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#1408 of 1450 Re: 2007 Tucson Electrical Problem [bblm20]
Aug 01, 2007 (3:03 pm)
My mother's 2006 Tuscon is a piece of junk.. She has had it in and out of the shop over 20 times since she bought it last year. The problems started a couple of weeks after she got it home. First they said she must have left the lights on.. then. it was the battery.. then it was the radio..then it was there was nothing wrong with it..then the battery.. then you don't drive it enough.. then, you can't open the door before you turn off the engine..It is again in the shop.. now they are saying the last radio they put in was the wrong radio..We hired a lawyer.. the offer was for my mom to pay them (Hyundai) $500.00 and they would take the car back.. All I know is some big wig suit hire up in this company needs to step up and do the right thing for my mother.. Hyundai built a piece of crap in this car..I will not rest until something is done.. I have contacted every local consumer report on t.v and radio in my area and will not quit until somebody helps her. It's ridiculos. My mother's car is a little over a year old with 5300 miles on it..Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.
#1409 of 1450 Re: 2007 Tucson Electrical Problem [dal2230]
Aug 01, 2007 (8:48 pm)
the offer was for my mom to pay them (Hyundai) $500.00 and they would take the car back
Do you mean to say that they would refund the price of the car minus $500? In that case, I would jump on it! But that's just me.
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Aug 02, 2007 (4:58 am)
My wife just bought a 2007 GLS automatic and likes it fine so far except for one issue. She is short - 4' 11" and likes the seat back quite upright. This pushes her head forward in an attitude of prayer. Obviously she doesn't want to pray full time. It is OK if the seat is tilted back some but that doesn't suit her. The rest is adjustable and we have it all the way back. We finally pulled the rest out and turned it around to get by. I pulled the head rest out of our '03 Elantra (non-adjustable) which has the same mounting and tried it in the Tuscon and it is fine for her. It seems that Hyundai in trying to limit head travel in a rearender has gone overboard with this design.
#1411 of 1450 Re: 2007 Tucson Electrical Problem [tidester]
Aug 03, 2007 (1:40 pm)
No, they weren't going to refund her anything, and they wanted her to pay them $500.00. They said that the way they calculated everything, my mom would owe them $500..So she would be out the car, out $500 cash from her pocket, and no money to use as a down payment on another car. She can't afford that..It just doesn't seem right..
#1412 of 1450 Re: 2007 Tucson Electrical Problem [dal2230]
Aug 03, 2007 (7:30 pm)
I think we're (the readers) missing something here. Let your lawyer do his job and let us know how it goes. Good luck!
#1413 of 1450 Re: 2007 Tucson Electrical Problem [bigbutttucson]
Aug 04, 2007 (4:26 am)
That's what the lawyer worked out with Hyundai. Then the lawyer was let go and then his replacement quit, and then his replacement left.
Basically we are now stuck with a crap car.. and no lawyer.
#1414 of 1450 Re: ESC Light [bucster47]
Aug 11, 2007 (1:52 pm)
I hope bucster47 sees this message to reply. What was the cause of your ESC problem? I have a 2005 KIA Sportage with the same problem. My "Traction Off" light would come on intermittently in hot weather and never in the winter. It also never came on when the dealer checked it out. I plan on driving to the dealer when it happens again and let them check the error code while the light is on. I'm in Iraq at the moment and my wife says she hasn't seen the light come on this summer. It's probably a traction sensor but I started wondering if the traction control worked fine and perhaps it's actually a faulty dash light? Once again, it never came on except in hot weather.
#1415 of 1450 Re: Hyundai Tucson Facelift [lone23rider]
Aug 27, 2007 (7:51 am)
Working just off of product cycle lengths, a complete redesign is due in a year or two, so we're looking at the '09 or '10 model-year. So far, there haven't been any prototypes spotted testing, so it's likely the latter. Because nothing has been seen or officially announced about the vehicle, it's next to impossible to determine just what we'll get. It will stay car-based, and probably remain FWD/AWD, but we may, for the first time, get a diesel engine choice in the US.
Below I've added an A3-based chop. There's nothing authoritative about the design, of course, but I thought it might be fun to post.
#1416 of 1450 Re: Tucson Leaking Gas [andavis60]
Aug 28, 2007 (2:35 pm)
I bought a Tucson 07 in January. Caught fire recently. The investigator claimed that "possible cause" of fire could have been debris caught by the car before parking. Maybe it picked up a paper bag or tumbleweed on the road.
And is listing the official cause as such. However is not ruling out fuel return line. It was burned beyond inspection. The Tucson is repairable according to Hyundai. It's just that they will not take the responsibility of admitting that the Tucson has a problem. Be careful. I have not yet begun to fight.
Aug 28, 2007 (5:28 pm)
My Tucson that is 1&1/2 years has been giving me engine trouble. First the dealers thought the head gasket went bad but now they're thinking that the cylinder head is cracked. They've ordered the replacement part but should I be having these problems with a vehicle under 3years old?