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#365 of 600 Re: Protest Santa Fe trans problems [enviroman2]
Jan 25, 2011 (8:57 am)
It's disappointing to hear about these major problems. Hyundai is on the rise - producing some nice looking and nice performing vehicles. If they don't address these quality issues - they'll be right back down where they started. Their reputation is not that strong for them to ignore these serious issues! i have the '07 Santa Fe awd limited - most of my issues are nusance ones - nothing serious and any that occured during warranty were taken care of... but nothing like what I'm reading about here on the 2010 models! I wouldn't waste my time with that kind of protest tho'... with all the ammunition from this website/forum - I'd be talking to the local news stations to make it as public as possible - then see if it's the dealership or the manufacturer that's blowing smoke! This is unacceptable.
#366 of 600 Re: Protest Santa Fe trans problems [somedai1]
Jan 25, 2011 (9:39 am)
In my case the Hyundai dealer has always been up front with me on the transmisssion problem. All available updates have been done and transmission replaced once. My SF has been held over night a couple of time and I always had a loaner to drive. It's not the dealers fault, it's the Hyundai engineers. They are grasping at straws. Get rid of the 6 speed and go back to the 5 speed, problem fixed. 2009 and earlier do not have the problem we are all experiencing.
#367 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [viper14]
Jan 27, 2011 (1:38 pm)
Just trying to help. Those with Manual Trans benefit the most from accelerator adjustment, as the flat spot makes it tough to drive a stick.
#368 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [ecotrklvr]
Jan 27, 2011 (2:06 pm)
Try driving a automatic 6 speed that occasionally has a dead spot with the throttle. My 2010 SF Limited with V6 & 6 speed is currently in the dealers shop and I doubt if they will find anything wrong. Time to look towards Honda for a replacement.
Make note: this is the 368 thread on the transmission subject. Enough is enough.
#369 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [viper14]
Jan 27, 2011 (2:09 pm)
Correction: Note, 2010 Santa Fe Limtied is the same as the 2010. Should read: Note, 2011 Santa Fe Limtied is the same as the 2010.
#370 of 600 Re: Buy or don't buy? [viper14]
Jan 27, 2011 (2:28 pm)
Throttle dead spots are not good with either trans.
With Drive-by-wire throttle sytem like this, the accelerator is now just an electronic proportional transmitter. So now Transmission, Engine/Trans ECM, ECM firmware, and throttle hardware are now suspect. Point is, you may now have two problems.
#371 of 600 2010 Sante Fe AWD 4 cyl Transmission Question
Jan 29, 2011 (3:24 pm)
My wife and I just bought this vehicle with Navigaton at a good price new from the dealer. I am pretty impressed with the build quality of Hyundai... I didn't expect it. It reminds me of Toyota during their upswing days. We compared this to the Ford Edge and Chevrolet Equinox and truthfully the Hyundai was slightly less refined than the Ford/Chevy in my humble opinion, but still a star and we got a terrific price. We are satisfied and was pleased with unbelievable fuel mileage on highway driving. I was getting 31.8 MPG on highway at 60 MPH and working it for the best possible mileage.
Anyhow, my question is about coasting with this transmission. To my surprise, this vehicle doesn't freewheel during release of the accelerator. Oddly the engine stays engaged to the wheels and actually it's a drag on the vehicle when releasing the acceleration. I've never had any vehicle work this way.. is it normal or is this a glitch with my SanteFe? If you are at 60 mph and at about 2100 or so RPM's, on any car if you let go of the accelerator the engine will drop to around 1k rpm's letting the vehicle coast. Not my Hyundai. As good as this vehicle gets with mileage it could be better if you didn't have the drag of the engine when letting your foot off the gas. In this regard it acts like a manual transmission and does not disengage the engine from the transmission unless shifting to netural as with a manual box.
Anyone shed some light on this for me?
#372 of 600 Re: 2010 Sante Fe AWD 4 cyl Transmission Question [billaggie]
Jan 29, 2011 (4:34 pm)
Are you sure it is AWD? I hope they didn't tell you that and charge accordingly?">link title
Because I'm pretty sure that 4 cyl models were only FWD. Which do get better FE than the AWD's.
I am not very familiar with your transmission, other than to suggest ensuring that the OD button is not pressed in (which locks it out). But this would restrict you to one gear lower, higher engine RPM and FE would suffer at highway speeds.
Jan 30, 2011 (11:26 pm)
I've driven a GLS 4-cyl AWD. I did not notice the effect that billaggie describes. There is no Overdrive button, but there is an AWD Lock button. Maybe this is the culprit? Or perhaps the rear Emergency Brake is not releasing? Just my $0.02.
#374 of 600 Re: 4 cyl AWD [ecotrklvr]
Jan 31, 2011 (12:36 am)
Yes, I'm sure it is AWD. The sticker says so.
It's not the AWD lock button. I tried that and no difference. I can't for the life of me figure out why such a feature would be implemented. Maybe it has something to do with the anti-skid... but disengaging that also has no effect. Placing it into netural is the only way to freewheel --- as one might do approaching an interstate exit or just coasting into a new lower speed zone.
THanks for the comments but still wondering about it.