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Old 11-18-2012, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The water came in from the sun roof when I did the touchless car wash in the gas station, it is real WATER not just dripping.
Anyone have same problem?
Is it difficult to repair?
Don't believed that the Santa fe is that bad quality
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Being that your Sante Fe is a 2012, I would take it to the dealer and have them fix it on warrantee. Sounds like a plugged drain to me and also possibly a bad seal.
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It is normal to have some seepage in the car wash. Where was the water coming in by? did it wet the headliner?
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That's a good reason to NOT use those touchless systems. They use very high pressure to clean since there is nothing else touching the car.
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That's a good reason to NOT use those touchless systems. They use very high pressure to clean since there is nothing else touching the car.
Yes.touchless is not that clean anyway. Touch less car wash only good for cleaning the ice and salt at the buttom of the car in the winter
Hand wash is the best but only can do in summer

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It is normal to have some seepage in the car wash. Where was the water coming in by? did it wet the headliner?
Not only the headline but also my head,I am serious
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Wow. So the headliner will need to be changed then?
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Yep, touchless with create a small amount of spray... It happened to me and I felt a slight spray going through the wash this past summer. The dealer told me it happens and even a new seal will not fix it. I am not talking about dripping but a slight misting of water...
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For those of you who either gave up with the dealer or just don't want to go back and have the sunroof worked on, this is what I did to my Sonata:

Use the double sided tape we all have used for the rear spoiler. Cut the tape the size of the metal opening on the sunroof and tape all around. Naturally, do not remove the tape on the side that touches the rubber part of the actual sunroof. I did this six months ago and have had no water problems.

Again, this is for the ones that do not want to go back to the dealers!
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Don't waste your time trying to get the dealer to "fix" a sunroof that spits a few drops under high-pressure car washes. The rubber seals are designed to cushion the glass and block most rainfall, but that's all. They are not designed to resist compression under 3,000 psi of water pressure. That's why all factory sunroofs come with an inner drain channel.

@reus49: Kudos on the creative modification. But as a warning to others, padding up the rubber seals can sometimes create more leaks than it solves, and/or put added strain on the motor. I would only do this if there was a serious gap that was causing problems during normal rainfall, but in that case you'd have a valid warranty claim.
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