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

Hyundai Tucson Problem
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Model Years Affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013

Drive Trains Affected: 2WD, 4WD

Average Mileage: 97,552 mi (35,000 mi - 200,000 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.

  • day4125, , 4WD, 42,000 mi

    I have had my 2 different sensors replaced. one was a thrust sensor ? the other accelerator sensor? now my check engine light will come on when i accelerate and the car jumps, bucks, and it stays stuck in one of the gears and when i step on the gas it does not accelerate. then with in two minutes it shuts off. I have brought the car to hyundai numerous times and they say they can not find anything wrong but the last time they said i needed new spark plugs and spark wires. and it would only cost 642.00 wtf my car does not have that many miles and who the heck has that type of money nowadays. i have an extended warrenty that runs out next mth. please some one help???? i dont feel safe in my car with my 3 kids.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 80,000 mi

    Transmission not shifting Speed Sensor failed. Replaced

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 35,000 mi

    3 transmissions later and no clue what problem is yet

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 115,500 mi

    When we have our car on cruse control and we are driving and turn on the a/c or anything the check engine light comes on

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 200,000 mi

    Speed sensor failed.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 153,978 mi

    The repair shop diagnostic reports transmission feels jumpy&trans codes are stored in history.Their solution, flush transmission fluids($59.00)replace with 8qty.ATFSB synthetic transmission fluid($9.99ea.)then drive on highway, trans will jump into gear.After 50 miles later,problem still exists.

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  • Visitor, , 2WD, 106,000 mi

    Check engine light came on. It needed a transmission sensor that was under the transmission pan along with a new filter. Also supposed to add new transmission fluid, drive around a bit, and then flush the system.

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  • Visitor, , 4WD, 110,000 mi

    It works only in 4wd and no more than 25 mph

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  •  Rookie

    check engine light come when going up steep hill dont change good

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