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Hyundai Sonata Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission

Hyundai Sonata Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006

Average Mileage: 135,982 mi (32,000 mi - 222,650 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 220,000 mi

    want change out of 3rd gear want go in reverse service light on.

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  • Visitor, , 125,000 mi

    The transmission seems to be stuck in third gear sometime ,the jerks and engine light comes on

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  • Visitor, , 42,000 mi

    The check engine light stays on and the transmission does not shift properly.

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  •  Rookie

    Transmission won't shift gears/CEL on

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  • Visitor, , 222,650 mi

    Car over heated. Rt/Rr wheel bearing went bad. Check engine light came on. Had wheel bearing replaced. Pulled thermostat. Check engine stayed on. Drove car and now stuck in 3rd gear. Drove 160 miles to get car home. Car engine ran perfectly. Didn't over heat. Upon breaking at low speed (~ 15 mph) car jerked and felt like it trying to slip into reverse. (Felt like the brakes had locked up). This happened only once during the entire trip. Car moderately jerks when shifting from park to reverse or into drive. The slower I shift, the less the jerk. Haven't had the car diagnosed yet.

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  •  Rookie

    Transmission will not shift, not sure what the issue is.

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  • Visitor, , 165,000 mi

    rough transmission shift

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    it seems that the transmission doesn't shift properly , than all of sudden you will feel it jolt and the engine light come on

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