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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
89,250 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

Mar 182015

Santa Fe

  • 150,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving at 55 mph and attempting to roll up the front driver side window, the window failed to roll up and curved. The contact heard a grinding noise from the window. In addition, the door opened independently and the contact was unable to close the door. The contact had to hold onto the door from the outside in order to keep the door closed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The technician diagnosed that the actuator in the door needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 150,000.

- Moor Park, CA, USA

problem #3

Jul 022011

Santa Fe

  • 70,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated the visor on the vehicle broke from the arm and fell down. The contact spoke to the manufacturer and was told that the visor was not considered a safety issue. The failure and current mileage was 70,000.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Sep 252010

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Driver side sun visor is defective. Within a few months of purchase the sun visor would not stay up in the unused position. For several years I held it in place with velcro. It was difficult to swing it over to cover the side window. Recently the entire plastic connector broke and the sun visor dangled from the electrical connection in front of the driver.this occurred while we were driving on the freeway. We used velcro and duct tape in an attempt to keep the sun visor from dangling. It was not usable. We have now disconnected the sun visor from the electrical source and removed it completely. It was a serious safety issue dangling in front of the drive. It is still a safety issue because I do not a means to block the sun from the driver. I noticed on the internet that a number of other owners have complained about this same Hyundai defect.

- Torrance, CA, USA

problem #1

May 182007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 67,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 70 mph, the rear fixed window on the left quarter panel blew out. The local authorized dealer and the manufacturer both stated that the vehicle was out of warranty and nothing could be done. The engine size was unknown. The current and failure mileages were 67,000.

- Ellington , FL, USA

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