2004 Hyundai Santa Fe caught FIRE!

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lorraine

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#21
Oct 18, 2012
 
my 2012 santa fe caught fire today i was at the shops when i came out 30 minutes later it was ablaze under the bonnet fire brigade put the fire out the insurance company have it and are having it assessed hope i get my money this car cost me 25000 pounds i am not happy.
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Aurora, IL

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#22
Oct 18, 2012
 
WOW, if you find out why it started on fire, can y ou post it? There was never a final decision on why mine caught on fire and I keep my eyes open for posts such as yours. I had State Farm and they bought me the same model but an even more equipped one so I was happy. It is OK so far.
Thanks.
lorraine wrote:
my 2012 santa fe caught fire today i was at the shops when i came out 30 minutes later it was ablaze under the bonnet fire brigade put the fire out the insurance company have it and are having it assessed hope i get my money this car cost me 25000 pounds i am not happy.
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Nov 5, 2012
 
Our Hyundai Santa Fe (2.0 petrol) 2002 burnt out after being parked in the driveway (way too close to our house!) over night. The continuous beep woke me at 5:30a.m. on Sunday 7th of October. When I came downstairs I saw through the little window in our front door that flames were licking out on both sides of the bonnet, the left headlight was on full beam and the horn was still beeping.

The only thing I could do was to open the door on the driver's side, release the handbrake, put the car into neutral and push it down the driveway. The door on driver's side was then closed again. I called the fire brigade whilst trying to stay calm for the sake of my three kids. It only took a few minutes and the car was engulfed in flames, I even have it on video (I took pictures to show to my husband later - he had been out of the country at the time)!

Later a neighbor told me she had heard a loud bang before the fire started. Weird. The evening before I had been driving within our small town, and there had been no sign of a problem whatsoever - no funny smell nor lights on the dashboard...
The criminal investigators told me which way the flames took, but the insurance wouldn't try to find out what had caused the fire in the first place (because the car had already been 10 years old).

The car's a write-off and we're now fighting to get more money from the insurance than they're willing to pay us...
LORRAINE

Edinburgh, UK

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Nov 6, 2012
 
Jetty wrote:
Our Hyundai Santa Fe (2.0 petrol) 2002 burnt out after being parked in the driveway (way too close to our house!) over night. The continuous beep woke me at 5:30a.m. on Sunday 7th of October. When I came downstairs I saw through the little window in our front door that flames were licking out on both sides of the bonnet, the left headlight was on full beam and the horn was still beeping.
The only thing I could do was to open the door on the driver's side, release the handbrake, put the car into neutral and push it down the driveway. The door on driver's side was then closed again. I called the fire brigade whilst trying to stay calm for the sake of my three kids. It only took a few minutes and the car was engulfed in flames, I even have it on video (I took pictures to show to my husband later - he had been out of the country at the time)!
Later a neighbor told me she had heard a loud bang before the fire started. Weird. The evening before I had been driving within our small town, and there had been no sign of a problem whatsoever - no funny smell nor lights on the dashboard...
The criminal investigators told me which way the flames took, but the insurance wouldn't try to find out what had caused the fire in the first place (because the car had already been 10 years old).
The car's a write-off and we're now fighting to get more money from the insurance than they're willing to pay us...
when my 2012 santa fe caught fire at the shops as i posted earlier i got no help from my insurance now hyundai are dealing with it i hope to get my money back or a brand new car it has been a total write off something is far wrong with the wiring on these cars
Luccio

Québec, Canada

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#25
Dec 6, 2012
 
Get to my daughter's house, just picking her up for a casual morning breakfast. Must of stayed inside 25min max. I'm of the 3rd floor of an apartment building, backside. I get out front there are 4 Firefighter, and 3 policeman at my 2004, 4wheel drive Santa-fe. White powder all over the street from the extinguishers, melted plastics on the pavement that seamed to make one with the road.
No heads up, no smell, no funny noises, just went up in flames. Luckily its not all that damage, so I might get to know what actually happened during those 25min. Keep you all posted, I'm pissed cause I love my Santa-fe.
Luccio

Québec, Canada

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#26
Dec 19, 2012
 
turn out fire started by a short in the wiring at the Air Conditioning Compressor. Luckily it was caught right at the start. Insurance is covering the wiring harness that are burnt, replacing a few plastic parts and she will be back and up in no time.
LORRAINE uk

Worcester, UK

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#27
Jan 20, 2013
 
as i posted earlier my santa fe caught fire at the shops and was destroyed i have waited since october 2012 and now hyundia have taken full responsability for the fire and have been promised a new one so i am very happy it was only 10 months old and a lot to lose so my advice to anyone trying to claim from hyundia is dont give up .
Jetty

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#28
Jan 20, 2013
 
Glad you got your car sorted, Lorraine. Our car was "too old" (10yrs) so nobody from Hyundai wanted to look into it. We are still trying to get the claim settled; though our insurance doesn't seem to want to pay us what the car was worth! Now the case is at the F.S.Ombudsman and we're without a car...
Kevin-Santa Fe

Winnipeg, Canada

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#29
Feb 4, 2013
 
Wish I would have found this before I bought a new one, my 2013 spontaneously combusted at the rear back up sensor. Luckily a passer by put it out, but what if I was sleeping, I park this in my attached garage.
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Nov 3, 2013
 
Lisa wrote:
Nov. 1, 2010 - Early morning - below zero - frost on windshield - started 2010 Hyundai - turned on heat - front/rear defrost. Smelled smoke - then smoke started pouring out at my feet and the dashboard at the windshield on the driver's side only. I believe that it was electrical - that wiring spontaneously caught on fire and that the fire was extinguished by the blowing fan of the heating system. Took it to the shop and they "couldn't find what had caught fire!" The burnt smell is still there when the heat/fan are blowing. Any ideas or thoughts would be much appreciated on what happened and what else I can do about it? Thank you, Lisa
hi Lisa, we have the same problem about the windshield heat element or once you turn on the front defroster, my santa fe windshield heat element burned and caused a long crack from the spot where the burn started the dealer replace the windshield, when i complain about.i think the best "solution" to this is to let the dealer put an extra switch going to the front heat element in order for the driver to turn it ON only when it is needed

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