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#53 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1]
May 22, 2008 (11:01 am)
Can you please tell me the name of the Hyundai representative. My wife talked to the regional rep in Southern California and she stated that the car is "As Designed" and didn't say anything about whether the sunroofs should or shouldn't leak.
They are playing with words, i.e. "As Designed" meaing that water is channel back out of the car. The questions still is, WHY DOES IT LEAK? Please send me, if you will, that name to "lenettemorgancomcast.net"
Thank you all for this info.
#54 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi
May 30, 2008 (11:50 am)
I'm back and apologize for not keeping everyone updating on my situation here in WI. As you know I went through arbitration with the BBB, they lost my paperwork reply and I am going no where in my resolution of this situation other than racking up the miles on my Santa Fe.
My 07 Santa Fe is also WHITE and a LIMITED.... maybe there is something there as the loaners I had during the 5 repairs thus far were '07's, but not limited models and they stayed dry as a bone! Since I am not receiving resolution thru Hyundai or the BBB I would be very interested in joining forces with someone. I love my car but, the moisture that builds up inside and the drops that leak onto my arm rest (the drains are not plugged) are so discouraging and I don't feel it is fair that I paid full price for a vehicle that is flawed. I was going to file lemon law paperwork in WI, but the BBB arbitrator said it wouldn't fall under lemon law as it doesn't impair the safety of my vehicle???? Any suggestions or advice would be welcomed:)
#55 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1] [glmorgan]
Jul 14, 2008 (4:06 pm)
Exactly...why does it leak?? I think everyone who owns a Santa Fe with a leaking sunroof should pursue their issue through the Better Business Bureau. We did this and ended up going to arbitration and won! Hyundai Corporation had to buy back my 2007 Santa Fe. It was quite a long process but it was worth all the time and effort. We opened up a case with the BBB in late March 2008 and last week Hyundai repurchased the vehicle under our Illinois Lemon Law. The whole process took about 3 1/2 months. Maybe if enough people pursue this problem, Hyundai will finally have to take responsibility and address this issue, possibly forcing a recall.
#56 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1] [glmorgan] [mylibby]
Jul 15, 2008 (9:17 am)
The Sun Roof leaks can only be 1 of 3 things...
1. The tolerances around the roof opening, glass, frame or seals is too large, which allows water to by-pass at higher pressure (car wash, rain storm or higher speeds)i.e the higher water pressure force overcomes the seal pressure because the gap is too big, the opening is too deformed, or the glass doesn't seat into the opening as designed. It's called a rubber SEAL for a reason.
2. A badly fitted "collection" tray which is not laying flat or is deformed in a certain area and not laying flat enough. Too much water could build up on one side and overflow the drainage area before it can be drained away. i.e. the collection rate of drained water is too high versus the drain rate causing overflow. You need to know what the designed collection rate/ drain volume was meant to be as that determines the whole design.
3. The drain design is flawed and sometimes defective - this means a badly designed drainage hole (too small, too much paint build up), drain tube (too small, too kinked if it's a plastic fitted tube, blocked with paint, manufacturing debris or dirt)
The very fact that this sun-roof design does leak so often is an obvious design /manufacturing process flaw.
It's like the Hyundai Engineers saying :"... recession? What recession?. The economy is acting as designed. There is no Oil crisis, Banking crisis, Environmental crisis, Dollar crisis, Health Care crisis, Social Security crisis.... and the Levees during Hurricane Katrina acted as designed"
#57 of 72 New Car, New Leak
Jul 24, 2008 (8:29 am)
I have an 08 Sante Fe SE with the premium package. Heavy rains this week in Boston and noticed a leak at the back of the sunroof. It appears the the seam in the rubber gasket that runs around the entire glass panel has seperated [or was never sealed correctly]. and there is about a 1/8" gap for water to enter. Heavy amounts of water are flowing in, but most of it has been making it to the drains. I've gotten splashed a few times when stopping quickly and the like. Took it to the dealer and made an appt for Monday. They;ve said they'll have to pull the entire thing apart, do a water test, and check the drains, the whole 9 yards. Seems to me to be a gasket problem as when you look back you can actually see sunlight streaming in [along with the water]. I assume it to be a simple repair of the rubber edging? Anyone else have a similar issue with regards to the origin of the leak?
#58 of 72 Re: New Car, New Leak [knowak]
Jul 24, 2008 (1:26 pm)
have a 2007 santa fe gls with the sunroof had it for about 1 and1/2 years no leaks at all oh yea mine is white. its hade here in the usa. maybe the ones that are leaking are the early models that were made over seas. the 2008 i did not like ceause of the inter color change and the chape look of the gls. they did away with the crome tile pipes, the windshield deicer,crome round the grill and color match interar seating.ive had no probleams ex cept with the lights inside on which they fixed right away and the radio.love it check out the service side of hyundai.
#59 of 72 Re: Sun roof complaints [jotorres] MINE LEAKS! [mikky] [strawberry1] [jimsi [strawberry1]
Feb 15, 2010 (3:21 pm)
I d like to tell you that there is hope for your sunroof problem. Typically sunroof leaks are caused by one of two things. A clogged drain tube or a sunroof glass panel that isn't adjusted properly. There are four drain tubes that drain the water that enters from the edges of the glass panel. Factory sunroofs allow water to enter but if there is a blockage in your drain tube then that tube(s) need to be cleaned out. While its raining you would be able to feel the water coming in if you put your hands in the right place from the inside of the vehicle. That is by design dont worry. However, if your headliner is getting wet or your floorboard is soaked your problem is probably one of the two listed above. I have been servicing convertibles and sunroofs for 14 years and Id like you feel confident about having a sunroof. Even if I didn't install it. Let me know if you have some specific questions I can answer for you.
#60 of 72 Wow, so many sunroof problems. I don't know if I want one now.
Mar 08, 2010 (4:58 pm)
I was thinking about buying a 2010 Santa Fe with a sunroof but now with all of the problems I read about I'm not so sure. Sounds like most of the problems have been with 2007/2008. Does anyone have any experience with bad 2010 sunroofs?
#61 of 72 Re: Wow, so many sunroof problems. I don't know if I want one now. [lisa89]
Mar 08, 2010 (5:29 pm)
I have an 08 SF Ltd AWD and have not had one problem with my sunroof. Other than not having good enough weather to open it up, that is!
#62 of 72 Re: Wow, so many sunroof problems. I don't know if I want one now. [lisa89]
Mar 09, 2010 (7:25 am)
I have a 2006 Sonata (45,000) and a 2007 Santa Fe (63,000) with sunroofs. No problems with leaks.