His experience is also with the car no? The fact that in under less than a year the gearbox is gone?Oh don’t be that kind of a person please. As long as your negative experience has been with a dealer, don’t buy from that dealer again but don’t blame it on the manufacturer right away
Unfortunately there is no such thing as a lemon law in Australia. We have consumer guarantees that in the case of a "major failure" allow the consumer to seek a remedy of their choice, including a full refund. The problem is that in practice these laws are almost impossible to enforce.I understand the frustration and concern but you also have lemon laws which protect you as well. Most equate to 3 strikes without a resolution and Hyundai has to take the car back and refund the purchase price. When this begins to happen they will respond for sure.
Most certainly it's all speculation and presumption. Which is the majority of answers to such issues given on forums. We don't have the full explanation from either side.Just to be clear: it is totally unclear about a gearbox failure. The OP called it that in the same breath as talking about failing clutch / clutch smell. I think the OP needs to clarify, as I asked earlier (but never got a response): clutch failure or gearbox failure seemingly totally out of the blue (as gearbox issues where not mentioned).
Otherwise, people here (have already) jumped to conclusions.
As have I - with no responses since yesterday despite OP posts being made it’s fine if the OP typed gearbox when they meant clutch, but it needs to be made clear one way or the otherThat's why I asked, for a full explanation since there is no service criteria except for opinion for such failures.
Indeed. My grandma's car needs a clutch every 10k km. Mind you she's 91 (grandma, not the car) and she keeps her foot on the clutch all of the time for as long as she has her drivers licence. Some cars could take that with no issues, the car she has now can't. It is just a habit that has grown on her but that kills clutches...But like brakes clutches can wear very quickly due to driver behaviour. Will be interesting to see what is actually wrong here.
Does this mean that only cars manufactured before August 13th 2018 are affected?These are production issues that need to be identified by Hyundai directly. The only way they will get identified is; every owner with similar issues need to report them, forcing Hyundai to make a change with the transmission.
I understand the frustration and concern but you also have lemon laws which protect you as well. Most equate to 3 strikes without a resolution and Hyundai has to take the car back and refund the purchase price. When this begins to happen they will respond for sure.
I did overlook the TSB;
This is a precursor to such transmission failure issues, especially if it's not been identified directly by the owner. Hyundai, is definately aware of the issue and has been fixing them. So this opens the door for further issues with the transmission.