Hyundai Santa Fe Exterior Problems
I have an 03 Sante Fe and the washers shoot only about an inch jet of fluid. The rear washer is the same. The washer motor sounds like it is working. On the front hood you can see fluid come out of the jet holes so it would not appear to be blocked. Any ideas or is it the washer motor?
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Since the problem is the same with both the front and the rear washer, it
> appears to be a pressure problem. I would look at the pump in the washer
> fluid reservoir first. Make sure it is getting 12V and there is no
> drop at the pump. I would find a T somewhere in the washer fluid line,
> close to the pump and pull it so I could check for obstructions early in
> This one really should not be all that difficult to figure out. Perhaps
> original poster in the other forum simply never updated everyone, and has
> really found the problem and repaired it(?).
I have a 2004 Santa Fe which has the same problem it has been back to the dealers who blew the lines, however the problem has returned and the dealership have told me that the washer bottle needs to come of and cleaned out due to gunk. it thats about 1 hour to do this as the bottle is in an akward place, and its not covered by the 5 year warranty.
In reference to the mud shield, I looked in the well and am not sure where the shield joints are? The mud shield seems to be almost one piece? The fluid bottle neck juts out of a bracket of some sort so you'd have to remove it from underneath or from the well as you described.
You mention "door or dash" What do you mean by that? Dash does not have paint on the Santa Fe. Are you referring to the plastic covering? If so, you will have to get other advice on how to fix any plastic scratches.
Thanks,I have touchup. And yes, I am referring to the plastic covering on the dash and door. any idea where can I get other advice on how to fix plastic scratches. When you scratch the plastic surface white shows through and you need some kind of flat paint to do a minor repair.
If there's a TV or news reporter in your area that handles consumer complaints, that would be another option. The BBB is the other thing that comes to mind off-hand.
Click on this Find a Local Car Dealer link and drill down to your dealer.
Once there you'll find a link to write a review about their service.
Give them both barrels.
Brought it back to the dealer this morning to show them. Upon seeing it, they immediately said that it was caused by closing the door with the gas cap wedged in there and, therefore, not covered by warranty (hhhmmm, do they get this complaint a lot that they immediately know the cause of it?). I am the only one who fills up the tank and have been careful in removing and placing back the gas cap (after reading the issue of Check Engine light coming on). I do not recall any instance which would have caused this chip ( a strong wind, forgot to close, nozzle slipping/hitting door).
The dealer's estimate to replace it is approx Cdn $150 (door + paint + installation). Good thing the 'damage' is not visible when the gas door is closed, So I will just live with it in the meantime.
I just can't believe how easily this thing breaks. Looks like it is made of plastic. So be careful with this door. Treat it gently... Handle with care
Not sure if this works... here are some pic:
http://www.carspace.com/pinoytoronto/Albums/Gas Door Chipped :-(/
At the very least they should put a little touch up paint on it. I love your car color .
2007 Santa Fe AWD Limited with Touring and Premium packages
Dark Cherry Red with beige leather interior
Did you purchase your Santa with the running boards or are they after market? If after market, can you tell me where you got them?
Never really liked the tubular steps. I think they look good on the pre-07SF but not on the 07SF. My agent mentioned that the running boards are new for the 07SF and have just been out a couple of months when I ordered my SF in May 07.
Glad I had it installed because so far, I have not really seen any aftermarket equivalent of it (at least, nothing that looks like this). Makes entry and exit a lot easier and cleaning the roof more manageable
I spoke to another Santa Fe owner and she informed me that her's has the same problem. It baffles us as we were both told that the sun causes it but we both garage our Santa Fe's and don't leave them in the weather. I'm guessing if I can find something to bring off the top layer and then seal the bottom layer than it will fix the problem for the future.