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#33 of 88 Re: Peeling Paint on 2010 Sante Fe [hyundaiquery]
Sep 18, 2011 (2:51 pm)
I have a feeling the black ones are more prone to this, I have no doubt they are trying to wessel their way out of getting it fixed. The only suggestions I have are to find another Hyundai dealer, call corp Hyundai. I would threaten them with a boycott\picketing at the local dealerships if they dont fix the problem. Believe me a sign out in front of their business saying ask me about my paint issue on my 2010 would go far. I would bring at least one friend with me for confirmation and protection from them. I have a feeling this method would work, because in this economy no one wants to buy a new car.
If that does not work write the local newspaper with the problem, believe me they dont want the heat.
I had one of the original excels back in 1987 and the clearcoat on the bumper pealed off.
I have a 2007 santa fe, that has a pretty bad paint job, the car is fine besides the apparent lack of skills when it comes to paint and clearcoast even in todays models. I see scratches in my clear coat, and over shot paint in some locations. But at least my paint hasn't pealed etc. I will run the car till it drops, but have issues with buying another one.
I refuse to run my car through a car wash that uses the physical brushes to wash the car. The clear coat is easily scratched and those rotary brushes would cause a lot of damage. I know I am not alone with this issue. My mom has an accent and the front is pealing where stones hit it. Why yours would peal on the back bumper and side panel I dont know.
Let us know what happens I would be interested in knowing.
#34 of 88 Re: Poor Paint [herewegoagain]
Sep 18, 2011 (3:02 pm)
Interesting, I have a side door that has this problem. I thought it was paint overspray or something. But now that I read this I am sure it is faulty clear coat. Why does this company have such a hard time with their paint??????
Why isn't this issue hitting the media? Is it because it is not a safety issue?
#35 of 88 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe
Sep 20, 2011 (6:18 pm)
I to have a 2007 Santa Fe white and 2 large spots just peeled off my car right in the front center. I took it to the dealership and they said it was rock chips, but these were hugh. AFter looking at the car and the spots they told me it wasn't rock chips the paint was just peeling off.
Then they oh you are 7000 miles over the limit and they could not help me and sujgested I call consumer support. I spoke to them and then they called me back 2 days later and said they could not help me. We have had cars 20 years and the paint never peeled it wore but never peeled off. I just can't believe they want all of these cars out there driving around with chunks of paint missing. I did call the Federal Trade Commision and file a compaint. I normally do not do this but for a 2007 paint job to peeling off when I take care of my car is unacceptable. What does it take for a recall?
#36 of 88 Re: roof paint peeling [soapy5]
Apr 03, 2012 (10:44 am)
I don't know where you guys are from but I guess you're from the USA. I live in Canada (Quebec Province) and have similar problems w. my 2008 Kaki Santa Fe paint job. The paint is peeling off the passenger side's tip of the roof rack rails and had peeled and bubbled at the windshield line of the same side, as well as on the hood line. The dealer also says it's rock chipping, but I doubt it, even more after reading your post! As I read you all, it make me think there is really a paint issue with the Santa fe at least. Are you aware of any recall or any notification from Hyundai on your side of the border? I think we all should get passed the dealer and write to our respective Head Office to address the problem. The more complaints there will be, the better our chances to have them repaired. I will personnally try again w. the dealer on my next appointement. Keep you posted.
#37 of 88 No help from Hyundai regarding poor paint job
Apr 09, 2012 (2:16 pm)
My 2004 silver Santa Fe has peeling and faded paint all over where the sun hits it. Also the black door posts are rusting! I took it in to the Tustin CA dealer, who took pictures and sent them in. Of course Hyundai declined any repairs - not even the rust! One thing I DON'T want to worry about on a car as it gets older is the paint. We have a 2002 PT Cruiser which still looks brand new! I will never buy another Hyundai, despite their claims of success and ads all over the place. You would think they would bend over backwards to fix issues like this and keep their owners happy - no doubt they would be able to afford it!
#38 of 88 HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT
Jun 04, 2012 (11:59 am)
WELL THERE IS ONE OPTION IS FILING A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT .....! This seems to be happening to all Hyundai paint jobs not just one color or vehicle made by Hyundai This is enough to file a class action Law Suit My advice to people having problems with paint jobs take many pictures of the affected area keep the paint chips that are falling off if possible if you get the car repainted have the paint and the vehicle tested at the body shop that is doing the paint they can narrow it down to what is causing the problem wether bad prep work cheap paint or whatever keep all receipts for the new paint job and any and all receipts for car maintained like car washes wax's receipts from car wash's most places go by plate numbers they can give you a print out on all washes or if you use a detailer have them write you a legalized letter motorized If you want to file a class action you need to get everyone on the same page I have a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe limited black so far I have found 3 area's were paint looks to be scratched but now way it was I wash my truck every week and detail it every month the truck is only 9 months old and I am having paint problems already
#39 of 88 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [santafeltd2011]
Jun 12, 2012 (1:35 pm)
I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN CLASS ACTION AS MY 2003 SANTA FE HAS NOW "MOLDED WHITE" PLACES ON THE ROOF AND SOME OF OTHER PARTS OF SUV. IT ALL HAS HAPPENED IN THE LAST SIX MONTH OR SO. UP UNTIL THIS HAPPENED MY CAR LOOKED NEW. I AM SO UNHAPPY. WHAT CAN WE DO. I TOOK CAR BY DEALERSHIP AND WAS TOLD THAT IT WAS A BAD PAINT JOB.
#40 of 88 04 paint Santa fe
Jun 30, 2012 (6:13 am)
I purchased a new 04 Santa Fe in June of 05 with zero kms. Also bought the platinum shield package because I keep vehicles for many years. It now has 125000 km but is missing paint off the roof/rear of the vehicle. The size of a large pizza! Took it to the dealership and asked about the paint protection plan but the claim was declined because it only covers rust. Both the paint and clear coat are completely gone exposing the metal. They said there is little to no chance that Hyundai will do anything either. I think this will be a long battle and not sure where to start. New to this forum do if there is a way to post pics let me know so you can get an idea of what I'm dealing with. Any advice on the situation would be appreciated.
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#41 of 88 Re: 04 paint Santa fe [hyundai04]
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Jun 30, 2012 (6:19 am)
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#42 of 88 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [cherokee515]
Sep 01, 2012 (10:36 am)
I bought2003 Black Santa Fe GLS new and it now has the same paint issues. I noticed the paint problems just inside the four year mark and battled with them for 2 years. Nothing was resolved. They said it was acid rain, cleaners improperly applied, glass cleaner that had ammonia in it, road salt (Va Beach, no snow!) everything but acknowledging the paint and clearcoat are defective. I, too, would join a class action lawsuit. My vehicle looks like it has gray patches surrounded by white and ashy looking paint on the hood, doors, roof and rear hatch. No flaking paint it just looks like its wearing off. The vehicle itself is in great shape, no complaints about engine, trans or interior. But A/C has a major history of 2 compressors replaced, evaporator replaced and a condensor replaced all in the last 4 years. Warranty covered it all, though.