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Windshield Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 11 problems related to windshield (under the visibility category).

car image   Windshield problem of the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 01/20/2012

About 10 minutes in to a trip all of a sudden the windshield started fogging up. The climate control panel was in auto, blend with part of the air going to windshield, part to floorboard, temp set to 72degrees engine was fully warm, and we were at 55mph. The fogging was not gradual, from the time I noticed the windshield starting to fog, until visibility was significantly reduced all the way to the dash was less than 2 minutes. It was if a system had shut off. I activated the front defrost button,, high fan to clear the window and it actually was worse for a few seconds. I turned up the heat to 85, and the windshield started clearing. This issue has been reported by others. Weather outside temp about 45 degrees, light rain. When the trip started the windshield was perfectly clean and clear of any interior fog.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 12/19/2010

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, I reeported a problem yesterday about a shadow on the front windshield, upon further looking at the problen wehave come to the conclusion that the low beam headlights is causing all the problem, this is a safty issue, when driving at night on dark streets or highways your visability is cut by three quarters, some one would have toi take the car out to see this problem.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 12/16/2010

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe, at night using low beam headlights there IA a shadow about three quarters down the windshield this only happens at night on a dark roads, on lighted roads it is not as bad, we tyook the car back to the dealership about three weeks ago and still waiting for an answer.

car image   Windshield problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 04/06/2010

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.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 5
Failure Date: 12/15/2009

The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe . While driving 40 mph the windshield was very difficult to see out of due to the glaze coming from the sun. The dealer was informed about the windshield and stated that they would polish the windshield in order to clean the outside. The contact also stated that it was still difficult to see out of the window while driving. There have been no windshield replacements. The failure mileage was 3097 and the current mileage was 10114.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 6
Failure Date: 10/03/2007

The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact started the ignition in the vehicle and smoke erupted from the front windshield and instrument panel. There was no warning light illuminated on the instrument panel. The contact immediately exited the vehicle and inspected underneath the hood, but there was no smoke or flames. The windshield was damaged. There were no injuries. The fire department was not called to the scene. The vehicle was taken to the authorized dealer, but they could not detect the cause of the failure. The vehicle has not been repaired. The failure mileage was 10,000 and current mileage was 12,000. Update 09/10/08 updated 09/16/08.


car image   Windshield problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 7
Failure Date: 06/05/2006

: 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.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 8
Failure Date: 03/18/2005

A rock hit the windshield while driving on the highway and the windshield exploded. The driver pulled over, and had the vehicle towed to the dealer. The damage was extensive even though the object did not come through the windshield. The impact literally broke the inside of the windshield apart and caused shards of glass as well as pulverized (powder consistency) glass to strike the consumers wife in the face as well as spraying glass throughout the vehicle.

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car image   Windshield problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 9
Failure Date: 03/24/2004

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.

car image   Windshield problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 10
Failure Date: 02/08/2004

Cracked windshield.

car image   Windshield problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 11
Failure Date: 02/07/2004

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.


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