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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
23,000 miles

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

May 082007

Santa Fe 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 23,000 miles


At the recommendation of the dealer mechanic I had a transmission flush done. Now the car idles erratically, and surges when slowing to a stop. At times.when stopped the idle drops to 300-400 rpms, almost a stall, and sometimes it jumps to 1200-1500 rpms and wants to lunge forward. I have to make sure I am really stomp on the brake, or else I would hit something. I took the car to the dealer, and they said they used the computer and found no codes, so nothing was wrong. They recommended an injector flush, though the car seemed to run fine at speed.

- Orlando, FL, USA

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