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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,950 miles

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe windows / windshield problems

windows / windshield problem

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #4

Jun 052006

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 17,000 miles


: the contact stated the engine failed without warning. This occurred while driving at various speeds and while at a stop. Upon inspection of the vehicle it was noticed the undercarriage had corrosion, the windshield was etched on the passenger side above the windshield wiper, and the vehicle vibrated. The dealership was unable to duplicate the problem. The manufacturer has not been alerted.

- Cherry Hill, NJ, USA

problem #3

Feb 072004

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 19,000 miles
A crack in the windshield appeared one day. Nothing had hit the windshield. It is a small arc on the drivers side about 3" from the bottom of the windshield. When I brought it to the dealership they said that something hit it and the heat inside the car caused it to crack. The place where they said something hit the windshield only the point of a pin could fit in. I know nothing hit it. One a few occasions I have noticed a grinding sound coming from the transmission. I also have had the ABS engage when the breaks were not being applied and the road surface dry. There wasn't a reason for them to engage.

- Derry, NH, USA

problem #2

Mar 242004

Santa Fe 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The windshield cracked for no apparent reason. There is no damage from a rock or anything else. The crack starts approximately 3 inches above the bottom corner of the driver side windshield edge and makes an arc toward the center a few inches then upwards about 12 inches. The view through one side of the crack is distorted as compared to the view on the other side of the crack.

- Washington, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 082004

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 11,800 miles
Cracked windshield.

- Alexandria, VA, USA

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