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2014 Sport 2.0T - Anyone in here had/have issues with your panoramic sunroof not closing? I really like driving with it open, but haven't opened it for a while. The first time it would not close, I took it to the dealer. They cleaned the rails and spayed lithium grease, worked for a few months and did the same thing, not closing all the way. I finally got it closed and haven't open it since. I know about the class action lawsuit for exploding glass and lots of issues with this roof. I believe Hyundai had discontinued the panoramic sunroofs. I read about the "tilt system" could be defective. Also how to reset the sunroof system and how to manually close with the tool that came with the car. May stay closed forever, at least it hasn't exploded!
 

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2014 Sport 2.0T - Anyone in here had/have issues with your panoramic sunroof not closing? I really like driving with it open, but haven't opened it for a while. The first time it would not close, I took it to the dealer. They cleaned the rails and spayed lithium grease, worked for a few months and did the same thing, not closing all the way. I finally got it closed and haven't open it since. I know about the class action lawsuit for exploding glass and lots of issues with this roof. I believe Hyundai had discontinued the panoramic sunroofs. I read about the "tilt system" could be defective. Also how to reset the sunroof system and how to manually close with the tool that came with the car. May stay closed forever, at least it hasn't exploded!
Still haven't opened my sunroof. Bummer!!!
 

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I have watched my panoramic get slower and slower over the last 2 weeks. It finally got stuck tonight. It starts to close, than says, "nope". and auto reverses. Ill let you know what I find. already tried blowing the tracks out, and I'm about to lubricate them.
 

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I have watched my panoramic get slower and slower over the last 2 weeks. It finally got stuck tonight. It starts to close, than says, "nope". and auto reverses. Ill let you know what I find. already tried blowing the tracks out, and I'm about to lubricate them.
I have the same; mine jammed 6mo ago - simply suddenly met resistance while closing, and recoiled back open. Took it to Hyundai dealer under warranty, and they replaced the motor (which took a week since parts were scarce under COVID).

Worked for a while, and now same has happened again. It seems to be resistance in the runners - really strong resistance that even pushing with all my might can't overcome, which makes me afraid there's an issue around runners becoming bent/displaced such that it's impossible to fix.

Unfortunately if this happens, you're screwed. There's no easy manual override or disconnect, apparently - just a complex disassembly at the dealer. I'm going to try blowing/cleaning mine, but I suspect it'll be an expensive fix.
 

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2014 Sport 2.0T - Anyone in here had/have issues with your panoramic sunroof not closing? I really like driving with it open, but haven't opened it for a while. The first time it would not close, I took it to the dealer. They cleaned the rails and spayed lithium grease, worked for a few months and did the same thing, not closing all the way. I finally got it closed and haven't open it since. I know about the class action lawsuit for exploding glass and lots of issues with this roof. I believe Hyundai had discontinued the panoramic sunroofs. I read about the "tilt system" could be defective. Also how to reset the sunroof system and how to manually close with the tool that came with the car. May stay closed forever, at least it hasn't exploded!
yes this happened to me about a week ago or so. I have a 2014 Santa Fe. I brought is to the dealer. They got the sunroof closed but not the sunscreen. Charged me $200. Told me I need to replace the whole assembly which is not under warranty and would cost me $7600!! I have not opened my sunroof since and that totally sucks because I’m used to using it everyday with living in Florida. I am not a happy camper. If you have any solutions let me know!! Thanks!!
 

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I have the same; mine jammed 6mo ago - simply suddenly met resistance while closing, and recoiled back open. Took it to Hyundai dealer under warranty, and they replaced the motor (which took a week since parts were scarce under COVID).

Worked for a while, and now same has happened again. It seems to be resistance in the runners - really strong resistance that even pushing with all my might can't overcome, which makes me afraid there's an issue around runners becoming bent/displaced such that it's impossible to fix.

Unfortunately if this happens, you're screwed. There's no easy manual override or disconnect, apparently - just a complex disassembly at the dealer. I'm going to try blowing/cleaning mine, but I suspect it'll be an expensive fix.
So I finally got it closed with a load of Silicon spray and lots of pushing as it closed.

So, the dealer took a look and diagnosed that the frame is bent. As it’s now out of warranty, they’ve gone to Hyundai to ask if they’ll pay for it.

If they say no, I’ll have to build a case against them. The fact is that its exactly the same issue as last time, but for some reason they decided it was a burnt motor instead, and only replaced that. It was obvious it wasn’t and I should have forced the issue at the time. I don’t know whether they misdiagnosed on purpose or just carelessly.

So, I’ll see why they say.
 

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Hi guys sorry to bump this post.
I have an upholstery shop and do the repairs for Hyundai and their sun roof issue.

The problem is your tilt levers go bad. There is little plastic shoes on them and they wear off and its metal on metal. That's why your sun roofs are jamming.
Hyundai does NOT no how to fix this problem. That's why I do it.

DO NOT spray anything into the sunroof track. It will make it much worse by crap sticking in there.

There are 2 options. If it is under warranty. They will replace the sunroof frame assembly.
Worth about $4,000-$5,000 CDN.

A lot of the times they WILL NOT replace the Tilt Levers. The problem in the first place.
Make sure they order both left and right levers.

The levers are on the SUN ROOF glass itself. Not the frame.

If you are going to fix it yourself, you will have to drop the headliner, pop the glass out, and swap the levers.
Left and Right. ON THE GLASS!

You then will have to re program your sunroof and shade. Not hard to do. Its in your owners manual .

Here are the part numbers for the 2 tilt levers. Left and Right.
Part #81635-3S010 & #81636-3S010

Just thought I might be of some help. :)
 

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The problem is your tilt levers go bad. There is little plastic shoes on them and they wear off and its metal on metal. That's why your sun roofs are jamming.
Hyundai does NOT no how to fix this problem. That's why I do it.
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Hello,

I saw your post about the issue with the tilt levers on Santa Fe's panoramic sunroof, so I'd like your advice if possible.

I have a 2016 Santa Fe Sport with a panoramic sunroof and I'm experiencing an issue when closing it: When the glass reaches the position where it meets the bug protection net (or whatever it's called), it slows down quite substantially.

It's getting worse over the time and it has reached a point where it's almost stopping closing. So, I'm afraid it may cause damage to the motor if it keeps that way.

Do you believe that behavior is being caused by the tilt levers issue you mentioned?

If affirmative, what's the ballpark for fixing it?

I've tried to send a pvt msg to you directly, but the forum is not allowing me to. Feel free to reach out to me in pvt if you prefer.

Thank you!

Regards,

Luiz
 

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Hi guys sorry to bump this post.
I have an upholstery shop and do the repairs for Hyundai and their sun roof issue.

The problem is your tilt levers go bad. There is little plastic shoes on them and they wear off and its metal on metal. That's why your sun roofs are jamming.
Hyundai does NOT no how to fix this problem. That's why I do it.

DO NOT spray anything into the sunroof track. It will make it much worse by crap sticking in there.

There are 2 options. If it is under warranty. They will replace the sunroof frame assembly.
Worth about $4,000-$5,000 CDN.

A lot of the times they WILL NOT replace the Tilt Levers. The problem in the first place.
Make sure they order both left and right levers.

The levers are on the SUN ROOF glass itself. Not the frame.

If you are going to fix it yourself, you will have to drop the headliner, pop the glass out, and swap the levers.
Left and Right. ON THE GLASS!

You then will have to re program your sunroof and shade. Not hard to do. Its in your owners manual .

Here are the part numbers for the 2 tilt levers. Left and Right.
Part #81635-3S010 & #81636-3S010

Just thought I might be of some help. :)
Thanks for this insight it is really helpful. Will definitely be doing this quite soon. Hope that Hyundai South Africa have stock.

I also have an issue with my sunroof blind. The clips holding the net broke off and resulted in the net retracting completely into the roller. The real issue is that somehow the arms that hold the blind are misaligned.The right sits more forward than the left. Any ideas on how to realign them.

Cheers
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Hi guys sorry to bump this post.
I have an upholstery shop and do the repairs for Hyundai and their sun roof issue.


Here are the part numbers for the 2 tilt levers. Left and Right.
Part #81635-3S010 & #81636-3S010

Just thought I might be of some help. :)
The plastic, things that do the actual sliding and wear out. Can you get just them? Seems crazy that you have to get that entire arm when just a new plastic tab will do.
 

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This sound exactly like what's happened to mine. A bit of lube sorted it last year but now it won't move more that an inch before reversing back. I can close it by getting someone else to operate the switch whilst I lift the rear of the glass so that the metal is not rubbing on the aluminum guide.

Bit of a long shot but I don't suppose you have a link to a guide for removing the headliner? Where do you start- removing the handles above the doors?

Hi guys sorry to bump this post.
I have an upholstery shop and do the repairs for Hyundai and their sun roof issue.

The problem is your tilt levers go bad. There is little plastic shoes on them and they wear off and its metal on metal. That's why your sun roofs are jamming.
Hyundai does NOT no how to fix this problem. That's why I do it.

DO NOT spray anything into the sunroof track. It will make it much worse by crap sticking in there.

There are 2 options. If it is under warranty. They will replace the sunroof frame assembly.
Worth about $4,000-$5,000 CDN.

A lot of the times they WILL NOT replace the Tilt Levers. The problem in the first place.
Make sure they order both left and right levers.

The levers are on the SUN ROOF glass itself. Not the frame.

If you are going to fix it yourself, you will have to drop the headliner, pop the glass out, and swap the levers.
Left and Right. ON THE GLASS!

You then will have to re program your sunroof and shade. Not hard to do. Its in your owners manual .

Here are the part numbers for the 2 tilt levers. Left and Right.
Part #81635-3S010 & #81636-3S010

Just thought I might be of some help. :)
 

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This sound exactly like what's happened to mine. A bit of lube sorted it last year but now it won't move more that an inch before reversing back. I can close it by getting someone else to operate the switch whilst I lift the rear of the glass so that the metal is not rubbing on the aluminum guide.

Bit of a long shot but I don't suppose you have a link to a guide for removing the headliner? Where do you start- removing the handles above the doors?
This video should help,
No sunroof in that car, but it should be the same thing.
If it was me though, I would just remove the glass panel and then you can pull the sliders right out. Much easier, much faster. You won't be able to directly clean the slide rails, but I bet that the plastic shims have worn out on the sliders and you need to replace them.
 

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Thanks!
When you say remove the glass panel, I assume you mean that it's possible to see and unscrew the 6 torx bolts that are holding the tilt levers (1 bolt each side) and the front levers (2 bolts each side) when the roof is closed? I can remove the concertina trim when it's open so should be able to leave that off and get access, correct?

Thanks again for you reply :)

This video should help,
No sunroof in that car, but it should be the same thing.
If it was me though, I would just remove the glass panel and then you can pull the sliders right out. Much easier, much faster. You won't be able to directly clean the slide rails, but I bet that the plastic shims have worn out on the sliders and you need to replace them.
 

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Thanks!
When you say remove the glass panel, I assume you mean that it's possible to see and unscrew the 6 torx bolts that are holding the tilt levers (1 bolt each side) and the front levers (2 bolts each side) when the roof is closed? I can remove the concertina trim when it's open so should be able to leave that off and get access, correct?

Thanks again for you reply :)
I removed my sunroof last week. You have to get it almost closed and then you can access all of the screws. Getting the rubber trim thing out of the way is tough but I just pulled until it came free.
Remove the front two screws, then the middle one, and going by memory the back ones are attached to the rear sliders which you "can" leave on, and then pull out the entire glass panel with the rear sliders still attached. Or remove them and then lift the glass out of the way (have someone help you) and then just pull the sliders out.

Once I had it out, it's obvious that the plastic pads on the sliders had worn down. They can be removed(if they aren't badly worn, they dont want to come off), and flipped over. I don't think that you can buy just the plastic tabs. I also sprayed fluid film into the rear slide rails. I chose that product because it resists being washed out, and is pretty thick. Maybe there is a better product to use, the thing about the sliders is that they will push anything right off the rail as they move so I don't know if you are going to get anything decent in there. I sprayed through the top, between the rubber weather stripping that the rails slide through.

Installation is pretty easy, start with the rear sliders, with them just inside the rail. Don't tighten the screws until all of them are in place. just get them most of the way to make sure that everything lines up nicely, you don't want anything binding.

It's really quite simple to do, much easier than dropping the entire headliner. And this way you can flip over that plastic tab on the rail and get more life out of it.
I really should have taken pictures. If you have any questions let me know.
 

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Brilliant! I'll definitely try turning the plastics sliders round first. The car is nearly 10 years old now so I'm always a bit reluctant to start lashing out cash for small parts. I checked with the dealer here in Uppsala, Sweden and they want 900kr for each tilt lever (just over 90 USD per side). Crazy.

Cheers!

I removed my sunroof last week. You have to get it almost closed and then you can access all of the screws. Getting the rubber trim thing out of the way is tough but I just pulled until it came free.
Remove the front two screws, then the middle one, and going by memory the back ones are attached to the rear sliders which you "can" leave on, and then pull out the entire glass panel with the rear sliders still attached. Or remove them and then lift the glass out of the way (have someone help you) and then just pull the sliders out.

Once I had it out, it's obvious that the plastic pads on the sliders had worn down. They can be removed(if they aren't badly worn, they dont want to come off), and flipped over. I don't think that you can buy just the plastic tabs. I also sprayed fluid film into the rear slide rails. I chose that product because it resists being washed out, and is pretty thick. Maybe there is a better product to use, the thing about the sliders is that they will push anything right off the rail as they move so I don't know if you are going to get anything decent in there. I sprayed through the top, between the rubber weather stripping that the rails slide through.

Installation is pretty easy, start with the rear sliders, with them just inside the rail. Don't tighten the screws until all of them are in place. just get them most of the way to make sure that everything lines up nicely, you don't want anything binding.

It's really quite simple to do, much easier than dropping the entire headliner. And this way you can flip over that plastic tab on the rail and get more life out of it.
I really should have taken pictures. If you have any questions let me know.
 

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Brilliant! I'll definitely try turning the plastics sliders round first. The car is nearly 10 years old now so I'm always a bit reluctant to start lashing out cash for small parts. I checked with the dealer here in Uppsala, Sweden and they want 900kr for each tilt lever (just over 90 USD per side). Crazy.

Cheers!
Hopefully the sunroof is the same in Sweden as it is in Canada, just take your time and I'm sure that it will be fine. Good luck!
 

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I have watched my panoramic get slower and slower over the last 2 weeks. It finally got stuck tonight. It starts to close, than says, "nope". and auto reverses. Ill let you know what I find. already tried blowing the tracks out, and I'm about to lubricate them.
Did you figure it out?! I am having the same issues
 

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Hi guys sorry to bump this post.
I have an upholstery shop and do the repairs for Hyundai and their sun roof issue.

The problem is your tilt levers go bad. There is little plastic shoes on them and they wear off and its metal on metal. That's why your sun roofs are jamming.
Hyundai does NOT no how to fix this problem. That's why I do it.

DO NOT spray anything into the sunroof track. It will make it much worse by crap sticking in there.

There are 2 options. If it is under warranty. They will replace the sunroof frame assembly.
Worth about $4,000-$5,000 CDN.

A lot of the times they WILL NOT replace the Tilt Levers. The problem in the first place.
Make sure they order both left and right levers.

The levers are on the SUN ROOF glass itself. Not the frame.

If you are going to fix it yourself, you will have to drop the headliner, pop the glass out, and swap the levers.
Left and Right. ON THE GLASS!

You then will have to re program your sunroof and shade. Not hard to do. Its in your owners manual .

Here are the part numbers for the 2 tilt levers. Left and Right.
Part #81635-3S010 & #81636-3S010

Just thought I might be of some help. :)
Where are you located so I can bring ours in to fix
 
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