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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,626 miles

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2011 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #9

Aug 112014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 48,110 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Both the downhill brake light and stability track control light came on at the same time. My car wouldn't get out of park, or when I got it in drive, it wouldn't go back into park. Taking it to the shop today, noticed it might be from a brake switch.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #8

Mar 012013

Tucson

  • 38,000 miles
The downhill brake control (dbc) indicator and the electronic stability control (ESC) lights come on while car is in operation for no apparent reason - driving normal speed - about 45 mph, in normal dry road conditions. When I go to stop the car, the shift lever gets stuck and cannot put in park. It takes a few tries at jiggling the shift lever and jiggling key in ignition to get it to go into park. After shutting off engine, restart is normal with the dbc and ESC lights no longer on. This has happened at least 10 times since original time I noticed it a few months ago. Due to death in the family and other issues, have not been able to take it into to dealer since the first occurrence I noticed in March. I'm taking it in tomorrow and will advise.

- Bogart, GA, USA

problem #7

Aug 142013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 18,275 miles
While driving at approx. 45 mph, I noticed that the electronic stability control light was on and the downhill brake control indicator (red) was on. I returned home, shut down the engine, restarted it, and the problem seemed to go away. Upon returning home the next day from a trip, while parking the car, both indicators came on, and the vehicle would not allow me to put the transmission into park. I left the transmission in neutral, and shut the engine down. I then turned the key on, put my foot on the accelerator pedal (to the floor) for 3 seconds, turned the key on, and the problem was gone....for now.

- Xenia, OH, USA

problem #6

Aug 142013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Incline and traction control lights illuminated on dash, signaling an electrical problem. Discovered that exterior brake lights failed to illuminate upon depression of brake peddle, or would work intermittently. Also discovered that while the vehicle was in this condition, the car would not allow the gear shift to go into park. This was a very dangerous condition for this vehicle and could have resulted in the vehicle being rear ended due to the inoperable brake light indicators.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #5

Jul 112013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 41,000 miles
When driving to and from work (am/pm) the dbc (downhill brake control) and ESC (electronic stability control) indicator lights will turn on and remain on until I stop and turn off the ignition.

- Old Hickory, TN, USA

problem #4

May 162013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 65,000 miles
When driving to and from work (am/pm) the dbc (downhill brake control) and ESC (electronic stability control) indicator lights will turn on and remain on until I stop and turn off the ignition. When I stop, I am unable to shift the gear into park. While in a panic, I made several attempts to put the vehicle in park and each attempt was unsuccessful. So I put it in neutral to turn the ignition off, waited a few minutes, then restarted it and put it in park in order to remove the ignition key. I may have to try this several times before I am able to shift into park. It has happened several times since the first date. Also, when I shift gears a loud mechanical clunk sounds which jerks the entire vehicle. This even happens when I start off driving and it is very annoying and scary. I have to restart the vehicle several times before it finally stop. Then after about three days it start all over again. I see this as a danger because I commute 56 miles one way to work and I thought I was purchasing a dependable vehicle but apparently not.

- Georgiana, AL, USA

problem #3

May 032013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 27,800 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

While driving in stop and go traffic to and from work (am/pm) the dbc (downhill brake control) and ESC (electronic stability control) indicator lights will turn on and remain on until I stop and turn off the ignition. However, when I stop, I am unable to shift the gear into park. I am forced to put it in neutral to turn the ignition off, wait a few minutes, then start the car and put it in park in order to remove the ignition key. I may have to try this several times before I am able to shift into park. It has happened three days in a row. The dealership is unable to duplicate this problem. They did tell me that this is a known problem with the brake switch for some models but my VIN# is not showing a recall. I will need to bring in the car when it actual locks in gear.

- Garland, TX, USA

problem #2

Nov 072011

Tucson 4-cyl

  • miles
Today I was out in my 2011 Hyundai Tucson. Two of the lights came on the dash, one is for traction control and the other had to do with hills(sorry my car is at the dealer and I don't have the book to tell you the exact light description; one is orange with a vehicle and little skid marks after it the other is red with a vehicle going down a steep hill). I went to stop at a store and my car would not go into park from drive, the farthest I could get it was in neutral. After messing with it for 5 minutes I finally got the car into park. After leaving that store I went to go to another and had the same issue. I immediately called the dealer for service and took my vehicle there. I have done some searching online and see that this is not a new issue with Tucsons as people with older models(2010 and back) have also had the same issue and some of them report it's due to a bad brake switch and once it was replaced they didn't have the problem again. My car was purchased in Feb of 2011 and has approximately 6600 miles.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #1

Feb 122011

Tucson

  • 7,446 miles
2011 Hyundai tuscon speed sensor wires located behind tires. Wire is fully exposed to any road debris, easily severed which effects ABS and traction control. Wire sticks out 3 inches in open air of the under carriage, also located close enough to the tires that if they kick up any debris it is in the direct path of the wire. Not heavy duty rap over the wire and could be broken by gripping by hand and pulling on it.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

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