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#1423 of 1450 Armed Alarm Light
Oct 23, 2007 (6:40 pm)
I have a 2006 Limited Tucson and I'm just curious to why Hyundai didn't install a visible flashing ARMED alarm light with the keyless factory alarm. I've noticed other Hyundai models (example, Sonata) have a visible falshing light on the dashboard when the car is armed. Do I have a defective alarm light not working right, or did hyundai not install one with their keyless alarm systems on the 2006 Tucsons. Any feedback from other 2006 Tucson would be appreciated!! And by the way, my tucson has hit 35000 miles and no problems at all! Still runs as good as new!
#1424 of 1450 New 07 SE bad gas mileage
Nov 09, 2007 (9:19 am)
I just purchased a new 07 Tucson SE FWD. I have put almost 600 miles on this vehicle so far. It's been a month today. My problem is the mileage. It states on the computer that I am getting 14 MPG city driving, and 17 mpg highway. Could this be a computer malfunction? Is this typical in new vehicles? I am not a speedy driver at all, carry no heavy loads, drive very sensibly. I am concerned in a big way that something may be wrong. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice? Other than that, the transmission gets a bit louder in reverse, and the radio makes a hissing noise for about 15 seconds when the car first starts, then goes away. Should i take it in to be looked at? Someone said that new cars need to work out the kinks the first few thousand miles, I don't really buy that. I am not knowledgable about automotive issues so any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#1425 of 1450 Re: New 07 SE bad gas mileage [rainybstn]
Nov 10, 2007 (11:12 am)
Your car is going through a break in period it will take atleast 10,000 miles more before the car fully breaks in, i have have 2006 Sonata it got about 13.9 mpg with the trip computer when i first bought it, the lowest was about 12 mpg in the city,on the highway i always average especially 25-26 MPG going on long distance trips, a trip computer is averging your driving situations, if you drive mostly in the city it will do a city average most times.
#1426 of 1450 Does the 06 Tuscan have an engine compartment light?
Jan 12, 2008 (3:23 pm)
I just bought a CPO Tuscan LTD and still getting used to it...so far no issues 35K.
Q: Where is the engine compat light? Its 6:23pm ny time , dark and went to look around so more in the dark, but when I opened the hood, I didnt get a light?
#1427 of 1450 05 Tucson question
Jan 26, 2008 (9:49 am)
Just bought a used 05 Tucson 4WD for my wife - she loves it - kinda small for me but so far it's seems OK except the gas mileage
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could give me a clue if these were set up for Sirius or XM radio - it sure looks like right above the rear view mirror that there seems to be a antenna of some sort showing
I really need to get her GPS - so anyone have recomendations?
#1428 of 1450 Floor mat removal
Feb 03, 2008 (5:54 am)
Newbie owner here. I have a 2007 Tucson and I want to remove my front floor mats for cleaning. Do I need to just PULL on the mat around the post or is there some trick? I'm afraid to break the post . . . sorry for the "duh" question.
#1429 of 1450 Re: Floor mat removal [vandy50]
Feb 03, 2008 (6:50 am)
Nevermind and sorry. I finally figured out how to do it.
#1430 of 1450 CD Changer is frozen and I can't unload or load cd
Nov 28, 2008 (10:05 am)
I have a 2005 Tucson with a 6 cd changer and it does not recognize that there are 6 cd's loaded in it and it won't let me unload. Display states no disks.
Is there away to unfreeze it OR can anyone tell me how to remove the unit altogether and retrieve my cd's?
#1431 of 1450 Re: CD Changer is frozen and I can't unload or load cd [duncang]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 30, 2008 (10:25 pm)
Changers can be tough.
Try the tricks in the How to Remove a Stuck CD guide. Especially the fuse trick.
But my guess is that someone is going to have to tell you how to remove it. Check the Crutchfield.com site too - they may have some info.
#1432 of 1450 Hyundai Is Not Standing Behind Its Vehicles
Jan 19, 2009 (8:50 am)
So here's a new situation that I haven't experienced with any of my previous cars (none of them have been Hyundais). As a background, I own a 2006 V6 AWD AT Tucson, bought new. It only has 22,000 miles on it. I've been getting about 18.5 MPG in mostly city driving until about a month ago when, all of a sudden, the mileage, as shown by the car computer, dropped to around 13.5 MPG. Recently, it has climbed to about 15.2 MPG. My driving pattern has been exactly the same all this time: nothing has changed in terms of gas used, distances, speed, acceleration etc. I've changed my air filter, but no marked improvement has occurred. So I took the car to a dealer this morning. To my great surprise, the service advisor REFUSED to take my car in order to diagnose it. He gave me a sheet titled "Hyundai Technical Service Bulletin - Fuel Mileage Calculation" that lists driving characteristics that affect mileage, like weight, acceleration, speed, accessories usage, maintenance etc. Daaaa... The second page spells out procedures to calculate MPG. The advisor told me that Hyundai requires them to have the customer do a mileage calculation and write down dates, mileage and amount of gas used on that sheet before they can take the vehicle in for diagnostics. WHAT? He also said that since the "Check Engine" light does not come on, there is nothing for them to check. So one thing completely contradicts the other because my engine light will not come on even if I do the MPG test so what's the point to even mention that? I think it's an outrage. Since when does one need to provide written proof of a problem before having the dealer attempt to diagnose a problem?!!!! Additionally, the car computer shows the current MPG. And if the dealer can't use that number to verify MPG and provide service based on that, then my conclusion is that the car computer is meant to be just a gimmick. The fact that there is 5-year warranty means nothing unless it's followed by Hyundai and its dealers and implemented. By the way, the Bulletin given to me is dated November 2005. It is obviously not a new problem, especially judging by the number of posts I've seen that have to do with poor mileage. There is no doubt that Tucson's auto transmission and engine technology is old, and lower mileage is to be expected, especially on an AWD vehicle. But there is no excuse for Hyundai and its dealers to be blatantly nonresponsive to their customers' concerns. I will try to call their toll-free customer service number, but I doubt that anything will come out of it. I've also had a pretty serious problem with the car's underframe that had to be repaired/replaced (under warranty) after only 15,000 miles. This is my first and last Hyundai product. I am planning to trade the car in at the first opportunity. Hyundai will loose customers very quickly with this type of service (I think they already have based on recent stats, more so than other brands). I would not recommend Hyundai cars/SUVs to anyone.