really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
5,400 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe transmission problems

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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 232017

Santa Fe Sport

  • Automatic transmission
  • 5,400 miles


something locks up in transmission or drivetrain

While traveling on the interstate at approx 65/70 miles per hour, it felt as if I had hit a horse in the road way!

My friend riding with me, was looking at her phone at the time, her purse was thrown from the seat against the dash, and she wanted to know what I hit, I told her nothing!

She looked in the side review mirror and said, "you had to have hit something", I checked all gauges, noticed my traction control lite was on, and a little lite on the left side of the dash, looks like a vehicle going down hill with a cloud over it was also lit. Plus the engine was running much faster, the transmission had down shifted.

I pulled over, to inspect the front for damage, there was no damage... I even walked back down the road looking for anything I could have struck, there was nothing there at all. Have no idea what this could have been at this time, it has done it several times since the original incident, once very minor at a very load speed approx 10 mph, the other two incidents was at about 45-55mph.... It will simply scare the crap out of you, it almost feels as if the front wheels are locking up for a split second, my fear is what will happen should this occur on a wet/Slick road. Vehicle is scheduled for a visit to the dealership on Monday 5/1/17, I will heavily document everything said and done!

This is a huge concern for me!

- Glenn H., Reidsville, GA, US

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