Have a 2021-2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 2021-2022 Hyundai Sonata, 2022 Hyundai Elantra N, 2021-2022 Hyundai Veloster N, 2022 Hyundai Kona N, 2021-2023 Kia K5, 2021-2022 Kia Sorento with a dual-clutch transmission; located in California, New York or Illinois and have experienced shifting problems or loss of power?
These vehicle models faced recalls in October 2022 due to a potential issue with the electric oil pump in their dual-clutch transmissions, which could result in a complete loss of power while driving. Attorneys are considering a class action lawsuit to address the perceived inadequacy of these recalls.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s states the transmission’s high-pressure electric oil pump may malfunction and cause the vehicle to go into a “fail-safe” limited-mobility mode before disengaging the transmission clutches and completely losing power. The recall notices warned that a complete loss of power “could increase the risk of a crash.”
Automakers recalled vehicles to inspect and replace the electric oil pump and perform a software update to the transmission control unit. This was done to prevent triggering the fail-safe mode in certain transmission oil pump faults.
Some drivers of Hyundai and Kia vehicles expressed concerns that the recalls did not address the main issue of oil pump failure and mainly provided software updates instead.
Some Hyundai and Kia drivers continue to experience transmission problems despite having the recall performed. Concerns have arisen regarding the reliability of the dual-clutch transmissions.
A class action lawsuit could provide compensation for vehicle owners affected by transmission issues while also pressuring Hyundai and Kia to find a solution.
For more information see the article at classaction.org.