2001 Hyundai Santa Fe 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 125000 miles
Hello, I have a 01 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 4WD with about 125,000 miles on it everything had been running great until last night we were driving it on the highway going about 65-70 and I felt a jerk (whiplash jerk) defintely scared me to death, went about 6 more miles but something just didn't seem right so I pulled over and my husband checked under the hood & everything seemed fine. When I started to speed up again he realized my car was in 3rd gear, even sitting on the side of the road it was in 3rd gear, we started to get off of an exit ramp and it wouldn't go into lower gears automatically so my husband shifted the car to 2nd gear but it was a very hard jerk again, it could not be shifted into 1st gear and would not go into 4th gear after speeding back up again. It would just stay in 3rd. We arrived at our destination and we were there for approx 5 hours, then we had to drive back home. Well in our drive home nothing was wrong at all, it all worked just fine. Does anyone have any clue what might be wrong? I was reading another post in this site from a long time ago and it sounded like they were maybe having the same problem and someone responded that the car was in 3rd gear fail safe and that he needed to buy some kind of sensor that goes on top of the transmission. If anyone can help me out I'd greatly appreciate it.
Sunday, November 2nd, 2008 AT 8:44 AM