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#11 of 40 Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side
Sep 27, 2008 (8:53 am)
I have a 2004 SF V6 and about a year ago, my mirror light stopped working, which I really don't use on the driver side and then I heard a click and the mirror cover fell off. Within 2 months of that incident, the sun visor itself started to break down (plastic) and then while driving it fell dangling by wire in front of my face while doing 70 on freeway. I had to find a safe place and pull over to fix. I went to the dealership parts department and he said they were having trouble, but I was out of warranty and it would cost me $230 or about, I said no thanks. I made a make shift device to hold in place. Left it in the down position since I do a lot of driving.
Anyone know where to get one cheap? I thought of a pick a part store, but unless a Hyundai has been in a major accident, they don't have them.
#13 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [bearie]
May 13, 2010 (10:19 pm)
My 2007 Santa Fe SE had the same problem. The driver's side sun visor broke and dangled from the electrical wire. The dealer in So CA wanted to charge $114 for the visor and $133 for installation... a total of $258 with tax. I found the part online at www.shophyundaiparts.com for $80 & shipping and installed it myself. I had the part in two days.
The installation took all of 10 minutes.... very easy... using 1 flathead and 1 phillips head screwdriver. Just pry off the triangular cover, unscrew two screws, unplug the socket for the electrical connection and reinstall in the reverse order. Doing it myself saved almost $170.
#14 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [spember]
Sep 21, 2010 (12:31 pm)
Just had this problem occur with my driver side visor. Went to adjust it while driving and down it came, hanging by the wire right in front of my face. This is a major safety issue.
#15 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [tomzpc]
Sep 21, 2010 (4:39 pm)
What a coincidence. I have a 2011 Kia Sorento and the same exact thing happened to me when I flipped the visor down in my driveway just two days ago. It was still hooked into the clip, but the post that is inserted in the hole in the headliner came completely out. I consider the two the same vehicle. I reported this to a representative at Kia Motors, not my local dealership, today. Of course, the representative at Kia said she had never heard of this issue. This is just one of the growing list of problems that I have with this vehicle which I purchased back in June. It only has about 3500 miles on it. First problem that I encountered was that the Automatic Climate Control quit working at 600 miles was replaced then stopped again at about 2200 miles. The service department said that rather than replace the sensor they were passing it along to Kia engineering. Started working again one week later, but now the A/C is always on even when we just want to allow outside air to flow in. Also, has numerous rattles inside the cabin. So many that I can't begin to explain to the dealership where they are coming from because they are coming from everywhere. Just a major disappointment. This is the first time in my 54 years that I have absolutely regretted buying a vehicle. I emphatically profess to never buy another vehicle from Hyundai/Kia again in my life. I should have stuck with my 2004 Mercury Mountaineer which was the best vehicle I have ever owned along with the 2009 Fusion which I still currently own and love.
#16 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [spember]
Oct 19, 2010 (10:35 am)
The passenger visor on my 2007 SF Limited broke (at the pivot point) this weekend.
I want to replace it myself since I'm past the bumper-bumper warranty and I'm not going to shell out $250+ to the dealer that has me spitting nails over a warranty claim they denied for an armrest.
I can't find the part online however. I need a Passenger Side Visor that is Gray on both sides (with Sunroof).
Can anyone provide a part number or site that has it?
All the ones I find are Beige or Gray/Black and I think i need Gray/Gray.
Thanks in advance for your time and effort.
#17 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [jcspohr]
Oct 27, 2010 (1:35 pm)
Order the grey/black. The color probably refers to the interior color, and all gray and black interiors have the same color head liner - gray. Don't they have pictures for you to look at?
#18 of 40 Re: Santa Fe Sun Visor Driver Side [oscar_gata]
Oct 27, 2010 (3:23 pm)
Nope - none of the parts sites show a color picture.
I tried to order through my dealer but they require the VIN to get the correct version and I did not have it handy (wife was driving when I called the dealer).
I may just take a chance and order the gray/black as you suggest.
#19 of 40 Wow, not just me
Jan 04, 2011 (7:52 am)
I bought my 2007 Santa Fe Limited new from a Hyundai dealer in town. About a month ago I was driving and the drivers side visor decided it wouldn't stay in place any longer. Within a week, I was holding it my hand as the entire piece had fallen out of the connector, wires and all. I called the dealer and was informed the part alone was $110. I figured surely I could install it myself. But once I did a quick search online, I come to find out this is a common problem, none of which the dealership bothered to mention of course. I have had my car serviced there since purchasing until recently due to poor customer service issues and the thought of paying them another dime made me a bit sick. After reading up on the forum, I used the website recommended and ordered it for $83. At least I saved something but still, the thought that this should be a safety recall is really starting to irritate me enough to start going up the chain to get my money back. Guess it just takes enough people to call them on it before they're willing to do anything.
#20 of 40 04 Hyndai Santa Fe Sun Visor
Feb 19, 2011 (5:15 pm)
I just had this happen with my 04 Santa Fe. Didn't know it was a common problem. Can anyone recommend any after market web sites to get the visor part cheaper then the dealership? I can install it myself.