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#346 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [widg99]
Jan 23, 2011 (12:10 pm)
Wow! Sounds like I'm not the only one with this new problem. In my option, I think this problem rates up there with the uncommanded acceleration issue Toyota had. This dead spot problem started right after the ECM computer update # TC7 10BA30R0 I had done Dec 1, 2010 and was supposed to be corrected with ECM update # 39110F3Y done on Jan 20, 2011. I had that update last week and seemed to fix the transmission, but not the dead spot issue.
There will be crashes soon on these Santa Fe models because this dead spot and until people get badly injured or worse nothing will be done.
Hyundai are you reading this?
#347 of 600 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission Problem Fixed [diamond22]
Jan 23, 2011 (12:22 pm)
ECM update doesn't work. Back to the drawing board.
#348 of 600 Buy or don't buy?
Jan 23, 2011 (12:37 pm)
So would I be right to assume that I should stay away from buying a 2011 6cyl AWD limited Santa Fe ? Afer reading the post here I'm really confused if there a couple of problems that aren't being fixed.
#349 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy?
Jan 23, 2011 (1:04 pm)
There have been close to 350 messages back and forth between Santa Fe owners just on the transmission issue. Why not read them all, then make your decision on buying one. I'm on my second Santa Fe, 1st was a 2006. Currently I have a 2010 Santa Fe with 3.5 V6 and 6 speed transmission and I love this car, but I'm afraid of the dead spot when pressing the gas and I wonder if the transmission is going to last to 100,000 miles.
My Hyundai dealer has always been up front with me and is trying to work things out.
#350 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [viper14]
Jan 23, 2011 (2:01 pm)
Not to minimize the problems here, but it would be interestng to know how many people generated the 350 messages referred to. It would be one thing to say that this is a 10% failure rate, but it may be closer to 100 out of 100,000, or 0.1%. It also seems that at least one replacement transmission did the trick. To all those who are struggling with this issue, my apologies.
About the dead spot, there is a post on another message board that indicates that this is an issue with the throttle, and not the transmission. They indicated that there is an adjustment on the accelerator that improves this issue. I'd include that link, but Edmunds doesn't allow links to other Forums. Just google Throttle dead spot Hyundai. Good luck all.
Jan 23, 2011 (2:08 pm)
Viper, my best friend has an 09 Sante Fe and hasn't had a problem in 38,000 miles. I asked 2 dealers about tranny problems and they said they haven't heard of any in a year. 2011 Kia buyers are having tranny problems, I read about all the problems you guys are having and wonder how the dealers can tell me they haven't heard of them. I just wish they'd admit the problem , say where the problem cars were built and when. So if I do buy I can avoid them. I'm now concerned for my family safety and that's why I'm asking for all the advice from you guys. That's why even though I really want the car, I'm confused as to what to do.
#352 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [ecotrklvr]
Jan 23, 2011 (4:28 pm)
Checked Google, it's not related to the dead spot problem I'm experiencing. My problem surfaced after ECM computer update. Looking at the past threads there have been many transmissions replaced on 2010 Santa Fe's including my own. Note, 2010 Santa Fe Limtied is the same as the 2010.
#353 of 600 2010 Sante Fe record for transmission changes looks like # 5 coming up
Jan 23, 2011 (9:53 pm)
picked up my sante fe last week after transmission # 4 installed for slamming into second gear issues. It seemed fine all week for in town driving. Went on a road trip for 100 miles and pulled off the freeway and came to a stop. did a normal acceleration for stop sign and it slammed into 3rd gear. made it through two more lights then had to stop again. same thing happened... We then visited friends for about 6 hours and headed home. Had no trouble shifting driving through the city but hit the freeway and headed home. As soon as I pulled off the freeway and came to my first stop... piece of %$^% did it again. Heading to the dealership again on Monday to have another repair order made. Canada does not have a Lemon law like several states but we have a CAMVAP agency that we can take our case to and try and get our money back. I will say it again... HYUNDAI CANADA DOESA NOT STAND BEHIND THEIR PRODUCT!!!!!!
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#354 of 600 Shaking at 35 MPH is this my Transmission?
Jan 24, 2011 (6:39 am)
Iím starting to wonder if Iím having transmission problems. I drive an 2002 V6 Santa Fe with 150K. Recently it seems like if Iím driving at a consistent 35 MPH and slowly increase my speed to 40 MPH the car will shake. It almost feels like Iím driving over a set of rumble strips. The shaking will disappear if I accelerate or de-accelerate. Does this have anything to do with my transmission? I took my car to the mechanic and they said they couldnít find any issues. However, it seems to do this quite consistently. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers!
#355 of 600 Re: 2010 Sante Fe record for transmission changes looks like # 5 coming up [rdsantefe]
Jan 24, 2011 (7:35 am)
I had the same problems with my 2010 santa fe with the hard gear shifts, and I too was very fristated with the whole matter of how the dealer tried to fix it, I let them replace the tranny once and replace the ecm computer module, neither fix worked, they then wanted to put another tranny in the vehicle and I said no, that we were either going to go through CAMVAP or they replace the vehicle, they eneded up getting us out of thevehicle and into another one buut with a different production date. If your dealer has tried to fix the same problem 3x then you are eligable for CAMVAP, I would start the process with them, they say that within 3months the have a resoluition and you can tell them that switching the tranny again is obviously not the correct method to fix it. What is the production date of your santa fe? all the bulletins show the issue with ones built between oct 2009 - match 2010, my first one was built in 09' and my second one was built in june 10 with no issues. It still bothers me that for such a reputable car manufacturere that they don't recognize the problem with these vehicles and I'm sure int he long run they will pay for their mistakes.