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#429 of 600 Re: Santa Fe 2010 Transmission problems [diamond22]
Mar 26, 2011 (10:55 am)
Regarding having a lemon or not, I don't think that having one problem warrants calling the car a lemon. My 2010 Santa Fe Limited with 15,000 miles had the same issue and I had the ECU reprogrammed last fall and have had no problems since. I sure hope that the new tranny works for you, but a lemon is a car with many problems. Toyota has had to recall how many Lexus which is a very fine car, but they are not lemons just recalls. I still thing that the Hyundai is the best value in a SUV or crossover.
#430 of 600 Re: Santa Fe 2010 Transmission problems [royh1]
Mar 26, 2011 (12:28 pm)
I beleive that many of us 2010-2011 Santa Fe owners are experiencing the same tranny problems, only at various stages.
Anyone who expects computer updates to correct "mechanical slams, jerks, hesatations or racing" is experiencing wishful thinking .
I think that you will find the problems laying low for various periods of time only to recur once again.
Just make sure you have a "paper trail" of your problems and their solutions, so that when your tranny is ready to be replaced you can say "I told you so "
#431 of 600 Re: New, 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Lmt. 4-Cyl. auto. [enviroman2]
Mar 31, 2011 (8:15 am)
I have a 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-Cly. auto with 32000 kilometers on it and yesterday the transmission went...I'm waiting for Hyundai to replace the transmission now.
#432 of 600 Re: Is there any good news here, at all? [lynzay]
Mar 31, 2011 (3:35 pm)
Are you sure it is a new Trans? Mine just went and they said it was due to the transaxel and they have and "internal memo" about it. But they only replace the transmission with remanufactured ones.
Apr 01, 2011 (8:13 am)
This is a follow up to diamond22 post of March 25. After experiencing the transmission slam two more times, I took it in yesterday and they replaced the transmission 9,990 miles. I picked it up this morning and was fine on the way home. I know Hyundai is aware of this problem, but doesn't choose to do a recall, but so far the dealer has been very responsive. They got permission from the regional tech guys (whoever they are) to put in the new transmission. Therefore, you know they are aware of the issues or they would never authorize replacing the transmission with this few miles on it. Stay tuned and still interested in hearing other problems/solutions with the 2010 Santa Fe Limited, V-6. Thanks
#434 of 600 Going to the competition.
Apr 01, 2011 (1:24 pm)
I am taking my Santa Fe to all the local dealers and telling them about the transmission problems and the problems that I have had and the poor factory and dealer response. I am sick of Hyundai treating this like there is no problem. At least the competing salesmen can warn the potential customers about Santa Fe problems. I have stopped at 7 dealers so far and talked to the service managers and sales managers. The Ford dealership was very interested as the Hyundai dealer is almost across the street and they get a lot of customers looking at Escapes. There sales people were very eager to talk to me. I have the complete service history of my lemon to show them. I do not know if I am going to sue Hyundai or not. It is a lot of hassle. My Hyundai is the biggest piece of crap that I have ever bought.
#435 of 600 add me to the list
Apr 02, 2011 (5:04 am)
Santa Fe 2010 V6 GL, same tranny problems, mine started at 500km, I now have 14000km, I kept getting "no error codes" "cannot duplicate customers concerns at this time" from the service dept. Seriously?...so I went to another dealership to learn there was a tsb on the problem. I'm a little afraid, my crappa fe almost jerked me forward out into traffic but they weren't the least bit concerned.
From what I understand, the trannys came in with low fluid levels, this caused the hard shifting, hard shifting was recorded in the learned memory/history ( I believe its called TCM). Technical service bulletin (TSB) was released October 2010 with a protocol, 1st top up fluid level, if that doesn't correct the problem clear or reset the learned memory, if that doesn't solve - new transmission (thanks for posting that they install remanufactured I would never thought to ask that), followed by new computer.
Seriously disappointed with my vehicle, and a weak customer service team which could have compensated for the problems I've experienced.
I've just recently had the TCM reset so we'll see what happens next, it's difficult to be optomistic. Any reason resetting the TCM does not appear on my invoice?
Lastly, anyone experience a funny noise from under the car from a cold start? Dealership says it's intermittent cannot duplicate but it happens everytime I start it up? They replaced a part of the exhaust system but it still happens, brand spanking new car and sounds like crap when it starts up.
going to the competition, I'm right behind you, when it makes financial sense that is
#436 of 600 Re: add me to the list [ccpb]
Apr 02, 2011 (8:00 am)
I have a 2011 SF limited with 2000 miles. I also hear rattling everytime I start up cold. It's on my list for when I bring it in for my first oil change. I'll let you know what happens.
#437 of 600 We finally bought one
Apr 04, 2011 (12:08 pm)
After becoming aware of the tranny issues we were hesitant to get a Sante Fe but finally decided to do it. We picked up a 2011 Sante Fe Limited AWD in January hoping the issues were resolved on the new ones.
So far so good - no problems whatsoever after 4k miles. And I notice everything. No rattles, no noises. The transmission seems fine.
If anything the paint has a few minor blemishes in it and the gaps between the body panels / doors & hood while OK could be better and more even.
Someone above mentioned a Ford Escape. We looked at them too last summer and this one we were checking out had the hood out of line (lifted up near the wiper area) almost .25" vs the other side. It blew me away it was so obvious. I pointed it out to the sales guy and he was stunned and at a loss for words. But I hear they are improving.
#438 of 600 Trans was banging again.
Apr 05, 2011 (8:09 am)
I was pulling away from a stop sign yesterday and the transmission made a real loud bang going into 2nd gear and the transmission made some very strange noise so I pulled into a chevy dealers lot and got out to look under the Santa Fe to see if any fluid was leaking out due to the strange noise. A salesman came over and asked me what was going on so I told him about all the problems I have had with the Santa Fe. He had a mechanic come out and look under it also and nothing was leaking. I had the whole sales force and a couple mechanics there so I showed them all my service history and told them about my crap transmission. The mechanic has a brother who bought a Santa Fe and he has the same problems. The sales team was unaware but they know all about it now. I told them it they have a customer who is considering a Santa Fe to have them call me first before they buy one. They will save themselves a lot of trouble. I am on my 2nd transmission and the last time I had my Santa Fe in the service manager told me they could not "duplicate" the problem. I will never "duplicate" my problem again by buying another Hyundai or Kia product.