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Hyundai Tucson Transmission Problems
Last post on Nov 24, 2012 at 11:07 AM
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Hyundai Tucson, SUV
Oct 10, 2011 (2:51 pm)
Hello All. My 2005 Tucson was my 2nd Hyundai, after a 2004 Elantra GT. I still have both cars.
At 17,000 miles, my Tucson shuddered while going up a hill, I took it into the dealership and they repaired it. At 60,000 miles, while on a trip in Mexico it started jumping from Overdrive into 3rd, or 2nd gear. If I turned the car off and on again, it would be okay until I put even the slightest load on it (hill). This was back in 2008 or 2009.
We called the dealership, they said no service in Mexico, so we just babied the car for the next 4,000 miles and completed our trip......... without turning back.
When we got back, Hyundai repaired it, and 5,000 miles later it happened again. Instead of turning it off, we went to the dealer, and they were able to download the black box information. I was sure that somehow the main shaft was out of round or something like that.
1st off, Hyundai said naw, 3 times must be the way I drive. I searched on the internet and found something similar in England for a Tucson transmission, so I printed the email and showed it to them. The gave the repair to some tech from Yugoslavia and he spent two weeks going through the entire computer program and found the glitch and sent in a Service Bulletin (it should have been sent to all Hyundai agencies).
Now we have 114,000 miles on it, not a single problem since. Besides this tranny problem we have not experienced any problems with the car, and the Elantra, still in the family, hasn't had any problems except the battery (at 80,000 miles) and somehow the carpet locking tab broke off and my daughter called stuck somewhere cause the carpet had gone under the gas pedal and she didn't realize it.
I think Hyundai's are wonderful, the Elantra kicks butt with the 16 valve and Rack and Pinion, and my Tucson will dust off most Honda's (I have the 2.7) ha ha.......... Both cars have leather, oooh so comfy......... sunroof on the Elantra.
I now drive a Mustang 2009, wife drive the Tucson, daughter drives the Elantra, and my son a 1967 Mustang.
#54 of 74 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [juls621]
Oct 16, 2011 (6:35 pm)
The brake switch was the culprit. It was replaced and so far so good. The computer should store the codes for the dealership.
#55 of 74 Transmission problems and more
Oct 19, 2011 (7:04 am)
We own a 2005 Tuscon and it has had the first transmission resealed three times then replaced, the second transmission had to be resealed, the oxygen sensor replaced, the power steering pump replaced, after the hoses were replaced for it three times, the rear glass struts replaced, the rear shocks replaced, the tires never get the wear they are rated for, the front defrost for the windshield was never connected and was only fixed after an accident with a deer and they they finally the connection cable and fix it. The passenger seat belt belt locks when it should but won't release afterwards.I do not feel it is reliable transportation. The motor cover has five of its six bolts stripped when the dealership worked on it. It has been a very expensive car to maintain. It has only been to the dealership for repairs and scheduled maintenance. It does handle well but the repair costs have been out of control. I will not buy another Hyundai it will be an American brand.
#56 of 74 Re: Transmission problems and more 
Oct 19, 2011 (5:52 pm)
Too bad you never tried a Japanese product. Have only owned Honda, Acura and Toyota since 1981 and even though some came from Ohio or Canada they were all topnotch. Got snookered on the 2010 Sante Fe since the wife liked it's looks and comfort.
Never thought that basic components like struts, defrosters, transmissions would be a problem in a modern day vehicle.
#57 of 74 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [wizeone]
Nov 30, 2011 (8:57 pm)
Same here in NY...wasted a day waiting at the dealership for them to say nothing was wrong...i just had to replace fuel injectors....well its still doing it, a few days ago a new problem- when I use the auto start, about 25% of the time it will shut off after a few seconds....I guess I will call the dealership AGAIN!
I was merging onto a pretty busy highway today when I stepped on the gas and the car wouldn't go...glad there was no one behind me!
#58 of 74 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [pcal1028]
Dec 05, 2011 (4:46 pm)
My car is a 2007 Hyundai Tuscson and I was driving yesterday and when I stepped on the gas teh car wouldn't go... I coasted to the side of the Road and tried to recrank the car and It won't crank... We can't figure out what is wrong with it... Anyone have any ideas???
#60 of 74 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [steve_]
Dec 05, 2011 (5:07 pm)
No! Do you think that could be it?
#61 of 74 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [stefani_shook]
Dec 05, 2011 (5:08 pm)
My car has 84,000. It is like choking for gas!!! It tries to crank but won't!
#62 of 74 Re: 2007 Hyundai Tucson won't crank [stefani_shook]
by steve_ HOST
Dec 05, 2011 (6:10 pm)
Could be but I'm no mechanic.
Choking for gas sounds different from a broken belt though.
Try asking here too:
"No Start" Problems
Gates.com says that both the 4 cylinder and V6 engines are interference, meaning if your timing belt breaks, you may damage the valves or worse. So you may want to try to get that work done soon.