Hyundai, Kia recall 130,000 vehicles due to possible transmission failure

No automaker wastes time dealing with semiconductor chips and printed circuit boards, but Hyundai and Kia are experiencing a particularly difficult time. Two stamps recently four models had to be recalled more than two PCB problems in their official the hell hitch accessory. Now a potential problem with the circuit board that controls the oil pump in the eight speed dual clutch transmission used by Hyundai and Kia pushes on remembers of eight models. Potentially inadequate soldering can cause a component on the board to become detached, causing the pump to fail. When this happens, the driver is alerted by warning lights, a chime and an “immediate safe stop” command, and the vehicle goes into safe mode to prevent further damage. The more important issue is that the transmission control unit (TCU) gives the driver 20 to 30 seconds to park in a safe place before disengaging the transmission. Without clutch, the car does not move.

Affected vehicles:

A total of 53,142 Hyundais were recalled in the US, with another 8,719 in Canada. 69,038 Kias are involved, 65,612 of them Sorrentos. Car manufacturers believe that the problem affects no more than one percent of the population.

Correction – a trip to the village dealer to check the transmission and update the software. Dealers will replace faulty transmissions free of charge and download new TCU programming that extends idle to give drivers more time to get to safe storage.

Owner notification letters will be mailed by early December. Owners who don’t want to wait that long can contact Hyundai Customer Service at 855-371-9460 and quote extension number 236 or contact Kia Customer Service at 800-333-4542 and quote recall number SC250. They can also contact National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Safety Hotline 888-327-4236 (TTY 800-424-9153). The NHTSA campaign number for Hyundai release – 22V746000, art company number for Kia the recall is 22V760000.

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