hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,797 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 2)

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problem #13

Jun 272013

Santa Fe

  • 70,000 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that the sun visor failed and became separated from the plastic mount holder, causing the sun visor to hang by the wires. The sun visors were also obstructing the contact's view of the roadway. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The sun visor was not replaced. The failure mileage was 70,000 and the approximate current mileage was 70,500.

- Forth Worth, TX, USA

problem #12

Dec 312012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
We own a 2007 Santa Fe that overall we have been very happy with. In December 2012 with just over 60,000 miles on our vehicle we were driving with our 2 young children in the car and the driver side visor suddenly dropped from the left side. This was extremely dangerous and affected the safety of our family while we were driving. We tried to put it to the side, and pulled over the side of the road to push the plastic part back into the socket. A few minutes on the road and the visor fell again causing more dangerous distraction while driving. For our safety we had to rip the wire out to fully remove the visor. Now we are left with no visor to keep the sun out of our eyes. Here we are 6 months later at 68,000 miles and the passenger side did the same thing. Slightly less distracting to the driver, but dangerous none the less. We are beyond our initial warranty and the visors are not covered on the extended warranty even though the dealership said, 'the visors should be covered, we see this all the time'. after a quick review on the web I see that many Hyundai drivers have had similar dangerous experiences. It seems some of the visors were even part of a recall, but not the 2007 Santa Fe. We don't use our visors excessively and we don't have any weight on them, this is a safety hazard and should be covered or even recalled as it places people in danger when it falls down, hangs by the cord, and distracts drivers. In looking into it further there is a small piece of the plastic that holds the visors in place that broke on both of them. This would be an easy fix to prevent unnecessary accidents.

- Pleasant Hill, CA, USA

problem #11

Dec 012011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles
We flipped down the driver side visor as usual and always take good care of the vehicle but this time you could hear it crack. From that moment on we were fighting with it while driving many times. It became to oserious of a driving hazard mixed with a drain on the battery as the visor light would stay on due to the wire insulation breaking through from wear due to stress from the weight of the hanging visor and repeatedly falling. This same visor was a recall on the2007 Hyundai sonata but not the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe"?? why not??"

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #10

Jul 022012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


Driving on highway exit ramp into the setting sun when my drivers side sin visor flopped down in front of me. It had broken loose from the upper holder evidently and was dangling by the two vanity mirror wires. I was able to pull to the side of the ramp without being hit, but not sure how. I notice that there are several complaints lodges for this exact situation, but no recall has been ordered. This is most certainly a safety issue.

- Pensacola, FL, USA

problem #9

Oct 022012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
The sun visor on the passenger side suddenly came off from the mount that holds it in place. The actual mount was still on, held by three screws. However, the visor came off at the hinge. I was changing lanes on the highway and it completely blocked my view of the lane to my right hand side and I came close to crashing. This appears to be a common problem. The internet is full of reports noting that these visors come off suddenly because they are held to the mounting assembly by what can be described as a rubber band. Heat and time eventually cause it to crack. If the driver's side visor falls in this fashion it will lock itself between the dash board and the steering wheel. It will prevent me from steering the car. Not to mention, block my field of view as it falls forward. It is only a matter of time before this happens. I took it to the dealer and they wanted to do the Hyundai dealer on October 10, 2012 repair "off the books". they were going to charge me for the part separate from my repair bill but install it for free so that there would be no paper trail. The dealer advised me that this happens a lot to the Santa Fe models. I have pictures that can be included in this report if needed.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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problem #8

Apr 252012

Santa Fe

  • 48,000 miles
While I was driving on the highway at about 60 mph the driver sunvisor just broke off and fell right infront of me, because of the wires to the mirror on the sunvisor, the sunvisor was just hanging in front of me. This almost caused me to get into an accident with traffic. I took the vehicle to the dealership to get the sunvisor changed and I was told it was not covered under the warranty. I have done some research on this type of problem and have found out that Hyundai has had this problem for about 10 years in different vehicle models, one of them being the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe limited which is what I have. I believe the manufacturer should assume responsibility of fixing this problem. This needs to be corrected asap.

- Brownsville, TX, USA

problem #7

Sep 162012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 72,300 miles


Driver's sun visor attachment to roof of car broke without being touched. Sun visor fell down in driver's vision, hanging by two wires.

- Verona, VA, USA

problem #6

Jul 282012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles
While traveling down the interstate at 75+ mph, the sun visor in my 2007 Santa Fe broke from the 'elbow' and fell down into my field of view!!! the passenger side also broke but not during actual use, while traveling but at a low speed, over a bump. The visors aren't even used with any frequency and certainly aren't abused, yet both are broken completely free and useless! this is unacceptable.

- Raton, NM, USA

problem #5

Aug 292012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 60,500 miles
Driver side sun visor broke when adjusting. The visor fell and was dangling in front of my face hanging on the wire for the vanity light. It startled me and I swerved. Luckily there was no accident. The part cannot be satisfactorily reinserted in the socket. It stays in place only temporarily. A quick search of the internet found this to be a common problem. Hyundai apparently takes no responsibility for these defective parts.

- Lodi, CA, USA

problem #4

Jul 102012

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 76,899 miles
Was driving when all of a sudden the sun visor on driver's side dropped down. Couldn't flip it back up to stay intact. Kept falling down impairing my vision. Plastic piece eventually broke off and so I tried to use velcro to keep the visor from blocking my vision while I drove the vehicle. Didn't work. Wire broke a couple days later sending the whole visor down falling on my lap. Now as of 8/29/12 the passenger sun visor is doing the same thing. There are sooo many complaints online with specifically the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe visors breaking. This needs to be recalled asap. Major vision impairment.

- Erie, CO, USA

problem #3

Jul 012012

Santa Fe

  • 60,000 miles


I was driving my 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe with a passenger in the front seat. The passenger side sun visor fell down in front of her obstructing her view. A few days later, the driver side sun visor fell down in front of me obstructing my view. Neither visor could be fixed as the plastic on the tip was cracked.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #2

Feb 012010

Santa Fe

  • 52,000 miles
I have had so many problems with my car. The first problem began years ago with the low beam headlights. I have to replace the headlights for both right and left side about 5 to 6 times per year. This can get very expensive especially if I were to get a ticket. The second problem are the rear tires. I noticed about two years ago that the tires get worn out much quicker than the others, so I'm constantly rotating them. Just recently, it has become worse. Just this year, I have replaced tires twice and have noticed that I need another set of tires. Have taken the car to a mechanic, but can not find anything wrong with the rear-end. The last issue that just happened a few months ago is the passenger visor. It suddenly fell out of its socket and eventually was hanging by its wires. After trying to put the visor back into its socket a few times, it eventually broke off. Have not ordered another yet. Didn't realize how expensive they are.

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #1

May 182012

Santa Fe 4-cyl

  • 45,000 miles
While driving, driver's side visor became disconnected from its attachment point. This detachment caused the visor to dangle by wires and the inside clip which resulted in completely blocking the driver's forward vision. Reinserting the visor is a temporary fix as it falls out randomly from 5 seconds to a couple days after reinserting. Similar thing happened to the passenger side visor a year earlier.

- Novato, CA, USA

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