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#40 of 80 2006 Hyundai Tucson
Jul 21, 2011 (2:29 pm)
Has anyone other than me had their car transmission go 4 times in 5 years??? That's my story, the latest breakdown was June 25, 2011. I complained to Hyundai consumer affairs and was instructed to have it towed to a dealer for inspection ( which by the way he charged me for even though I already knew what the problem was). They had my car from 6/25 to 7/15 to finally tell me their was nothing they could do for me. I know the car has 100,300 miles but this to me is extreme circumstances. Plus now I am stuck with the cost of a rental for all this time.
When I called consumer affairs to request a written explanation for why they would not offer assistance I was told it's not their policy to offer explanations in writing. When I asked the representative to tell me the reasons she said she was unfamiliar with the case and would leave a message for the case manager to get back to me, well that was two days ago and I have heard nothing. All this seems suspect to me.
#41 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [buerkletucson]
Jul 25, 2011 (4:42 pm)
A small group of owners may not be a good "gauge". However, when it is "you", you'll feel differently. It is not a safe feeling to be going 70mph on the highway and suddenly your 2 mth old HYundai Tucson makes a loud bang with a big jolt. I read post #22 and my experience is identicle only my 2011 has 1,300 miles and is only 2 mths old. I knew something was wrong and immediately turned back to take it to the dealership and it's still there. They said they had to order a part for trans. that broke(some sensor for shifting). If this is an issue with other Tucson's why aren't they recalling the part. Let me say, that it is not a safe feeling to know that could happen again and could cause a wreck.
#42 of 80 hyundai tucson transmission problems
Jul 25, 2011 (5:24 pm)
Many of us make the decision to purchase a new vehicle so we can safely transport ourselves and our families around without worrying about mechanic failures while we're driving. Unfortunately, I didn't feel that way with my Tucson. (Post #22) Hyundai could not figure out what was wrong with the transmission so they replaced it.
Just so you know.... they happen to have a policy of replacing parts with RECONDITIONED PARTS! I guess I didn't read the fine print and assumed that warranty items were replaced with new parts!! silly me...
I decided that this was not a vehicle that I wanted to keep, not knowing when this new reconditioned transmission would fail since Hyundai couldn't even figure out what the problem was with the other one.
I tried to trade it in at the dealership that I bought it at, and they offered the lowest possible Blue book trade in. After all, "Its a piece of crap, why would we give you more!" was the reply from the dealership.
Yeah.... great salesmanship and support.
Obviously I'll never go back there, nor will I ever purchase a Hyundai product again. I am now the proud owner of a Subaru Outback, and love it. I made sure to ask if they replace warranty parts with new Subaru parts and their reply was "of course, why would you even ask a question like that?"
#43 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [buerkletucson]
Aug 04, 2011 (10:30 am)
I have had both of these problems too. The racing at start up, which they could not explain, and said there was not recall on it. The lights are a new problem. I am going to the dealership again this weekend.
#44 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [wizeone]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:22 am)
This is a very real problem. My wife and I are having the same issue. Lights sporadically come on as you've indicated. Our's has not exhibited the 'racing' feeling as much as it seems to slip. Happened at a stop light yesterday. Went to hit the gas and the tranny slipped. Today, my wife was unable to place the car in park. Had to shut the car off, restart. This is a very serious situation.
#45 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [patrickg2]
Sep 01, 2011 (10:36 am)
Just to let you know....the problem where I was unable to place car in park then later reverse escalated to where it was completely stuck. At first, I too turned the car on and off and things would free up but eventually all just siezed up. Car was towed to dealership and they stated it was the BRAKESWITCH. They replaced it and now that particular problem has resolved. Mention this to them...take your car in...you don't want this to get completely stuck in traffic. Good luck
#46 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [patrickg2]
Oct 06, 2011 (12:53 pm)
My 2010 hyundai did this to me today for the first time. the lights not the racing. at one point when I went to put it in Park it got stuck in neutral then all of a sudden it worked.
Is the brake switch the problem? is there a recall on this issue?
#47 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [dannyd3]
Oct 09, 2011 (1:13 pm)
I have been having a problem similar to yours on and off for the past year with my 2010 Tucson. At first, two sensors came on and then I couldn't get my gear shift to go past neutral when I pulled to a stop. The problem is getting worse. Have you called the company and received a response?
#48 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [juls621]
Oct 09, 2011 (1:21 pm)
Have a call out to my Dealership. Waiting for a call back Tuesday.
I will keep you posted.
#49 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [juls621]
Oct 09, 2011 (1:37 pm)
The problem is a 'BRAKESWITCH' problem.
I had a previous post on this. They replaced my brakeswitch and the sensor lights, gear getting stuck in netural, park etc. was resloved. Mention this to them. This is what their computer diagnostic showed. It was a simple fix and was not a transmission problem like I originally thought. However, I still have the racing sounds when the car shifts gears occasionally .... as if it is having a hard time shifting but it's just a sound and that does not seem to be causing a problem...yet.