Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 7 problems related to windshield wiper/washer (under the visibility category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Santa Fe based on all problems reported for the Santa Fe.
So many things going wrong back seat belts don't work, washer pump don't work tried to order part from dealer do not have any in us the camshaft sensor pigtail disintegrated from being to close to the engine and no one sells the part have to buy the complete engine wiring kit for one little plastic piece there should be a recall on this I read online that everyone with this car had the same problems.
See all problems of the 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe. The contact stated that his windshield wipers stopped working. The dealer stated that the windshield wiper arms were stripped at the point where they were connected to the motor. The repair was not covered under warranty because too many consumers were experiencing the same failure. The failure mileage was 28,770. Updated 3/9/09
See all problems of the 2006 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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.
See all problems of the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe. While driving 20 mph in the rain, the passenger side windshield wiper shut off. The dealer has not inspected the vehicle. The current and failure mileages were 39,995.
Windshield wipers bolts have loosened 5 times since 2003. The latest was on 4/12/07. The time before was 0 on 1/28/07. Four out of the five events happened during rain and snow events on I- 95 driving at 65 mph. One second you can see, the next you cannot. I for one have never seen bolts holding windshield wiper arms onto the vehicle in the first place. Obviously for good reason. Something needs to be done to correct this situation.
See all problems of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Alternator/battery problems: lights dim, windshield wiper delay changes speed, electric windows slow at times.
See all problems of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Consumer experiencing problems with windshield wiper blades, and has the impression that it is a common problem. The dealer told the consumer the wiper blades but be loosened from the windshield manually before they are turned on or they will not work. The dealer also told the consumer to try and find any loose nuts and re-tightened them, which the consumer did, which did not keep the wipers from stopping in the middle of operation. The consumer was not satisfied with the installation of the running boards and had them replaced at his own expense. The heater made a noise as if something was caught in the fan box.