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#976 of 1450 Re: Hyundai Tucson Problems 
Jan 03, 2006 (1:16 pm)
Follow up on the vibrating crank shaft: My dealer tells me that all Tucsons have this problem and that Hyundai is working on a fix to this problem. Again, I get this vibration when going up hills, and its annoying - presumably the car is safe, which is reassuring since I have to drive to Florida later this month (Jan 2006). I wouldn't recommend a 2005 Tucson or even a 2006 since they may have the same problem. Otherwise, it's a great car.
#977 of 1450 Re: Hyundai Tucson Problems 
Jan 03, 2006 (5:33 pm)
Really I don't have that problem with my 2005 LX. So it isn't ALL of the Tucsons as your dealer stated.
#978 of 1450 Re: Limited question [edgor]
Jan 03, 2006 (5:35 pm)
ATC is not available unless you get the LX. I have 6,000 miles and get 18 MPG aroundtown.
#979 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [pvt]
Jan 03, 2006 (5:38 pm)
The sticker does say 20/26 mpg. Wonder if we all could do something about the false advertising
#980 of 1450 Re: Tucson vibration problems and mileage
Jan 04, 2006 (11:37 am)
We bought a 2005 Tucson GLS V6, 4wd in early August and have about 9,000 miles on it. We get no vibration noise going uphill (So it's NOT a characteristic of the model as someone earlier quoted a Hyundai service guy. Ours is quiet inside -- not as quiet as a tomb, but quiet anyway. We've had no leaks around the rear window, and no "lurches" or noises from the transmission. MPGs run around 20 & 22 on primarily 15-mile trips around the town. But we also help out the mileage by trying to stay at least CLOSE to the speed limit. If we're on a divided highway, we'll use the cruise control. The car is everything we've wanted so far, even though we'll probably be outside the extended 100,000 mile warranty in just five years. I figure if we keep up the maintenance, it should last much longer. First new vehicle we've ever owned.
#981 of 1450 Re: Tucson vibration problems and mileage [rdillier]
Jan 05, 2006 (6:53 am)
Well, thanks for the comments, I guess it's just my luck, with this vibration. Why are they waiting for a fix from Hyundai if its just this one vehicle? But, I'm getting pretty good mileage.
#982 of 1450 Re: Tucson /kia sportage mpg [jacques]
Jan 05, 2006 (12:17 pm)
Jacques, 25L per 100 km doesnt make sense. There must be something wrong with your Kia. I used to own a Santa Fe and never got worse than 15 L per 100 km even in the worst cold. I'm in Quebec City.
#983 of 1450 Re: MPG in the 4-cylinder? [charlotte7]
Jan 05, 2006 (12:19 pm)
Charlotte, I get 22-23 miles per US Gallon in mixed driving. 4 Cyl with the manual transmission.
#984 of 1450 Re: Ditto on Tucson MPG [wto]
Jan 09, 2006 (7:25 pm)
have a 2005 Tucson 4 WD 6 cyl. and have been to the service center on 4 occasions to report poor fuel consumption. first visit the service rep indicated the AC was causing the problem. second visit service rep indicated poor airflow around the car due to open windows since not using AC. Third visit service rep declared the car is still in the break in period. Getting 12-14 miles per gallon (now have 8000 miles on vehicle) is unacceptable and am in the process of filing lemon law complaint. if anyone has experience with this please let us know. sold my F250 diesel in order to get a vehicle that gets good gas mileage and based on the salesperson thought that was what i would be getting. turns out the Tucson gets worse gas mileage than the truck!
#985 of 1450 Tucson sister-- 2006 Kia v6 awd guzzling - GUYF
Jan 09, 2006 (8:02 pm)
Took in my Kia Sportage to the dealer this morning. Got a cold shoulder technican becasue " You only have 3600 kms and we don't check high consumption at 3600kms
Another technician showed him a new service bulletin to fix Sportage gas guzzling looked like bulletin #17 upside down...
Bulletin says to reprogram the CPU controlling ignition and transmission. They reprogrammed it as per specs.
I filled up tonight and will report back o the effects of the reprogramming.
Sister Tucson 2006 may have similar problems