Last post on Dec 05, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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Hyundai Santa Fe, Future Vehicle, SUV
#102 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [golfingdeac11]
May 07, 2013 (7:53 am)
After reading others complain of this same issue over on the Hyundai forums I went for a long test drive as I had been thinking of buying the SF. Yes, the SF I drove had the steering issue as well. I opted for the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and am very happy with it's highway prowess. I agree, anyone thinking of purchasing the SF needs to take it out for a long test drive at highway speeds BEFORE buying. As I just got rid of a lemon from another make, I too would definitely recommend an overnight or weekend test drive before making a any new vehicle purchase.
#103 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [steve_]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 07, 2013 (12:47 pm)
Ditto on this....
Your tires are extremely over-inflated...
#104 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [golfingdeac11]
May 07, 2013 (12:59 pm)
As others have said, your tires are way overinflated. 44psi is WAY to much. That is exactly what is contributing to the floaty feeling on the freeway. Use the recommended pressure thats written on the car!
You've said multiple times you are in the top .1% of drivers, but its amazing to me that you don't know anything about tire pressure and its relationship with steering response!
May 29, 2013 (7:46 am)
I'm at 2500 miles. Getting tons of compliments. Most like the dash/electronics and luxury look (wheels are popular). I'm actually using the full moonroof (never used mine on the others).
There's some rattle in the roof, probably need to get it checked.
Driving is a little soft in comparison to my other cars.
All in all - very nice, fun to drive. Decent power.
Can't get tow package yet (waiting on those to be built/delivered).
I have seen exactly 2 others on the road in Dallas - hard to believe they aren't delivering more.
Looks like about every small SUV today. The kids like the captains seats - not sure I do (something about the look of them). The electronics are pretty cool - radio toggles between HD and non HD at times (painful), voice commands are horrible (as in my Genesis as well) - that will probably just take some practice). Voice seems hard to pick up for commands, but for phone calls it seems to be fine.
Vinyl boot for shifter is a turnoff - would rather have a smooth guide like the Genesis. I see a lot of people looking at my vehicle and those that see the interior really like it.
All in all - happy with the purchase!
May 29, 2013 (8:14 am)
I have the 2011 Santa Fe Limited fully loaded with a little over 28,000 miles. My only complaint about the car is the wind noise on the passenger side which service told me is normal and I told them that's BS. Anyway, I was hoping the 2013 would have the power folding mirrors and some of the other features that the Kia Sorrent has but it didn't, Now I see a re-designed 2014 SF that looks fantastic, if it has the features I want and no wind noise, I'll tade my 2011 in because I love the car. The ride could be a little softer though and I have to agree about the voice system it stinks.
If anybody knows any tech features about the 2014 I'd appreciate the info. I've seen pictures of it and it's beautiful.
#107 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [golfingdeac11]
Jun 02, 2013 (9:10 am)
I don't remember what it is, but you might check with the service manager (?) regarding this sensitivity in the steering. I think they have 3 settings for the steering, you should try the one I think called sport. This type of problem is in the sedans, ie Sonata look in that forum for more info than I remember. It is something about the electrical steering stuff. I hope that will address your problem.
#108 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [lightfootfl]
Jun 03, 2013 (8:15 pm)
I just purchased A Santa Fe Sport last week and one of the first things I did was check the PSI in all of the tires and sure enough they were all overinflated by about 5 lbs, the correct PSI is 33 lbs per tire. I also found that at highway speed if you put the steering into the sport mode it should solve the problem of drifting out of your lane at highway speeds, I had it up to 80MPH and no drifting, I actually prefer the sport mode and leave it in this position all the time.
#109 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [golfingdeac11]
Jun 17, 2013 (1:30 am)
I have the wandering steering problem also on my 2013 Santa Fe Sport 2.4 FWD. The dealer has had it four times now. First for alignment, which was changed. Second visit found right front camber out of spec again, installed right side camber kit. Third visit, verified drift to left, cross rotated and road force balanced all four tires. Vehicle still drifts to left, 4th visit they replaced all four tires with Continental brand and road force balanced. Still have the same problem. Now I'm on hold with them awaiting a software update the service manager is telling me, with no estimate of how long this will take. I'm thinking of filing the Lemon Law reporting paper work.
#110 of 128 Re: Santa Fe LWB [carle3]
Jul 01, 2013 (12:27 pm)
I have a 2013 Santa Fe since 10/13/12. It has 10,140 miles on it and we have enjoyed every minute that we have spent in this car. I noticed the steering was hard to get use to but when I went to the normal mode the car drove like my 2011 Sonata that I put 36,000 mile on. This past Feb. while returning from a trip to SW La. (700 mi.) I drove the whole 14 hours and felt like I could have driven longer. I am 77 and while I try to stay in good shape I still need to get out once in a while. I did notice that the ride felt hard and sure enough the TP was 40 PSI so I put it at the 33 PSI that Hyundai says the tire should be at. The ride is a lot softer and not truck like. I have the white color with the tan leather interior and the car is jut beautiful. We have had a lot of compliments and interest in our car.
#111 of 128 Re: projection beam lights - line at top of beam [gclaassen]
Jul 05, 2013 (3:09 pm)
I have the same problem with what seems like a line running across the windshield while driving on dark roads. It does diminish greatly when you switch to high beams. I told my salesman about it and he said to bring it in some night and he would check it out. I haven't done that yet. Have you found out anything about this situation?