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Wondering who is looking at the Seltos with an IVT vs DCT transmissions (turbo model). It seems like several people on Team-BHP (India) are having temperature issues with their DCT's trying to drive in city traffic.

Are you looking to buy (or have bought), the IVT (CVT) transmission or the turbo with the DCT?


I really like the power of the turbo but I also sit in a lot of city traffic where it would probably have heat problems?
 

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Bought the DCT. I live in the south so hopefully temps aren’t a huge thing. There were several tags in the vehicle talking about how DCTs can overheat so they are definitely aware of possible issues.
 

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I have had my seltos for more than 3 weeks (DCT version) and have been monitoring the transmission temp and have not seen any issues so far.
 

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Kona DCT owner since 2018, no issues. We try not to put it in too many situations that are troublesome for DCTs, but we don't baby it either.
 

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Almost 3k miles no problems of anything yet. I definitely am not a fan of this DCT if I'm honest. Plus the fact with a tune these things burn the clutches up at around 240whp really sucks lol
 

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2021 Kia Seltos 9K miles. Transmission has over heated 2 times in SOFL.. Had to literally make a mad dash across 5 lanes to get off the interstate. Kia dealership said there is no fix for this and if I chose not to pull over the vehicle will just STOP. How is it possible that this isn't a LEMON?
 

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2021 Kia Seltos 9K miles. Transmission has over heated 2 times in SOFL.. Had to literally make a mad dash across 5 lanes to get off the interstate. Kia dealership said there is no fix for this and if I chose not to pull over the vehicle will just STOP. How is it possible that this isn't a LEMON?
I live in SoFlo also.. I'd love to lemon law mine now thay the K5 is out
 

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Don’t “half brake” in traffic, either be at a complete stop or fully disengage the brake in order to creep. Anything in between will cause heating. Same deal with traffic lights - you don’t have to be insanely fast with it, just fully release and press on the gas.


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Silly tho that you have you to do that. 95% of consumers dont have enough mechanical know how or know how a DCT works though, to have to worry about that
 

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Silly tho that you have you to do that. 95% of consumers dont have enough mechanical know how or know how a DCT works though, to have to worry about that
Yeah that is true - it does take some getting used to. But because the dry clutch as well as driving information is listed in the specifications and owners manual, it likely will be extremely difficult to “lemon law” the car. It’s still functioning just as it’s designed.

For instance if someone was having issues with smooth driving on a sports car with a manual and very heavy clutch, yes it does take prior experience to understand and drive well out of the gate, but it is driving just as it’s supposed to.


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how is my referring to it not being able to accelerate anymore if it gets too high of a temp is it kind of sucks you down really shity to have in the middle of the traffic on the highway
 

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how is my referring to it not being able to accelerate anymore if it gets too high of a temp is it kind of sucks you down really shity to have in the middle of the traffic on the highway
Can you rephrase? I’m not sure I understand


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Don’t “half brake” in traffic, either be at a complete stop or fully disengage the brake in order to creep. Anything in between will cause heating. Same deal with traffic lights - you don’t have to be insanely fast with it, just fully release and press on the gas.
Ok, sorry to be dense here, but I don't understand what you mean by "half brake". To me that reads like if you're approaching a stop, go with no braking until you're close enough you have to really lay into the brake, which I'm fairly sure is not what you meant.

I just picked up my SX yesterday, replacing a Boxster S that I bought new in early 2001 and used as a daily driver, being retired with 358,000 miles. Hope to do something similar with this 😀
 

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Ok, sorry to be dense here, but I don't understand what you mean by "half brake". To me that reads like if you're approaching a stop, go with no braking until you're close enough you have to really lay into the brake, which I'm fairly sure is not what you meant.

I just picked up my SX yesterday, replacing a Boxster S that I bought new in early 2001 and used as a daily driver, being retired with 358,000 miles. Hope to do something similar with this
Congrats on the new SX and welcome to the forum!And that’s some crazy mileage for a Boxster - must have been very well taken care of :)

Basically, when approaching a stop, no need to do anything special. But if you’re in stop-and-go traffic, don’t let off the brakes just a little to inch up a foot or two. Instead, wait for a reasonable gap and release the brakes (slowly is fine) and then coast until it’s time to stop again.

Many of the transmission heating issues arise when people are inching up and spending a lot of time riding the brakes (usually due to lack of patience in traffic).
 

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Understood, thanks for the quick reply.

Yeah, I had dealership service on the Boxster for the first 200,000 miles or so, then was fortunate to hook up with a really good independent. She's still in great shape mechanically, only major repair I had was a clutch replacement at 160K and an alternator at 340K. I moved to Puerto Rico about a year ago and the roads here are just too rough to abuse her as a daily driver, so now it's being demoted to occasional trips through the mountains or to the beaches.
 
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