Hyundai Santa Fe Problem Report
Hyundai Santa Fe Poor Shift Quailty of Automatic Transmission
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.
The Vehicle Shutters from 2nd to 3rd gear. The computer is not showing any codes. The dealer has Flashed the computer system and this has not corrected it. It only occurs when the engine is cold and after it warms up it goes away and shifts smoothly. I had it to a trans repair and he states it's not the trans. It's also been newly tuned up. No one knows what's worng or how to fix this. - Visitor
initially hesitates when going from stop to go (stop signs, red lights etc) - Visitor
Intermediate jumping and hesitation from reverse to drive and between 1st and 2nd gears. Have read that it is a transmission control module software problem and needs to be upgraded. Is not fixed as of yet. - Visitor
My 2011 Santa Fe hesitates and "jerks" like it can't decide on the right gear to be in when accelerating from a stop. The Hyundai dealer had it in the shop for 1.5 weeks and replaced the transmission, reset the computer code, and put in a new axle. Picked it up last night and it's still doing the jerking thing. - Visitor
Harsh shift between 2nd and 3rd. Usually happens on longer trips
When things have heated up good. Next morning, shifts perfect! - Visitor
3rd gear takes a long time to shift to 4th - Visitor
sometimes have to pull over shut the truck off to get it to start shifting again - Visitor
every time i drive down the my vehicle shifts from 1to4 than when i step on it for the passing gear to kick in it doesn't work, what could the problem be - Visitor
Shifts Hard between 2nd & 3rd Gear - Visitor
Once engine warms the car hesitates in going from 2nd to 3rd gear. When engine is cold the car shifts fine. - Visitor
Transmission failed after 24,000kms. Dealer replaced under warranty. At 40,000kms (25,000 miles) I am having to replace the transmission again. The vehicle is 3 months out of warranty, but the replacement transmission only has 16,000kms (10,000 miles). Hyundai replacing part under goodwill, but making me pay labour - $1,000. Obviously they have an issue with the transmission in that year as I know of 4 other people who have had them replaced at low mileage. - GJConnor
MY PASSENGER SIDE AIRBAG SENSOR TELLS ME THE AIRBAG ISN'T ON. I HEARD IT WAS A SENSOR PROBLEM. - Visitor
is not shifting it gets stock - Visitor
Shutters in cold weather, actually just got a new transmission, same problems still happenings. Slips into park when cold and having trouble with the 2nd and 3rd gears. Have not taken it to huyndai to get software update yet - Visitor
tran slips when shifting - Visitor
Hard shift when taking off, hard shift down to 2nd while in 3rd, shift out of drive while going down the road - Visitor
Shifts into Drive very roughly. - Visitor
I have the same issue, but I haven't taken it in for repair. When I find something conclusive, I'll share it here. Thanks and good luck out there. - Jchris
transmission a thump niose when shifting only when cold ....not in warm weather - Visitor
shift problem from neutral to drive to reverse vice versa.. - Visitor
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