Hyundai Elantra Repair and Maintenance
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Hyundai Elantra ProblemsTransmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission
If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.
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.
Hyundai Elantra QuestionsWho knows a lot about the transmission issues with this car? (2 answers)
First, the car would not go into 4th gear so I'd be driving along in 3rd gear. Next, it completely would remain locked in 3rd gear. It still had park, reverse, and neutral, but the only drive gear that it had was 3rd. So at a stop, it would stick in 3rd. Replaced both the input and the output...
I was having problems with my clutch and with shifting brought it into dealer. Told me that clutch needed to be replaced. Then they told me the transmission needs to be replaced altogether. There is less than 50,000 miles on this car! Anyone else experienced this? It is covered under warranty but...
I was sitting in driver thru for about 5 min and the temp of my motor rise unusually high. Add soon as I started going down the road, it went back down. I noticed this morning first time driving about 1/4 Mike up the road the temp has already went up to where it usually is as if I had been on the...
Hyundai Elantra RecallsBrakes Apply Unexpectedly
A malfunction of a sensor in the electronic stability control system may cause the brakes to apply unexpectedly while driving. This can cause loss of vehicle control. Dealers will verify the proper calibration of the electronic stability control sensors, and update the system's software calibration free of charge to resolve the concern.
The front coil springs may fracture from corrosion that occurs due to exposure to road salt. Dealers will replace the front coil springs free of charge to resolve the concern.
An electronics fault causes conflicting steering wheel input data to shut down the power assist in affected vehicles. Power steering is most important at low speeds and while parking, and difficulty steering may result in a crash. Dealers will update electronics that control the power steering to correct this problem.