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#14 of 600 Loss Of Drive
Mar 13, 2007 (3:25 am)
I've put a post in the main maintenance and repair thread as well but I thought it was worth starting a new topic as well...
I have a 2001 Santa Fe 2.7AWD with 68,000 miles on the clock. Driving to work I went to pull out, the car started to move and then lost all drive to the wheels as if it had popped out of gear. Taking the car to a gear box specialist they have now told me that both the transfer case and gear box need replacing to fix the problem (mainly because the actually broken part between the two is not sold separately by Hyundai). To supply and fit these parts will cost £5300 and this is POUNDS so I don't know what that works out at in Dollars. I turned green when I was told, the whole car is only worth about £6000. Oh, and over here we don't get the 10-year drive train warranty.
I've contacted Hyundai Customer Services and they are refusing to help out at all. So, I am faced with the decision of having to pay the money, which would probably take 3 years to pay for, or scrap the car and lose my money that way and have to by something cheap instead. This is a ridiculous situation. How can a six year old car with 68000 miles on it possible need a repair that is nearly the same as the entire value of the car.
Hyundai, you need to sort yourselves out. I will never be buying another Hyundai ever again.
Oh, by the way, this problem all started out with that thumping in the axels when engaging reverse and I was told it was nothing - you have been warned!
#15 of 600 Re: Loss Of Drive [deanov6]
Mar 13, 2007 (11:14 am)
A quick conversion is to multiply GBP by 2 to get USD. (Today the actual conversion is 1.93.)
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#16 of 600 Re: Loss Of Drive [tidester]
Mar 14, 2007 (3:49 am)
So the repair is costing me about $10,000 then on a car worth about $12,000
#17 of 600 Re: Loss Of Drive [deanov6]
Mar 14, 2007 (4:33 am)
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#18 of 600 Santa Fe Transmission Problems
Aug 08, 2007 (9:51 am)
#19 of 600 2002 santafe manual transmission problems
Apr 05, 2006 (12:19 pm)
I have had persistent squeeling noise with clutch especially in 1st gear and 2nd when moving slowly it's very noticable. The dealer is useless, has kept the car for 2days at a time and has never fixed it.The stickshift will lock up sporadically in 1st or 2nd gear and becomes difficult to shift into any gear. The dealer now claims the clutch is not covered under Hyundai's bumper to bumper warranty. The vehile has 48,000 miles. Can anyone help or has similar problem?
#21 of 600 trans filter
Apr 08, 2006 (1:54 pm)
I have a 2004 santa fe 4 cylinder. I wanted to change the trans fluid and filter . i got the filter from the car parts store but I don't see any external filter on the trans Is this the wrong part or am i going blind.
#22 of 600 Re: trans filter [marosuz]
Sep 01, 2006 (8:45 am)
Did you ever find out where the filter goes? Is it internal or external?
#23 of 600 Re: trans filter [kidkjbikerider]
Sep 01, 2006 (7:14 pm)
Most tranny filters are internal but not sure about the Santa fe