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Manual Transmission Problems of Hyundai Santa Fe



Hyundai Santa Fe owners have reported 4 problems related to manual transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe 1
Failure Date: 09/10/2008

I bought a 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe, standard 5-speed. Since that time I have had to replace the clutch twice. Now I am replacing it again as it was damaged by the fly wheel. A new fly wheel costs $1500. 00. I have made extensive efforts to find a used one. Most of the salvage yards tell me that they don't have one because it is a frequent problem and everyone is looking for one. My mechanic tells me most fly wheels are mounted to the engine and don't have this problem. Also most fly wheels cost under $100. 00, so most warranties do not cover the fly wheel. It seems this is a manufacturing problems since it happens frequently.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 2
Failure Date: 06/17/2006

Suspension /check engine light /lower ball joint: dealer replace @54,353 miles, lower arm in 2004 and 8/2006 replacement is needed I have taken my 2001 Santa Fe to dealer 8 plus times for check engine light and was told found tether on gas cap not letting cap close tight enough /moved tether and ran evap test and check out ok . I was told cap loose 8 plus times this problem is on going. Return to dealer for jerk transmission issues I have to push the accelerator pedal to the floor and it takes off slow and once gets power the car jerks starts as if the gears or not switching over. Dealer said do the pressure in gas cap and gas cap not closed tight enough eval test was done. Back at dealer after road trip my car was running after begin parked with a/c running and I turn car off and car would not start thought may battery check and no water was in battery I put water in battery and let car sit for about hour and car restarted back at dealer explain this issue my battery was replace I was told factory battery wasn't strong enough was for Santa Fe this is 3rd battery with in five years.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 3
Failure Date: 04/29/2006

I own a 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe. It broke down on April 29th, 2006. My car was brought to fucillo Hyundai in schenectady, new york. My car improperly diagnosed here as having a worn clutch. When I declined to have my car fixed at this location and took it to opitz transmission, it was discovered that the flywheel was broken as well. I contacted fuccillo, who declined to have the flywheel fixed under the warranty agreement that came with the purchase of the car. This warranty agreement does not state that the flywheel is not covered. I also contacted Hyundai motor America and spoke with two different people. One told me the part was covered under warranty and should be fixed, another told me the part would not be covered. The cost of the flywheel was $1276 plus tax and could only be ordered through a Hyundai dealership. I had my car fixed by opitz transmission in schenectady, NY. Opitz transmission agrees that the flywheel was poorly made and should have been covered under the warranty. I have contacted the attorney general's office, they forwarded my letter and information to the nys motor vehicle safety division, who in turn told me to contact this web site. I have letters, receipts, and information concerning this matter that I would like to forward to someone in this division.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4
Failure Date: 04/01/2003

Thr cruise control accelerates the car for no apparent reason. The automatic transmission jerks when shifting dislodging all passangers. The accelerater takes a few moments to get the car going. The problems with the transmission and the cruise control happen at all speeds, weather conditions and road conditions.