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I have a brand new Santa Fe SE, Deepwater Blue. I love this vehicle and (knock on wood) it has performed to all my expectations. My problem is that I got a small scratch in the hood this weekend. I need advice on how to repair it. I know I can probably buy "touch up" paint but I am wondering if this is the best approach. It is not a very deep scratch. Thank you in advance for any help!
Has anyone else had this problem? Dealer says it's non-warranty and wants $218 to fix it.
I also had the check engine light come on with a gross evap leak code. Dealer said that most likely a gas station attendant failed to put the gas cap on correctly or that the plastic lanyard (now not attached to the door) may have gotten stuck under the cap. All of this also non-warranty and the dealer charged me $100 to pressure test the system and reset the code. Does this make sense? Do I have to get out and check the gas cap after each fillup to prevent getting hit with future $100 diagnostic charges?
I only have one concern, and I will bring it to the dealer to check it out this week. The front passenger air bag light switches on and off all the time, when my wife or me are seated in. I am thinking that there could be a bad sensor under the seat. My wife is petite (110 pounds) and I am 145 pounds, and this weight should not be switching off the air bag. I don't know under what weight the sensor turns off the bag, but in my other car is under 70 pounds. I had a friend seating on it( 160 pounds), and the light never came on. Has anybody had this problem before? I also checked all the connections under the seat,but it all looks normal. Hopefully is something minor. We'll see... :confuse:
They have to prove that the 3rd party part caused the problem...(I assume electrical ) should one occur. It is on the net and you can print it out for him (THEY ALL KNOW!!!)
HOWEVER....who wants to mess around with a very expensive lawsuit. After all you are dealing with about $230 above what you could buy a 3rd party setup for. If you really need it...I suggest you get it. Their cost is about $255...try bargaining with them or another dealer...and you can install it yourself easily.
Read your manual about oil changes...normal service, I think 5k is fine...severe service=3000 mi. Another dealer thing
Now that's really funny....Consumer affairs (US) told me there was a fix but the parts were not out yet. She said they had all been briefed on it in fact....as i have said...NO COMMUNICATION in this company..
Having carefully thought it out, I am not so sure i want them poking around the headliner anyway...can just see the fingerprints and grime now
Will be interested on how you make out...good luck
Map light issue
I just got a call from consumer affairs US and they say the fix does not make the map lights come on, but is an ADDITIONAL dome light for the front. Again the parts will be available in a few weeks so I told them to go ahead and order them(NO CHARGE EITHER TO US).
I want to go to the dealership and look at this thing before installing it....no one seems to know what it is and where/how it mounts I wonder if they simply doubled the size of the existing dome with the additional lights reflecting forwards...that would be pretty simple too....lets wait and see. Fingers crossed!
When I see it, I will report back...at least a few weeks.; My dealer did not know about it either.
Well the map lights are fixed. Only draw back, is if you shut off the switch on the rear dome light so that lights are not activated when door opens, the map lights will still come on. Otherwise, works good, dims slowly just like the dome light when going off. Apparently this isn't a TSB, but a "field patch"?? or something like that. consists of 4 parts, 2 of them replacement dome and map light assembly (not sure why), a wiring harness and something else. (Sheet is out in the car). Booked at 0.6 hours. I took my vehicle in at 8am, they called at 10am.
Will be really nice later in the year/winter when it is dark going to work and darn near dark coming home.
Overall I am very happy with the result. I was a bit concerned thinking they had to pull down the headliner, but it seems they go up through the pillar via the airbag on the front pillar and to the door switch.
They really need to get their communication together!
Thanks again...Hey I can always say thanks anyway for the try if it is crummy looking!
The other posters Fix appears different (his had the map lights come on) but again, who knows
Dome light issue:
It turns out that the rep yesterday was incorrect. they DO turn on the map lights and DO NOT just add another dome light. She also confirmed that a new map light, fixtures and harness comprise the kit. Apparently the parts ARE out and she said about a week to get them to the dealer.
Will also advise how it comes out etc
First, check that your gas cap is tightened.
Yes that is the issue...the kit introduced will have the map lights come on when the door(s) are opened...they dim down when you close the door like the dome light This is a warranty fix as well!
Getting my new GLS, seven seater, Canadian model next week and I'm trying to decide if I want the automatic door locks or not. Thank you.
Will let you know how it comes out. They said it was a pretty large box......They were going to have a tech study it this afternoon. :shades:
You can be sure I will be giving it a close inspection to make sure nothing gets messed up TOO!
will report back tomorrow. Wish me luck...I may need it!!
I must admit that the allotment just sounds a bit on the skimpy side....sounds like the dealers will bite the bullet on these fixes!
1) took about 45 minutes...Works perfectly and can't tell it was worked on either!
2) Map light and Dome light were replaced
3) Harness was snaked down thru the driver's side Pillar near the windshield from the map light area, presumably connected to the door switch
4) headliner was not affected but I think they do snake another harness up to the map lights from the dome light (not sure). Like the other poster, the dome light switch has no effect on the map lights when you open the door, and the new map lights dim down just as the dome light did when you close the door. MUCH BETTER!!!!!
I am completely satisfied...hope this helps! Thanks to Barbara again.