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Hyundai Santa Fe Paint



  • Do you have a link to the Consumer Reports article on the paint issue that you mentioned above? I'm sure many of us would be interested to read it.
  • gunga64gunga64 Posts: 271
    edited August 2013
    As I have posted, my 1987 Hyundai Excel peeled paint on the bumpers. They still peel paint over twenty years later. Mine is a 2007 and it isnt peeling, but the paint is still not up to'par with other manufactors. I get told paint is made poorly nowadays from everyone that owns a car. But Hyundai is unacceptable, I havent seen this tyoe of problem on even stinky Chevys. Their clearcloat is so light its missing on some parts of the paint.

    The way they keep saying your warranty is up after 36k miles, and they know they have a problem will prevent me from ever buying another.

    I must say I have had warranty work done on my car since owning it, and the dealership has been good at fixing the issues. Last month at 96k, my throttle sensor went out and they replaced the and the entire throttle. I know that would have cost over $600. I did have to pay $100 under my extended warranty and the throttle wasnt covered under the 10 year/100k warranty, what crap that was too. Its an engine component and should have been under the 10/10.

    My issue there is they couldn't just replace the $25.00 sensor, supposedly its not replaceable. Thats what will keep me away in the future as well.

    Other warranty work, valve cover leaked, so gasket replaced, leaked on alternator so alternator replaced. Drivers seat switch broke and replaced.

    The car has been alright overall, and should last me years more, but its my last. You dont back your product you lose business period. You may save like 3k on a twenty thousand car but its not worth it.
  • wms09wms09 Posts: 1
    I left work at 5pm tonight with a few small chips in the paint on the hood and roof of my white 09 Santa Fe. An extremely hard Houston rain (raining sideways at times) pounded the car for about 8 - 10 miles. The rain, with thunder and lightning, was so hard I could barely see my wiper blades. Then I began to see swatches of something. Irregular shapes splattering the windshield along with the rain. To my SHOCK when I reached my destination and exited the car, HUGE patches of primer are now very clearly visible ALL OVER the hood and roof. I drove straight to the dealership to show them, but because I have 68,000 miles on the car, they said there is nothing they can do. Several of the bare spots are larger than my hand. Sales people looked at it in awe saying they'd never seen anything like it. This is CRAZY!
  • We bought a new 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe four months ago in Toronto, Canada and have less than 6000 km on it. We discovered a chip in the driver's side paint a bit smaller than a dime but going completely through the paint down to the metal. We took it too the dealer who said there was a dint there -- if there is it is almost impossible to see -- and they would not fix it under warranty. I have owned many cars over 50 years and kept each of them for years and never once have I seen this type of damage. I will pursue this with Hyundai but am not hopeful based on what I have read. I'm all for a class action suit on paint quality.
  • fenixrizefenixrize Virginia beach virginiaPosts: 2
    I have a 2011 Santa fe the door Handels and a very very big spot on the hood peeling it's embarrassing !!!. They said they will only cover if under 36,0000 or 3 years. I have 22,00o miles. Still making payments and pissed. There's gotta be something we can do.
  • fenixrizefenixrize Virginia beach virginiaPosts: 2
    Has Anyone received any results or started any action about paint 2011 Santa fe paint on hood pealing and on door knobs also blk paint peeling off metal piece between windows
  • So did anyone find a solution? I am just now becoming brave enough to bring the issue to the dealers attention and needless to say I am not feeling very confident that they will take care of business. Any advice is appreciated...that karen
  • amalaur1amalaur1 Posts: 1
    I am the owner of a 2009 Santa Fe. I am sorry to report that the paint is coming off in big chunks right down to the metal. I have taken the car to two reputable body shops which concur that there is a manufacturing problem with the paint. So far I have gotten nowhere with Hyundai. I am in the process of filling out papers with the Better Business Bureau. This is sickening to say the least. I can't believe all the people that are having the same problem. I will never again buy a Hyundai. I think the consumer needs to be warned of this HUGE problem.
  • My 2009 Sage Green Santa Fe has been peeling for a few years now. Mostly on the hood and around the windshield. The paint doesn't stick to the primer at all. I had read somewhere that some EPA rules put restrictions on the chemicals required to make the paint stick. Why Hyundai and not others??? I just got done a wonderful job of plasti dipping the affected surfaces but when I peeled the overspray tape off, the Hyundai paint came off with it. It simply isn't stuck at all. Will try again with Frog Tape for Delicate Surfaces. Have my doubts there is a way around it. Hoping to get lucky.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,683
    Everyone always like to point fingers at "regulations" but obviously not all cars have bad paint. Not even all Hyundais. Looks like there's something wrong either with their supplier or the application.
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