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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Repair and Maintenance Costs

A guide to repairs, service, and maintenance costs for your 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The national average repair and maintenance cost for a 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe is between $406 and $496 per year. Repair and maintenance costs vary depending on age, mileage, location and service provider.

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
scores in the least expensive range of all car models for average repair and maintenance costs
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$451
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On the 2.7L V6 and 2.4L 4 Cylinder, a defective exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) switching valve may cause an intermittent rough or unstable idle engine.
The timing belt can fail prematurely; if it fails while driving, it can cause catastrophic damage to the engine. Be sure that the timing belt is inspected and replaced according to the manufacturer...
If the alternator fails, it should be replaced with an improved design which is better able to replenish electrical power to the battery. The new alternator requires a different diameter drive belt.
Overall (12 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
Brakes
Drive Train
Electrical & Lights
Engine
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
April 01, 2015
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
I've been relatively happy up until now. Car is starting to show the use of cheap materials as it ages, 140,000 miles. Replacing Air Bag "clock spring" today. The "tubing" that aligns the door fram...
March 21, 2015
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
Our 2008 Santa Fe was purchased Jan, 2012 used thru Carmaz Used Car Dealership with 62,000 miles. No coverage from Hyundai so opted for Carmax's Maxcare. Paid cash for vehicle and Carmax did their ...
February 09, 2015
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
Lights dim when decelerating. Dealer replaced alternator, batter and + and - cables still happening. Out of factory warranty and dealer wants to charge me for an ongoing issue that was never fixe...