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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
#47 of 67 BAD PAINT
Oct 16, 2012 (2:50 pm)
I love my Santa Fe and have owned 4 Hyundai's. BUT the paint on my 2004 Santa Fe is in horrible shape! I had it garaged for most of the time I have owned it. I need a paint job bad but cannot afford one. I believe it was cheap paint and should be corrected. It is embarrassing to drive around in it and certainly doesn’t do much for the Hyundai name. I was told by a dealer that I ran into at a restaurant that Hyundai did have a problem with the paint and that they were correcting it. What about all of us that paid our hard earned cash for a new car only to have the paint and trim start going bad after a few years? I am in if anyone wants to start a class action suit. My daughter has our old 2001 Santa Fe and although her paint is starting to peel too it does not look nearly as bad as my 2004.
#48 of 67 Re: BAD PAINT [lelahk]
Oct 16, 2012 (3:38 pm)
Well, don't believe they are correcting anything. My 1987 had issues with the paint. So in 25 years they haven't fixed it.
I wonder if Kia has the same issue?
#49 of 67 Same Challenge 2003/Black
Oct 26, 2012 (5:51 am)
I am in support- will be waiting to hear...
#50 of 67 Re: 04 paint Santa fe [steve_]
Nov 09, 2012 (9:11 am)
I also have a 2004 Santa Fe with the same paint issues.
Only have 46000 miles. Vehicle in great condition except paint.
Is there any progress on the class action suit. I would be a prat of it.
#51 of 67 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [santafeltd2011]
Nov 14, 2012 (3:52 pm)
I have the same problem with my 2004 dark blue Hyuandi Santa Fe.
Would like to be part of class action suit. Hyundai just sticking to their rote
answer that it's no longer covered under warranty.
#53 of 67 Re: HYUNDAI PAINT JOBS LETS DO A CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT [mb751]
Nov 14, 2012 (6:53 pm)
as I said previously you have to have everything documented that you went into Hyundai dealership let them know about the paint job paint peeling ect. mine started to peel 2 months after I bought the truck they told me I was washing it wrong I asked them put that in writing please they would not I have a professional car detailer come wash my truck once a week every 5 weeks he puts a coat of mothers wax on it Hyundai is so full of CRAP with their paint explanations it is not funny I have been too two high profile body shops in the area and they said the paint was 1 either prepped wrong or was backed on to fast and too hot both places said the same thing I went back to the dealership the manager just walked away I told him see you in court he just waved me off like a smart ass if I cannot get enough people with the same problems and they have not done everything they could with Hyundai and get written documentation from reputable body shops that the paint was prepped wrong or backed to fast or whatever they decide was the cause of the problem a class action will never work there is so many things that have to be perfect and everyone needs to have same complaints to file a class action I may end up suing Hyundai my self then bring it into a class action if the lawyer I have been talking to thinks it will be worth it I did not spend over $35000 on a truck to have the paint start peeling 2 months later I have had it spot painted to cover the bare metal but I will not have the panels sanded down and painted on a new truck all that is going to do is drop the value of my new truck bad enough soon as you drive it off the lot you loose about $6 to 10 grand
#54 of 67 Has anyone put this in motion?
Dec 07, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Please post if you have started the class action so others will know.
#55 of 67 Re: Has anyone put this in motion? [santafepaint]
Dec 30, 2012 (2:45 pm)
Yes, please, do!
Jan 15, 2013 (9:52 pm)
Paint started peeling about a year ago and is really bad now. As I look at other Hyundai autos in parking lots, I see others in same condition and will start taking pictures. My car is garaged every night since I bought it when it was a year old. I contacted Hyundai and was told the paint is only under warranty for 3 years. Class action suit seem appropriate.