Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Drives 2015 Santa Fe Sport & 2017 Santa Fe...
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Not everything is a gimmick or a Dealer or manufacturer trying to get out of something. As I understand it at this time....The software updates is designed to help detect a potential engine failure BEFORE it has a catastrophic failure. Engine RPMs would be limited to around 1,800 to 2,000 RPM, so it would not be a complete reduction of engine power like you have when the throttle position sensors do not agree and you are limited to crawling along at 5-15 MPH on level ground.
I doubt you will ever see a recall to replace every engine proactively because every engine most likely does not have the defect. I agree it will be interesting to see if false positives are created by other failures. We'll see...
I had the software update done as soon as it was released since our sister store is a Hyundai Dealer. I am not sure if the shift adapts reset as a part of the process. If not then there may also be some updates to shift points. In my experience....Your mileage may vary....My 2015 seems to up shift a little earlier in normal drive mode, which i do not mind as I always thought it stretched out the shifts a bit farther than it needed to.
Gator....Your condition does not at all sound like a mechanical engine failure. If it was you
'd probably know it by now.....
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