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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
63,180 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2005 Hyundai Tucson seat belts / air bags problems

seat belts / air bags problem

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 082015


  • 31,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that when the brake pedal was depressed, the brake lights failed to illuminate. In addition, the contact stated that the ignition key was stuck in the ignition and the shift interlock failed to shift properly without warning. In addition, the air bag warning indicator had failed to illuminate. The vehicle was taken to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the failure was related to NHTSA campaign number: 09V280000 (exterior lighting) however, the VIN was not included in the recall. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 31,000.

- Vacaville, CA, USA

problem #7

Oct 142015


  • 116,000 miles
I've had the air bag light come on 3 times in the past 5 yrs, same sensor has failed all 3 times most recent just occurred Oct 14 th 2015

- Lynn, MA, USA

problem #6

Dec 012014


  • 146,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 146,000.

- Chesapeak, VA, USA

problem #5

Apr 172014

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 80,000 miles


My daughter rear-ended another vehicle at approximately 10 mph the airbags did not deploy and the seatbelts did not lock. She hit her head and chest on the steering wheel. She now has severe whiplash and bruising.

- Portsmouth, VA, USA

problem #4

Oct 262012


  • 53,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the vehicle was crashed into from the driver's side, near the door and the side air bags failed to deploy. The contact did not sustain any injuries. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer. The manufacturer was not made aware of the air bag failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 53,000.

- Newport News , VA, USA

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problem #3

Aug 202007


  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,859 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. While driving 10 mph, the air bag light illuminates intermittently. The contact spoke with dealer and they stated that the passenger must weigh at least 120 lbs. They further stated that the vehicle was designed in that manner. The engine size, number of cylinders, and VIN were unavailable. The current and failure mileages were 28,859.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 232007

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 10,579 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The contact received recall 06V445000 and scheduled an appointment. However, when the contact arrived at the dealer, they were no longer in business. The contact never received a letter or telephone call from the dealer. The contact wasn't experiencing any failures to date. The appointment scheduled was for an oil change and to honor the safety recall. The current and failure mileage was 10,579.

- Woodland Hills , CA, USA

problem #1

May 072006

Tucson 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 40,000 miles
Driving 45-50 mph I hit a car that had stopped in front of me. The air bags did not deploy.

- Hoodsport, WA, USA

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