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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#43 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [rjr2565]
Mar 09, 2008 (1:58 pm)
Go for it. I didn't care about having a sun roof either, but now that I have it I love it. While some have reported problems, I have an 07, and have never had any problem with leaking. I was even in a torrential downpour yesterday.
#44 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [drwoodr]
Mar 10, 2008 (2:24 am)
I to have a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, and have not had a problem yet. I had the truck out all day in the Down Pours we had here in NY this past weekend, and I kept checking the sun roof for leaks. Dry as a bone! I hope those that have had a problem can get it fixed.
#45 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [rjr2565]
Mar 10, 2008 (7:41 am)
I got my '08 right after Christmas and my sunroof doesn't leak. I live on the WA coast, so it's gone through quite a few hard rain (and wind) storms already.
One thing I really like about a sunroof - it doesn't mess up your hair like having a window down.
#46 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [rjr2565]
Mar 15, 2008 (7:28 pm)
If I were you I would take a test drive through the carwash...that is when we noticed our Santa Fe 07 leaked. It shot water at us like a squirt gun. Then we noticed it dripping in along the back edge of the sunroof. We have had it in the dealership at least five times and they can't fix it! Apparently it is not happening to all of them but I would beware!
#47 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [mylibby]
Mar 24, 2008 (11:44 am)
We went through the same learning curve with our 2007 Santa Fe. The sunroof is designed so that any water coming in around the seal (apparently, it is not designed to be water tight) drips into a collection tray and drains down a tube in the side pillars. It's a "feature." The water you see is normal. Now, if you get water on the headliner, or experience water sloshing out of the tray during sudden stops, the drain tubes may be clogged and need servicing.
This is the oddest design, but that's what was intended.
#48 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [dcoffield]
Mar 24, 2008 (2:05 pm)
Every car with a sunroof I've ever had (a grand total of three) has had this "feature". If you start getting overflow leaks, chances are the drain tube has gotten clogged, but it's easy enough to unclog with a stiff piece of wire. There's usually one on either side.
#49 of 72 Re: Sunroof leaks [dcoffield]
Mar 29, 2008 (4:13 pm)
Who has convinced you that this is a design "feature".....I really think it is a design "flaw" that happened after they changed the model in 07. I know at least 2 other people that have a Santa Fe 07 and they do not have a leaking sunroof, not even a drop. However, they do not have the Limited version, maybe that's the difference. When I get in my car after a big rain, I have a lot of moisture on the inside windows. Who knows if all the water is draining out all the way. These are perfect conditions for mold or mildew to start building up. I have owned Hondas, Mazdas and Toyotas and never have I had a leaking sunroof. If they had told me that the sunroofs on the Santa Fe's were designed to leak I would have walked right off the lot. It's unfortunate because I really do like the car but the problem with my sunroof and Hyundai's lack of response has really soured my opinion!
#50 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1] [mylibby]
May 21, 2008 (1:30 pm)
My wife and I bought a new 2007 Santa Fe this January 08 and it too leaks. The SUV was in the dealership for repair for over 30 days and the regional rep states that the car is "as design". We have already filed the lemon law paperwork with DMV here in california. The service manager at the Roseville Hyundai is so helpful and has even video taped the leaks. Just so you all know, the leak will fill up a pepsi can in about four hours. I do not know of any manufacture that designs their new cars to LEAK. We are also going to contact "ABC on Your Side" and let the media and public know that Hyundai has designed a faulty vehicle.
BTW, what color is your Santa Fe? There were 3 white 2007 Santa Fe's brought into the dealership for repair of the LEAKING SUNROOF!.
Let's all unite and take this to the next level.
#51 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1] [straw319] [n622cb] [straw319]
May 21, 2008 (1:39 pm)
You said the magic word "WHITE SANTA FE". My 2007 limited Santa Fe is also white. The 2 other Santa Fe brought into my dealership for repair of leaky sunroof were "WHITE"!
My wife and I are prepared to take this to the media. If anyone would like to join in, please let me know and I will provide you a method to contact me.
I have already file the Lemon Law paper work here in California
#52 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi
May 21, 2008 (3:50 pm)
I have had an '07 (silver) for over a year and the sunroof does not leak. Since it's a problem that should just not be explained away by Hyundai, I offer my sympathies - but I just wonder whether the problem is actually a flaw in assembly. Perhaps there is a design weakness that affects whether or not the sunroof is right when it comes off of the line. Otherwise how would you explain so many sunroofs that don't leak? I understand that this is little consolation to those of you with cars that leak, but it might be an explanation that would hold Hyundai accountable; rather than let them claim that the units that leak are performing "as designed".