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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
33 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 022005

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles


25 problems later from purchasing a 2005 Hyundai tuscan on 1/2/05 and nothing has been done. I could get into a major accident an Hyundai didn't care. I have written numerous complaints, spoken to a supervisor, 1 case manager, and 3 customer service representatives from NHTSA and all I got were empty promises. Ongoing problem with espy system-pulsating brakes, losing power, gas pedal locked, and swaying from side to side on the highway/street was no joke. For this not to occur I had to drive with the air conditioner on if not it happened every half and hour. Now how would you like an 18 wheeler behind you while this was happening" electronically problems-remote control sometimes worked, doors opened/closed B themselves, doors got stuck, manually opening door it sounded like it was dying, doors locked from inside I had to climb out of the window twice, the car has been reprogram more times then anything, I had 3 multi point inspections, recall 079-remove-replaced air bag control, recall 068 espy-hydraulic control unit (hecu, recall January 2006-espy_electronic stability program, recall 071 July 06, 2005 parking brakes, recall 921 tuscan owners manual, recall 068-8/5/06. Mats rolled under brake replaced, brakes slid when it rained, back window wipers made noise when it rained, sun glass holder got stuck even though it was replaced, passenger seat back cracked twice and replaced. I would like to know how many owner tuscan owners suffered like I did without any help, if so email me at I contacted the 1-800 they give on this site and I spoke to a case manager and she wanted me to fax to her all the paper work and forms I have sent out. The total of pages was 52 and it would cost $75 to send, which they did not reimburse, they didn't have a actual address to send the information to, she gave me a file number I got August 1, 06, so I asked where the paper work"

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

problem #2

Sep 092005

Tucson 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100 miles
Electronic stability control program with traction control continually breaks down affecting the anti- lock brake system.

- Highland, MD, USA

problem #1

Jun 022005


  • miles
2005 Hyundai Tucson anti lock brakes activated without the consumer touching the brake pedal.** answer required*** the malfunction caused the vehicle to swerve and slow. (this was a rental vehicle)

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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