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I have a 2013 Santa Fe Sport. I've had it about a year and about 6 months ago I began hearing a 'clicking' sound. It sounds like it's coming from the back driver's side door area. I took it to the dealer and they pulled the panel off the back door and found nothing loose but they also couldn't duplicate the noise. Of course when I picked it back up from them the noise was still there so I made one of the maintenance guys ride with me until he heard it too. He thought it was probably from the bottom panel on the exterior door being loose. They have replaced both the front and back door on the driver's side plastic panel at the bottom of the doors but I can STILL hear this 'clicking/rattling' noise. It's mostly at high speeds on the highway, but can be heard when I drive around town too. Any ideas? The guys at the dealer don't seem to have a clue what could be causing it.
 

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Try checking the mud guard on the rear wheel, not the one on the back of the wheel, but the small one in front of the wheel. It could be one of the inner yellow clips is not snapped in all the way and causes to rattle when driving.

I have a 2013 Santa Fe Sport. I've had it about a year and about 6 months ago I began hearing a 'clicking' sound. It sounds like it's coming from the back driver's side door area. I took it to the dealer and they pulled the panel off the back door and found nothing loose but they also couldn't duplicate the noise. Of course when I picked it back up from them the noise was still there so I made one of the maintenance guys ride with me until he heard it too. He thought it was probably from the bottom panel on the exterior door being loose. They have replaced both the front and back door on the driver's side plastic panel at the bottom of the doors but I can STILL hear this 'clicking/rattling' noise. It's mostly at high speeds on the highway, but can be heard when I drive around town too. Any ideas? The guys at the dealer don't seem to have a clue what could be causing it.
 

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I'm also experiencing it seems like its coming from the bottom between front and rear door. Especially when I turn and the vehicle bends. So annoying.
 

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Check your roof rail...

I had a similar clicking noise on the driver side (left). Sounded like it was going from the pillar between the front & rear seats. I know that the last dealership I took it to pulled off and reinstalled the roof rail. Since that time, I haven't really heard it again.
 

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Checking the roof rail

I've just purchased my Santa Fe Sport 13 days ago and noticed the same sound from the same area. Which leads me to my question. Psyke724, I'm assuming you had the dealership re-install the roof rail on the driver side or both sides to prevent it from occurring on the passenger side as well?
 

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I've just purchased my Santa Fe Sport 13 days ago and noticed the same sound from the same area. Which leads me to my question. Psyke724, I'm assuming you had the dealership re-install the roof rail on the driver side or both sides to prevent it from occurring on the passenger side as well?
After reading these posts I was intrigued to take my Santa Fe by the dealership in which I purchased it at. Luckily when the service manager and I were driving it the sound started to occur again. When we got back to the dealership one of my buddies that works there in the service department said he knew exactly what the sound was. One of the clips that hold the plastic panel that runs along the bottom edge of the car had popped loose and that cause that panel to vibrate as the wind hits it. He said those clips usually pop loose when the cars are put on the lift for maintenance. Anyways since he popped it back in place, I haven’t had any problems.
 

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Try checking the mud guard on the rear wheel, not the one on the back of the wheel, but the small one in front of the wheel. It could be one of the inner yellow clips is not snapped in all the way and causes to rattle when driving.
Bingo! Exactly the problem! Thanks a ton. We are heading our for vacation and 4000 mi of Interstates. It would have driven us nuts. Our local dealer is an idiot and I would have for sure gotten a can't duplicate after they charged a ton under warranty!

Cheers to ya Bro!
 

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@CompGuy - I believe the dealership reinstalled the rail on the left side only. Thought the sound went away, but it's recently been coming up again. Could you possibly post a picture of where this loose panel is? Hoping this is something I can pop back in myself... All the dealerships I've taken my car to have proven to be subpar in resolving issues and continue to just give me the run around. I wish I had a friend that works at Hyundai... Argh! (Glad you were able to identify/fix your issue!)
 

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Rattling Noise

Thank goodness I happened to find all of you. I have a 2014 Sante Fe Sport. That noise was driving my husband and I absolutely crazy. Sounded like it was coming from the panel between the passenger and back door, down by the floor. Took it to the dealership. Took it for a test drive and of course it only made the noise for a second. They looked all over and said it was a loose tool in the back. I knew that wasn't the issue and of course it made that horrible sound on the way home.
Mostly happened when on the highway.
Took your advise and had my husband look at that little mudflap in front of the back tire and of course it had popped out of the little orange clip. Both sides were out. I think it happened when I was in a little bit of extra snow last winter. Anyways, that was last night.
Today drove it about 500 km to the city and back and not a sound. I am so relieved.
Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!:
 

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Try checking the mud guard on the rear wheel, not the one on the back of the wheel, but the small one in front of the wheel. It could be one of the inner yellow clips is not snapped in all the way and causes to rattle when driving.
Thanks so much to all the thread contributors for identifying that annoying squeak that I've had for 12 months. Took it to the dealer twice and the first time they couldn't hear it and the second time they heard it and reported that they would need most of the day to take off all the front interior. I quickly located the yellow clip on the front mud guard near back door. My hand movements of this clip replicated the sound identically. It turns out my yellow click had snapped off so my husband took it out until I can get a new one. Me and "the squeak" had become quite a joke in the family :wink so thanks for saving my sanity. :smile
 
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