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My 2009 Sonata cruise control causes the transmission to shift down on every minor grade. Causes me very poor fuel mileage and has to shorten transmission life. Shifts 1 or more times in most every mile.I read on a forum that you can lock the shifter into overdrive which does help but then the torque converter shifts in and out of lock-up all the time. I don't know if this hurts the torque converter but it still lowers fuel mileage. No help from Hyundai, they say this is normal on 2009 and newer models and there will be no repair. In my 62 years I have never owned or driven a car that does this includeing other Hyundais.

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