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Any Tucson DCT owners?

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Any Tucson DCT owners?

Wondering if you too had issues with the DCT? Shuddering, hesitation etc.. What year, how many kms and what have you done to fix it if at all?
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Google search shows results of people having DCT problems. Did you try starting there?

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Is that for your new car, or a problem that developed later on? An issue like that has been reported for years by Consumer Reports in all new car reviews for Hyundai and Kia vehicles using the DCT - they usually refer to it as "uneven power delivery" at lower speeds. But I rarely see it mentioned in other reviews.
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Not sure why Hyundai / Kia have put this type of gear in some of their new SUVs.
it is not as refined and reliable as traditional automatic and its fast gears shift advantage is lost on this type of vehicle.
Not even WV / Audi, basically pioneers of double clutch mass usage, put these in their SUVs.
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m5love wrote: Wondering if you too had issues with the DCT? Shuddering, hesitation etc.. What year, how many kms and what have you done to fix it if at all?
Got a DCT elantra. Initially have alot of hesitation problem at low speed switching from have been driving manual for 10 years. After getting used to the dct, I'm driving it like a auto now. You'll need to get used to a dct, it's how it work. Been driving a dct for almost 4 years now, no more hesitation, it's the way you driving causing the hesitation.
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That's typical for a DCT at low speeds. Doesn't matter what vehicle it's in.
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KevinM56081 wrote: Waiting for the EV crowd to arrive and tell us we are all dumb because ice.
Y'all should have bought a Model S P100D instead of a Hyundai.
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KevinM56081 wrote: #cvtlife

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zlicht wrote: Not sure why Hyundai / Kia have put this type of gear in some of their new SUVs.
it is not as refined and reliable as traditional automatic and its fast gears shift advantage is lost on this type of vehicle.
It's mechanically much simpler than an automatic and is more efficient both at putting power to the wheels and for fuel economy. The most complex part of it would be the electro-hydraulic control unit which is not far removed from an automatic transmission's valve body, but the rest is just a manual transmission.

As for reliability that's really not true though DCTs of various makes and models have had their issues. But it's not like there haven't been 100x that many more issues with various autos given there's probably been about that much more of them over the years. Truth is automatics have a lot more areas for failure than do DCTs.
zlicht wrote: Not even WV / Audi, basically pioneers of double clutch mass usage, put these in their SUVs.
Sure they do...just not here. Q5 was the very first vehicle with the longitudinal DSG, though we didn't get that here. The 2nd-gen Q5 has an automatic though.

First and second gen Q3s and Tiguans also have DSGs available, but again not in North America.

Taos will have DSG in the 4Motion variant, though this is more of a cute-ute than anything.

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