2020-2022 Hyundai vehicles – including i30 N Hot Hatch – recalled due to gearbox failure

2020-2022 Hyundai vehicles - including i30 N Hot Hatch - recalled due to gearbox failure

A problem with the dual-clutch automatic transmission can cause a loss of performance on the Hyundai i30N, Santa Fe, Kona N and Sonata N-Line.


Hyundai Australia has recalled a total of 8,466 cars in two separate recalls – for the 2022-2022 Santa Fe SUV, Kona N SUV, i30 N sedan and hatch and Sonata N-Line sedan – due to a transmission software error that could shut off the engine Energy.

There are two recall notices, but they relate to the same error, with the cars being built at different Hyundai plants.

The Hyundai i30 N Hot Hatch is manufactured in the Czech Republic, while the Hyundai i30 N Sedan is built in Ulsan, South Korea.



The largest number of vehicles involved in the recall is the Hyundai Santa Fe family SUV.

“We have had three reported incidents in Australia but there have been no accidents or injuries,” said a spokesman for Hyundai Australia drive.

the recall notificationsfiled with the Department of Infrastructure, say, “Due to a programming issue, the ‘fail-safe’ drive mode may not respond as intended when certain transmission errors are detected.



“Under certain driving conditions, the vehicle’s fail-safe mode may activate, resulting in reduced acceleration followed by a loss of motive power.

“A loss of driving power when driving at high speed could increase the risk of an accident. This could potentially result in injury or death to vehicle occupants and other road users.”

Recall notification date January 24, 2023
Do Hyundai
model Santa Fe, Kona N, i30N sedan, Sonata N-Line
Year 2020-2022
model i30N hatch
Year 2021-2022
vehicles affected 8466 total (7237, 1229)
VIN list Click here and here to download the lists of affected VINs
contact link Click here contact the vehicle manufacturer

A full list of vehicle identification numbers for the 7237 South Korean-built vehicles involved in the recall can be found here herewith the 1229 from the Czech Republic here.



“We are in contact with the owners. It’s a software fix, so it should be a fairly quick job that will take around 20 to 30 minutes in the shop,” the Hyundai spokesman said

Owners can contact Hyundai Australia via click hereor contact the car manufacturer’s customer service center on 1800 186306.

Paul Gover

Paul Gover has been a motoring journalist for more than 40 years and has worked for newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television. A qualified general news journalist and sports reporter, his passion for driving has taken him to Wheels, Motor, Car Australia, Which Car and Auto Action magazines. He is a champion racer as well as a World Car of the Year judge.

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