My husband bought this car @ a parking lot dealership, after owning the
thing for 7 days the Overdrive started to act up and it appeared that the
car was not going into 4 gear. We took the car back and they indicated
that since the mileage had hit 50K miles that the transmission fluid
should be flushed; so we got that gone. The car appeared to be working as
if nothing had happened until 30 days after that when my husband was
driving on I-10 in AZ and the engine began to rev up uncontrolablly, but
the overdrive was still working. The hubby turned off the overdrive
switch off and the problem stopped. Then the Check Engine light kept
going on and off. We finally took it in to a repair shop and they told us
that the computer was not reading the correct codes and that we needed to
get them erased and reuploaded (if that's what you call it). Then went in
to the Hyundai Dealership in Petre Phoenix, Az and they said that the
transmission may have to be replaced, I think it's because I'm a woman and
they want to make a buck. I spoke with another repair tech and he said
that I have to get the transmission fluid drained, not flushed and have
the wires inspected. So what are your thoughts regarding whether it's the
tranny, computer codes or overdrive switch not working?
To the date the car will not go into 4th gear when it is driven on the
highway, so we are forced to take side roads.
There is a TSB on a diagnostic sheet on the Hyundai tech site
http://www.hmaservice.com/index.jsp that they should be using. Once you
get login authority (Easy) select the Elantra, then 1999, then TSB
(technical service bulletin). It is the first document in the TRANSAXLE
Who did the transmission flush? If it wasn't a Hyundai dealer, they
probably installed the wrong type of fluid, which will trash the
transmission. You can go back to them and demand that they pay for the
repair, but they'll likely refuse and claim that the tranny failure is
unrelated to the work they did and is due to age of the car. If that's
the case, you can try suing them for the cost of a new one, but that's
likely to be your only recourse.
Hello Brian N,
I will have to go to a Hyundai Dealership and get it replaced. Yes you
are right, I tried that already and they claim that it is not their error
since the vehicle had issues when they bought it from the previous owner.
So I guess I'm at square one. I just take it in, have them read the codes,
add/delete or modify whatever they need to do and go from there.
I appreciate your words.
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