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2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE Problems & Complaints

Read complaint(s) filed for the 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE. These complaints & problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. You may file your own complaint for the 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE by calling the NHTSA Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm at (888) 327-4236, TTY: (800) 424-9153. You can also file your complaint online.

Vehicle Information (588 Complaints)
Date reported Sep 16, 2015
Location EL PASO, TX
Manufacturer Hyundai Motor America
Vehicle 2007 HYUNDAI SANTA FE
Transmission Not Specified
Drivetrain Not Specified
Fuel type Not Specified
Occurences 1
Crash involved N
Injuries 0
Deaths 0
Source NHTSA Website
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Complaint - Visibility

BACK IN 2011, MY DRIVER'S SIDE SUN VISOR FAILED (THE BRACKET BROKE AT THE ELBOW WHERE THE PLASTIC IS MOLDED AROUND THE BRACKET). IN LOOKING AT THE PART, I NOTED THAT THE QUALITY/GAUGE OF THE BRACKET WAS NOT VERY ROBUST. I WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF FIRST PRINCE AND THEN JOHNSON CONTROLS, AND AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH SUN VISORS AND THE BRACKETS THAT SUPPORT THEM. BASED ON MY OBSERVATIONS, THE DESIGN IS INFERIOR AND IS NOT ROBUST ENOUGH TO LAST THROUGH THE LIFETIME OF THE VEHICLE. THE REASON I'M WRITING TO YOU NOW, IS THAT MY PASSENGER SIDE VISOR ALSO FAILED RECENTLY, WITH DAMAGE IN THE EXACT SAME AREA. I AM ALSO NOTING THAT THE DRIVER'S SIDE BRACKET IS STARTING TO WEAKEN, AS IT WILL FREQUENTLY NOT STAY IN A LOCKED UP POSITION. THIS WAS THE SAME SYMPTOM EXHIBITED BEFORE THE FIRST DRIVER SIDE VISOR FAILED. IN MY OPINION, THERE HAS TO BE AN EXCESSIVELY HIGH FAILURE RATE FOR THIS PART AND AS THE REPLACEMENT IS EXPENSIVE (APPX. $240), I FEEL THERE IS A RISK AND PERHAPS ALREADY OCCURRENCE OF A RISK OF THE BRACKET FAILING WHILE DRIVING AT HIGH SPEED, AND/OR A DRIVER WHO'S VISOR FAILED, HAVING VISION IMPAIRED BY THE SUN AND BECOMING INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT. I BELIEVE YOU SHOULD LOOK AT THE REPLACEMENT RATE FOR THIS PART ACROSS NOT ONLY THIS MODEL, BUT ALL OTHER'S AS I NOTE THAT FREQUENTLY THE DESIGN OF AN ELBOW BRACKET CROSSES OVER MULTIPLE PLATFORMS.

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