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Hyundai Santa Fe Transmission Problems

985 TrueDelta members own (or used to own) a 2000 or newer Hyundai Santa Fe. 62 of these members (6.3%) have reported transmission repairs for their car. A total of 87 transmission repairs to Hyundai Santa Fes--an average of 0.1 per vehicle--have been reported.

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Percentage of Hyundai Santa Fe repairs by problem area

Chart based on 1060 repairs.

Hyundai Santa Fe transmission repair cost distribution

Chart based on 70 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

185-horsepower 2.7L V6 5-speed manual FWD

8060 mi   clutch slave cylinder noise ( clack ) when pressing/depressing the clutch pedal. Appointment for 7 of July to the dealer..will see the result after 
8060   They thought that it was the clutch slave cylinder but in fact as undoing transmission they found that the culprit was the clutch disc, more precise the clutch disc springs. They were loose with a lot of play in the clutch disc case. 

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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

28520 mi   Axle noise cured by insertion of plastic washer as per TSB. No charge. 
1860   Vehicle can be turned off and key removed from ignition with vehicle still in "Drive". Vehicle able to roll if on grade. Vehicle could be turned off and key removed while still in drive. Vehicle able to roll if on a grade. I may not have listed this in proper area. ie transmission ignition or steering??? Fix was in console of gear shifter. 
15000   transmission had to be replaced at 15,000 miles, warped solenoid channel 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe

Engine not specified

78120 mi C $700 BOTH FRONT C/V JOINTS CLICKING. 
20460   Failure in flywheel. 

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2007 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

242-horsepower 3.3L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

9000 mi   Mettalic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. 
12000   Metallic clicking or popping sound when transmission is put in drive or reverse from park. 
14000   Replaced bushing between drive shaft and hub. 

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2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

25000 mi US $300 Transmission fluid was severely burnt (way below normal maintenance time for a flush) 

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2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

200-horsepower 3.5L V6 5-speed shiftable automatic AWD

128000 mi US $3500 After repeatedly having the vehicle in for evaluation for a transmission "thunk" when cold, it finally failed. AFTER the warranty ran out. 

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2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

106700 mi US $300 trans pan leak 

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