Hyundai Transmission Slippage Symptoms

by Alexis Writing
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Hyundai, a leading Asian manufacturer of cars and SUVs, has been expanding its market share in the U.S. market. Although Hyundai offers a 10-year warranty, many users have experienced problems with the transmission system. In particular, the transmission may be prone to slip on some Hyundai models. There are several common symptoms associated with a slipped transmission that consumers need to be aware of.

Transmission Shifting on its Own

One of the signs of a slipped transmission on a Hyundai is when the gear shifts on its own to a lower gear than the one engaged. In particular, owners of the Hyundai Accent have reported this symptom as a problem. Other drivers have complained that while driving in a set gear, it will shift to the lowest gear on its own while the vehicle is moving. Moreover, it's been reported that after shifting to a lower gear, the driver is unable to shift to another gear. On such occasions, drivers have temporarily resolved the problem by turning the engine off then restarting it. However, once the vehicle restarts and is running, the problem usually recurs.


Another symptom of a slipped transmission in a Hyundai is jerking while driving. Again, this has commonly been reported in the Hyundai Accent. This can happen even when the gears are not in use. This jerking usually continues until the car reaches a lower RPM at which point the jerking lessens but doesn't fully subside. In some cases, this has happened after the troublesome transmission was changed and the new transmission put in place. The jerking usually prevents the car from accelerating and driving faster than 20 MPH.

Bucking While in Overdrive

Bucking is another sign that the transmission could be slipping. When this happens, it causes the vehicle to speed up and slow down without effort from the driver. On such occasions, the RPM usually shoots up erratically. In some cases, this problem has surfaced just two years after purchase.

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