUDY

The Initial Quality Study (IQS) examines issues experienced within the first 90 days of new-vehicle ownership. This study measures car quality by analyzing problems reported in the mechanical quality and design of areas such as powertrain, body and interior, and features and accessories.


  • OVERALL QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - MECHANICAL
  • OVERALL QUALITY - DESIGN
  • POWERTRAIN QUALITY - DESIGN
  • BODY & INTERIOR QUALITY - DESIGN
  • FEATURES & ACCESSORIES QUALITY - DESIGN

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems





2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Features


Fuel Efficiency

  • CITY
    18 mpg
  • HIGHWAY
    24 mpg
  • EMISSIONS STANDARD
    Federal Tier 2 Bin 5
  • GREEN HOUSE GAS SCORE
    5
Vehicle Image



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Key Factors: Current Warranty

Warranty Terms Are Listed In Years/miles. Listed Details Represent Standard Offers. Programs May Vary By Model.


TYPE OF COVERAGE
REMAINING
  • BASIC
    5 years / 60,000 miles
    4 years
  • POWERTRAIN
    10 years / 100,000 miles
    9 years
  • CORROSION
    7 years / Unlimited miles
    6 years
  • ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE
    5 years / Unlimited miles
    4 years

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Key Factors

Data provided by Edmunds

Pros

  • Classy interior design
  • Easy-to-use technology interface.
  • Strong V6 engine
  • Lengthy warranty
  • Generous standard features for the money

Cons

  • Less cargo capacity than some competitors
  • Missing some key driver safety aids.


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe True Cost Of Ownership

Data provided by Edmunds

The TCO® is the total five-year costs of owing a vehicle. Seven cost categories make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs), also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

ITEMS YEAR 1 YEAR 2 YEAR 3 YEAR 4 YEAR 5 5 YEAR TOTAL
Insurance$1,254$1,298 $1,343$1,390 $1,439$6,724
Maintenance$86$353 $584$897 $2,557$4,477
Repairs$0$0 $0$0 $770$770
Taxes & Fees$3,021$231 $210$193 $177$3,832
Financing$985$779 $569$350 $125$2,808
Depreciation$9,032$3,092 $2,721$2,411 $2,164$19,420
Fuel$2,025$2,086 $2,148$2,213 $2,279$10,751
True Cost To Own ®$16,403$7,839 $7,575$7,454 $9,511$48,782

*Warranty’s Cover 75% Of Anticipated Maintenance And Repairs.

**Prices provided by Edmunds True Cost to Own® (TCO®)



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe NHTSA Service Bulletins

Data provided by Edmunds

Date Complaint Filed: 12/10/2015

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The panoramic sunroof spontaneously shattered while driving at night on the highway at about 70mph - the sound was like a gunshot inside the car - this is a santa fe sport 2016 model that i bought on july 5 2015


Date Complaint Filed: 10/04/2015

Component(s): VISIBILITY:SUN ROOF ASSEMBLY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai santa fe. while driving at approximately 40 mph, the sun roof exploded. the contact had two minors seated in the rear and glass particles fell on them; however, there were no injuries. the vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed, but the repairs were unknown. the manufacturer was not notified of the failure. the approximate failure mileage was 4,500.


Date Complaint Filed: 10/22/2015

Component(s): SEATS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai santa fe. while driving at various speeds, there was an abnormal noise coming from the rear passenger side of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to a dealer who stated that all the screws in the rear passenger side seat needed to be tightened. the vehicle was repaired; however, the failure recurred. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 17.


Date Complaint Filed: 01/14/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE | VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai santa fe. the contact stated that water leaked through the windshield onto the dashboard of the vehicle. in addition, in cold temperatures, ice accumulated inside the windshield. on hot and humid days, condensation was visible inside the windshield of the vehicle. the vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure was unable to be determined. the manufacturer was notified of the failure. the failure mileage was 900.....updated 02/10/16 *bf


Date Complaint Filed: 02/23/2016

Component(s): POWER TRAIN

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

While the vehicle was parked,when shifting into reverse, the transmission went into drive. it would not go into reverse. the only way to reset it was to turn off engine and restart the engine.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/19/2016

Component(s): STEERING

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Vehicle's steering requires constant correction. vehicle will not track straight. very difficult to keep vehicle in a lane, sometimes almost impossible. not a problem for in-town driving, but a major problem on highways. problem gets exponentially worse as speeds increase, especially on i-45 and i-130 in central texas where speeds are 80+. windy conditions magnify the problem. vehicle is essentially weaving down the road. very dangerous since vehicle is always heading toward centerline or shoulder. there is something seriously wrong with the design of the steering on this vehicle.


Date Complaint Filed: 03/29/2016

Component(s): WHEELS

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The suv 2016 come equipped with continental 235/55 r19 tiers, the suv has only 3400 miles on it since purchase, i lost two tiers on a blow out at low speed 35 to 40 mph, side walls failed, (it was on a street) i visually inspected the tires myself and agreed with the tire distributor.


Date Complaint Filed: 04/05/2016

Component(s): UNKNOWN OR OTHER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The front sunroof on my 2016 santa fe i bought in jan 2016 that has approx. 8000 miles, exploded on the way to work while driving on the interstate. it sounded like a gun shot in my right ear, then glass began to fall on my head and throughout the car - i'm sure the majority of it was sucked out and onto the interstate. (i had the sun shade inside opened so my child could watch the rain on the ride to the babysitters.)i found others with the same problem when i googled it. car was towed to dealership and issue would be covered under warranty i was told, i was given a loaner while it was fixed. no other vehicles in front of or behind me within 4 car lengths at least. i did not pass under an overpass. it was raining that day (of course - that's my luck) when i got to work i closed the sun shade on the inside as best as i could with all the glass that was in the track, and taped garbage bags over it to preserve the inside. i went to dealership later to take additional pictures and you can tell the glass was blow outwards. there was even chips in the paint through the clear coat from when glass flew. i'm thankful i was the only one in the car at the time, but my child's car seat is full of glass remains. i wasn't hurt - only a few cuts from glass that was in my jacket pocket and in my clothes. i am still at a loss as to what happened, how and why - unknown. and so far the dealership has not communicated anything to me, but i hope they make it right.


Date Complaint Filed: 05/01/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

Tl* the contact owns a 2016 hyundai santa fe. while driving approximately 50 mph in the snow, the contact activated the front windshield wipers. snow began to accumulate at the base of the windshield wipers, which prevented the windshield wipers from going down. as a result, the wipers became inoperable. the failure recurred three times. the dealer diagnosed that the windshield wipers were functioning as designed. the vehicle was not repaired. the manufacturer was made aware of the failure. the failure mileage was approximately 1,000.


Date Complaint Filed: 06/27/2016

Component(s): FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

I bought a 2016 santa fe sport at carmax 8000 miles and when i filled the tank the first time i could only fill about 13 gal, i drove in town about 280 miles. filled now a few times and only can fill about 13 gal each time. it shows as full, however the tank is a 17 gal tank. also when fill the gauge shows i should get about 380 miles but i only get about 280. i have seen on other forums this seems to be a problem with even 2015 vehicles as well.


Date Complaint Filed: 09/07/2016

Component(s): SEAT BELTS:FRONT:RETRACTOR

Crash: YesFire: NoNumber of Injured: 2Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

2016 hyundai sante fe involved in a near head on collision. combined total speed of impact approximately 80 mph. two occupants both wearing seatbelts at time of crash. driver side and passenger side airbags deployed during crash. passenger shoulder harness failed (locking mechanism did not lock) resulting in passenger head impact with wind shield causing significant deformation of wind shield and head injury to the passenger. lap belt restraint prevented passenger from significantly worse injury. photos are available.


Date Complaint Filed: 11/29/2016

Component(s): VISIBILITY/WIPER

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

A. wiper heaters, as listed on the window invoice are non-existant. i had several freeze-ups last winter causing me to stop the car and clear the blades manually, even though the front defrost button was depressed. dealer said it was operating as it should. (?? - i disagree) b. during the summer i was getting moisture on the inside of the windshield and front side windows. i discovered a sopping wet front passenger floor which the dealer attributed to spiderwebs in the a/c condenser discharge tube which they "cleaned" for non warranty $69 price-point . water appeared on cabin firewall / console yesterday, as 'defrost /blade deicer' activates a/c; and a circle of events begins again. the problem requires defrost to function which causes more moisture and the wipers still do not heat up (the windshield under the blades seems to get warm but not enough to keep snow/ice from the excessive build-up and it's restricting air intake at the ports under the rear edge of the hood). visibility is problem-matic in this car's malfunction and design. this 2016 santafe sport is one year old last week.


Date Complaint Filed: 12/04/2016

Component(s): STRUCTURE:BODY

Crash: NoFire: NoNumber of Injured: 0Number of Deaths: 0
Summary:

The entire panarama sunroof exploded on my 2016 santa fe while traveling on interstate 81 @ 70 mph in pennsylvania yesterday covering my wife and i with shardes of glass. i understand there has been other incidents of this nature posted on google. i called the dealer and got the typical run around. i did not pass under any over passes and traffic was non existent.






2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems




Is the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reliable?



CHECK FOR COMMON PROBLEMS

Commonly Asked Questions About This Vehicle








2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems




Other Related Vehicle Information


Other Santa Fe Years




Related Articles


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review

From Edmunds.com

Offering an attractive design, two available engines, a lengthy warranty and a generous menu of standard features, Hyundai's 2016 Santa Fe Sport is a solid choice for a small crossover SUV. Since its debut, the Santa Fe Sport has had little in the way of major updates, and carries over in 2016 with no substantive changes.

In a departure from industry norms, Hyundai split its Santa Fe crossover SUV into two different models a few years ago. The regular Santa Fe provides consumers with three rows of seating and a standard V6 engine, thereby appealing to larger families, while the smaller Santa Fe Sport takes care of those with no need for a third row and its attendant bulk. With a 4-inch shorter wheelbase than the regular Santa Fe, the 2016 Sport aims for a just-right balance between too big and too small.

Hyundai's 2016 Santa Fe Sport brings to the design table a stylistic edge not nearly as evident in the longer and larger Santa Fe.


Most shoppers will be very satisfied with the Santa Fe Sport's packaging and footprint. In its lower trim levels, the Sport's base price is not too far removed from the pricing of popular small crossovers from Honda (CR-V) and Toyota (RAV4). And yet it's a little bigger than those models, and four adults will find the interior genuinely spacious and well appointed, while a third adult in the rear is within the realm of possibility — something not easily considered with the CR-V or RAV4.

The Santa Fe Sport can be had with one of two engines: a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder producing 190 horsepower or, in the 2.0T, a turbocharged four-cylinder supplying 265 hp. Both engines are available with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. For both Sport variants, the list of standard features is long, while option packages allow you to move the Santa Fe Sport (especially in 2.0T guise) into an almost near-luxury specification.

Neither engine choice is particularly efficient, though, which might be of concern for some shoppers. The 2.0T with all-wheel drive, for example, delivers but 21 mpg in the EPA's combined cycle estimate. If you desire more efficiency under the hood, both Ford's Escape and redesigned Edge represent viable alternatives, as does Hyundai's smaller Tucson, which is also redesigned this year. Other top picks worth considering might be the sporty Mazda CX-5 and rugged Jeep Cherokee. But if you're searching for a roomy and well-appointed crossover SUV, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is definitely worth a look.

Copyright Edmunds.com, Inc. All rights reserved. First published on www.edmunds.com and reprinted with permission. Edmunds and the Edmunds.com car logo are registered trademarks of Edmunds.com, Inc.

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

From Edmunds.com

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize crossover with three rows of seating and a standard V6 engine. Key strengths on the 2016 Santa Fe include a strong V6 engine, an appealing interior design, a generous equipment list and Hyundai's customarily long warranty coverage.

For consumers shopping for a crossover SUV with three rows of seating, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe isn't an obvious choice. It doesn't have the name recognition or history of other options in the crossover class, and it's neither the biggest nor the newest entry in its price range. Nevertheless, there are good reasons to consider the Santa Fe.

It might not be the biggest or newest three-row crossover, but the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is worth checking out.

As is usually the case with family crossovers, most of these reasons are apparent once you get inside the vehicle. Although Hyundai's crossover tops out at seven-passenger capacity (whereas some rivals seat eight), the first two rows offer generous headroom and legroom. The two-passenger third-row seat is best left to the elementary school crowd, but adults with a sense of humor will survive short drives to dinner. Apart from that, the Santa Fe's cabin has a pleasant ambience thanks to its clean, attractive design, impressively rich materials and simple controls. You'll be able to figure out the available touchscreen interface even if you're bewildered by the apps on your smartphone.

Another desirable aspect of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is its standard V6 engine. This potent yet quiet engine provides above-average acceleration and towing capacity. If you test-drive everything in this class, you'll likely find that newer competitors steer with a touch more precision and ride with more composure and refinement than the 2016 Santa Fe. But if you're mainly looking for an easy-to-drive crossover that goes down the highway swiftly, this Hyundai will do right by you.

Of course, you'll want to explore your options before making a decision. The undeniable front-runners in the three-row crossover class are the redesigned 2016 Honda Pilot and the highly regarded (and Edmunds' "A"-rated) Toyota Highlander. Both are impressive eight-passenger vehicles that are likely to check every box on your list and then some, though larger families will prefer the roomier third row in the Pilot. Another worthy alternative is the Chevrolet Traverse, which has gargantuan cargo capacity. We're also fond of the wagonlike Ford Flex and the recently revised Kia Sorento. Even though the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe doesn't have any significant advantages over these rivals, we still think it's a nicely executed crossover that offers strong value for families.

Copyright Edmunds.com, Inc. All rights reserved. First published on www.edmunds.com and reprinted with permission. Edmunds and the Edmunds.com car logo are registered trademarks of Edmunds.com, Inc.



2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Problems Report:


  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Complaints
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Issues
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Top 10 Problems
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Reviews
  • 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Defects

Simply click continue to view all reliability warnings