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#1 of 1173 2007 Santa Fe Owners: Problems and Solutions
Oct 29, 2006 (10:56 am)
Since the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe represents a brand new vehicle, with problems unique and different than past Santa Fe's, I feel it deserves its own discussion thread so we don't have to sort through problems with prior model years, which are not likely applicable to the 2007.
#2 of 1173 Outside temperature error on Limited
Oct 29, 2006 (11:03 am)
As a follow-up to a prior post by "ginop" in the now-closed 2007 Santa Fe thread, I too have experienced a problem with the outside temp indicator in my Limited.
When we picked up our new Limited from the dealer, the outside temp was reading 140 (actual temperature was in the 60's). The dealer looked at it prior to our taking delivery and said it needed a new temperature sensor. We will hopefully have the new sensor installed tomorrow. Hopefully it will fix the problem. While driving it the last few days I've noticed that it will often register 68 degrees (regardless of actual outside temp). This is a significant problem since the climate control system is partially controlled by the outside temp reading it senses, as was mentioned by ginop.
#3 of 1173 Re: Outside temperature error on Limited [davesuv]
Oct 29, 2006 (11:44 am)
I had the same problem with my new '07 Santa Fe Limited. The problem is not the sensor. There are basically two different fuse/relay boxes between the display module and the sensor. The problem was a short in the second fuse box/circuit board. It took my repair folks a few days working with Hyundai corporate support to track down the problem. Once the box was replaced all has been fine ever since. I can't find the paperwork or I'd forward the part number. If your dealer can't fix it, have them call Eckert Hyundai in Denton, TX. and ask for the service manager Leonard.
#4 of 1173 Re: Outside temperature error on Limited [trebl]
Oct 30, 2006 (6:34 pm)
I also had a similar problem, and as trebl points out, it is a wiring issue trhough the fuse box and not a sensor issue. Dealership worked with the techs and rerouted the wiring directly to the dash/display solving the problem.
[EDIT] - Looking at the work order, the language is as follows:
"Tech confirmed fault with engine compartment fuse box. Tech performed following repair per Hyundai Tech Line. Jumped connecter B-39 to D-12 and D-6 to B-45. Outside temperature reading normally at this time."
Whether this is the best fix is unclear. My guess is there will be a TSB or even a recall notice in the near future. Limiteds are the only SF's with the problem since only they have the outside temp display.
#5 of 1173 Various Issues With My 2007 Santa Fe
Oct 31, 2006 (4:05 pm)
Some of these are taken from previous postings.
1) Inside door panels: the material below the door handle began to seperate from the frame. It took a few weeks but Hyundai installed new panels and all is well.
2) I have the "kerlunk" under the car first thing in the morning after driving 50' or so. Seems to be a common ailment based on other postings. Does anyone have any answers for this ?
3) Most annoying is that the body "creaks" when I make a sharp right turn. I don't know if this is just extreme body flex or what.
4) Other than these minor issues I have 5000 miles trouble free.
#6 of 1173 Re: Various Issues With My 2007 Santa Fe [sprintrps]
Nov 01, 2006 (7:36 am)
sprintrps, can you elaborate on what was happening in point #1. On our front passenger side door I noticed the edge of the leather (or whatever material it is) is pulling out from under the door handle (the driver side and the back doors seem to be properly tucked in). Was your problem similar, or is it something else?
On a sadder note, we've only had our Santa Fe for two weeks (Platinum Sage Limited AWD w/ Premium & Touring Pkg) and my wife got hit by another driver this past Saturday (it was raining and he lost control as he passed her in the left hand lane on an interstate highway and hydroplaned into her . There's a fair amount of damage to the driver's side front fender and door. We took it for some estimates on Monday and are scheduled to have it in for the repairs in two weeks. Not surprisingly, none of the auto body shops we visited could bring up any prices on 2007 replacement parts from Hyundai (the one we went with ended up having to base the estimate on 2006 parts).
#8 of 1173 Re: Various Issues With My 2007 Santa Fe [santafeowner]
Nov 01, 2006 (12:50 pm)
The issue I had with the inside door panel is exactly the same as you described.Hyundai replaced both door panels.Even if you have the problem on just one side, I would reccomend having both sides replaced as (I think they know it is a problem)the new panels have the material attached securly.
I am sorry to hear of your accident. I hope no one was seriously injured. Metal can be replaced.
#9 of 1173 Re: Various Issues With My 2007 Santa Fe [sprintrps]
Nov 01, 2006 (1:05 pm)
I also have the door panel issue, just on the driver's side. I have been waiting almost 3 weeks for the replacement to come in. The dealer's service manager told me he could have someone come in (next Thursday, the 9th)and repair the "tear".
Is there any Hyundai documentation about this known issue that I could share with the manager?
#10 of 1173 Re: Outside temperature error on Limited [slk70]
Nov 01, 2006 (2:13 pm)
I had this same problem and was told the same thing. The outside temp is no longer stuck on 68*F. Let's hope no other issues come of this with the climate control.