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News Hyundai Issues a Stop-Sale on All 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission-Equipped Models

Hyundai Issues a Stop-Sale on All 8-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic Transmission-Equipped Models

Nearly 62,000 vehicles could suffer from total power loss if the transmission’s oil pump fails


  • Six different vehicle models are affected.

  • Hyundai does not have a fix however the remedy could involve a complete transmission replacement.


Dual-clutch automated manual transmissions are a wonder of engineering, but they are not without issues. This is something Hyundai has now come face-to-face with as they’ve just issued a stop-sale order and recall on all vehicles equipped with their 8-speed unit.

2021 Hyundai Veloster N | Photo: Hyundai

Vehicles involved in the recall and stop-sale number 61,861 units and range from SUVs to sports cars. Specifically, the 2021-22 Hyundai Santa Fe, Sonata, and Veloster N models, as well as the 2022 Elantra N, Kona N, and Santa Cruz models may suffer a transmission failure. These vehicles were assembled in the US and Korean plants.

According to the document, Hyundai currently does not have a fix for the bug, but Autoweek shares the circumstances of the failure based on the leaked notice.

A high-pressure electric oil pump, which is prone to malfunction, could exhibit an internal fault code which can lead the car to produce a diagnostic trouble code. This code will illuminate a number of warning lights in the instrument cluster. The transmission will then fall into a fail-safe or self-preservation mode and disengage the clutches. Once this occurs, the car will lose all propulsion between 20-30 seconds later.

2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

It is expected that Hyundai will contact the owners of affected vehicles before long. So far, no crashes or injuries related to this issue have been reported.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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