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#574 of 608 Re: 2011 SantaFe Transmission lags [ibhipru]
Aug 02, 2012 (10:17 am)
My 2004 Santa Fe started giving me issues Easter Weekend 2012 and no one has been able to help me, it is doing exactly what your vehicle has been doing along with shutting off from time to time while I am driving. I took it to Glen Burnie Transmissions they told me I didn't need a new transmission and Antwerpen Hyundai can not figure out why my truck is acting this way, I am so frustrated and disappointed if anyone can offer suggestions or a mechanic it will be greatly appreciated!
#575 of 608 2004 Santa Fe just conks out
Aug 02, 2012 (11:47 am)
My 2004 Santa Fe GLS (automatic) is doing the same thing too. It has been fine, never needed major repairs, is low mileage for it's age. Battery is a yr old, hoses were replaced a month ago. It was fine until yesterday afternoon, then it went dead three times in a two minute period while in traffic. Before it did this, all the gauges lit up, the shifter vibrated, then it went dead. After a few minutes, I got it started up long enough to make the 2 minute drive home. While pulling into the garage, it died again. Any ideas? I read on another forum that there is a fuse issue with this particular yr/model.
#577 of 608 Hyundai Santa Fe electrical/transmission problem
Aug 19, 2012 (8:47 pm)
car bucks shifting
Wired up temporary horn switch. I tried wiring to relay in fuse box but when I got half way removed, found it too difficult. I wired straight off + terminal at fuse box. Horn works. I took it for a drive and before I got off my street the car bucks and won't go into 3rd gear. It also stalls. Does the computer need to be flashed? Check engine light came on also.
#578 of 608 Re: Hyundai Santa Fe electrical/transmission problem [chaard]
Aug 21, 2012 (3:52 am)
I fixed it. Turns out I left the air intake loose. Code was low airflow?
#580 of 608 Re: 2011 SantaFe Transmission lags [ibhipru]
Aug 30, 2012 (2:08 pm)
I own a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS 4 cylinder. It appears I have the identical problem you are describing. I live in LA / Hollywood Hills Area and there have been numerous close calls where I am rear ended entering the 101 freeway entrances where there are sloped ramps or practically no ramps in areas forcing me to accelerate only to find a hesitation to the transmission and the engine ramp up to 5 or more RPMS. Allot of engine commotion, but no transmission response, and when the transmission finally responds, your neck gets whiplash and you need to really grab hold of the steering wheel to stay centered or if your already moving say on the freeway, when the transmission finally decides to act, you have no power as it accelerates lacking torque because the transmission shifts to an improper gear. Another issue I am having is going uphill. In areas such as the Hollywood Hills there are alot of residential and road byways that travel up the hill to meet mulholland drive, travelling up those inclines are a major pain on my Santa Fe. For example, from a full stop going uphill, the transmission makes it to second gear then seems to love staying on second, because unless I change to manual transmission shift, it will not engage to 3rd. The RPMs go up to 5 or higher, and Iím not even putting on full throttle, If I do accelerate to promote the transmission to go to third, the engine slows me down as it starts compressing due to the RPM going so high up and stays in second gear. I relate this to when you have a piece of gum stuck on you and your trying your best to toss it and it just becomes stubbornly attached to you, the transmission just loves sticking on second gear. I Accelerate, Decelerate, Accelerate, Decelerate and nothing, its just stuck on second gear. Very annoying and frustrating. When Iím traveling on the freeway, the engine ramps high with the RPMís on just a minor slope, no load and no passengers. As if the transmission computer does not know what gear to change to and becomes so dramatic on slight changes in the slightest inclines. I recently traveled to Montana, and while driving from Montana back to LA, I had to exit in Salt Lake City Utah, because the RPMS where reaching the red color on just the smallest freeway inclines and I felt the car hardly going forward, no torque power. Once stopped at the end of the ramp exit, I barely taped on the gas pedal to proceed from the ramp and the RPMs went all the way to the red while the car barely moved forward, the computer did not know what gear to change to, no torque power, only when I switch to manual shifting mode and shift myself, did the car start cooperating. Again, it seems like the computer does not know what gear to change to and appears that when you go manual shift mode, you bypass the computer programming. Its the only logical thing I cant think of. What I donít like is that the check engine light has never activated and when I have taken it to Puente Hills Hyundai, they state they cannot duplicate it. On the Montana trip, when I exited the freeway in Salt Lake City, I went straight to Murdock Hyundai as it was acting up. When I drove onto their service lane, I asked the adviser if one of their techs can jump in and drive the car since the transmission was shifting crazy, but the service advisor said there was no one available, so I turned off the car. When they got to it, it was working again and they did not duplicate it. All they did was reset the computer and stated they did a software update and let me continue the trip, the transmission started to act a bit better for the remainder of the trip. As of today, these issues are a common day problem for me. So I suppose that I must drive until something breaks or my family and I get rear ended. I'm currently at 48K miles and under warranty, but unless the tech can duplicate it Im out of luck. I want to enjoy the Santa Fe, but this is really killing it for us. Thankfully we have the option to switch to manual shifting mode.
#582 of 608 2012 Hyundai Sante Fe Transmission Issues
Sep 05, 2012 (3:07 am)
I have a 2012 Hyundai Sante Fe with 1500 miles on it and last week the whole transmission gave out on me. The Vehicle is currently at the dealer awaiting a new transmission (covered under warranty). The dealer told me it was a internal default which means the whole unit needed to be replaced. When they hooked up the computer to the car it showed no bad sensors on the transmission. Has anyone heard of such a thing on a brand new SUV? This is very unfortunate and I hope this does not steer me away from other Hyundai vehicles in the future!
#583 of 608 Re: 2004 Santa Fe just conks out [ermac_79]
Sep 10, 2012 (1:03 pm)
An occasional problem on this vehicle is failure of the Crankshaft Position Sensor. This failure may prevent the vehicle from starting. You should check into it!