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My dealership showed my the Hyundai bulletin if any 8 speed DCT had a CEL come up the dealership is to install a new transmission. My local dealership has not done that yet though but they did tell me with all of the engine warranty work they are doing they are fairly booked solid. They also said it is a 6-8 waiting period to get the transmission from South Korea. What your dealership did IMO was the cheap and easy way to try to resolve the issue. Hopefully they fixed it right this time around.
so far, the issue hasn't occurred again. with so many cars using that tranny, one would expect them to stockpile those trannys at their factories here.....both in alabama and georgia.....馃馃檮
 

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So...I'm thinking that this issue doesn't necessarily affect ALL the 8 speed DCT's? Seriously considering a new N that's been on the dealer lot for a year, They ran the VIN today, but there were no recalls from Hyundai on this particular car. The seller wasn't even AWARE that this problem existed! :oops: I guess in his defense, they're a smaller dealer and don't see N's of any model land in their dealership very often.
 

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So...I'm thinking that this issue doesn't necessarily affect ALL the 8 speed DCT's? Seriously considering a new N that's been on the dealer lot for a year, They ran the VIN today, but there were no recalls from Hyundai on this particular car. The seller wasn't even AWARE that this problem existed! :oops: I guess in his defense, they're a smaller dealer and don't see N's of any model land in their dealership very often.
If you buy it and live where it snows go get yourself a set of snow, make sure that the dealership can put snows on the car for you or you will need to buy a set of snow tires.
 

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So...I'm thinking that this issue doesn't necessarily affect ALL the 8 speed DCT's? Seriously considering a new N that's been on the dealer lot for a year, They ran the VIN today, but there were no recalls from Hyundai on this particular car. The seller wasn't even AWARE that this problem existed! :oops: I guess in his defense, they're a smaller dealer and don't see N's of any model land in their dealership very often.
Contrary to popular belief the recall does not affect all Kona Ns. If the vin is coming up clean then the car is fine.
 

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Uh, Oh, just found out on a couple of sites that my Kona N has an outstanding recall - wonder WHAT that could be?

Strangely enough Hyundai EU and the UK.Gov site says there are none - well there's a thing?
 

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Well, this gets very weird.

Just for context - Please note that I had terrible trouble getting the supplying dealer, Howards Taunton, to register the vehicle in my name after purchase last October so I could get the new V5C which would allow me to transfer my personal plate to the vehicle - took them over 4 weeks! In effect they still were the registered keeper, and by implication owner, of the vehicle for that time and potentially my insurance may have been invalid?

The UK.Gov site now tells me that there is an outstanding safety recall for my vehicle when checked with my current personal plate - the DCT farce I assume.

The Hyundai EU site (can't find a UK one) when checked with my VIN number tells me there are no recalls?

"MyHyundai" website insists that my vehicle has the originally issued registration number and will not allow me to edit it to my personal one?

I contacted the Hyundai helpline by email and I had a reply that when they checked my VIN number there were no recalls.

However I was also informed that both their own system and the DVLA site (the one they use, which I can't access) has no record of any vehicle with my current registration plate - WTF? I did update Howards by email to alter their records when I changed plates and had a reply that they had done so - yeah, right!

I assumed that all bulletins and recalls would rely solely on the VIN - the clue is in the name "Vehicle Identification Number" - but it seems not to be, at least as far as Hyundai are concerned.

So basically, UK.Gov site says there is a safety recall for my car and Hyundai don't even think my car exists so I will just get told to "go-away" if I pop in to a dealer for the recall! Priceless.

The very helpful guy at the helpline says he will "endeavour" to sort it all out which sounds like he maybe unsure of a totally positive outcome?
 

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Well, this gets very weird.

Just for context - Please note that I had terrible trouble getting the supplying dealer, Howards Taunton, to register the vehicle in my name after purchase last October so I could get the new V5C which would allow me to transfer my personal plate to the vehicle - took them over 4 weeks! In effect they still were the registered keeper, and by implication owner, of the vehicle for that time and potentially my insurance may have been invalid?

The UK.Gov site now tells me that there is an outstanding safety recall for my vehicle when checked with my current personal plate - the DCT farce I assume.

The Hyundai EU site (can't find a UK one) when checked with my VIN number tells me there are no recalls?

"MyHyundai" website insists that my vehicle has the originally issued registration number and will not allow me to edit it to my personal one?

I contacted the Hyundai helpline by email and I had a reply that when they checked my VIN number there were no recalls.

However I was also informed that both their own system and the DVLA site (the one they use, which I can't access) has no record of any vehicle with my current registration plate - WTF? I did update Howards by email to alter their records when I changed plates and had a reply that they had done so - yeah, right!

I assumed that all bulletins and recalls would rely solely on the VIN - the clue is in the name "Vehicle Identification Number" - but it seems not to be, at least as far as Hyundai are concerned.

So basically, UK.Gov site says there is a safety recall for my car and Hyundai don't even think my car exists so I will just get told to "go-away" if I pop in to a dealer for the recall! Priceless.

The very helpful guy at the helpline says he will "endeavour" to sort it all out which sounds like he maybe unsure of a totally positive outcome?
I know in the USA that warranty work is covered by the manufacture and the consumer doesn't have to pay anything out of pocket. For instance, the airbag recall on my 2007 Saab was covered when I had it done and it didn't cost me a dime. The car was out of warranty when I bought it years ago.

As for the DCT recall; it is to fix the limp mode on the car, not the actual underlining issue. The reprogramming increases how long one can drive in limp mode along with some other slight changes to improve how the DCT handles but nothing major. All ECU updates for the DCT. The real issue is a bad oil pump within the DCT unit; if that fails it is my understanding that Hyundai will replace the whole DCT unit. Some dealerships are not doing this and simply doing the recall which doesn't fixes the actual issues for Hyundai models that are getting a CEL code due to the DCT.

I would bring it in and have them do the ECU update as it can't hurt to have your car up to date on the latest ECU programming for the DCT.
 

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I would bring it in and have them do the ECU update as it can't hurt to have your car up to date on the latest ECU programming for the DCT.
That was covered in the detail of my post - Hyundai say there is NO RECALL (and therefore any update) for my VIN so their system would NOT allow any update as the poor dealer would not get paid for it!

The fact that the GOV.UK site says there IS A SAFETY recall, which must be based on information received from Hyundai, is just ludicrous.

I was aware that the TCU update is just to provide a limp mode in the event of a failure of the pump whilst they pray that too many don't fail!
 
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