Last post on Aug 04, 2013 at 2:32 PM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
What is this discussion about?
Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#718 of 1181 07 santa fe brakes
Jul 14, 2008 (8:54 am)
My 2007 santa fe has 26000 troublefree miles,i took it in for a schedule oil change
at my dealer where ive had all my maintenance done since new and i was told i needed brakes front and rear,its an 07 SF SE MODEL AWD.I realize that peoples driving habits differ so im not concerned that i need brakes but rather the cost to replace them would be $625.00 plus tax.This isnt a case for major repairs such as calipers or rotors to be replaced,just brake pads.Im curious to know if any else has had to replace the brake pads on an 07 SF SE,and whether this cost is to much or not.
#719 of 1181 Re: 07 santa fe brakes [toycam11]
Jul 14, 2008 (9:23 am)
Were are you located?
This price sounds high to me for just replacing the
I would also question that it needs pads at
I would get a second opinion.
I had a 2002 Santy with 28000 miles on it
and the brakes still looked like new.
Just my thoughts
#720 of 1181 30,000 Mile Service..worth it?
Jul 14, 2008 (9:30 am)
My Dealer is quoting $379.00 for the 30,000 mile service on my 2007 SE. According to Edmunds this should cost around $145.00. What have you paid for this service? Also, Hyundai recommends changinging the transaxle fluid, but it is not included in the Edmunds price.
30K..no real problems...great car.
#721 of 1181 Re: 07 santa fe brakes [toycam11]
Jul 14, 2008 (10:32 am)
I have a 2007 Sante Fe Limited and had to replace the rear brakes 19,000 miles. Hadn't had the car a year. Since they were not under warranty I had them replaced at a local car repair shop. Cost $176 and still get the warranty on the brakes (12,000 miles/year) because repair service used "Genuine Sante Fe Parts"
#722 of 1181 Re: 30,000 Mile Service..worth it? [sprintrps]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 14, 2008 (10:41 am)
Are you sure it's Hyundai recommending the transaxle fluid and not the dealer?
If it's Hyundai, you need to let Edmunds know so it can be added to the maintenance guide. If it's the dealer ... well, it may be a good idea or not, but it's for sure going to help the dealer's profit.
Instead of asking for a "30k service" you could just ask the service writer for a quote for doing x, y and z and nothing more. X, y and z being the items that Hyundai recommends in your owner's manual.
#723 of 1181 Re: 30,000 Mile Service..worth it? [steve_]
Jul 14, 2008 (1:19 pm)
The Owner's Manual clearly shows to replace the transaxle fluid at 30K. The dealer has been excellent so far, and I believe they are honest. (The sales manager is my neighbor). I pulled in last Friday at 4:00 with the engine missing...they replaced the O2 sensor and had me out in 45 minutes. They are "warranteeing" the rubber weatherstrip (cost $212.00) which has fallen apart, which could or could not be my fault. I am 6'5' and rub the strip when I exit the vehicle.
#724 of 1181 Re: 30,000 Mile Service..worth it? [sprintrps]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 14, 2008 (2:21 pm)
Ok, thanks, I'll pass the info along and the data people can check it out and fix the guide.
If you have that kind of personal relationship with the dealer, you may want to grin and pay a bit extra for your service. It sounds like you are ahead on the weatherstripping as it is and who knows what kind of "after-warranty" help they may give you on a future wear and tear item.
Easy for me to say since it's your money.
#725 of 1181 Re: 30,000 Mile Service..worth it? [sprintrps]
Jul 14, 2008 (2:46 pm)
Owner's Manual clearly shows to replace the transaxle fluid at 30K
I just looked it up online at Hyundai's website and while it does say replace at 30K, it is under the category, "If Necessary". Now who decides when it is necessary is a very open-ended question!
#726 of 1181 Re: 30,000 Mile Service..worth it? [tenpin288]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jul 14, 2008 (2:56 pm)
lol, now that's covering the bases. The maintenance guide says to inspect the transmission fluid and drive shaft and axles at 30k. I'm assuming that means the transaxle is covered for fluid inspection - parts is parts.
So, an "automatic" recommendation of a fluid change looks more like a profit motive for the dealer than calling you up after it's on the lift and reporting a problem with the fluid color or odor.