2006 Hyundai Elantra Consumer Review: Transmission Problems

2006 Hyundai Elantra - Consumer Review

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GLS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Transmission Problems
By missmyescort on


2006 Hyundai Elantra GLS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


I've had my 2006 Elantra for 3 years. Up until the last week I was pretty impressed with the value. These cars are much cheaper than those in its class for any given year. I had to replace the A/C condenser and a power steering pump but not bad for three years. ENTER YEAR 4 & THE TRANNY PROBLEM! I didn't read a single review about Hyundai tranny problems... but once my car started having problems I googled "hard shift from 2nd to 3rd after car has warmed up" and WOW! A lot of people have had this problem. Replacement was the only successful fix (appears it doesn't lead to failure but I can't live it). These car also have timing belts, another expensive maintenance item so trade it in I did.

Best Features

Pretty quick, cheap parts & perfectly sized (not too small, not too big).

Worst Features

Spongy handling, CD player quit working & light switch occasionally kills battery even though its been selected "OFF". Fuel mileage is average for a car its size at best.
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