Transmission Fail-Safe mode

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dan, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. Dan

    Dan Guest

    I have a 1999 Accent that my daughter uses. I have had this car for
    about 2 years. Every now and then, the transmission will drop into
    3rd gear and stay there until your shut off the car and restart it.
    At the same time, the check-engine light comes on. I have had it to
    the dealer about four times. Twice they found nothing wrong, once
    they changed the Pulse Generator, and the last time they changed some
    sort of sensor/computer part. Now, of course, it is happening
    again!!! Is this signalling a real problem with the tranny, and doing
    just what it should to protect from further damage? I made another
    appointment, two weeks away, to have it looked at again.

    Is anyone aware of any recalls or TSB's for this problem, or has
    anyone else experienced this? I'm getting tired of hearing my
    daughter say what a peice of junk the car is (she'll enjoy walking if
    that keeps up), and running out of miles on the used car coverage.
    59,200 mi, not much left. Any help would be appreciated, thanks,
    Dan, Nov 5, 2003
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  2. Dan

    theta00k Guest

    Who is this dealer?
    theta00k, Nov 6, 2003
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  3. Dan

    Dan Guest

    The dealer is Northtown Hyundai in Amherst, NY
    Dan, Nov 6, 2003
  4. Dan

    theta00k Guest

    The transmission goes into the fail-safe mode when it detects a serious fault.
    It also stores the error code in the transmission computer.
    On the repair order, the technician should make a note of what code has been
    set. Do you have the RO copies from the 2 visits?
    theta00k, Nov 6, 2003
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