pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
119,490 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022017

Santa Fe XL 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 153,479 miles


bought this piece of crap runs not bad but transmission shifts good when cold. once it warms up pile of junk will only shift by letting up on the gas abit won't go over 80 clicks then motor revs like trans is slipping what a pain this is hell what a piece of crap not sure of the problem but I'll say this I'll never purchase another Hyundai ever

- , Regina, SK, Canada

problem #2

Jan 192016

Santa Fe LX

  • Automatic transmission
  • 105,000 miles

I wish I had researched a little bit more, before buying this piece of trash. I did not know until after I purchased, that it was a piece of junk. I brought it 3 years ago, used just as a second vehicle. I have only really driven it on the weekends. Well my other car needed some work, so I started driving this one. Now, 2 weeks in and the check engine light came on, the transmission started slipping (more than usual) and it went completely out. I mean it had sounded as if it wanted stalled for a while now, but when I took it in for service, they said it was fine. Now what?

- , Richmond, VA, USA

problem #1

Oct 162010

Santa Fe 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 99,992 miles

When I bought my car in 2010, it was four years old, and at the time it had a slight issue with the auto transmission shifting gears uphill. Now, four years later, it jerks a lot during driving as if it is struggling to shift gears and it doesn't matter if I am going uphill, downhill or on level terrain. I feel as if the transmission is slipping.

- , Cincinnati, OH, USA

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