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#142 of 211 wheel squeaking noises
Oct 08, 2008 (3:01 pm)
Does anyone have a problem with high pitch squeal/noise coming from the wheels of the santa fe? This happened in my first one, a 2002, and of course, I had to have the breaks done and rotars too. I thought with the new model- a 2006, that I would not have it. But after a year, it started again. It is a very high squealing that seems to be coming from the back wheels, that when I tap or put on the breaks, the noise goes away. I took it in and they, Hyundai, told me something about rusty springs due to dampness and fixed that and something else that cost me some money. They also noted that they were not able to replicate noise. A few weeks later the noise appeared. It is so loud that I can hear it above the radio, and I am sure that it brings dogs within a hundred miles to their knees. It is very frustrating since I thought the problem was fixed and of course, being a woman, the service people really do not give me credit. I have already had a run in with them in regards to something else, that they blamed on me but was really a defective fuse! Any suggestions or anyone else have this problem.? When I pass other Santa Fe owners I just want to stop them and ask!
#143 of 211 Re: wheel squeaking noises [dawnsf]
Oct 30, 2008 (5:06 pm)
I had the same problem with my 02 AWD Santa Fe last summer. It was due to rust from the springs getting on the back brake pads and rotors. I had to take it in twice and had them call the brakes. It sounds stupid but that what is was.
#144 of 211 High pitch whine when driving
Oct 30, 2008 (5:14 pm)
My 02 AWD Santa Fe has 191K miles. I just noticed a high pitch whine when I have my foot on the gas. When I take my foot off the noise disappears. The noise starts about 30 mph. I thought it was a wheel bearing but the is no noise when I turn
#145 of 211 clunking noise on right rear when traveling over pothholes
Nov 06, 2008 (3:17 pm)
just purchase a 08 santa fe limited awd, i currently have 1500 miles so far, and i notice a clunk noise on the rear passenger side whenever i travel over consecutive pothholes, the strange thing is that when the wheel drops in the pothhole is when you hear the clunk, has any one experience anything like this? i am planning to bring the vehicle back to hyundai, but before that i just want some idea of what can cause that noise. thank you
#146 of 211 Re: clunking noise on right rear when traveling over pothholes [omar6575]
Nov 06, 2008 (5:03 pm)
I have an 02 and was told that all Hyundai's do that from the dealership. If you can live with the noise that is great because they, with my experience, will not fix it.
#147 of 211 Re: clunking noise on right rear when traveling over pothholes [omar6575]
Nov 09, 2008 (8:24 am)
It could be a few things - (presumably, you've checked the spare tire for looseness, the tool compartment at the back, loose number plate..... mine does not make that "clunk" noise but does make a squeak occasionally). i would have 'em check it anyway to see if there has been any suspension damage.
#148 of 211 Re: Brake noise when wet-2007 Santa Fe Limited AWD [leemetal]
Dec 09, 2008 (8:50 pm)
Hi Leemetal, did you ever hear anymore on the clunking from your brakes when they are wet. My Santa Fe Limited exhibits the exact same symptoms you mentioned, perhaps it is normal?
#149 of 211 Several annoying noises
Dec 15, 2008 (9:27 pm)
I have an '07 Limited and have had a rattle noise coming from the glove box area for a while. When I open the glove box and re-close it, the noise stops for a bit, but it always comes back. I also have a ticking noise from the driver's side window, and another vibrating rattle around the B-pillar. The ticking noise is there all the time when I am driving, and the vibrating rattle is usually cause by anything on the radio that has much bass in it at all. I am thinking that noise is probably the seat belt height adjuster but I'm not sure.
The suspension on this thing sure is noisy when I'm going about 40-45 mph too. I took it to the dealer and they told me that a bolt on the frame had worked its way loose, and it was rattling. The suspension is still really noisy. Is this normal?
None of these noises are that hard to live with, but they do get annoying as I spend so much time in my car. Anyone else have either of these noises/issues?
#150 of 211 Re: Several annoying noises [subitone]
Dec 16, 2008 (5:57 am)
The longer you go the more annoying those sounds will be, depending on when you purchased your 07, (I believe the warranty states one year for squeaks and rattles and that is all) you still may be able to get them taken care of.
#151 of 211 Re: Several annoying noises [subitone]
Dec 16, 2008 (8:22 am)
Yes - I had similar problems on the susupension on my '07 S.Fe Limited and strangely enough the same types of rattles and vibrations you have , too.
I had a control arm bolt SNAP on the drivers side - it started to pitch and yaw all over the place before I took it in. I couldn't figure out what had happened - As i was coming off of the freeway, I heard a loud clunk underneath as something hit the underside. It turned out to be the control arm bolt.
It also caused the muffler to detach from the rubber hangar and caused it to bang against the underbody. They fixed it under warranty, and the Tech said the pass. side bolt was also a "little loose".
- he also said the all the wheels were way out of alignment and had to be adjusted. I would insist they checked all the bolts and wheel alignmnet due to the vibration. The suspension sucks on S.Fe's. I still have a squeaking suspenson on my rear pass,side occasionally going slowly over speed bumps.They took it apart twice and still couldn't find the problem.
Check the drivers' door jamb label to see when and where the vehicle was made - if it was Jan. '07 at Alabama then they seem to have more issues. The Korean ones are made much better, also fit and finish wise.