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#204 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston 
Jul 26, 2010 (1:04 pm)
I will give TSB 04-40-007 a shot - but think they will claim since the 2010 model has a different engine & transmission it does not apply.
Just for fun called Hyundai customer service - they will do nothing -
We really like the 2010 Santa Fe - planned on buying my daughter a 2011 Tuscon as a graduation present - but will put that on hold - no reason to buy from a company with no after sale support.
#205 of 600 bad transmission 2010 santa fe
Jul 28, 2010 (11:43 pm)
I also have a 2010 santa fe that bangs when you start it and clunk when in drive and now is reving and then a loud bang. I took it to the dealer and it did not do this there of course so they installed a flight recorder which plugs into the car computor to the left of the steering wheel and it has a event button to press when the cars clunks. The information was then sent to the hyundai engineer and he could see I have a faulty transmission. my car was built 12/09. They told me they will be putting in a refurbished trannie, seems like it should be a new one so this makes me very unhappy. overall I wish I did not buy this car. For all the people who have taken their cars to the dealer and they have said they cant reproduce the problem DEMAND A FLIGHT RECORDER BE INSTALLED!!!!
#206 of 600 2010 banging problem
Jul 29, 2010 (1:56 am)
i am also facing the same.
when i click on start the car bangs
hyundai has to fix it up....
#207 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [z71bill]
Jul 30, 2010 (4:47 am)
I'm in Canada, purchased my 2010 Santa Fe AWD in May and mine is also missing gear at around 20 Miles/hours when engine is cold. It acts as in neutral and suddenly, a tranmission bang occurs when getting into gear. The bang seems to be comming from the rear.
#208 of 600 Banging from 1st to 2nd Follow up (2010)
Jul 30, 2010 (5:20 am)
I posted several months ago - the similar story of having harsh bang going from 1st - 2nd ....when car was cold. This occurred within the first few weeks of ownership. It happened 2-3 times a week initially. Dealer told me he had never heard of this (of course!) and to let car warm up for 5 min. I made several observations: this banging only occurred if the car is idling fairly high (1200-1500 rpm) typical of very cold fresh start. As the idle speed drops below 1000....it does not bang. The other thing was this only happened if I did not apply the accelerator. In other words....when i pull out of my driveway in the morning, and COAST downhill.... BANG......but if i pull out and press the gas pedal, it shifts fine. For a few weeks I used the work around of utilizing the shifttronic "pseudo" manual trans...switching myself from 1st to 2nd. This worked well without any banging. After reading lots on this forum, and elsewhere - one concept mentioned is that the cars computer learns how you drive and certain settings in the transmission are adjusted (and learned). Some people reported having their computer reset - flashed? ...clearing bad learning perhaps....and that this fixed problem. IN any case, after several months, my banging problem has just about totally gone away - without any special interventions. I suspect the computer learned to do the right thing. I also suspect those of you that have had 3 transmissions replaced are either having a significantly different problem or you're quest for a permanent and immediate fix of the problem is leading you to more trouble than you might have had if you just waited it out a bit. (like having a stomach ache and getting your appendix removed right away)
My main reason for not going into the dealer screaming was that except for that first moment of a cold day, the car drove perfectly the remainder of the day - Hopefully some of this might help you - 1. let car warm up in am so that idle speed is dropping 2. if you cant wait long enough to warm up and need to jet out of your driveway - use either the shiftronic manual to go from 1- 2 smoothly, and press the gas pedal..dont coast. and 3. wait a bit...see if your cars tranny computer learns how do this better...mine did. (in a perfect world, should we have to do these special things to a new car...definitely not....but after several months I am pretty happy with my car and how it drives.....) Good luck
#209 of 600 2010 banging problem in Houston
Jul 30, 2010 (1:18 pm)
My bang when starting problem only happens 1 or 2 times a week -
I figured I would try starting the car in neutral for a while - just to see if NOT having it in park would solve the bang - not that I always want to put it in "N" but - just to see if it mattered.
Well to my SURPRISE the first time I started it in "N" it made the BANG
Second time BANG - third time BANG
I have now figured out that if I drive the vehicle a few miles - then park it for 15 minutes - and start it in "N" I get the BANG every time.
Not sure why - but if anyone is having a problem showing the dealer what the problem is - try starting it in "N" (with foot on brake).
Back in march when I first had the dealer look at it - I ask about a FLIGHT RECORDER - said he had never heard of it - so I ask Hyundai customer service about it - they have never heard of it either - I had this done with an Acura TL problem - I figured maybe Hyundai did not support this devise.
Thanks for the info -
#210 of 600 Re: Banging from 1st to 2nd Follow up (2010) [rplatner]
Aug 02, 2010 (9:51 am)
What rplatner is describing is the exact same problem i am eperiencing.
I went to the dealer la week and they have reseted the computer but this week, still having the same problem. As stated by rplatner, it only occurs when idling fairly high (1200-1500 rpm) and when accelereator is released and pressed again at around 20 mph.
I have another apointement with the dealer tomorrow. Let's see what they come up with this time.
#211 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [z71bill]
Aug 02, 2010 (3:33 pm)
Did you try the TSB?
#212 of 600 banging in transmission
Aug 03, 2010 (8:53 am)
I whish that I had checked this forum before last week. I had a 2004 and less than 5 years into the warranty, I started to hear the banging sound. The dealer said no diagnostics showed any problem. At least twice a year, I kept bringing it back. I use the car for commuting and visiting family across East coast, and so last week it now has 115000, and the car slips into reverse for no reason. Took back up to Wright dealer in Pittsburgh, PA and they also said they could hear it. They reported to regional Hyandai who essentially said: "over warranty. Your problem" It became a BIG problem as on the road after asking us to get it off the service property in 24 hours, the transmission blew itself apart and siezed. It was on a narrow blind curve hill where someone could have wrecked into us. The car couldn't move forward or back. We had to push in neutral up on the cliff-side while it ground the whole way.
If your car is making this banging noise, HAVE THEM REPLACE ITHE TRANSMISSION.
What is wrong with Hyundai? They essentially said - go wreck, not our problem, you bought the car. Dealer no help in advocating either. They just want to move more new cars.
#213 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [slydry]
Aug 04, 2010 (9:26 am)
I have had exact same problem with my 2010 Santa Fe FWD Sport 3.5. I took it to the dealer the first time at 5000KM they reset the transmission and was told that the transmission needs to relearn how I drive and it will fix the problem. At 10000Km took it again as the problem went away and came back. This time as I drove out of a Multi level parking the car would jerk forward(shifting) when I slowed down. Took it back to the dealer and they have told me that the PCM will need to be replaced. I understand that is the main computer and there is now an upgraded version to fix the problem. I am told that as soon as the part arrives they will call me to bring the car in. I picked up my car on December 22, 2009
I previously owned a 2006 Santa Fe All wheel drive GLS and never had a single issue with that car.
The dealer I purchased the car from is very helpful and I know they will resolve this problem soon. I am sure Hyundai is aware of this issue and they are working on the fix as this.