Hi! I'm also from Malaysia and I own a Hyundai Getz 1.3 from 2004 Dec, first hand owner. It was a fully imported one from Korea, and I suppose yours is too.I just bought a second hand hyundai getz 2004 1.6 and when the hot sun is too hot it makes the handle of the inner door sticky coz of melting..How to prevent it and does anyone know whr got sell the chrome 1 or original.I am kl malaysia
Hi, I have a Hyundai Accent 2005 and live in Darwin, Australia and also have the same problem with the interior door handles being sticky and melting. The worst one I tried to open one day and the exterior handle broke and now I cannot open that door from the outside. When I try to open it from the inside, the black sticky door handle gets all over my hand and fingers. I know this is very toxic.
Also, most of the doors that are not opened every day are starting to stick to the bodywork. I've only had this car a few weeks and have applied NO CHEMICAL CLEANERS or anything else to it.
What is Hyundai going to do about this? Do a Google search and you'll find that it definitely is NOT RARE.
My family own four Hyundai. Cars are a variety of ages and types. Except for the very newest all have this common universal problem of sticky plastics. It is a peculiarity of Hyundai and has nothing to do with driver habits and women's cosmetics. I have investigated it from a variety of sources. There is a clear plasticiser finish, like a clear top coat. To give it sheen and smoothness when new. Unfortunately when it breaks down it exposes an even worse stickier film underneath. My Sante Fe has been well garaged and protected all its life and it is still breaking down. I believe age is one significant factor. It always get progressively worse. Sun expose I consider is only a minor role. The bit that never get sun are as bad as any. It is uniform throught. There is degredation within the plastics. I believe the formulation is flawed. The chemical composition needs a stabiliser. Does anyone know if Hyundai have solved this issue with the newer models. GregDoor handles and some plastic parts "melting" in cars is not rare, but 99% of the time, the reason has been traced to "driver/passenger habits".
It may sound strange, but in 9 out of 10 cases of "melting handles and knobs", the car owners (or main users) were women. The chemical contamination of the plastics was in most cases, traced to hand lotions, perfumes and especially INSECT REPELLANTS. Also, any lotion with sunscreen protection can harm plastics too.
I suggest doing a little history analysis on your habits and try to find out if you are using hand or body lotions, insect repellants, sunscreen lotions or perfumes that may be damaging the plastics.