If your car is like mine (2022 Onyx), the "car icon" in the middle screen will only appear when ACC is active. Try switching it "off" with the righthand upper button on the steering wheel and see if the icon disappears as it should. Whether off or on, the red brake lights on the icon should only appear when the brakes are actually applied, either by you or by the ACC system.I do not two foot drive. I wondered if a door mat was rubbing against the pedals (in our snowy climes, door mats can get in the way), but the doormat was properly secured, and wasn't touching the pedals...
Thank you very much for your ideas. They're very helpful.
I doubt that the quirky behavior is caused by the transmission software update, probably just a coincidence, but anything is possible. This is something that only the dealer is qualified to diagnose and correct, IMHO.