Q: What makes my engine stall like this?

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My 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe stalled out the other day while I was driving it. That is to say, everything stalled. No lights or power steering. Braking really difficult. How is a total failure like this possible? You would think there would be a failsafe or something, I could have been killed! Good thing for empty country roads! I have 18,000 miles on this car and I am sure it will run for a while more. How can I get it fixed so I never have to worry about this happening again in the future?

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