07' Santa Fe Roof Rack Mystery

Discussion in 'Hyundai Santa Fe' started by Jon H., Oct 9, 2006.

  1. Jon H.

    Jon H. Guest

    We're thrilled with our new Santa Fe right up until we loaded up for a
    long trip and realized the front crossbar is for some mysterious reason
    intentionally limited to not slide forward by more than 2/3 of the rail
    distance. This automatically eliminates almost all roof pod systems big
    enough for skiis (and still be able to open the lift gate). Does anyone
    know anything about this???? What is the logic behind this in an
    otherwise formidable SUV. Thanks in advance Jon H.
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    Jon H., Oct 9, 2006
  2. Jon H.

    hyundaitech Guest

    Apparently, placing the roof rack rail too far frontward causes wind
    My guess is that Hyundai took a beating on wind noise complaints and
    decided to prevent customers from adjusting the roof rails to positions
    where they would make noise.
    hyundaitech, Oct 9, 2006
  3. Jon H.

    Matt Whiting Guest

    My Chrysler minivant has marks on the rack rails that tell you where to
    place the cross bars when you aren't using the rack (to prevent wind
    noise), but it doesn't restrict you from using the full length of the
    rails when necessary. If this is to prevent wind noise, then that is
    really stupid on Hyundai's part. It may also be to avoid getting weight
    too far forward or some other reason, but I expect it is for wind noise.

    Matt Whiting, Oct 9, 2006
  4. Jon H.

    Jon H. Guest

    I'll take the occassional noise....This arrangement makes it useless for
    what I bought it for!?!?!
    Jon H., Oct 9, 2006
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