The Hyundai Tucson, redesigned last year with a new and optional turbocharged, 1.6-litre engine, is the subject of a recall.
According to Transport Canada, the seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission that’s mated to the Tucson’s turbo engine will need to be reprogrammed. In higher temperatures, the transmission clutch could delay its operation when accelerating from a stop, and if the gas pedal is repeatedly cycled, the vehicle might not accelerate. This loss of forward motion could increase the risk of a collision and injuries.
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To fix the problem, dealers will simply need to reprogram the transmission control module.
In Canada, 7049 units of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson are affected. Owners will be contacted by the automaker, or they can call Hyundai Canada’s customer service at 1-888-216-2626.