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Hyundai Tucson, SUV
#26 of 95 Re: Battery Drain 2006 Tucson [tuscon06]
Jul 20, 2007 (7:10 am)
I have a 05 tuscon bought in Oct. 07 had only 8500 miles has been in and out of the shop
since then as the battery goes dead on the 3rd day if not driven. They have replaced the
battery and a module but now it is in the shop again. They can not find the problem
and they keep it for days and will not give me a loaner. I have since been in touch with
Hyundai consumer repairs and after threats the are giving me a rental for 3 days only.
I suguest that you call them also if you they can't fix your car. This has been a real
problem for many Hyundai owners. Have they found your problem? Good luck!
#27 of 95 Re: Battery Drain 2006 Tucson [airflyte]
Jul 20, 2007 (10:16 am)
My 05 tuscon does this and is now in the shop for 6th time and they can not fine the problem and the Hyundai corp. is aware but will not do anything about it. I think it should be a recall on this as it is a large group. Let me know what happened with you. I think all of us who has this problem should write lemon on it and park it by there dealership!
This might get their attention!
#28 of 95 Re: Battery Drain 2006 Tucson [bblm20]
Aug 06, 2007 (6:27 pm)
I cannot speak to the radio issue, but I do know that Hyundai received a shipment of defective batteries at the Elantra plant. Mine lasted < 18 months and then had almost no cranking capacity. The battery was replaced and I have had no further problems.
Aug 28, 2007 (5:19 pm)
Having engine problems with my 1&1/2 year old of Tucson. Overheating problems from crack in cylinder head.Dealer trying to replace part but should I be having these problems with practically new vehicle?
#30 of 95 Re: straker [straker]
Aug 29, 2007 (5:07 am)
Obviously not but can you disclose which motor you have - 4 or 6 cyl?
#31 of 95 Re: Battery Drain 2006 Tucson [bblm20]
Sep 05, 2007 (7:06 pm)
We also have an '05 Tucson and the battery goes dead after it sits for 2-3 days. The battery has been replaced twice (maybe 3 times), along with numerous jump starts that haven't been reported. We are very frustrated, as the dealership has denied any problem with the car....said it's "normal" to have the battery drain if the car sits.
We need a more reliable car than this!! We like many things about this car, but unfortunately, this battery problem will probably keep us from buying another.
#32 of 95 Re: Battery Drain 2006 Tucson [nancy929]
Sep 06, 2007 (9:48 am)
I posted with the same problem several months ago. The stereo was replaced, and I kept the vehicle approximately 6 weeks after that with no further problems. Apparently it caused a drain on the battery by coming on while the vehicle was parked. Not sure, but I believe the problem was truly fixed.
When the AC started giving me problems in 105 degree heat, I had enough, and traded it in favor of going back to Toyota. I had more rental cars in the 1 year I owned my Hyundai than I had in a lifetime, due to the dead battery issue.
I do miss the tall ride and high clearance, but not the gas mileage or the unreliability.
Try the stereo replacement. A bad batch was sent out. Also, until that is replaced, don't let it sit so long.
#33 of 95 Battery Drain 2006 Tucson
Oct 20, 2007 (2:54 pm)
After three times the car was sent to the dealer, they replaced the battery, with a bigger, better battery. We drove the car almost everyday since, with no problems starting etc, this past 8 mnonths. The car sat for two days this week and the car was totally dead again. This is the fourth time. We have replaced the radio and battery. We had the car sent to the dealership and haven't heard what has caused the problem. We do not think that a battery should be replaced every 7-8 months for a car to work. I called the Hyudai customer service representative. I talked to an Anthony, he said that if we do not get satisfaction, that we are to call him, and he will start an investigation. Here is his number and extension 1-800-633-5151 ext 54316. Maybe all of us that are having this same problem need to call him to get some type of investigation going to solve this problem. The maintenance and service departments seem to think we are all nuts, and that there is nothing wrong with the car. We are totally frustrated because, when you buy a new car you expect it to work and not have these problems.
Thank you for your input we are taking your data into our dealership, when we hear their song and dance next week to pick up the Tucson.
#34 of 95 Re: Warranty question (1st new car ever) [flagramma50]
Oct 22, 2007 (3:57 pm)
The first I did when I bought my Tucson V6 in November 2004 was to order the 2 Shop Manuals. On it you could find procedures to do repair and maintenance to your Tucson. My car has almost 60K miles and I can say that I have service the car myself all the way.
The dealers are in there to make money and they will get it from you one way or another. When my car was 30K miles I changed all the fluids, eg. coolant, engine oil, ATF, Transfer Case, Differential, and brake fluid. I have also replaced the brake pads (I bought them like a kit), engine filter, PCV valve, caliper cleaning. I have also installed PIAA driving lights. The manual is also useful because recommended torque is given for the different tasks. Parts were order by me directly from the dealership and I have made use of the On Line Hyundai Parts site given (unfortunately the site has been removed by Hyundai without any reasons).
Because the car is near to 60K miles I think I should take the car to dealership to replace the timing belt, tensioner, iddler and V-belt in addition to the replacement of the spark plugs. I think I do not have the tools to do these jobs and also I do not have the experience and I will have to pay for the job. However this will be a specific job not a service (or routine service).