Did you read the article? There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with the Smartstream Wet 8DCT.Well, I've got a 2023 GT so hopefully I am good???
What is a bit worrisome is that there is no remedy yet and customers can stop driving their vehicle and get a loaner.
Why would you think that there is a panic?Did you read the article? There's absolutely NOTHING wrong with the Smartstream Wet 8DCT.
There appears to be a higher than expected incident of pump failure.
The only person on this board to experience this is @1st K5 .
The problem that the recall relates to is the original transmission software. The original program did/does not provide an appropriate safety/limp mode should the pump fail. Consequently, pump failure often resulted in failure of the entire powertrain.
The DCT software update available for free at any Kia dealer corrects this issue. After you receive the update, if the DCT pump fails the rest of the transmission and powertrain will be OK.
There is absolutely no reason to panic here.
Just go get the dadgum update done.
Hopefully, but according to the recall, dealers haven't even been notified yet. Dec 6th is when Kia is planning dealer notification with letters going out to owners on Dec 9. Not sure how they will address this. IMO, if the boards coming from the manufacturer had solder issues, they should replace the boards. The recall states that the dealers will inspect the transmission and replace if necessary. Does this mean that the failure of this board caused transmission damage or are they inspecting the boards? I guess we'll have to wait and see.Mine software update is scheduled for Thursday. They said no transmission issues after the update.
My guess would be because they are trying to finalize the fix and/or ramp up needed parts.Why it would take over 50 days to notify dealers when this notice is a matter of public record sound pretty unrealistic.
How many of us have seen this notice and already called their dealers, I would guess at least a few thousands.
Right. And Hyundai's version of this recall affects many other vehicles. This recall affects every single 8 speed DCT. I just don't see how a software update can fix a problem with bad solder joints on a board and as I mentioned on an earlier post, Hyundai would not have issued a stop sale.Well this engine is also in the sorento(I think that was it) almost 90 K cars involved in the recall.