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#326 of 600 Re: Hyundai just released another TSB [ecotrklvr]
Jan 19, 2011 (8:14 am)
Boy, you guys are scaring the hell out of me. I'm just about ready to sign for a 2011 6cyl AWD Limited. I've read that theres been some problems with the rear brake calibers but this tranny and drive shaft stuff is really worrying me. I know a few people with 09 Santa Fe's and they love them. Are these new ones really that bad? Please answer as soon as you can since I'm really close to signing...thanks
#327 of 600 Re: When was you Sante Fe built? [rdsantefe]
Jan 19, 2011 (9:02 am)
hi frozen out in alberta, there is an agency out there called CAMVAP who can help us, google it and call them. from what i have read u should be able to get hyundai canada to take back the lemon because your vehicle is less than 1 yr old and has less than 25000 km on it and the dealer has made more than 3 unsuccessful repairs. as well they can help out all other consumers with related issues even with higher mileage check it out!!!
#328 of 600 Re: Hyundai just released another TSB [mikea11414]
Jan 19, 2011 (9:28 am)
I havn't heard anything bad about the 2011, from what the forums are saying it's only the 2010 santa fe. After talking to a hyundai sales rep these tranny and drive shaft problems are on the 2010 4cyl and 6cyl models so far. This engine and trany are both new to hyundai. best of luck!!!
#329 of 600 ECU update does not work
Jan 19, 2011 (11:51 am)
I had a "New" transmission installed in my 2010 Santa Fe and it has the same problems as the original one. I think this transmission is a bad design and Hyundai is trying to fix the problem with ECU reprogramming. I have had my ECU done 3 times now and that has not worked either. My attorney is in Florida and will not be back for another month or so. When he gets back I am going to court with the Lemon Law. I talked to him on the phone and he said a month or 2 will not make any difference so I will wait until he returns. I had my Santa Fe in last week for another ECU update and the next day the transmission was banging just as usual. I think there really is no fix for this unless there is a complete redesign. Hyundai came out with a new engine for 2010 and maybe they did not change the transmission. My salesman asking my what I was doing at the dealership last week and I told him about the transmission. He acted like it was the 1st time he heard about that. Either he is not telling the truth or Hyundai is hiding a major malfunction in the 2010 Santa Fe.
#330 of 600 Re: Hyundai just released another TSB [widg99]
Jan 19, 2011 (3:01 pm)
I think most of the transmission problems are with V6 engine/trans combos. Mine is a 2004 AWD 3.5 V6. Had 80K miles driving down road and loud bang, snapped my neck and sayed in 3rd gear (limp mode) Had to replace transmission. They said I had to follow Severe Use guildelines. Normal use is not acceptable for anywhere in all 50 states, that is per Regional manager. Only way they would replace transmission is if I had $800 timing belt replaced, they would give courtesy replacement. Went to replace fluids and filter. Found out my replacement trans has NO filter. But manual says it has an internal AND a screw on External filter. Had machanic take it apart(big pain) found no filters. There is a casting place for a screw on but it is not bored and tapped. If they do NOT have any filters on some of these, that could be why some are breaking down. My dealer REFUSED to do any warranty work unless all severe use maint. is followed. I was told that only place you could use regular maint schedule is in an "enclosed test environment" What is up with that??? Please Email me for more info: syrup1 "at" butterworth.tc
#331 of 600 Re: Hyundai just released another TSB [mikea11414]
Jan 19, 2011 (5:41 pm)
Don't buy a Hyundai and especially not the Santa Fe. I have a 2007 3.3 V6 with the 5 speed auto and about 40,000 miles on it. I haven't had any problems with the transmission yet. I had to replace the throttle body sensor three times. Every time it failed, it did so suddenly and the car would only drive up to about 10 MPH in limp mode. Very dangerous on divided highways or at night. I also had to replace both front sway bar links which started clunking at about 30,000 mi. I also had to completely rebuild the rear calipers which became badly corroded and seized up at about 20,000 mi. The rotors were badly scored and had to be replaced as well. I had to pay for everything. Hyundai would not cover the rear brake calipers or rotors as I declined their recommendation to clean and adjust the brakes once a year as my wife only drives the car about 10,000 mi/year. The so called brake service would have cost me $350 +tax. All Hyundai dealers are instructed not to cover any warranty repairs unless the customer follows the severe service schedule which includes very expensive and unnecessary work such as dismantling and cleaning the brakes yearly. That applies to every Hyundai vehicle. That is why they can offer 10 year/100,000 mile warranty. It is meaningless and they don't honor it!
#332 of 600 Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission Problem Fixed
Jan 20, 2011 (6:36 am)
I have posted previously regarding my same problem with the slipping and slamming. It took one time for the dealer to correct the problem over 2 months ago. They kept the vehicle for 3 days, gave me a new car loaner and sent the ECU to the factory for reprogramming. I have had zero (0) problems since. Everyone in this forum wants to buy a perfect car as I would, but I have not found one in the last 50 years. This Santa Fe is still the best value and I like mine very much. As far as the severe condition servicing, I presented all those scenarios to my dealer, and they told me that I was not required to do anything more than what the regular service manual says to do, regarding the 100,000 mile warranty. I believe that there are too many dealers that are just bad dealers, and would be bad dealers no matter what brand they sold.
#333 of 600 tsb 11-at-001
Jan 20, 2011 (9:52 am)
where can i read this new tsb???
#335 of 600 2010 Santa Fe Limited V-6 transmission problems
Jan 20, 2011 (5:45 pm)
I have just started reading the blog on transmission problems with the 2010 Santa Fe automatic. I have this problem originally when I only had about 750 miles on the car. I was in a cold climate and started the car and went no more than 500 feet when I had to stop for a red light and the car lurched like I had hit someone from behind. The transmission made a very loud thump and sounded like it was going to go through the engine. I started up again and drove home, more than 400 miles, without further problems. It happened a few more times, but very intermittently and I have been unsuccessful in duplicating it when I try. It only happens when it is downshifting. I had filed a mental note to have it taken to the dealer before I got a lot of miles on it, but it didn't seem to happen for a long time. Today, I pulled out of a parking lot, drove about 500 feet downhill to a stop sign and it happened again. This was the loudest thump yet. I have 7,380 miles on the car. I called Hyundai dealer and told them I wanted them to look at it and asked if they had heard of any problems. This was after I had read a lot of the postings on this blog. They said they were not aware of any problems with the transmission. I then sent email to the Hyundai owners forum and called the North America office. They also indicated they had no recalls or heard of any problems relating to the transmission for the 2010. I told the lady about the problems I was having and mentioned the blog problems which were rampant with problems with the 2010. She said to keep her informed. I dropped it off at the dealer a few hours ago and again, after explaining my experience, had anyone else reported problems. He indicated that he remembered on other problem. He told me it would problem be with the programming and they would check it out tomorrow and let me know. I will wait and see what happens. Unfortunately, a transmission can't make a thump that hard without doing some internal metal damage. Stay tuned. I traded in a 2004 AWD Santa Fe with 93,000 miles and never had a problem except for a $400 sensor - which caused the transmission to slip. Interesting. I loved my 2004 and that's why I decided to stay with Hyundai. The jury is still out on whether the 2010 will live up to the quality of the 2004. I believe the 2004 was built in Korea and the 2010 was built in Alabama. I wonder if the quality is the same??