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#68 of 80 Not the brakeswitch
Sep 27, 2012 (7:29 pm)
2010 Hyundai Tucson from hell. New transmission installed at 20K miles then brake switch at 31K and now the speedometer broke and engine is on. You can feel the transmission is acting up again and its jumping as you speed up. Its going back to the shop tomorrow and I'm done. I've read way too many problems on the internet about this car and cannot tell you my disappointment .
#69 of 80 2011 Hyundai Tucson problems shifting to park and reverse at times
Nov 03, 2012 (2:56 pm)
33K miles on this and have only owned it a week!! It started when one day I turned on the ignition and two icons came on that I had not seen before, one is the uphill icon that was showing as red and the other was traction that was showing as yellow.
When I came to a stop and tried to shift into park, it would not move past neutral and would not go to reverse or park of course, I could only drive forward or if I wanted to stop, I would have to put into neutral with the emergency brake on. But of course could not remove the keys in neutral.
I drove it around a bit and then noticed the icons had turned off, so I came to a spot where I could pull over and tried to shift and voila! it shifted into park and reverse, did not have any problems for a few days until today when I went to start the car- same problem, so I drove to the dealer and as soon as I drove into the service aisle, the icons went off!
So now she is at the dealer, not where it was bought, it was bought in another city a ways away. This dealer says they will do a diagnostic but cannnot promise anything unless the offending icons come on while they are testing her.
anyone else have this problem? Any suggestions?
#70 of 80 Re: 2011 Hyundai Tucson problems shifting to park and reverse at times [jttx]
Nov 03, 2012 (4:52 pm)
^^^ it's the brake switch. I had it replaced and it worked fine for less than a month! Then the transmission started surging. Took it back and they said it was the temperature control in the transmission. I traded it that day! I don't have time to be at the repair shop every few months for a transmission that only had 10k miles on it! Remember this is my second transmission in a 2 yr old car. I will never own a Hyundai again! Best of luck to you!
#71 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [wizeone]
Nov 04, 2012 (9:24 am)
Mine is a 2011 Tucson. There is no racing engine, but 2 sensor lights- the uphill grade goes on in red and the traction goes on in yellow, when I stop the car and try to go from neutral to park it will not go past neutral.
Dealership has car and will run a diagonostic, should I tell them about the "brakeswitch" problem or let them figure it out in case that is not my issue?
How is your car running now?
#72 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [jttx]
Nov 22, 2012 (6:39 pm)
can someone help? i bought 2007 tucson with only 55000 km. i get 14 miles to the gallon...BRUTAL.....mechanics say they dont know why because diagnostics dont tell them what to do! it feels like i dragging a house, as soon as i let go of gas it feels like i hit the brakes! there is no coast or glide to this thing at all! wheels are all moving free, nothing stuck or seized is all they say. i been reading about transmissions and timing belts????
#73 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [dillan]
Nov 23, 2012 (5:00 pm)
Sounds like time to find out how strong that Warranty is. Difficult enough to get satisfaction on a new vehicle let alone a used one.
#74 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [chucko6]
Nov 24, 2012 (10:07 am)
I have two Hyundai vehicles with the 100,000 mile warranty. ...
I have only had one problem, the transmission went out on my Tucson at 17,000 miles and again at 70,000.
The first time they went out of their way to replace it, but the second time I was stonewalled. .. ..
They told me various things, like I drove it hard, and also they looked at the tow hitch and claimed I was towing something heavy (actually the small hitch came with the Tucson for the bike rack option, so there) .. ..
The failure was peculiar, so I did an intense internet search of a similary problem, printed it out and took it to the dealer, where I found someone in England who experienced the same problem.. ..
So I went back to the dealer, and he had his best specialist ride along with me and when the failure occurred, he had me leave the car running and attached some kind of black box reader.... ..
Two weeks later (they gave me a loaner) they figured it out, the software that recognizes up to 4 different drivers got confused and it was making it jump from driver to driver, that caused the erratic shifting. A few lines of code were added, and a Service Bulletin sent to all Hyundai dealers worldwide.. ..
The point is, you might need to find some similar problem that is occurring in your vehicle and use that as leverage, include the words 'class action', 'lemon law', but in a casual friendly way. They will respond.. .. good luck.
#75 of 80 Re: 2010 Hyundai Tucson transmission failure [jttx]
Jul 28, 2013 (3:52 pm)
I am having the same issue with a 2010 Tucson. I can't seem to find a way to read the responses to your post, so I would like to know if you ever found the solution to the sensor and transmission issue.
Jul 28, 2013 (4:23 pm)
After all the transmission problems on my 2010 Tucson, i sold it. I was sick of breaking down and paying for a rental car each time it was in the shop. So not worth the trouble. I bought a Ford and will probably never go back to Hyundai. Defiantly never buy the first year of any car again!
#77 of 80 Re: Sell it [rowbean]
Jul 28, 2013 (4:53 pm)
Yes my transmission problem was fixed by the dealer.
After a thorough investigation, the technician (who was of European descent and brilliant) figured out that the software that recognizes the habits of up to 4 drivers had become confused.
One of the causes was that I received that bike rack option along with the small trailer hitch, and my bike weighed a lot.
There was a service bulletin issued, your shop must not have done a good enough job to find it.
My Tucson now has nearly 138,000 miles on it, just passed the smog check two days ago.
There was another problem I had not too long ago, when I gassed up, the car was hard to start, and the engine check light was on. Well, needing to fix that, and being out of warranty, I went to my local mechanic friend who investigated that and found that the valve that allows vapor into the charcoal canister was sticking. A few suck and blows later, it unstuck.
I urge all who own Hyundai's to use the search engine wisely and find your same problem and print it out and take it to the dealer.
My other Hyundai is a 2004 Elantra GT, 110,000 miles, never a single problem, ever. Then again, I take good care of my cars.
For that nagging tranny problem I suggest you contact svelasco.frankhyundaigs.reyrey.com
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