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#68 of 88 Bye Bye Santa Fe
Jun 06, 2013 (5:17 am)
I just took my 2009 WHITE Santa Fe into a body shop to have them look at some paint peeling. They said they've seen the same thing in Santa Fe's. Two guys at the shop said get rid of it as soon as you can. They told me the dealership would tell me a rock did the damage. And sure enough, the dealership said it was caused from a rock. I will be getting rid of my Santa Fe ASAP. NOT dealing with this.
#69 of 88 Santa Fe 2007 paint peeling
Jun 06, 2013 (3:39 pm)
I just wanted to add myself to the list of people experiencing these problems. My white 2007 Santa Fe's paint is peeling like crazy. Don't know what to do.
#70 of 88 Moldy paint look
Jun 11, 2013 (8:30 am)
I now take pictures of other Santa Fe's in parking lots. I swear, 75% of them have a similar if not exact same issue as mine. I've loved this car('03 Santa Fe, merlot color). No major issues, but I can not in good conscience ever purchase a Hyundai again. I feel like white trash, but will drive this thing for at least another 2 years. No choice. I've looked into paint jobs, and that route just isn't feasible. After finally overcoming a horrible reputation, Hyundai needs to not only recognize they have a major problem, but they need to make it right.
#71 of 88 Re: Moldy paint look [dannyh1]
Jun 11, 2013 (8:41 am)
Funny I started this tread years ago. My Santa Fe paint has been pretty much stable. I have no peeling, only clear coast scratches that nomidea how they get there. I do however never use automated car washes. I always wash by hand. This is still not acceptable, I had a scratch on the rear when I bought the car I swear was done while they washed it before I picked it up for purchase. Anyway they had their paint repair guy fix the scratch and he did a really good job, I asked him about the paint being bad. He said all paint is bad now, also that you can scratch the clear coat with your finger nail, thanks to the environmentalist. I cant accept that answer because I have seen Fords and other cars that have paint that stand up over time.
This car has been good so far almost 100k but I wont be buying another. I dont like the way the Hyundai corp deals with this issue at all.
#72 of 88 Clear Coat Peeling
Jun 17, 2013 (7:11 pm)
I see that I am one of many. I own a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. My clear coat has peeled off down to bare metal in areas like roof, top of doors and top of door panels, anywhere that the sun always beats down. I just thought it was because I didn't take good enough care of the care. However, as I look at the posts it seems that it doesn't matter all that much, that this rash of paint failures happens even to Hyundai's that were garaged. I never thought about it being a fault on the Hyundai Corps part. Well at least I'm in good company. Maybe if enough of us post on this site, it will help someone ambitious enough to start a class action suit.
#73 of 88 Re: Clear Coat Peeling [canarybbb]
Jun 17, 2013 (7:23 pm)
9 years old when did it start? sun will do this, i have a camry had no issues with paint, it started peeling around nine years, Had it in the very hot fl sun for two years at 9 and 10 years and it started.
Just depends on when it started? Also its too old for lawsuit. You can thank the greens, for forcing car companies to change paint to the current junk they use.
#74 of 88 bad paint look into plast dip
Jul 13, 2013 (11:04 am)
I was looking through some youtube videos, and there is this guy that shows how to plasti dip your car.
It very interesting and can be done on the cheap. I was thinking this would be a good way to
fix the issues some Santa Fes are having with paint.
#75 of 88 2009 Santa Fe Paint issue
Jul 26, 2013 (7:15 pm)
My Santa Fe has paint bubbling on the hood, above the windshield, and along the driver side door. I spoke to consumer affairs today and they advised me to take it to the dealership and have them look at it and they said whatever the dealership says they will honor. Well I took it this afternoon and three different managers said the same thing....looks like a bad paint job!!. So they put a claim in with Hyundai and we play the waiting game. However, after reading all these posts I think I have some leverage. I too would like to be apart of the class action lawsuit.
#76 of 88 Re: my sante fa [pebbles10]
Jul 29, 2013 (12:15 pm)
My white 2008 Santa Fe just started to peel on top like overnight!!! I am so upset, as it started peeling just a few weeks after purchasing a 2013 Tuscon.......this is not fading-I had a Jeep Cherokee for 12 years and it did fade from sun-this is not the same issue....so frustrated!!!
#77 of 88 Re: my sante fa [chproverbs356]
Aug 02, 2013 (4:05 pm)
I have a 2010 red Santa Fe. The clear coat peeling started with one door handle at about 30K miles. I did not realize the white-ish spot on the handle was a bubble in the clear coat. At 42K that bubble started to peel and then a 8" by 2" strip on the driver side quarter panel started to peel. I called the dealership and they said bring it in. I got there only to be told that the warranty expires at 36K miles. I told the tech on the phone my mileage reading while making my appointment for their viewing. I was very angry for making an unnecessary trip. Today I noticed at 48K miles that all the door handles are bubbling/peeling. I called the dealership again and was told they would talk to the district manager and get back to me in one week. If I get blown off this time, I will be taking this to the local Dallas new channels. This is unacceptable. I have purchased at least 6 brand new American made cars in my life time and this has NEVER BEEN AN ISSUE. Normal wear and tear on a paint job should not result in peeling clear coat. This Santa Fe is my first foreign car purchase - it won't happen again!!!