2022 Hyundai Tucson: 1.6-litre turbo petrol order books closed because of transmission fault

The 1.6-litre petrol variants of the brand new Hyundai Tucson had been not on time because of a fault with their dual-clutch computerized transmissions.

Current orders for the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol variations of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson had been not on time by means of as much as two months – and the order books for brand new gross sales had been closed quickly – because of a fault with their dual-clutch computerized transmissions (DCTs).

“We’re wearing out a technical audit on those cars after finding a minor fault with the DCT transmission … We’re lately investigating a possible resolution in shut co-operation with the standard department of Hyundai Motor Corporate”, a Hyundai Australia spokesperson instructed CarAdvice.

A time-frame for a repair is but to be introduced – and an answer is but to be recognized – on the other hand CarAdvice understands as soon as the fault is resolved, deliveries for vehicles already on order may begin from August 2021.

Within the period in-between, as reported by CarAdvice last week, new buyer orders for 1.6-litre Tucson fashions have been paused indefinitely – with sellers telling CarAdvice order books would possibly now not open once more till September or October.

Hyundai Australia has steered sellers to modify Tucson patrons to two.0-litre petrol or turbo-diesel variations of the mid-size SUV as an alternative – cars which now raise estimated wait occasions for brand new orders of 4 to 5 months.

Regardless of the Tucson’s seven-speed dual-clutch computerized transmission being shared throughout quite a lot of Hyundai (and sister emblem Kia) cars in Australia, Hyundai says the unidentified fault is unique to new-generation Tucson powered by means of 1.6-litre turbo petrol engines.

Naturally-aspirated petrol and turbocharged diesel Tucsons are reportedly unaffected by means of the lengthen – with the previous on sale now, and the latter due in showrooms within the coming months.

Priced from $43,000 earlier than on-road prices in Elite guise, or $50,000 earlier than on-road prices in Highlander shape, the Hyundai Tucson’s 1.6-litre turbo four-cylinder petrol engine develops 132kW and 265Nm, the use of its seven-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox to power all 4 wheels.