It will shift really hard and sometimes when I go to give it the gas it will rev to 4rpms before it goes then it bangs in to gear. Then listed it as unable to duplicate and set up n appointment with a factory rep. However, I will have to remember to start this vehicle with the brake depressed if there is something in front of my vehicle. I am very concerned about my safety when driving this vehicle. They still have my vehicle-over a week now and I might not get it back for another week. The failure mileage was approximately 3,000 and the current mileage is approximately 10,000. The transmission slips and I get a hard shift with a loud bang when shifting from 1st to 2nd or 2nd to 3rd.
Fortunately, I was able to barely glide the sante fe to the shoulder and stop without incident. It does it at any time of day so it's not limited to cold starts. Posted on May 22, 2009 The big question here is how did it work before it got stuck the transmission I mean. We had 6230 miles on vehicle. Hyundai knows about this and they knew about when I bought the car. Asked if this would trigger any future problems and they claim no.
I have read other owners have had the same problem and Hyundai will not acknowledge that there is a problem. I am getting afraid to drive the car. I never heard from them. In some cases the dealer has test driven the car and has felt the problem and has replaced the transmission, only to have the new transmission do the same thing. After one week we started to notice a banging sound when the car would shift at low speeds, sometimes it was so severe the car would jerk forward violently.
Then was told it was my transmission and they ordered a replacement. It will also hesitate as it goes from one gear to the next. I received a questionnaire from Hyundai about my Santa Fe and again mentioned the transmission problem. Is there anyone out there that has the same problem and has had it fixed so I can tell the dealership?. I do not want to sell this car or trade it in, it would be putting someone else's life on the line. Just be aware of this potentially serious problem.
After numerous trips to dealer their answer was they couldn't duplicate. The failure continued to occur. I was told the cannot test for that period of time they reflash the computer. Occupants of the car will get a whiplash effect. After the dealer did further testing on the at, they told me there was in fact something wrong with the at, and they put in a new transmission. March 15, 2011 tramsmission problem back again called Hyundai consumer affairs and had them reopen case and another appointment scheduled with dealer on March 23, 2011 to test drive with tech and service manager.
It has happened several times since then. I do not know how far it would have gone if I had not depressed the brake pedal. Usually though, the dealer and or Hyundai get around this problem by saying that even though they have heard of this as being an issue, they will not do anything about it until the dealer experiences the problem or sees that the computer registers it in the cars computer system. A few yards in the car made loud dropping sound and grinding and scraping and would not accelarate. Asked if this would trigger any future problems and they claim no. My wife will not currently take her parents for treatments at the medical center because the bang startles here parents and she fears a breakdown. The vehicle has approximately 10,000 miles at this time.
Everyone says the same thing. There are numerous other reports of this happening, however Hyundai has not issued a recall for same, and the dealer has been unable to fix the issue. They bring it to the dealer, and the dealer usually can not replicate the problem. I spoke with the individual and his problem is exactly the same as mine! Luckily I do not have remote start on this vehicle, because who knows where the vehicle might end up. . I took it back to the dealer, but of course they can not duplicate the problem. Love the vehicle but seriously worried with the transmission issues.
The vehicle was not repaired. Also loud band when engaging reverse. . Hopefully this was a fluke situation and will never happen again. This certainly could have created a dangerous situation. Although the model year range in the lawsuit is 2010-2012, the stalling complaint trend hasn't shown up in our data for the 2010 model year.