Hyundai’s newest recall revolved round a possible transmission oil pump malfunction on its DCTs.
Hyundai Motor America and sister company Kia began a brand new recall marketing campaign this week for a number of fashions geared up with dual-clutch transmissions. Particularly, affected autos could expertise a difficulty with their “fail-safe limited-mobility drive mode” (or limp mode, in lay phrases) brought on by a high-pressure transmission oil pump malfunction. This recall additionally places a stop-sale on the fashions inside the recall inhabitants till they are often repaired, together with:
- 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz constructed between June 22, 2021 and March 25, 2022 (9,142 affected)
- 2021 – 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe constructed between November 20, 2020 and March 31, 2022 (32,833 affected)
- 2021 – 2022 Hyundai Sonata constructed between November 24, 2020 and March 31, 2022 (6,840 affected)
- 2021 – 2022 Hyundai Elantra N constructed between August 28, 2020 and Could 13, 2022 (2,130 affected)
- 2021 – 2022 Hyundai Veloster N constructed between August 28, 2020 and Could 13, 2022 (2,130 affected)
- 2022 Hyundai Kona N constructed between October 5, 2021 and Could 4, 2022 (1,032 affected)
- 2021 – 2023 Kia K5 constructed between November 16, 2020 and August 12, 2022 (3,426 affected)
- 2021 – 2022 Kia Sorento constructed between October 26, 2020 and August 25, 2022 (65,612 affected)
What else do we all know to date?
In line with Kia’s faulty report, the electrical oil pump inside the transmission could “expertise an inside fault because of a high quality deviation problem on the provider.” It will throw a diagnostic bother code and flash a warning gentle on the dashboard. It would additionally set off the car’s failsafe limp mode. Nevertheless, inside 20-30 seconds of flashing that code, the transmission management unit (TCU) will inform the clutches to disengage, rendering the autos utterly motionless.
To date, neither Hyundai nor Kia have reported any crashes associated to the issue. In complete, the recall impacts 53,142 Hyundai vehicles and vans, and 69,038 Kia vehicles and SUVs in the USA.
Hyundai, for its half, will notify house owners by first-class mail, instructing them to take their autos to their supplier for inspection. The sellers will then change the transmission whether it is certainly broken. Technicians can even reprogram the TCU to supply longer mobility if the failsafe mode is triggered, to permit drivers to securely cease the car.
Hyundai’s quantity for this marketing campaign is 236whereas the NHTSA’s quantity for that recall is 22V-746. Kia’s recall quantity is SC250whereas the corresponding NHTSA quantity is 22V-760. You’ll be able to contact your native supplier for extra data or test whether or not your car’s affected by way of the NHTSA’s recall website.