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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
22,654 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 202005


  • 200 miles


Bought a 2005 Tucson new. It now only has 19K miles on it. But from day one, when I approach a red light/stop sign at about 30-50 mph, many times as I depress the brake pedal, it feels like I'm riding on speed bumps through the pedal/car and I have to keep tapping the brakes as I can feel the car will not stop in time and quickly put the car in neutral. I brought it up at my dealership along with the fact when I lock my car with the key remote, the horn beep to engage the rarely sounds. It may sound 1 or 2 times in 100 lockings. Also brought that up to them, with both they found nothing. That was years ago. I still live with this nightmare and in 2009 my Hyundai service center closed. I contacted Hyundai to ask where to go and would the new place honor these old problems but they said "probably not". now my car past the 5 year mark and still has only 19K miles on it and I'm up the creek without paddle. P.S. after reading about other's tire wear problems, mine are almost three quarters worn with only 19K on them. Needles to say, Hyundai customer service is "not there when you need them".

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #7

Dec 172009

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Problemas con el power train. History = en el primer aŅO SE daŅO cd player lo cambiaron pero empece a tener dificultades con el horn por un mal entendido cambiaron el clock, hasta la fecha nunca me arreglaron el horn el cual deja Y empieza a funcionar en cualquier momento. El vehiculo en veces prendia la luz del "check" pero por unas horas O un dia el dealer nunca encontro nada en veces tambien SE daba como jalones como que SE queria parar, SE llego a para 3 veces, los del dealer nunca encontraron nada siempre la lleve ahi para mantenimiento Y cambio de aceite, ellos cobran demasiado por los servicios, ya cambie headlights 2 veces Y otras lucesitas del frente, SE cambio serpentine belt, bateria, llantas, parabrisas, frenos; en los ultimos 9 meses cambie a otro lugar para cambio Y chequeo de fluidos. El 12/17/09 7am, prendio a la 3rd vez que trate fui Y vine al trabajo Y casa sin problemas, por la tarde sali a los 15 minutos SE empezo a jalonear Y cada ves que bajaba la velocidad SE queria apagar el motor lo cual sucedio al hacer algun stop, pero la prendia de nuevo sin ningun problema al regreso a casa volvio a pararse varias veces, ademas SE prendio la luz de "check" Y a los 5 minutos SE prendio otra que por el SEŅor que levanto el vehiculo SE que indicaba problemas en el "power train" Y menciono tambien el 4X4. Total que al prender esa luz ya no quiso levantar la marcha nomas como a 1 milla por hora Y eso jalonendose mucho, bueno por una U otra razon yo hable hasta el 12/29/09 para que la levantaran Y hasta hoy SE me comunico que tenia un sensor daŅado algo asi como "throtle position censor" por lo cual me quieren cobrar $455 + taxes. Yo no tenia idea de este sitio, Y creo que tenia derecho de que SE me comunicara en el dealer acerca de todos los recalls para este tipo de vehiculo, estoy insatisfecha con el vehiculo Y por los altos costos de mantenimiento que he tenido que pagar de algo que ya sabian que existia. Necesito ayuda urgene, please. Received complaint written in english.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #6

Dec 152009


  • 80,000 miles
Brake lights fail to illuminate when brake pedal depressed. Esp (vehicle stability control) light on dash remained illuminated.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

problem #5

Jan 262005


  • 100 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. While driving 15 mph in rainy conditions, the brakes lock up when they are applied and the vehicle skids. The vehicle also skids when driving over a bump in the road. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and they stated that it needed an updated program in its computer system. They performed the upgrade, but the failure is still present. He called the manufacturer, but they refused to make any other types of repair. The contact believes that a recall should be issued because it appears to be a manufacturer defect. The failure mileage was 100 and current mileage was 60,000.

- Palisades Park, NJ, USA

problem #4

May 182009


  • 12,035 miles
Complete brake failure. This is the third occasion that the brakes on my 2005 Hyundai Tucson have failed. So far all three of the incidents have occurred while trying to gradually brake from a speed of around 35 mph. The brake peddle travels all the way down as if there was no resistance and the car keeps on going. The only way that I was able to come to a skidding halt was by using the emergency brake lever. I have had the Hyundai dealership inspect the auto but they were not able to find anything that would cause the brakes not to work. It's a accident waiting to happen.

- Eatontown, NJ, USA

problem #3

Aug 202006

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
1-2-05 I bought my tuscan Hyundai-mat rolling up/sunglass case sticking. Mats were replaced. Glass case fix 06 problems list: August 22, 005--perform recall 068-esp-hecu reprogramming- passenger door gets stuck--npf unable to duplicate customers concern-customer to return at a later date.---- sunglass case gets stuck--they were unable to duplicate it. D C/S check engine light is on--check and report M performed scan tool test found gas cap loose--reset light--ok--- C/S check brakes they lock up then slide--M performed brake check--no problem found--- C/S seat belt on P/S squeaks while driving--cannot locate February 22, 06 C/S perform open campaign as required--50B035R1--recall 922 C/S plastic cap on passenger seat bottom, cracked part on order- C/S eyeglass case not opening at times--part on order D C/S perform L.O.F. lof perform oil and filter change/lube suspension/check and adjust tire pressure service advisor April irrizary Aug 02, 06-- C/S brakes pulsating--cause 99--51712A00--brake disc serving on both side C/S seat track cover missing on passenger side--part is on order C/S esp light is on--E refer to line 1. the very next day on I-95 in rush hour the esp light comes on, I loose power but this time both fuel/brake get stuck. Aug 04,06 I brought back the vehicle ----C/S car looses power, brakes lock, esp light goes on-cause 99--they gave me a loner car and told me not to worry about the mileage and they would call me when it was ready. I had the car for 9 days. Cause 99--rear wheel speed sensor (rh) ABS re--214-w 1-95690-2E300 sensor asm. Yesterday, Sunday, August 20, 2006--I drove around alot around 7:30 pm. While slowing down for a light my brake lock cause me to swirl to the side to avoid hitting the car in front of me. Can someone help me please! I don't want to crash or have individuals hurt in my vehicle neither!

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

problem #2

Aug 032006

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,900 miles
: the contact stated while driving at 30 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle's ABS wheels locked up which resulted in lost power. The brakes started to pulsate and the contact pulled over to inspect the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to the service dealer who performed a diagnostic test and replaced the C-F brake disc on both sides of the brake. The esp light was checked and was replaced. Recall campaign # 50B035R1 performed recall campaign id as required #922 campaign perform recall 068 esp-hecu reprograming 51B003R0

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

problem #1

Aug 012006

Tucson 6-cyl

  • miles
I have a 2005 Hyundai Tucson I have several problems with my vehicle none of which the dealer says he can find but before I crash or loose my life I would like fix. Today, August 1, 2006, I was traveling down the highway at normal speeds and when I step on the brake to slow down they gave. When I removed my foot they were still pumping by themselves. I pulled off the highway and turned off the car when I turned back the car the ep light stated it was off. Then, when it is raining my brakes will lock and I go sliding. The other problem that I have is sometimes my car doors open and sometimes they don't. if I use the alarm they wont budge if I open the door with the key then sometimes the alarm goes off. Then sometimes the passenger door and the hatchback door I have to pull hard to open this door. This are the problems the dealer can not seem to find. The other problems he fixed the compartment for my glasses didn't open right from the day I got it, the mats first put in the car used to fold up when driving because they didn't have a latch, the stabilizer light would go on and the passenger and the driver seat latch where the sits go back cracked. All these wonderful things have been occurring from the first day of purchase to now. I traded in my elentra for a SUV thinking it would be better but I never had problems like this.

- Hartsdale, NY, USA

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