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#32 of 55 2006 tucson V6
Jan 25, 2011 (12:49 pm)
After reading these posts and automotive forums..im still not sure what happened to my car...only had it for 2yrs this past halloween....went away for a week and the car sat. came home went to get in and go out and it was dead completely.....Im thinking your kidding. I just put a new battery in it in the spring, a good one.....so why is it dead....i dont leave anything on either....im almost afraid to take it to the dealer in springfield , PA.. cause we all know how they are....My warranty expires in May 2011.....but i have a certified preowned vehicle for engine and trans, lifetime. but the basic stuff is done in May....Im no pushover, but not sure what to do to get it figured out whats causing this...never happened again cause i drive it everyday....bought it in 2008, its only got 39K on it.....I did hear that 06s have electrical issues.....mine is just about pd off too. now i hear 05s have issues too? thats when tucson came out, so bound to be quirks...wonder if the 2011s are having any issues or 2010s... maybe ill call hyundai themselves and find out what to do before warranty is done.....i like the car..it serves its purpose. no lock issues either as of yet....thanks
#33 of 55 Re: daisybuttons [eertyeknom]
Jan 27, 2011 (1:10 pm)
You guys are going to be so HAPPY! I have the answer to your battery drain problems. I have been having the same battery problems described here. Dealer says nothing wrong with the car except that it needs a new battery??? This would be the third one. Oh, and the fact that I just don't drive it enough. I'd like to drive more but it often won't start.
I wrote to the Hyundai corp. office and the rep told me the answer. Wait for it.......it is because we don't lock the car doors at night! HA! That's what the man said. I'm sure those of you who leave your cars in parking lots and airport parking are leaving your cars unlocked.
But just in case..he asked that I take back to the dealership for them to check it. I just had it there a week before and they assured me that they ran every test known and nothing was wrong. So, I guessing that they developed new tests in the last week. I mean that just has to be it cause I'm sure they wouldn't have lied to me.
I have an 07 Tucson...it has about 22000 miles on it. You can tell from that just about how often I can't use it. I, too keep a battery charger setting in front of the car! I've been late to work so often they think my starting time is about noon!
#34 of 55 Re: daisybuttons [jayneh]
Jan 27, 2011 (1:34 pm)
ha , that is a joke... i park my car out front of my house all the time. AND LOCK my doors ALL the time..... it hasnt happened again since the 1st time it did in august, and that was cause it sat all week while i was away, and it was locked and everything was shut off in it....i was thinking of calling to see whats up too before my warranty runs out. i have a V6 2006. i was told that 06 had electrical issues by someone AFTER i bought it...
#35 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [greatcars]
Mar 20, 2011 (2:08 pm)
I have a 2010 Hundai Tucson with battey problems. We don't drive the car everyday. So the first time it happened, the dealership played it off as though the previous battery was not any good. The second time, I was angry. We were told that the concrete drains the battery power. How many vehicles are not sitting on concrete? Then the service manager told my husband to remove the fuse when it was sitting for a long period of time. Well, this third time it was in the garage for one day and the battery was completely dead. When I called the dealship, they sent out a wrecker truck and are now keeping it over the weekend. I spoke to the service manager, who assured me that something would be done. I also spoke to the former sales manager who says he would assist in finding out the problem. But after reading this forum, I don't believe I will get any help. Hundai has known about this problem and is refusing to acknowledge it. I think it is time for action. I will let you guys know on Monday what the outcome is.
#36 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [angry8]
Mar 20, 2011 (2:16 pm)
Do you have the limited with the auto diming mirror?
#37 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [buerkletucson]
Mar 20, 2011 (2:54 pm)
We have the SE, if that helps. It is in the shop, so I am not really sure.
#38 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [angry8]
Mar 20, 2011 (3:10 pm)
Sure it's a 2010 model? I thought the last year of the Tucson SE was 2009.
The reason I mention the auto-dimming mirror is there was a big problem with them wiring it incorrectly. This is done at port..............It had power applied all the time and was supposed to be wired to shut off with the ignition.
Many people had problems with it draining the battery if you didn't drive the car for a few days.
Good luck on your problem......
Please let us know how it turns out.....Thanks.
#39 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [angry8]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 20, 2011 (3:23 pm)
We were told that the concrete drains the battery power
Please tell the dealer that your friends at Edmunds enjoyed the laugh. At least I did.
Battery FAQ (JDGarden.com)
You might try opening a case directly with Hyundai.
#40 of 55 Re: Tucson battery and alternator [steve_]
Mar 23, 2011 (4:57 am)
After keeping the car over the weekend, the service department told me that it started right up and they believe that I had left the parking lights on. What a crock. I knew there was no need in arguing, so I called consumer affairs and they informed me that I could take it to another dealership, so I contacted the nearest dealership, which it about 45 miles away. I told them the problem and ask that I drop off the car on Friday and that they not start it until Morday. They agreed. Later, I received a call from my service dept. asking me if I could leave the car with them for a few days and that they would give me a loaner. They wanted to research the problem more. They also wanted copies of these postings to review. So I agreed. If I don't get any results, I will take it to the other dealer. My husband wants to trade the car in and forget the headaches. I love my car. If you had a pet and was sick you wouldn't give it away, you would try and find out what's making it sick. That is how I feel about my car. I want to know the problem and I want to keep my car. So if necessary, if my service dept. can't find the problem, I will take it to every dealership in the surrounding area. There is going to be a service dept. somewhere who will find the problem and fix it. Or at least I am hoping for that. I don't know how long I can get my husband to go along with me. This posting should have responded to Tucson battery vice Tucson battery and alternator. I don't know if I have alternator problems. I could who knows.
Mar 23, 2011 (7:01 am)
Hang in there - you are doing the right thing. I had to take mine in several times and get pretty stern with them. They finally replaces the drivers side automatic windows switches, and I haven't had a problems since. This is for a 2005 Tucson.