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#490 of 600 2004 Santa Fe Automatic Tranny Questions
Jun 16, 2011 (5:08 pm)
I have a 2004 Hyundai Sana Fe GLS with 130K. It has the 2.7L V6 with automatic transmission with auto stick. On the highway my car downshifted and refused to accelerate. Once off the highway it downshifted and stopped fine, but wouldn't shift up from 2nd to 3rd automatically. I tried to manually shift and it worked just fine shifting up and down gears although there was a little stutter in 1st (like it was starting in 2nd). I got where I was going and parked it for several hours and when I started it to return home, everything worked fine. No issues with shifting or stutter in first. No check Engine light came on, but I'll have my husband scan it just in case. He thought it might be a faulty speed control sensor. The auto store list 2 different parts for my car, will I need both or just one (which one? Dorman 917-606 & 607). Is there anything else that can cause this irratic behavior?
#491 of 600 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Automatic Tranny Questions [ladydemonsia]
Jun 16, 2011 (6:42 pm)
Sounds like Sante is approaching the end of the line. I wouldn't trust any vehicle with 100K+, especially Hyundai. My 2010 will be long gone before that number.
#492 of 600 Re: 2004 Santa Fe Automatic Tranny Questions [ladydemonsia]
Jun 16, 2011 (7:03 pm)
Wish I could help, but all I can tell you is that after 160K miles on my '01 Santa Fe GLS same transmission, etc., my tranny went out, was rebuilt and then rebuilt again with new parts. It lasted 8,000 more miles (drove it a lot fewer miles in 14 months) hoping to make it last. Now at 168K miles, it is sitting in the driveway because I'm afraid the tranny is going out on it again with all the bucking and jerking, not upshifting from 2nd to 3rd, only way I could get it to move on the interstate was to bump it up into neutral and then get it back into drive ASAP before I got run over. Too bad HYUNDAI will not address the problems that have been escalating in their Santa Fe's since they came out in 2001. I used to love my car. Good luck! You're going to need it.
Jun 18, 2011 (5:46 pm)
I recently brought my Santa Fe back from a dealer for the second time. The transmission lurches and jerks like a junk truck. The dealership says nothing is going to be done about it. I have 5 more years to go on my powertrain warr and they will do nothing. What good is it to act like you have a warrenty and yet expect me to ride around with the car jerking and lurching. Clearly a bad transmission that they are to cheap to replace. I guess I have no option but legal course. Beware!!
#494 of 600 Re: Bad Warranty [shadesofgray]
Jun 19, 2011 (10:08 am)
Get it in writing that "nothing is going to be done about it" and watch them squirm when you take it to BBB, Consumer affairs, local news etc. Is this a 2010? Have they applied any of the TSB's to try to help you? That's something that Hyundai Corporate would direct them to do via their Tech Support division. The last TSB has (so far) solved my problem (rough, jerky shifting). I have been getting smooth-seamless shifts for 3 weeks now. The previous TSB's would only last a few minutes after I left the dealership! I still have the ocassional bump (very soft and reduced-the tsb states it will "reduce" not eliminate the mild bump when starting the vehicle in PARK).
My Dealership has been supportive and actually listens to the customer!
#495 of 600 Re: Trade instead of putting up with Hyundai BS [dbqfan]
Jun 23, 2011 (4:36 am)
I have to say that I just traded in my 2010 Santa Fe in with 239.800 miles on it only because, as my mechanic put it, my car was starting to own me, not me owning my car. I was really upset having to give my Santa Fe up but am very happy with my 2011 Santa Fe Ltd AWD. The only issue I have ever had with my Santa Fe was that occasionally in rain or if the roads were wet, when I put used the brakes, the abs light came on, there was a noise but I could not stop, even when I stomped on the brake pedal. Other than that, I loved driving this suv and would have kept it but as stated before, mechanical expenses were increasing as the mileage went up.
#496 of 600 Re: replacing 2010 Santa Fe Trnsmission [walker16]
Jul 05, 2011 (9:08 am)
There is an updated calibration to get rid of that bump out now
#497 of 600 Re: 2003 Santa Fe died while driving [dbqfan]
Jul 05, 2011 (9:18 am)
How can anyone take a foul mouthed person like you seriously?? If I were the service people and saw you walking in I'd get up and leave. Most of those people make barely over minimum wage and are there to help you as far as their abilities will allow. If I was behind that counter I'd tell you to leave with an attitude like that.
#498 of 600 Re: replacing 2010 Santa Fe Trnsmission [gibber249]
Jul 05, 2011 (9:32 am)
gibber249, Where is the rest of your message? Makes no sense as it's displayed.
#499 of 600 Hyundai's Suspicious problems, transmission, fuel system, braking, etc.
Jul 23, 2011 (2:09 pm)
I had my first transmission replace at 7000 miles and then again at 68,000 miles. This SUV is temperamental and puts on light shows for ya. At any time a warning light can come on and then go off. It drives great and suddenly without warning starts acting wonky. You take it in and it costs you a pretty price but then misbehaves. It's a petulant strain of car, I'm telling you. I'll never buy another Hyundai. It looks like I got the best year ever made, 2001.