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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,600 miles

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2003 Hyundai Sonata drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2003 Hyundai Sonata Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 152003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,600 miles


The transmition slips and then sometimes it just revs up while doing this. Only had about 2600 miles on it. Dealer can not find the problem. I told him he has to drive it like I do. I have had 35 years in bein a mechanic and I know it's the transmission. This problem should get resolved very soon as I need my car to be dependable.

- Minot, ND, USA

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