Tire Wear and Cupping on 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

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cheap lady

Fredericksburg, VA

#1 Aug 26, 2008
My 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe has 20K miles on it and tires are badly worn on inside and cupped. Dealer has inspected car and alignment and suspension seem fine. Any clues?
Vickie

Naperville, IL

#2 Oct 15, 2008
I also have an 07 Santa Fe and 29000 miles on it and have cupped tires. Took it to dealer who told me tires are cupped but safe to drive. The noise is irritating. I wonder if it really is safe to drive with cupped tires???
NCM

Waterville, ME

#3 Oct 22, 2008
cheap lady wrote:
My 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe has 20K miles on it and tires are badly worn on inside and cupped. Dealer has inspected car and alignment and suspension seem fine. Any clues?
My Santa Fe has the same issue and I had to replace all four of the tires at 15,000 and now at 30,000 miles.
Lisa Fl

United States

#4 Oct 31, 2008
I also hav ean 07 santa fe with 10,000 miles and my tires are already bad. I took it to the shop they told me all the tires all choppy they said that wasn't normal for 10,000 miles
AMK

Nashville, TN

#5 Nov 7, 2008
I also have an 07 Santa Fe with 26,000 and I was just told that my tires were cupping as well...also told that my alignment was off. I've only been driving the car for a year!
John - Colorado

Parker, CO

#6 Nov 8, 2008
I have 20k on my 2007 Sante Fe and have rotated the tires from front to back since the (former) front tires were well worn down but the rears were OK. But now, I feel that I need to replace all 4 and was researching recommendations for new tires. I too had the alignment checked twice (all OK) and don't know why the original tires got so worn. I suspect it may just be the lousy quality of original tires and hope that new (higher quality) tires may last a lot longer than the original set.
Does anyone have a recommendation for replacement tires that may last a lot longer? Michelin? Brigdgestones? Thanks.
oceang1

Homestead, FL

#7 Dec 26, 2008
I'm in the process of replacing the tires on my 07 Limited. 48,500 miles on mine. All florida driving and mostly all highway with constant rotations with each oil chg. After reading a little, I'm tending to go with a brand called Kumho's. (Never heard of these myself). but they're mentioned on different forums.
Ariz

AOL

#8 Jan 8, 2009
Out 2007 Sante Fe at 20K has developed a thump thump on one tire. Roated The tires , balanced all 4 tires, Alignment on front and rear, and the thump thum is still there, its worse when the tire is on the front rather than on the rear. Tire wear seems ok but the dealer tells me the tire is defective and possibly could come apart , most likely when the belts were wrappeed they were overlapped some and created a flat spot on the tire, and possibly weakening the tire as well. Tires are Bridgestone ( a division of firestone ). My opinion they are unsafe and still crap remember about 8 or 9 yrs ago with Firestone. Well I researched tires and am going with Kuhmo Venture APT KL51( korean brand ). These tires rated #3 by consumer reports. There are lmited selection of tires for the Sante Fe Limited , most of them junk tires ( continental ) etc. Or Michelin at over 250 a tire which dont wear well, and some goodyear which dont wear well as well. Kumho has a great treadwear raing and temperature rating as well. My opinion if you have Bridgestones get rid of them before you become a statistic.
Truckin

Bloomfield, IA

#9 Jan 9, 2009
Ariz wrote:
Out 2007 Sante Fe at 20K has developed a thump thump on one tire. Roated The tires , balanced all 4 tires, Alignment on front and rear, and the thump thum is still there, its worse when the tire is on the front rather than on the rear. Tire wear seems ok but the dealer tells me the tire is defective and possibly could come apart , most likely when the belts were wrappeed they were overlapped some and created a flat spot on the tire, and possibly weakening the tire as well. Tires are Bridgestone ( a division of firestone ). My opinion they are unsafe and still crap remember about 8 or 9 yrs ago with Firestone. Well I researched tires and am going with Kuhmo Venture APT KL51( korean brand ). These tires rated #3 by consumer reports. There are lmited selection of tires for the Sante Fe Limited , most of them junk tires ( continental ) etc. Or Michelin at over 250 a tire which dont wear well, and some goodyear which dont wear well as well. Kumho has a great treadwear raing and temperature rating as well. My opinion if you have Bridgestones get rid of them before you become a statistic.
The problem is that your Sante Fe has poor vehicle design and suspension/chassis geometry. Afterall, it was designed as a bargain buster SUV that was low on content and reliability. I suggest you sell that thing before you become a statistic. There are much better offering on the market.
Tony

Fort Myers, FL

#10 Apr 21, 2009
We also have a 2007 Santa Fa Been to the Dealer Ship At 19000 Miles tires worn on inside was told i did not need new tires at this time when I came back in for my next oil change it my be ready for the tires then. Iam surpised I didn't I have a blowout. Called the dealership again today at 34000 miles and told them I want to make a appt for tires (seeing I have the tire warranty) Got into a argument telling them they should pay for the alighnment. Something needs to be done about this problem
Ron

Raleigh, NC

#11 Jun 14, 2009
Our 2007 Santa Fe Lt. has terrible road noise and picks up little bumps in the road as thumping sounds. Sounds like something is loose. Bridgestone tires are shot at 40,000 miles. We are getting ready to replace all 4. Does not seem to be anything out there that resolves major tire and suspension problems.
Bob

Altamonte Springs, FL

#12 Jul 25, 2009
My 2007 Santa Fe started making loud road noise after 13,000 miles.Dealer rotated tires at next oil change, but still had noise and felt small bumps...dealer rotated tires(bridgestone)back to original position 18,000 miles, why? still had problem. Now at 22,000 with front tires inside tread worn completely out,back tires cupped...dealer says I need 4 new tires.This is a major design problem for the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and no tires are going to work.Dealer will not accept any responsibiltiy...says my fault for not rotating every oil change (3,000 miles).Does anyone want to buy this SUV with 23,000 miles and brand new Bridgestone tires?
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Saint Petersburg, Russia

#13 Jul 25, 2009
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Bill

Royal Oak, MI

#14 Aug 2, 2009
Bob wrote:
My 2007 Santa Fe started making loud road noise after 13,000 miles.Dealer rotated tires at next oil change, but still had noise and felt small bumps...dealer rotated tires(bridgestone)back to original position 18,000 miles, why? still had problem. Now at 22,000 with front tires inside tread worn completely out,back tires cupped...dealer says I need 4 new tires.This is a major design problem for the 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe and no tires are going to work.Dealer will not accept any responsibiltiy...says my fault for not rotating every oil change (3,000 miles).Does anyone want to buy this SUV with 23,000 miles and brand new Bridgestone tires?
Is anyone sure that rotating every 3,000 miles (pain in the #$@) would stop any tires from cupping on a 2007 Sante Fe? My Bridgestone Dualer tires cupped and wore out at 25,000 miles. The dealer said they have nothing to do with tires and I would have to take this issue up with Firestone. The tire dealer doesn't offer any solution, just sells new tires. It's obvious Hyundai has a suspension problem and this should be corrected with a recall! I can't afford new tires constantly.
Ike

Akron, OH

#15 Aug 2, 2009
cheap lady wrote:
My 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe has 20K miles on it and tires are badly worn on inside and cupped. Dealer has inspected car and alignment and suspension seem fine. Any clues?
Buy a chevy

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#16 Aug 2, 2009
Hyundai is complete and utter garbage
and should have never been brought into this country..Globalistic pukes want to completely bankrupt this country......Period

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#18 Aug 5, 2009
I can't understand how people would even consider buying a Hyundai when they are nothing but plain characterless trash.

If you want a compact SUV buy a Ford Escape.

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#20 Aug 5, 2009
True.
James

Guayaquil, Ecuador

#21 Aug 5, 2009
Ariz wrote:
Out 2007 Sante Fe at 20K has developed a thump thump on one tire. Roated The tires , balanced all 4 tires, Alignment on front and rear, and the thump thum is still there, its worse when the tire is on the front rather than on the rear. Tire wear seems ok but the dealer tells me the tire is defective and possibly could come apart , most likely when the belts were wrappeed they were overlapped some and created a flat spot on the tire, and possibly weakening the tire as well. Tires are Bridgestone ( a division of firestone ). My opinion they are unsafe and still crap remember about 8 or 9 yrs ago with Firestone. Well I researched tires and am going with Kuhmo Venture APT KL51( korean brand ). These tires rated #3 by consumer reports. There are lmited selection of tires for the Sante Fe Limited , most of them junk tires ( continental ) etc. Or Michelin at over 250 a tire which dont wear well, and some goodyear which dont wear well as well. Kumho has a great treadwear raing and temperature rating as well. My opinion if you have Bridgestones get rid of them before you become a statistic.
I have had great success with the kumho brand on my Hyundai terracan suv. Over 70,000 km and still rolling. I think you will like them. Very quiet at highway speeds.
Virgil Owen

Homer, AK

#22 Aug 18, 2009
My 2007 is having problems with inside tire wear. My tire shop said that there are third party kits that will fix this problem. I am taking it to the dealer in Anchorage tomorrow. I am encouraged that when I talked to the service man on the phone to make my appointment, he said there was a service bulletin concerning a bot in the front end concerning tire wear. Just the fact that I got a live person who actually knew something about the car is a miracle. I will post the results here. I have also had problems ever since I bought the car new with air bag light coming on and an obnoxious exaust rattle. To the guy who called us traitors i would only say that I am thankful you have the right to express your oppinion even though you sound like a nut.

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