Nine problems related to automatic transmission have been reported for the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe.
Oil light came on . So I carry to the people that did my oil change they checked it out they did not see where it was leaking from. They refill it and then the light came on again ,so this time I carry it to the dealer on that Monday they gave me an app. For that Wednesday the 13th kept it overnite and returned back the 14th man in parts dept said it was blowing out the tail pipe. No leaks on the ground. Oil light came on again and now they said the b. B. B. Said my car is to old and that the people that did my oil change did not put oil in ,which is a lie. Start to burn oil at little over 85000 mile. I carry it to the dealer and they said they fixed it but they did not.
I have the same complaint as many Santa Fe owners. Problems of acceleration at 40, along with shifting issues. On several trips to the dealer, leaving the car there for sometimes 7-15 days at a time. It has had 4 throttle position sensors, an alternator and 2 batteries. My mileage is 100,386 and the vehicle needs 3000. 00 worth of transmission work. Hyundai simply states my vehicle is out of warranty and these issues do not have anything to do with my transmission. I have a signed statement from the transmission shop manager that states a tps problem absolutely will affect the transmission.
When the vehicle reachs approximately 40 mph it stutters. When the problem occurs I takemy foot off the accelerator and then putting your foot back on this fixes the problem. If I push through 40 mph then I do not get the stutter. I have taking the car in to Hyundai and they fixed the ball joint on the drivers front wheel, they said this will fix the problem; but has not fixed it. I went back up to Hyundai and now they say they don't know what it could be. Anything from transmission flush to the balance of the wheels.
Vehicle tended to go into neutral at random times while being driven, and did not accelerate. Consumer took vehicle to dealer for testing, and to replace the transmission, but the problem recurred.
Vehicle will downshift to third gear at high speeds causing vehicle to jerk and swerve. Dealer checked cpu and showed no faults. Sent back to huyndi for check up. Said the problem was in a speed sensor. Very concerned about damage to transmision after the problem is solved. Will trade in ASAP.
Nar 05/21/2003 with out notification the consumers purchased the vehicle branded as a lemon. Problems occurred with the transmission, air conditioner compressor, headlight dimmers, and electrical system was faulty. They're requesting the dealership to buy back the vehicle.
When the vehicle reachs approximately 40 mph, the vehicle bucks, stutters, hesitates, downshifts for a few seconds. When the problem occurs it is like you are taking your foot off the accelerator and then putting your foot back on. We no longer feel safe in the vehicle and its only a matter of time before the transmission breaks leaving us stranded or even worse causing a fatal accident. Americas best warranty is a meaningless slogan when a company chooses to deny that there is a serious and dangerous defect in a vehicle.
While driving vehicle will jerk forward , accelerator pedal when depressed will slow down. After a few minutes, accelerator will respond again. Dealer replaced transmission, did not remedy. Currently, dealer insisted it was a software problem.
At approximately 30 to 45 mph, whether accelerating or slowing down, there is a severe "downshift" which jerks the truck, in the engine as though the engine is cutting out before it catches up with itself. I have had it into the dealership on 3 separate occasions, and am always told when I go to pick up my truck that nothing showed up on the diagnostic tests run on my vehicle and that they cannot figure out what may be causing the problem.