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#217 of 600 2010 Transmission problems
Aug 27, 2010 (11:15 am)
I too purchased a 2010 Santa Fe after owning a 2004 with zero issues never once did it give me a problem and was very safe for my family, so we decided to get another one. After purchasing in December 2009 took delivery but seemed they forgot my hitch package, sent back to the dealer and they installed a 2009 hitch package on the 2010 as there was not one for the 2010 - seems odd but no worries worked out fine. then we started feeling a jerk in the vehicle when we were going very slow about 20-40 km, thought it was nothing continued to get worse, sent to the dealer, they couldn't replicate the issue, told them to keep it for the week until they could find it, they ended up replacing the transmission after two weeks - big hassle on our end - we did get a rental vehicle in the meantime paid by Hyundai - but even this was inconvenient - a brand new 2010 vehicle that need a new transmission? bad taste already - so picked it up all fixed drove like a jem - then month later same thing started happening again - back to the dealer - at this point I am very frustrated - they take it back and tell me it has something to do with the setting of the gear shifts time lapse in between shifts - so they adjust it - also adjusted the computer in it - can't remember what it is called - get the vehicle back again after a month same noise and it tends to wan to jolt forward when I have my foot on the break as well as jolt between gear shifts and not to mention it revs when my foot is on the break and when I need to pick up speed there is a lull between the rpm's go up but the vehicle goes no faster - don't get it - why after having made reliable vehicles in the past is this model such a problem - and the dealer apparently has never heard of this before - what a crock I printed off all the blogs form this page and gave it to the Service Manager -and I do feel that contacting Hyundai Canada is useless - the reason for them not recalling this vehicle is probably because they don't have a fix yet!
#218 of 600 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe with Transmission Issues
Aug 27, 2010 (9:24 pm)
I have loved my 08 Santa Fe...until until about the last month of so. Have approx. 25k miles on the car. There had been no issues until a computer sensor had to be replaced, after the car had stalled while driving on the freeway around town. After that service, there was a growing humming noise under the car. Noise contined to get louder until I took the car in to have it looked at. Because they couldn't replicate the noise..they told me to take the car home. On the way home, the noise came back and was quite noticeable. I took the Santa Fe immediately back to the service center. The Service Mgr at the the time and techs working that day investigated and determined the car would need a new transmission!!!!. The car was left at the dealer for 5 days. Then I get a call from a different service mgr stating they could find nothing wrong with the car!!!??? After a rather heated discussion, I took the car home as they would not do anything. Since that time (approx a week ago), I am now noticing a clunking sound when I shift the car from drive into reverse. (Never had that issue previously.) I am waiting to hear from a regional mgr as I am totally unhappy with the service I received. I loved my Hyundai....but this recent issue has left me very flat in continuing to own a Santa Fe.
#219 of 600 Hyundai lost one sale
Sep 08, 2010 (8:09 am)
We planned to buy a Tucson for my daughter - but decided to buy Jetta instead -
Not so much because of the banging problem - every car company will have a few problems - but because of the crappy way we have been treated by Hyundai -
I hate being lied to -
We still like the Santa Fe - I talked to a manager at Hyundai - reading between the lines - he sort of said Hyundai is working on a fix - but like so many car companies doesn't want to admit they have a problem.
#220 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [z71bill]
Sep 20, 2010 (10:01 am)
With a cold engine in the morning, my 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe vehicle transmission shifts with a lound "bang" around 10mph. This is sporadic. Also at start up, the vehicle while sitting in park, does the same thing when started, though not as forceful at when driving. I now have 4800 miles, and this has been happening every 2 or 3 weeks minimum. I used to think little of it until it has begun repeating even after the dealer "reset" the software. I also notice now there are several auto websites very aware of the problem. here is one: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.f127d3d/199. I am scheduled to leave the car this week, and they are not acknowledging a problem unless they can duplicate it. I feel this is an unsafe condition to operate the vehicle in, and that it will only get worse. I will file a lemon law claim after 2 more attempts to fix this extremely obvious problem.
#221 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [mike519]
Sep 21, 2010 (12:40 pm)
I have had the same problem with my Sante Fe and I live in WI and bought mine 60 miles away in MN. This happened two weeks ago and they told me to watch it and let them know if it happens again. But for now to turn it all off then turn it back on...then it worked again.
The same thing happened one week later and so I brought it in. They couldn't find anything wrong with it because I pulled over right away and turned it off and turned it back on too quickly so that the computer didn't "catch" the problem.
When it happened again this morning, I drove it directly to Hyundai without turning it off and had them hook their machines up to it. They found out that there is a "memo" that was just sent out about the transmissions. They are having to replace my transmission and they are now on back-order until mid-October. I just bought the Sante Fe a few months ago and have 5200 miles on it.
#222 of 600 Sante Fe Oil leak
Sep 21, 2010 (5:57 pm)
I purchased new Sante Fe last spring. At 13,500 miles it started to leak oil. I took the vehicle to the dealership on August 16th and as of today still do not have the vehicle back. After replacing the oil pan to stop the leak, the "Engine" light went on and the dealership could not figure out how to correct the problem. They had to have Hyundai Engineers come in to recommend multiple part replacements in an attempt to correct this. The latest attempt is to replace the CAM phaser? I have contacted the Hyundai Regional office and have created a case number. Regional contact says the problem will be fixed but at this point I am thinking "Lemon". The service techs have told me there is another vehicle on the lot with the same probelm.
#223 of 600 Re: bad transmission 2010 santa fe [kkellycoco]
Sep 21, 2010 (6:05 pm)
I purchased a 2010 Sante Fe in July and have experienced the clunking sound intermittently only during a cold start before putting it in gear. Of course the Hyundai dealer won't do anything until they have replicated the sound. They state that they have no idea what the sound is, even though I have stated to them .."isn't there some history behind this sound and the Sante Fe?" Any suggestions on the approach I should take?
#224 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [cainer02]
Sep 22, 2010 (6:59 am)
I just dropped off my santa fe today after they already replaced the transmission in the winter, Hyundai has sent a bulletin to Hyundai dealers/service techs that it has nothing to do with the transmission but the computer that controls the gears shifts, that it is not timed correctly, so when you have the intermidant shift change between gears the transmission feels like it is slow at chaging gears automatically, ask your dealer to check the new bulletin,I am getting a new computer put in today as the quick fix they did last time resetting the time between gear shifts did not work. Hope this helps because I was without my vehicle for a week when they replaced my transmission and turns out it wasn't the problem, get them to check the computer modual before they change the transmission because the samne problem came back after they changed the tranny.
Sep 22, 2010 (7:24 am)
Go to camvap.ca if you are in Canada and take a look at it, if you have followed the steps they require you may be eligable for this and its free - not too many people are aware of this site and help in regards to LEMON vehicles, but we do not have the Lemon law in Canada, this is like the same thing.
The CANADIAN MOTOR VEHICLE ARBITRATION PLAN is a program where disputes between consumers and vehicle manufacturers about alleged manufacturing defects or implementation of the manufacturers' new vehicle warranty can be put before a neutral third party (arbitrator) for resolution.
#226 of 600 Re: 2010 banging & transmission problem in Houston [jemms2010]
Sep 22, 2010 (8:07 am)
I agree with message #224 - if you read thru these 224 messages, one will find a handful of people who have had transmissions replaced. Many of those had the transmission replace multiple times!! it doesnt seem like any of these people got a successful end result. - I strongly believe there is absolutely nothing wrong with the "transmission" - but more likely the computer control over the transmission. In my case, if I allow the car to warm us such that the idle rpm drops below 1000 rpm....the car drives perfectly. If i hurry out of the garage with the engine cold and the rpm at 1500....I get the disturbing BANG. In any case, I am not about to let any Hyundai dealer replace my transmission and cause more problems. What I am waiting for is someone to post that their dealer fixed the computer issue successfully - (either by replacing the computer or reset). Best of luck everybody. in the meantime - i suggest 1. let your car warm up. 2. use the "pseudo manual" triptronic shifting from 1 - 2 if you can't wait for car to warm up. 3. one day someone is going to post that the dealers officially acknowledge the problem and have a relatively simple fix (WE HOPE)...that does not involve replacing the tranny.