Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 - Replacement engine at 88,000 miles - Karen Goode

We have a Hyundai Santa Fe – 2009, which has completed 88,000 miles. Last week, the cylinder blew whilst driving on the motorway and we now need a new engine. Two questions:

Is this a known fault on this model?

Who can reliably fit a re-serviced engine – any ideas?

Thanks so much.

Karen Goode

Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 - Replacement engine at 88,000 miles - galileo

Can you explain exactly what went wrong, is there a gaping hole in the side of the block or is it just the cylinder head gasket which has failed?

Very rare for a cylinder to blow unless due to a conrod failure, also rare these days.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 - Replacement engine at 88,000 miles - craig-pd130

As Galileo said, if you can provide any extra information about exactly what failed, it would help ... but unfortunately, the engine was 7 years old and had done nearly 90,000 miles. Catastrophic component failures are rare these days, but they can and do still happen.

Hyundai Santa Fe 2009 - Replacement engine at 88,000 miles - RT

Is it the 2.2 diesel or 2.7 V6 petrol?

If it's a head gasket, that can be replaced along with the head(s) skimmed and pressure tested - easiest if the engine is removed from the car, so not likely to be cheap.

 

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