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#31 Old 06-01-2012, 09:09 PM
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By the way, can anyone confirm that sunroof leaks are in fact coverd by the five year 60k mile warranty?
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If you want actual confirmation it's best to ask Hyundai directly.

I'd speculate and say that it should be unless the repair would be classified as an adjustment in which case it's the first year only, at least in Canada.
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I know most extended warranties exclude water leaks.
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Leaking sunroof

I just took my 2011 Hyundai Azara, with 11K Miles and 10 months old, into the dealer who I purchased it from in Pensacola FL. There was a leak in it so the dealer adjusted the sunroof and the leak was still happening. The dealer replaced the seal around the glass. The shop called me back and told me that the roof was still leaking that there was nothing else they could do. I spoke to the owner of the shop and was told "it is normal for sunroofs to leak a little...that is what the drains and the drain pan is for". Bull. Car sunroofs should not leak - ever. I live in Florida - needless to say it is going to be a bad summer if I always have to stuff a towel to soak up the rain. I am letting EVERYONE I know DON'T BUY A HYUNDAI w/ A SUNROOF.
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I spoke to the owner of the shop and was told "it is normal for sunroofs to leak a little...that is what the drains and the drain pan is for". Bull. Car sunroofs should not leak - ever.
The shop owner is quite correct for these style of sunroofs.

The sunroof has to travel above and below the plane of the roof - consequently there is no cost effective way to have it seal 100%. If the sunroof is only a "pop top" type or does not extend below the roof line then expecting 100% leak free is reasonable but in our case minor seepage past the seal is nothing to worry about.
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Just a little more on my leaking sunroof on my '11 Azara. This is the second new car I purchased with a sunroof - the other was a '89 Chevy Z24. Just about everything broke on the Chevy - digital dash out 4 times, power steering out 4 times...etc, however, the sunroof on the '89 Chevy NEVER, NEVER, EVER leaked - about the only thing on the car that was good. So when Hyundai states that the sunroofs should leak - maybe they should consult with a Chevy Engineer from the late '80s!
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Just a little more on my leaking sunroof on my '11 Azara. This is the second new car I purchased with a sunroof - the other was a '89 Chevy Z24. Just about everything broke on the Chevy - digital dash out 4 times, power steering out 4 times...etc, however, the sunroof on the '89 Chevy NEVER, NEVER, EVER leaked - about the only thing on the car that was good. So when Hyundai states that the sunroofs should leak - maybe they should consult with a Chevy Engineer from the late '80s!
Two different styles of sunroofs.

The Cavalier was a "pop top, slide back" - it didn't have to travel below the roof line.
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You are correct about the Z24 - it was a manual sunroof which had a metal latch in the back to open it. The '11 Azara is a power sunroof, which slides into the back of the roof. I still find it hard to believe that the sunroof should leak - any amount when it rains. If I would have known this I would not have purchased the car. I now know if I ever get a car with a sunroof again, to take it to a touchless car wash and check for leaks, before I sign the papers. More then likely I will not own a car with a sunroof again.
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The newer style panoramic roofs should never leak due to their range of motion.

Any seepage with the moonroof design should be minimal and water should never get into the cabin or headliner; the pan and drains should handle what small amount does get past the seal.
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The newer style panoramic roofs should never leak due to their range of motion.

Any seepage with the moonroof design should be minimal and water should never get into the cabin or headliner; the pan and drains should handle what small amount does get past the seal.
This is good to hear. I had a leaker on my GMC Acadia - widespread issue with that model. Water plays havoc on electronics and everything else.
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