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#1 of 168 Santa Fe Power WindowProblem
Sep 03, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Wife came home the othernight. Stated the drivers side window won't come up all the way. Confirmed the same.
Will go up & down, but stops ~ 3/4 of the way up. As it stops, it actually slows down and sounds like the motor is straining. In took the inside door coverings off to expose the guts of the door. Couldn't visually find any issue.
Nothing seems to be in the track & can't see any obvious obstruction.
Dealer wants $182 for the motor alone, but I found a motor and gear assembly on overnightautoparts.com for $79.
I'm hoping that it will be a motor issue. Plan to take it off of the replacment unit and then just swap the motors and keep my fingers crossed.
It seems like the Motor and gear assembly with be difficult to replace as a whole unit. Seems like it may be more than merely unbolting the old and bolting on the new. Might have to take the window support frame off to align the windw lift gears with the motor assembly gears. (Gosh I hope not)
Anyone have a similar event happen to them? any tips?
Not too sure were to look for a diagram of the window system.
Hoping my local library has a copy of Chilton's SUV Mannual 2002 and that I can find it there.
#2 of 168 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise
Feb 08, 2007 (12:11 pm)
Hello. I appreciate a place to get some input on an alarming issue we have. We bought a 2007 Sante Fe SE in November and have had our share of minor problems. The most annoying problem we have is a vibrating noise that occurs when only the two backseat windows are rolled down, and we are driving down the road. (We do this for our German Shepard to enjoy) The sound is deafening, and hurts. The dealer states that this is common on all Sante Fe's, an engineering defect. We have to partially open the front windows to reduce the noise, apparantly equalizing the air pressure. I can't imagine that no one else complains about such a horrific noise. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#3 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [alwaysksc]
Feb 08, 2007 (12:33 pm)
That's just a pressure build up. It happens in the majority of cars (especially suv's). People with sunroofs complain all of the time and that's why wind deflectors were invented. It's simple physics.
#4 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [kontent]
Feb 08, 2007 (1:58 pm)
Hello, I appreciate your response. Couple questions on your reply. If the window is open, doesn't this release the "pressure"? I haven't had a sunroof before, but it isn't an issue that I know of. I had a 95 Corolla that had a similar vibration, noise, in the windshield. The dealer corrected it. I guess I would have thought Hyundai wouldn't let this type of issue go into production.
By the way did you ever get your Sante Fe? Does it have the same noise? Thanks.
#5 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [alwaysksc]
Feb 08, 2007 (2:02 pm)
Your dealer is WRONG! This is not an engineering defect. Its common in a large variety of cars and trucks. It happens on my 92 bonneville but its more of an issue with suv's. Its simple physics.
Search the internet for links to the Helmholtz effect to read and understand whats happening.
Hyundai went to a lot of trouble to make your truck very quiet on the open road. Roll those windows up and enjoy the fruits of their labor.
#7 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [alwaysksc]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:14 pm)
Had the same rear deafening noise in my previous Toyota Highlander when only the rear windows where open. Solution was to also open the front window a touch but it was still loud only less so.
That being said, Iíve recently purchased a Santa Fe so Iím curious as to what share of minor problems youíve encountered?
#8 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [alwaysksc]
Feb 09, 2007 (6:16 am)
Didn't get it yet, hopefully ordering this weekend. I have the same noise at certain speeds in my Liberty. Like other said, just crack another window and it's gone. If you have a sunroof, just vent it.
#9 of 168 Re: 2007 Sante Fe Rear Window Noise [canucker]
Feb 09, 2007 (5:22 pm)
Sorry not to have replied sooner. We had a crack in the plastic cover over the speedometer, warped side moldings, frozen headrests, lots of detail work, small scratches, and stains on the seats. We were missing the floor mats, and couldn't unscrew the cover to the spare tire. We also had the protective Xzilon protectant applied inside and out, which left streaks, almost scratch like appearances until they were properly buffed out. Quite a lot of frustrations for us, given it was a New SUV. Still thinking that the Santa was our best choice. My advice is get out and wash your new truck by hand, best way to spot any imperfections.
#10 of 168 can 2 upright bicycles fit inside a Santa Fe?
Mar 29, 2007 (8:44 am)