hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
55,595 miles

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments (Page 2 of 3)

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problem #21

Sep 232011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • miles


Sun visor broken.

- Newberry, SC, USA

problem #20

Oct 082011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Driver side sun visor came down while driving very dangerous. If you contact company they will be glad to sell you another one that will break. Just a matter of time this part is going to break and cause an accident. By looking at the other complaints I am not the only one. Passenger side has broke to.

- Lindale, TX, USA

problem #19

Sep 072011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 53,112 miles
Driver side sun visor fell down while I was driving down the road. I had to pull over to the side of the road and remove visor so I could safely drive home.

- Greenville, NC, USA

problem #18

Sep 042011

Santa Fe

  • miles


Passenger side sun visor fell out of "socket" and is hanging by wires. This item is rarely used. Fell as I was moving through a parking lot. Pushed back into "socket" where it stays for a few min, then falls again. My car is rarely driven, has only 16K miles on it, bought brand new. By what I have read online, it seems a costly repair, if it is even deemed fixable. Major hazard. Not to mention it being an obvious manufacturer defect. I have not contacted Hyundai as today is Sunday and they are closed. I fail to see how this issue has not made it to a re-call level yet... online, numerous 2007 Santa Fe complaints with this very issue! I fail to see how this should be a repair coming out of my pocket! very disappointed!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #17

Aug 252011

Santa Fe

  • 31,991 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving approximately 65 mph, the driver side sun visor fell, obstructing the drivers vision. The hinges were fractured and the sun visor was barely hanging by the wires. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for diagnostics or repairs. The approximate failure mileage was 31,991.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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problem #16

Aug 132011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 70,300 miles
2007 Hyundai Santa Fe driver's side sun visor breaks and hangs down from roof and blocks the driver's vision. 1) I rarely use the sun visor; however, one morning I came out and the visor was hanging from the roof by wires (these power the vanity mirror light). The visor blocked my vision. 2) I pushed the visor back up into the roof bracket. It immediately fell down again. I really applied pressure and pushed it back up in the bracket. Five minutes later it fell down again blocking my vision. I then removed the holding bracket from the roof, inserted the visor post inside it again, and reattached the bracket. The visor fell again. 3) I have to order a brand new sun visor to replace what is/was a perfectly good, electrically light functioning, working sun visor. The Hyundai service manager tells me he sees a lot of these visors that fall, but they can't be repaired as supposedly a spring has broken up inside the mechanism.

- Fairfax, VA, USA

problem #15

Aug 012011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 74,000 miles


Both sun visors have broken on my 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. They have not been abused in any way. They cost $113 each to replace. Many other Hyundai owners have complained of this defect. Please issue a recall. Thank you.

- Ozark, MO, USA

problem #14

Jul 172007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
The sun visors on my 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe fell off. The passenger side fell off about a year ago and hung by wires until it broke off. The driver side fell off without force and wouldn't stay up while driving making driving extremely hazardous. I had to hold the visor up with my head while driving to see to drive.

- Arlington, TX, USA

problem #13

Jun 142011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 60,000 miles
Drivers side visor broke allowing the visor to fall into field of view.

- Shalimar, FL, USA

problem #12

Jun 022011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 61,120 miles
Driving 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe on highway suddenly the sun visor drops into my face from its corner attachment, dangling by only electrical wire. Grabbed sun visor and lifted up, preventing potential accident with other vehicles. Hyundai service dealership refused free replacement due to being out of warranty. Gave estimate $150 to replace. There are dozens of same defect online with 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe driver side sun visor dropping from exact same location. Because it is very dangerous not to fix we had to pay for the safety of our family onboard. Hyundai still refusing to do recall. Filing complaint with state attorney general office of Consumer Affairs.

- Land O Lakes, FL, USA

problem #11

May 212011

Santa Fe

  • 75,000 miles


2007 Hyundai Santa Fe driver side sun visor fell out at the pivot point, hanging by a wire. Plastic at pivot point is broken. Part must be replaced.

- Marana, AZ, USA

problem #10

Jan 152011

Santa Fe

  • 65,000 miles
The driver's side sun-visor broke at the plastic hinge where it goes into the ceiling of the vehicle causing the sun visor to drop down and obscure my view of the road. This created a dangerous situation in which I could not see the road while driving. Even in the closed and stowed position, the sun visor periodically drops down obscuring my driving view. This is quite dangerous in that I cannot see the road for a few seconds and am distracted while re-stowing the visor.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #9

Feb 252011

Santa Fe

  • 54,000 miles
While driving down the highway, I opened my sun visor and everything was fine, then suddenly it dropped down into my line of sight just dangling by some wires! I could have been seriously injured! after trying to push it back up into the hole, to only have it fall down in my face again at any given time, I had to just remove it completely! to add insult to injury, the passenger side visor did the same thing 2 days ago. I just can't believe the cheap parts used on these visors, the knowledge of the safety hazard, and the lack of action taken to fix this! I will never buy a Hyundai again if this is the service I am going to receive.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #8

Jan 242011

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • 90,950 miles
Driving 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe on busy freeway with husband as passenger. Suddenly the driver side sun visor drops into my face from its corner attachment, dangling by only electrical wire. Husband grabbed sun visor and lifted up, preventing potential serious accident with surrounding vehicles. Talked to Hyundai service dealership; they refused free replacement due to being out of warranty. Gave estimate $185 plus to replace. Online complaint websites detail dozens of same defect with 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe driver side sun visor dropping from exact same location, and dealers admitting factory use of cheap plastic assembly as cause. We contacted Hyundai corporate in fountain valley, ca. They refused to initiate defective driver side sun visor recall. Said they needed more complaints to justify recall. Told them it's been 4 years, and there are already dozens of complaints. Advised them it's very dangerous not to do recall. Serious liability issues. Hyundai corporate refused to consider recall as of 02/15/11. Currently propping up sun visor until recall is initiated. Filing complaint with state attorney general office of Consumer Affairs.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #7

Jul 172010

Santa Fe

  • 64,250 miles
While driving on the highway, the driver's side sun visor fell, and blocked the vision of driver. Along with blocking the driver's vision, the driver was startled causing the driver to swerve. This almost caused a crash. The driver had to hold the sun visor until reaching home (~15 minutes). Upon reaching home, the owner examined the visor. The visor has a very small and fragile plastic component holding the visor in place. It appears that the visor is destined to break. The component that broke is on the arm that swings the visor down and to the left, and is embedded in the interior ceiling I.e., not accessible to anyone without taking the visor apart with screw drivers. There was 64,250 miles on the vehicle at time of the incident. There was a passenger at time of incident, who can testify to the facts.

- Papillion, NE, USA

problem #6

Apr 062010

Santa Fe

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that while driving at approximately 25 mph, the rubber housing around the windshield came off. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealership to have the strip replaced. The contact was concerned that because of the failure, the windshield could have become separated while the contact was driving. The failure mileage was approximately 45,000.

- Linthicum Heights, MD, USA

problem #5

Dec 042009

Santa Fe

  • 43,000 miles
The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The driver-side sun visor support mechanism attached to the roof had fractured. The defective sun visor obstructed the driver's visibility. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for inspection. The mechanic stated that the sun visor required replacement. No repairs were made. The failure and current mileages were 43,000. The vehicle identification number was unavailable.

- Hartford, AL, USA

problem #4

Feb 202009

Santa Fe

  • 22,400 miles
Front glass has a cracked line in it from the right front pillar. No indication of anything hitting glass. No pits. It is on glass about halfway up went like a uturn 6-12 inches from pillar. No repairs done. SUV purchased 2007. No issue till now.

- Smyrna, GA, USA

problem #3

Dec 012008

Santa Fe

  • 20,000 miles
The washer fluid does not squirt onto the window. At best, the fluid sometimes dribbles out and hits the lowest part of the window, but only after holding the washer fluid button for up to 30 seconds. The dealership told me that the line was probably frozen and there was nothing they could do. They recommended I check the fluid line for blockage or heat it up with a hair dryer. I have the same problem on two different cars from the same manufacturer, and the problem exists in all types of weather. During light snow and rain, the window gets dirty and I have to pull off the road to clean the window in order to continue driving. I think that's a significant safety issue.

- Uncasville, CT, USA

problem #2

Dec 012008

Santa Fe

  • miles
A crack appeared in my windshield. It looks to have originated from the base of the windshield and nothing has damaged my windshield prior. It looks like it's cracking from the inside of the glass. I have to get an estimate on how much it's going to cost to repair from my insurance company today. The same thing happened to my friends 2007 Hyundai sante fe a while after she bought it last year.

- Providence, RI, USA

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