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#962 of 1450 Hyundai Tucson Problems
Dec 22, 2005 (1:44 pm)
My 2005 Tucson bought in Feb 2005 has about 15,200 miles on it. At about 12,000 it began to make a vibrating noise when going up long uphills. I finally took it to the dealer - after waiting about two hours, the service manager came in and said - the problem is in the drive shaft - it is vibrating and Hyundai has come up with a fix that we'll get around the middle of Jan. 2006. So, they tweaked the drive shaft but nothing changed, so I'll have to waituntil they get the part. This is very discouraging. After the troubles with my 2003 Sonata with the front brakes, and heater problems, I'm rethinking Hyundai. I hope that the Tucson is not a dog, but what else can I think?
#963 of 1450 Re: Rear windshield leaking! [nakeydog]
Dec 26, 2005 (8:24 am)
I have a 2005 Tucson LX and the rear windshield leaks! I have broght it to the dealer 3 times and now they are calling the tech line because they don't know how to stop the leak. They have changed the seal but it still leaks when it rains. My car smells after it rains as the water gets musty. Does this fall under the lemon law if they can't fix it???
#964 of 1450 Re: Transmission problem [fk322]
Dec 27, 2005 (7:17 am)
I am having the exact same problem with our 05 Tucson and it just started two days ago. We have 6500 miles. For some reason it does not "buck" when you're reversing; only when driving forward. Also it seems to be worse when you're driving 30+ Mph then stop and then hit the gas. I guess we'll ask to have the sensor checked out...this website was very helpful!
#965 of 1450 Re: Transmission problem [sueben]
Dec 27, 2005 (1:25 pm)
Does your Tucson has the 4 cyl engine or the V6?
#966 of 1450 Tucson MPG
Dec 27, 2005 (5:53 pm)
I had read concerns over Tucson MPG. After 1000 miles in my 2006 4wd V-6 I prefer my Jeep Grand Cherokee V-8. I get about the same gas mileage. If you don't mind driving a small SUV gas gulper V-6, the Tucson should be considered.
#967 of 1450 Ditto on Tucson MPG
Dec 28, 2005 (6:36 am)
The poor MPG I am experiencing with my Tucson seems to be the norm. I am only getting 75% of the rated mpg and that is low to begin with. The poor MPG is unexceptable. I bought the wrong vehicle. Hyundai is going to be left in the dust by other automakers if they do not start to focus on building a more efficient V-6 engine.
#968 of 1450 Transmission problem (fk322)
Dec 30, 2005 (7:39 am)
We too had this same problem of our 2005 Hyundai Tucson GLS lurching from a stopped position, when accelerating. It was very upsetting and dangerous. We took the car to the dealer and they had a factory directive about this. According to the work order, they installed new SOP Mass air flow tube clamps. This eliminated our problem. Hopefully no one else will go through this, but if your car lurches and bucks, take it right to the dealer and have them check that section of the car out.
#969 of 1450 Re: Tucson MPG [oakview]
Dec 31, 2005 (2:31 am)
I have to say you are being a bit unrealistic. The EPA MPG estimate has NO relation to real world driving. If anyone bases a car buying decision based on that test, they are going to be sorely disappointed from the beginning. Independent tests have generally shown that the EPA estimates are about 15-25% too high due to the methodology they use.
I can only say about mileage, that I drive in Washington, DC, and after 6000 miles I average about 20mpg which is actually right in line with the estimates. On the one long trip I have taken (I have a 2005, LX 4WD), I got about 23-24 or so. To call it a guzzler is a matter of opinion. The last car I had (a Dodge Stratus, V6) got the same mileage, so I do not really consider it a guzzler myself. Would I like more mileage (who wouldn't), would I like a bit more horsepower (sure). Supposedly those things are coming.
Even if the mileage does not improve, as a Jeep Grand Cherokee costs about $8-10,000 more, depending on the equipment, and unless you really need the towing and off road capability that the Jeep truely has, I don't see the problem, but that's me.
#970 of 1450 Real People Who Own Them?
Dec 31, 2005 (7:21 pm)
....All I know is that my neighbor and my bro-in-law both own 05 Tucsons. Both have in excess of 10k miles and neither of them are experiencing any troubles. In fact, both are so please with the vehicles that the are Toyota and Nissan converts to the Hyundai brand.
As far as mpg issues, well, I own a Pilot and avg. 17mpgs. EPA is 17 and 24. Never has my Pilot been over 20mpg. Am I displeased, no! I have a 3.5 V6 that is smooth and great to drive. I drove my bro-in-laws Tucson and found the Hyundai 2.7 as responsive and smooth as my Honda and if I got 20mpg I would be very pleased.
#971 of 1450 Tucson /kia sportage mpg
Jan 01, 2006 (10:51 am)
fyi... In Montreal- Quebec I have a Kia Sportage (tucson twin) and I am running 25 lires per 100 km... or 12 miles per imp. gallon or... 9.6 miles per US gallon....
I have the awd v6 model and don't like this one bit!
I had a 2004 Sorento (Santa Fee twin) and traded down to save on gas. ...major mistake so far !!!!
I will be visiting my dealer after new year holidays
everything else... is fine.