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#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??
#336 of 600 Re: tsb 11-at-001 [symon306]
Jan 20, 2011 (7:12 pm)
Sign up for a free membership. Part of the Hyundai "ownership experience" that I found before I purchased. It something I've never had from Honda or Toyota. "
#337 of 600 Re: 2010 Santa Fe Limited V-6 transmission problems [diamond22]
Jan 21, 2011 (2:39 pm)
This is a follow on comment from yesterday. I picked up my Santa Fe this afternoon from the dealer. He told me that there had been a recall on my car and they performed TC7 ECM update. The mechanic said he couldn't duplicate the problem which didn't surprise me because I haven't been able to do it either. This was shortly after Hyundai's consumer unit told me there was no recall. I blasted them in an email on not alerting customers to the problems that I had and have been reported in this blog concerning the auto transmission in the 2010 Santa Fe.
#338 of 600 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission Problem Fixed [royh1]
Jan 21, 2011 (2:49 pm)
I hope you are right about the fix being permanent. My dealer did the TC 7 recall ecm reprogramming today. I've got my fingers crossed.
#339 of 600 Re: May still get one [joe919]
Jan 21, 2011 (3:20 pm)
Joe, I am not a whiner. I have been a cheerleader for Hyundai products since buying a 2004 Santa Fe. Traded it after 93,000 trouble free miles for the 2010 V-6 2wd limited edition. I love the new 2010. However, I am having problems with downshifting as reported in this blog. The first time it happened I only had 750 miles on the car. It is very intermittent and I have been unsuccessful in duplicating it. However, it happened again the other day and I thought the whole engine was going through the front of the car. I took it into Hyundai and they performed TC7 ECM update which was issued by Hyundai - reprogramming. They couldn't duplicate the problem either. I've got my fingers crossed because I do like the car and was thinking of buying a
Genesis, but will hold off until my 2010 problem is resolved.
#340 of 600 New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto.
Jan 22, 2011 (9:34 am)
Been reading your posts on the Santa Fe and wondering ....is there anyone out there that has that model, purchased since the 2011's became available, that is having any trans problems.
Cars look great and are great to drive! I sure hate to put near 30 grand in a car and have it flame out right away.
Went to 3 different dealers in the Detroit metro area and they claim that they never have heard about the problems with the trans. but would get with the Hyundai reps and get back to me. One called back and told me that they haven't seen an unusual amount of problems....what's that mean?
I believe that Hyundai has a real problem with the 2010 trans. or whatever, and is trying REAL hard too keep it quiet as they are about to introduce their new line of super expensive cars at 70 grand.
Another thing that I thought unusual was when I asked the salesmen which engine would be the best they both recommended the 4 cylinder and it seems to be little or no problems with that engine....just maybe they realize this.
This is my first post on this board.
#341 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [enviroman2]
Jan 22, 2011 (9:55 am)
2011 Sante Fes don't have trans issues as far as I know. they put a new trans in my 2010 and all is well now. They are good vehicles with an apparent bad run on some 2010's.
#342 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [enviroman2]
Jan 22, 2011 (10:41 am)
The dealer you spoke to was not up front with you. The problem is with 2010 Santa Fe Limited with the V6 and six speed transmission as you can see by the amount of treads on this site. On Jan 20th I had the latest and the greatest (per Hyundai) update done on my 2010 Santa Fe. Number is 39110F3Y ECM update. Which by the way is for both the 2010 and 2011 Santa FE with V6 and 6 speed. Four have been accomplished by my dealer with no complaints. My transmission problem has just about disappeared, however since the last ECM update my car has developed a new and very dangerous problem.
When starting out from a dead stop or slightly moving forward then pressing on the gas pedal to accelerate there is a dead spot where nothing happens, then all of a sudden the car jumps forward. At times the acceleration is so quick the front tires spin. Releasing pressure on the gas pedal brings the car back under control. This is much more prevalent when making a right or left turn. Just this morning when attempting to turn left at a divided highway with one car coming on the other lane and with plenty of room to turn before that car came close, my car did nothing when I pressed on the gas. I immediately stepped on the brake or there would have been on hell of a wreck.
Has anyone experienced this problem?
#343 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [mike519]
Jan 22, 2011 (10:47 am)
How many miles on your 2011 Santa Fe? Wait til you get 3 or 4 thousand miles. By the way the Santa Fe Limited only comes with a V6 and 6 speed transmission, not a 4 cyl. Why is the 2010 ECM update apply to the 2011 Santa Fe Limited, it's the same as the 2010 Limited.
Why was your 2010 transmission replaced?
#344 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [viper14]
Jan 22, 2011 (11:52 am)
I have 8500 on the Sante Fe currently, problem free so far. They replaced the trans because the service rep was driving it when it hit hard into 2nd gear as I had been complaining about. I was lucky it happened for them. They tried blowing me off until then.