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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
53,333 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.

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2006 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

May 122015


  • miles


NHTSA campaign number: 09V122000 (April 15, 2009) ESC malfunction light again randomly illuminates. My vehicle was fixed back in 2009 after receiving the referenced recall notice. However the same problem has reappeared. I contacted Hyundai about the problem and they refuse to do anything about it.

- Morgan, UT, USA

problem #5

Apr 142014

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 56,000 miles
The ESC light will randomly light up. If I stop my car and restart it, it will go away - but eventually reappears. I know I have had this fixed years ago and it is doing it again" is this covered in a current recall"

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 012008

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 30,000 miles
I bought my 2006 Hyundai Tucson when it was 1 yr old and had 25,000 miles on it. It is now March 2014 and the car is 7-8 yrs old and only has a total of 55,000 miles on it. It has only been driven gently and in good driving conditions and rarely a pothole has it hit. I don't remember the exact time things started, maybe a year after I bought it, but I had problems with my ESC light coming on and the tms coming on - they would go on and off randomly and I eventually got them fixed - I think those were under warranty, not sure. Back in early 2013 my air bag light came on. This really stressed me out - found money to borrow. I took it in and asked if there was a recall and they told me it had expired. I paid $1700 to have that fixed. I see recalls don't expire - do I have a case against them to get my money back" also, now my ESC light is starting to come on again. Some times 5 mins or so after starting the car and sometime upon turning on the headlights. I am so sick and tired of all these electrical problems on a vehicle that only has 55,000 miles on it. It is not cheap to fix regardless of the cars age, there is little miles on it. Do I have any recourse with these issues" I am on fixed income and cannot pay another dime towards fixing these repetitive warning198088 light issues. These cars are stealing from us, what should be working to begin with... thanks - hope you have good news for me. Especially about refunding the $1700. If I have to pay for the ESC it won't get fixed, it will only break again.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #3

Jun 142013

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 64,000 miles


I was on a mountain road on the way to shaver lake, when suddenly the right front wheel locked up pulling the car hard to the right. I was lucky I was only doing 25 mph other wise it could have rolled the car. This happen 3 more times in a matter of minutes. I noticed they have a recall on the ESC for 2005 models but not for 2006. I have only had the car a week! purchased used. Interesting fact is stevens creek Hyundai in santa clara new about this issue and did not list it on the car fax report. Than took the car in on trade in and sold it at auction knowing about this safety issue. I have the paper work to prove this as well.

- Tulare, CA, USA

problem #2

Mar 172011

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles
First incident occurred-when I lived in fredericksburg, va -I was driving on rt 1 going downhill toward a stop light(no vehicle in front of me). As I was coming to a stop at the light the vehicle brakes were press down as far as it could go and I hear a clicking noise on the panel which was the ESC light. I had to turn the car off and put it in park to start it, in order to continue to drive. This has happened a couple other times. Tires have been replaced couple of times and brake pads because of groves and grinding noise. Now I'm having problems with my car won't start - had battery checked at advanced auto and its good. ESC light on with clicking noise when attempt to start car. Now that my vehicle have almost 123,000 miles, I found a recall NHTSA: 09V122000. Called Hyundai customer assistance center 1-800-633-5151 this morning at 08:18 am eastern standard time, I advise the representative that I had been having problem with my vehicle as described in this recall. She said my vehicle is not eligible because it was not in the list of VIN'"?S they had complaints. Should the recall have a cut off because of mileage, is there a determination that the problem was corrected in my vehicle by VIN, does it pertain to vehicle manufactured in a particular region of the us, overseas or defective parts on the vehicle. Second owner of vehicle, purchased vehicle from Hyundai certified dealer when returned from deployment. I'?"M a veteran and the vehicle has a lot of highway mileage to and from the nearest va medical hospital, va community out-patient base clinic, and other medical services.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #1

Jun 012009


  • 80,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the electronic stability control (ESC) light continued to illuminate on the instrument panel. In addition, the brake lights were inoperable. She was concerned that a rear end crash could occur due to the brake light failure. The manufacturer stated that they did not know which VIN's would be included in NHTSA campaign id number 09V122000 and Hyundai recall number 092. The recall notices would not be issued until July of 2009. The recall was initiated on April 15, 2009 (see NHTSA action number PE09003 for investigation details). The failure and current mileages were less than 80,000.

- Wapwallopen, PA, USA

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