Tucson Dual Clutch Transmission Acceleration
Hyundai went with a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission for its blend of performance and fuel economy. But these transmissions tend to have two major drivability issues like hesitation off the line or added vibration. In the case of t…
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Where Transmission Complaints Happen
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- 2016 Tucson no acceleration from stop 50 (100%)
- 2017 Tucson hesitates when starting from a stop 48 (96%)
- 2010 Elantra transmission slipping 40 (80%)
- 2016 Tucson not shifting properly 23 (46%)
- 2016 Tucson hesitation 20 (40%)
- 2012 Sonata Hybrid transmission failure 16 (32%)
- 2016 Tucson lurches forward from a stop 16 (32%)
Hyundai says an error in the transmission clutch application logic can cause a delayed engagement when accelerating the 2016 Tucson.
The problem has led to a recall for 41,000 SUVs.
The SUVs are equipped with 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmissions that use transmission control modules to constantly monitor data to help with gear shifting. The problem enters the picture when higher ambient temperatures are combined with certain driving conditions.
To make matters worse, Hyundai developed a software update to fix this problem a while back. However, instead of issuing a recall they sent it out as a Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) to dealerships. It wasn’t until a meeting with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that the automaker did the right thing.