hyundai access 1999 transmission

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by bea, May 11, 2004.

  1. bea

    bea Guest

    we purchased a used hyundai accent 1999 just 2 weeks ago. It started out
    running fine but last week the transmission started acting funny. It did
    not shift properly and it seemed like in between gears it would jump in
    neutral for a split second. I was driving on the highway but the problem
    started actually on a regular road during a lot of stop and go traffic. On
    my way home on the highway it was the same thing. As soon as I had to slow
    down and the car had to shift the problem reaccured. Once I got off the
    highway, it acted normal again. I took it back to the dealer and tried to
    explain what happend. He looked at the car for a good minute and told me
    that I am supposed to drive with over drive off on highways and only put
    in on in normal moving traffic, since highway drving puts to much pressure
    on the engine. This just does not really make sense to me. Anybody have
    some suggestions
    bea, May 11, 2004
  2. Well, I think you've already figured out your dealing with a lying sob.
    screwtape iii, May 11, 2004
  3. bea

    kaboom Guest

    **When he said that highway driving puts too much pressure on the
    engine, you should've looked him in the eye for a good minute and
    said: You, sir, are a dumbass. :) I'd bring it back and insist on
    getting it fixed. What's next? Telling you not to drive up hills?

    Honestly, Hyundai's can shift a bit wonky and I've read a lot of
    complaints about it here but you should find out if the problem is
    genuine. Also, I think that once you get up to speed on the highway,
    it's easier on your engine than stop n' go. He's full of beans.

    kaboom, May 11, 2004
  4. bea

    hyundaitech Guest

    This doesn't sound normal. This sounds exactly like a transmission or a
    transmission control problem.

    I hope this wasn't a representative of the service department that told
    you this. If this is a Hyundai dealer and the service department told you
    this, NEVER take the car to be serviced there again.

    Salespeople are often service idiots and have no idea what they are
    talking about. If your car has not been inspected by a qualified service
    department, take it to one pronto. Be sure to explain in detail when the
    problems happened and how to recreate them.
    hyundaitech, May 11, 2004
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