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#1209 of 1450 Re: Hood alignment problem [flytedhy]
May 04, 2006 (4:13 am)
Call it defending my "experiences" then and my experience with more than a dozen cars of all brands most newer than 1963 up to and including a 2005 Tucson and a 2006 Honda with very close build tolerance is that a hood has never "gone" out of adjustment..period!! Do you think that only negative posts are allowed here with no rebuttal, you relentlessly poke Hyundai and since I fail to believe much of the "stuff" posted here I feel I am allowed to follow through with MY thoughts on those..I guess (see HOST comments). By the way my credibility is every bit as good as yours. Once again I say, if you think Hyundai sucks trade the damn thing in. Please don't torture yourself further.
#1211 of 1450 Re: Hood alignment problem [flytedhy]
May 13, 2006 (6:08 am)
Oh I beleive you as I have brought my LX to the dealer 5 times because the rear window on the hatch leaks water, they can't figure it out and have told me to bring it to the dealer I bought it from! I called customer service and they told me that any dealer can fix that and I should have never been told to go back to where you bought it from. They are investigating this dealership, and I was promised to get this problem fixed and the smell I am getting from the wetness will be corrected.
#1212 of 1450 Re: Tires and Stuff [quikglik]
May 13, 2006 (6:10 am)
I thought it was to low so I put 35 psi in the tires and do get a little bit better mileage.
#1213 of 1450 Re: 10,000 Mile Evaluation [fk322]
May 13, 2006 (6:15 am)
The stereo and speakers ARE TERRIBLE for sure! I replaced them in 1 month, I couldn't stand it.
#1214 of 1450 Re: 10,000 Mile Evaluation [nakeydog]
May 13, 2006 (10:25 am)
The solution to the leak is to keep going back until they fix it. Selling it is an absurd idea. You paid for "America's best warranty", make them fix it. Once you find a good tech, if your dealer has one, most problems can easily be resolved unless its an outright design flaw. 35 psi should work good for you, but if you start to tow or carry heavy loads or start driving at high speeds, you are going to have to bump that up. There are plenty of Hyundai dealership horror stories and of repeated failures on these Tucsons. Some is to be expected on a first year model, but most is just poor design and Hyundai being cheap. The complaint of the stereo is quite common and I believe has to do with the long coax run back to the antenna, of course Hyundai has no fix. The speakers on mine are reasonable considering the price, but am/fm reception is worse than any I've ever heard due to the static. I may try installing an ant amplifier to clear up the noise. The CD sounds fine at low volume for a basic radio.
#1215 of 1450 Tucson Issues
May 13, 2006 (3:06 pm)
Since I have been frequenting this site I have been reading a lot 'complaints' about the Tucson. The majority seem to be about fuel economy and others are about minor interior trim issues, others are annoying problems with the OEM radio reception,speakers and some mechanical issues with the 4x4.
I am starting to wonder whether fuel economy in particular is the reason for overall decline in sales of this model? I did notice that the year-over-year sales of the Tucson was down by more than 538 units as opposed to last year. For example here are the numbers for the Tucson from 2005 thru 2006:
May 2006 May 2005
TUCSON 4,657 5,195
This is significant because Hyundai is in the process of building their brand presence and market space and any slippage of unit sales is huge. The fact that unit sales are off by 538 for Tucson is enough for Hyundai to pay attention and realize that they have some real issues that have to be resolved before the upcoming launch of the 2007 model.
Changes likely to improve fuel economy include an upgrade from the current 2.0 engine to the new and improved more fuel efficient 2.4 Gema powerplant. Also the addition of a 5 spd auto would be a plus.
#1216 of 1450 Re: Tucson Issues [delta4]
May 13, 2006 (6:01 pm)
While the 2.0L has many new engine technologies built in and makes a good amount of hp for its size, there is certainly a MAJOR mismatch between the 2.0L engine and the 4-speed auto transmission. I chose the 2.0L just for the better mpg and would have paid extra for a 5-speed auto if they had it available as there are only benefits to having more gears. The gearing Hyundai chose creates a very high revving engine which has to hurt mpg and it shifts more like a truck than a SUV. Either a 5-speed auto with 5th being overdrive or the larger 2.4L would result in much lower rpms, better fuel economy and nicer driveability. That would be a win, win, win scenario for what, $1,000 or less.
#1217 of 1450 Re: Tucson Issues [flytedhy]
May 14, 2006 (9:01 am)
After a few days of rain and not driving my car, I went outside to get into my car and noticed a good 1/2 inch puddle of water on the right front floor of my Tucson. does anybody know how the water could have come in, or can someone let me know if this has happened to you. It looks like the water is dripping from the point where the floor meets the bottom of the dash. Help!!!
#1218 of 1450 Re: Tucson Issues [moleman88]
May 14, 2006 (10:33 am)
I recall seeing a TSB on water entering the air vents, but don't recall the details, I can look it up if you need me to. This is something that needs to get fixed quick as its very bad news to have water entering the car. It can cause all kinds of problems.