Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.
Poor Shift Quailty of Automatic Transmission on Hyundai Azera
Average mileage: 77,804 (7,700–203,000)
16 people reported this problem
On extended road driving after stopping at rest areas the transmission kicks in hard when we start the car up again and begin to accelerate out of rest areas. Dealer can't seem to find the problem.
2008 Hyundai Azera 36,000 mi, Visitor
After 3 hour trip at highway speeds, transmission shifted hard once at street speeds. did it once, then nothing... wonder if the deaqler will blow me off like everyone else?
55,000 Rough shifting even after transmission replacement at Hyundai dealership. Unable to go smoothly under 40 MPH. Car does not coast, but slows to a stop going downhill unless gas pedal is depressed. On flat roads at speeds under 40 MPH, the car is constantly shifting (even with cruise control) and making the ride very choppy.
2008 Hyundai Azera 45,000 mi, Visitor
Transmission slips and clunks when shifting from 1st to 2nd. Problem appears only after extended highway speeds. Dealer cannot dupicate and won't do anything
2008 Hyundai Azera 90,000 mi, Visitor
Just shifts roughly sometimes. Does it infrequently.
2006 Hyundai Azera 153,000 mi, Visitor
2006 Azera. After driving 3 + hours on interstate... transmission slips hard when slow on exit and then accelerate onto side road or rest area. Been doing it for last year or so. Haven't taken in as not a problem with normal driving.
2007 Hyundai Azera 203,000 mi, Visitor
Upon shifting into gear when first starting the car the transmission is slow to engage. Upon acceleration the transmission i slow to change gears. Sometime shifts hard into next gear.
2010 Hyundai Azera 43,000 mi, Visitor
Had a problem after highway driving of one hard shift through lower gears. That no longer happens. Now there is hard shift around 40 mph going from 4th to 5th. This is very predictable happening all the time. I'm not sure where to go with this since I have no confidence in my local Hyundai dealer's maintenance department.
2006 Hyundai Azera 54,342 mi, Visitor
Roughng shifting under 40 mph
2007 Hyundai Azera 7,700 mi, Visitor
ditto on bad shifting, especially after extended highway driving. Havn't started to troubleshoot yet.