definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,012 miles

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2006 Hyundai Elantra transmission problems

transmission problem

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2006 Hyundai Elantra Owner Comments

problem #4

Jan 182010

Elantra 4-cyl

  • 45,550 miles


On my 2006 Hyundai Elantra gls 4cyl engine there is a issue which I have brought up 3 times now to Hyundai & all they keep doing is resetting the computer & trans retrain reset. The issue I am having is at a steady speed off 25-30 miles hour I get a very bad bucking & jerking effect the loss of power shortly after the bucking & jerking happens that the car looses power some much so it doesn't want to move fast enough to keep up on the highway when coming off a off ramp merging into the highway traffic two times the last time was today this all happened again & I couldn't get the car to move fast enough to flow with the regular traffic that I almost got hit by a 18 wheeler truck today. This problem is making the car not safe to drive & I am afraid if I continue to drive it like Hyundai wants me to do in this condition to try to bring the check engine light on to see what the problem is I might get hit by someone & possible killed. This issue is a serious operating condition that warrants someone doing something about this problem & this is a common issue from other Hyundai Elantra owners of the same year or newer I have read online & Hyundai hasn't addressed it well enough or come up with a fix as of yet. Telling a customer to keep driving the car in this condition is not safe just some the mechanics can get a check engine light on with a code to go on. This car almost always feels like it is going to loss total engine power & just cut out on me while I am driving somewhere & I will get hit.

- Bangor, ME, USA

problem #3

Sep 132007


  • 800 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. While shifting from reverse to drive the vehicle began shaking. On 10 occasions, the dealer was unable to diagnose the failure. The contact is aware of the safety risk since the failure could potentially cause a crash. Current mileage was 18,647 and failure mileage was 800.

- Seymour, TN, USA

problem #2

Oct 102008


  • 34,000 miles
The dealer ripped us off.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #1

Nov 062006

Elantra 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 3,700 miles
- the contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Elantra. While driving at 75 mph the vehicle vibrated, . the vibration got worse as the vehicle accelerated. Prior to the frame being tightened the vehicle shook when decelerating and the transmission thumped when going into overdrive. While driving at 60 mph, behind a large truck, the vehicle felt as if it would take flight. The contact had not been able to get satisfaction from Hyundai. They stated that failures while driving 70 mph and over were not under their purview. The contact has repair invoices. The failure mileage was 3,700, and the current mileage was 13,900.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

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