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#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.
Vehicle was purchased in southern Ontario Canada.">
#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.
#43 of 88 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [tishinvb]
Sep 01, 2012 (10:48 am)
WE NEED A LOT OF PEOPLE .....EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO DO THIS EMAIL ME I WILL GET A LAW FIRM NOTIFIED HOW MANY WANTS TO DO THIS ...
HYUNDAI MAKES MORE EXCUSES OVER THE PAINT THEY TOO TOLD ME IT WAS IMPROPER WASHING THE CAR AND ROAD SALT I'M HELLO BITCH'S I AM IN FLORIDA MIDDLE OF A CITY THAT HAS NO SALT ON THE ROADS TRUCK IS ( AT THE TIME 7 MONTHS OLD ) WASHING WAS DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL; AUTO DETAILER WASH AND WAXED EVERY TIME EVERY 30 DAYS WAXED ONCE WEEK WASHED MOTHERS WAX AND ArmorAll WASH PRODUCTS YUP MUST BE THE PRODUCTS I HAVE USED ON THE TRUCK NOT THAT THEIR PAINT JOBS SUCK I ALREADY HAD 3 TOP QUAILTY BODY SHOPS LOOK AT THE TRUCK THEY SAID PAINT IS FLACKING PEELING DUE TO BAD PREP WORK OR BAKING THE PAINT TOO FAST
#44 of 88 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [santafeltd2011]
Sep 19, 2012 (8:41 am)
I would love to be apart of this....I have been having rust/paint issues with my 2002 Santa Fe for over a year now and it seems every Hyundai dealer I call and talk to think I'm crazy.
#45 of 88 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [santafeltd2011]
Oct 01, 2012 (4:38 pm)
I would also participate in a class action lawsuit!! My car looks horrible and I am embarrassed to drive it around. Of course dealership won't do anything!!
#46 of 88 Hyundai Paint Job Class Action Lawsuit
Oct 02, 2012 (4:50 pm)
I have a 2003 Santa Fe. Noticed the other day bubbling on the hood near the grill. Poked it and paint started to peel off. I probably could peel paint off the entire hood. I would like Hyundai to step up and cover this.