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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
54,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2002 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 032013

Santa Fe GLS 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 78,000 miles


At 37mph the transmission starts to shimmy and shudder untill you reach 40mph. Working with transmission shop to have tore down soon.

- , Doniphan, MO, USA

problem #1

Sep 262009

(reported on)

Santa Fe 2.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 30,000 miles

We won this santa fe on ebay, flew to chicago and drove back to virginia. We absolutely love it!! Very dependable, comfortable to ride in and very fun to drive except for the problem stated in my complaint of the shudder at 40 mph which stops around 42 mph! I would own another one of these in a heartbeat if we could afford it!

- , Gloucester, VA, USA

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