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: 109,350 (20,888–270,000)
34 people reported this problem
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1999 Hyundai Elantra 256,000 mi, Visitor
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 Elantra 60,000 mi, Visitor
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 Elantra 117,354 mi, Visitor
some days doesn't shift right, wont change into next gear unless I lower speed
2001 Hyundai Elantra 89,062 mi, Visitor
Transmission stops pulling & motor loses power when it gets warmed up-within 10 minutes of driving
Problem not fixed. Check engine light is on. Bad torque converter or differential shifting
2010 Hyundai Elantra 105,000 mi, Visitor
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.
my 04 elantra shifts fine but every once in awhile it drops into neutral
2011 Hyundai Elantra 49,000 mi, Visitor
Not fixed yet , shifts abruptly , sluggish run , loss of speed firstname.lastname@example.org
2008 Hyundai Elantra 84,000 mi, Visitor
The gear shifts by itself when I am on the highway!!!!
2001 Hyundai Elantra 177,000 mi, Visitor
No power unfix
2010 Hyundai Elantra 26,000 mi, Visitor
just bought 2010 elantra it has 26,000 mile an it needs a fluid transmisson flush so pissed of.