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#1329 of 1938 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe '03 6 [vjhibbs]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:23 pm)
we had a 2003 sonata that did almost the same thing. after having to bring it back to the dealer 5 times we called customer service. the transmission was finally replaced. we had the input-output sensors replaced 4 times.The dealer was excellant and went out of there way to try to fix it. It would work for awhile and then do it again. they told us to call customer service to see what could be done.good luck. we got free loaner cars while they fixed it each time.
#1330 of 1938 Problems with my Santa Fe
Jun 20, 2006 (10:31 am)
I need your help! Right now my 2003 Santa Fe is once again in the dealers and they are telling me they can't find anything wrong with my car. As I am driving down the road and speeds from 15-45 mph the car will act like the transmission is slipping or the car hesitates going into the next gear and jerks ahead that it almost feels like you ran something over. The check engine light does not come on. I also was driving down the interstate in traffic, going about 15 mph and the car cut off. It did turn back on after a few attempts. I am sick to death of the service manager telling me it doesn't do it for him or that there isn't a code for the problem. Help me please. Does anyone know what the problem can be? Thanks, Patty
#1331 of 1938 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [pattyrobbins]
Jun 22, 2006 (12:56 pm)
Patty, I have an 03 Santa Fe and am experiencing the same exact problems. A clunking noise in the transmission as it feels like it is slipping either accelerating or slowing down. A couple weeks ago it stalled on me as I pulled into my parking spot at work. I do not have any lights come on either. I have not spoken to the service manager yet about this problem, I thought I would check online first. I will definetly let you know when I contact the service manager and let you know what happened, may be next week. Karen
#1332 of 1938 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [karene]
Jun 25, 2006 (5:44 pm)
The same things has happened to me. I have a 2003 Santa Fe, which has been an angel up until 2 weeks ago. I noticed the problem while driving on the highway. The car seemed as though it was having problems changing gears (it's an automatic). It happened again today. I was getting off the highway, decelerating and the car seemed as if it was having a problem, it "skipped a few beats". It also turned off on my husband and started up ago after a few minutes. I called the dealership and they had no clue what I was talking about. I am bringing it in Monday and they have to have an answer for me and a way to fix the problem. Has anyone had the problem fixed on their car? Please help!!! I will let everyone know what the dealership says.
#1333 of 1938 Re: Problems with my Santa Fe [joykel]
Jun 26, 2006 (3:53 am)
These types of problems where the auto trans doesn't seem to be shifting correctly can sometimes be attributed to a faulty VSS or vehicle speed sensor. It is external to the transmission and can be replaced relatively economically.
#1334 of 1938 transmission problem
Jun 27, 2006 (1:16 pm)
what is faulty part in message #1333
Jun 27, 2006 (1:54 pm)
what are tranny parts (out put speed--in put speed sensor?) is there a way to tell if they are bad? are they warranty items?
#1336 of 1938 Re: transmission problem 
Jun 28, 2006 (7:19 am)
It is a POTENTIAL faulty part and it is the vehicle speed sensor. How do you know if it has failed? take it to a Hyundai dealer who has the OBD II scanner and the means to decode the fault codes stored in the engine management computer...if any are stored.
#1337 of 1938 tranny problem
Jun 28, 2006 (8:30 am)
targettuning thanx for the help & please excuse the short message I posted. I am on web tv, not a computer, so the forum boards come up as a split screen, with ads on one side & messages on the other, with no capeability to move screen left or right I have scheduled a dealer appt, for 7/3
#1338 of 1938 whistleing noise
Jul 01, 2006 (6:06 am)
My 2004 Santa Fe started making a whistleing noise on the way home from the last oil change at the Hyundai dealership. When applying the brake it stops. I have an appointment to have it checked but would appreciate any information anyone who has had this problem may have. Thank you.