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 Elantra
Average mileage: 113,661 (20,888–270,000)
33 people reported this problem
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1999 Hyundai Elantra256,000Visitor
1999 Hyundai Elantra shifts hard. When warm or hot, down shifts are very hard and makes a clunk sound. Had xmsn serviced and the problem still exists.
2010 Hyundai Elantra60,000Visitor
Auto Transmission shifts erratic at times, even when backing out in Reverse. Put in new fluid at 72000, helped some, but the hard, erratic shifts are still there.
2002 Hyundai Elantra117,354Visitor
some days doesn't shift right, wont change into next gear unless I lower speed
2001 Hyundai Elantra89,062Visitor
Transmission stops pulling & motor loses power when it gets warmed up-within 10 minutes of driving
2000 Hyundai ElantraVisitor
Problem not fixed. Check engine light is on. Bad torque converter or differential shifting
2004 Hyundai ElantraVisitor
my 04 elantra shifts fine but every once in awhile it drops into neutral
2010 Hyundai Elantra105,000Visitor
Just purchased this car used from a dealer. Within two weeks of purchase I was experiencing a hard kick when accelerating up through 30-40 MPH as well as an engine rev until the gears kicked down. You could feel it especially when the engine is cold, but it was then happening at random times on the road. Hyundai service indicated that the transmission needed to be replaced. I have started to see an online trend of reported complaints about the transmissions with this particular vehicle. Wish I knew before I bought...definitely frustrating.
2008 Hyundai Elantra84,000Visitor
The gear shifts by itself when I am on the highway!!!!
2001 Hyundai Elantra177,000Visitor
No power unfix
2010 Hyundai Elantra26,000Visitor
just bought 2010 elantra it has 26,000 mile an it needs a fluid transmisson flush so pissed of.
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