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Hyundai Santa Fe, SUV
Nov 23, 2008 (9:08 am)
Just bought a second hand vehicle (Hyundai Santa Fe 2004) last week whilst working here in East Timor. The problem I am facing is that the automatic transmission of the vehicle is constantly on the 3 gear when I start the vehicle and when it runs. The gear never changes, and when I change into reverse it shakes violently. I need advice on what I should do in trying to fix the problem; as it seems that all the workshops here do not know what is wrong with the vehicle and cannot help me identify the problem.
#135 of 600 Transmission issues for 01 Santa Fe
Nov 26, 2008 (10:21 pm)
Have 2001 Santa Fe with 94,000 miles on it. Was driving along other night and felt like i was hit from behind because of the hard jerk and then check engine light came on. Had code checked and came up P1529 TCM Mil on request. Scair solenoid circuit malfunction. Any ideas what caused this
#136 of 600 Re: 2008 Santa Fe transmission problem? [shmshen]
Dec 15, 2008 (12:59 pm)
Hi, any update on your Santa Fe? I have a '08 Limited with 3800 miles and just started experiencing the same problem. My wife is freaked out b/c it's our first (and probably only) Hyundai. Can they really fix the car by replacing the transmission? Thanks.
#137 of 600 Re: 2008 Santa Fe transmission problem? [papayamoo]
Dec 15, 2008 (2:07 pm)
took to dealer and had the input shaft speed sensor replaced , which is covered by warranty
#138 of 600 Re: 2008 Santa Fe transmission problem? [snowman61963]
Dec 17, 2008 (6:01 pm)
After the dealer replace a refurbished transmission, that problem is fixed. However, I noticed that the MPG is lower than before.
#139 of 600 New Transmission on my new Santa Fe
Dec 18, 2008 (10:39 am)
It's official. My brand new '08 Santa Fe with 3,800 miles is getting a new transmission. Not happy...
#140 of 600 Re: New Transmission on my new Santa Fe [papayamoo]
Dec 18, 2008 (12:27 pm)
Is Hyundai paying for it or does that come out of your own pocket?
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#141 of 600 Re: New Transmission on my new Santa Fe [papayamoo]
Dec 18, 2008 (5:03 pm)
Well... at least they are replacing it, instead of arguing with you or calling it "normal" (which is what some carmakers might try). I have a friend who is a lemon law attorney, and has plenty of these stories.
Did they hassle you much before offering the new transmission?
#142 of 600 Re: New Transmission on my new Santa Fe [tidester]
Dec 18, 2008 (8:33 pm)
Hyundai is paying for it and they give us a new Sonata as a loaner while the Santa Fe is in the shop. They didn't give us any "hassle" at the dealer and handle it in a very "matter of fact" way but it doesn't make me feel any better about the experience.
#143 of 600 Re: New Transmission on my new Santa Fe [papayamoo]
Dec 18, 2008 (9:54 pm)
it doesn't make me feel any better about the experience.
I can understand that but I know I'd feel a LOT better about not having to pay for it myself.
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