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#1 of 72 Sun roof complaints
Oct 11, 2007 (8:02 pm)
Am considering purchasing a 2007 Santa Fe and have concerns about the sun roof potentially leaking. Has anyone heard of this or experienced it themselves? thanks.
#2 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres]
Oct 11, 2007 (8:14 pm)
don't have one on mine - guy at the dealership told me it's better to have one installed aftermarket - they are of better quality and have a better warranty...?
#3 of 72 No problems
Oct 11, 2007 (8:17 pm)
I've had a factory-installed power sunroof or moonroof in each of my last 9 vehicles (including my 2007 Santa Fe). None has ever leaked or malfunctioned in any way.
#4 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres]
Oct 15, 2007 (11:56 am)
I was curious where you heard about issues with the Santa Fe sunroofs?
I own a 2007 Santa Fe Limited and love it except it is turning into a nightmare. 2 1/2 months after I purchased it I took it back to the dealership complaining of a leaking sunroof. Long story short - my car has been in the shop more than 30 days over 5 different occasions and still leaks after being torn apart and put back together everytime. I have opened a claim with Hyundai consumer affairs and the customer service is on the slow side. They want to keep tearing my car apart and making adjustments that do not work - but what is the worst is they tell me that mine is the only one with this issue but I have seen at least two postings of people in the same predicament and your question...so this must be an issue for more people.
I have had two other 07 Santa Fe's with sunroofs as loaners and they did not leak. So, I don't know the extent of the issue just wanted you to know it has happened.
#5 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres]
Oct 15, 2007 (1:45 pm)
2007 Santa Fe Limited and a 2006 Sonata GLS, neither one leaks. The Sonata's sun roof was shattered by a chunk of concrete kicked up by a semi (Michigan I-94). Luckily we had the shade panel closed. Sounded like a gun going off. The steel roof panel was not damaged in any manner by the concrete. The glass was replaced and the unit is none the worse for wear.
#6 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [strawberry1]
Oct 16, 2007 (3:12 am)
We heard about the leaking sunroofs in the Santa Fe on this message board, while researching the Santa Fe. I only saw two instances where this has happened. From what we have gathered, it seems to manifests itself after going through a high pressure car wash.
We decided to purchase the Santa Fe Limited. I will let you know if we have any problems with the sun roof.
#7 of 72 It leaks!
Oct 16, 2007 (4:23 am)
The sun roof issue is true I guess. I have bought mine in June 2006 and after few weeks I noticed the leak. But it only leaks in automatic car was which is using high pressure jets. But still! I have taken it to the dealer and they made the adjustment after they have put there hand prints on the roof (I hade to clean itÖ). After the adjustment it was less but still could be noticed if I went into the car wash and put a kleenex near the rear edges of the roof. I took it back and they made the adjustment again whit more hand prints. Itís still the same but I donít bother anymore. I realized that even if it leaks there are drains for the water. And until I donít see water patches on the roof I wonít go back with this issue.
On the same thing with my friend we started to check other cars. He has a 2006 GS430 and it leaks as well. 2002 Land Cruiser no leak.
Well, I guess itís noting to worry about.
#8 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres]
Oct 16, 2007 (5:36 am)
Congrats on the Limited ...I do really like mine, and hopefully my leaking sunroof is not just a rare instance. Mine has actually leaked into my car on 3 occasions when just sitting out in the rain. I have been told that sunroofs are designed to leak, which I disagree with as I have owned several other cars with sunroofs that stay so dry they are dusty...I guess if anyone has concerns with their sunroofs just keep an eye out for water pooling in the tray and drops of water on their seat or console as this is definitely not normal and is the situation I am currently in.I really like my Limited and I am a first time Hyundai buyer so I hope they start responding better and don't change my mind on their customer service and quality.
If anyone else that reviews these postings has had leaking sunroof issues I would appreciate a reply as I try to get this situation rectified with Hyundai.
#9 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [strawberry1]
Oct 16, 2007 (10:25 am)
"...I have been told that sunroofs are designed to leak..."
Absolutely false (as you know). If you're getting water inside the car, something is clearly wrong.
#10 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [mpuzach]
Oct 16, 2007 (1:45 pm)
It is false, but after I took it for the second time they told me the exact same thing. Sorry, but Iím happy that this has been told to others as well. So stupid.
For me this was the first Hyundai and probably the last. Although I truly like the car, the service is very poor.