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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
2 / 0
Average Mileage:
74,172 miles

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2012 Hyundai Tucson wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2012 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 212015

Tucson

  • 33,000 miles

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

Hello, I purchased a 2012 Hyundai tuscon, 2wd, and had a terrible time in this vehicle during snowy/wet weather. I live in silver spring, md, and was driving the vehicle in snow on February 21, 2015. The vehicle skidded, the tires spun, and the car got stuck several times. Also, the ESC (electronic stability control) had to be manually disabled in order to keep from being rear ended, as this functions more like a brake--than a feature to designed to maintain control of the car. I'm originally from Chicago, il, and am quite used to driving vehicles in snowy conditions. This was a most unusual and scary experience with the tuscon. I did an internet search and came across several complaints, labeling the stock tires on the tuscon as 'hazardous' in snowy/wet conditions. Apparently, other drivers have noticed these tires lose all traction during snowy/wet weather. I'm not sure if other factors beside the tires impacted the car's scary performance during wet/snowy conditions. I did contact Hyundai, and they asked me to have the car inspected, which I did. After that I received a letter from the company telling me they had found no problem and that was the end of the discussion. If the problem is limited to the tires, then consumers need to be made aware at the time of purchasing a Hyundai tuscon that the tires stocked by Hyundai are potentially treacherous in wet/snowy conditions.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #3

Sep 212014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 23,233 miles
Exiting freeway, decreasing speed, when it felt as though a tire had gone flat. Shimmy and sudden lose of power followed. Steering became difficult. Car had no power, increasing gas only revved engine, but would not move vehicle at all. Was able to roll to the end of the freeway off-ramp and pull near shoulder. Engine continued to run, but sounded like a cement mixer full of large rocks. Once transmission was placed in neutral, it would not shift into any other gear. Also refused to shift into park. Vehicle was flat-bedded to dealer. Mechanics determined the right trans-axle had separated from the wheel with spindle damage. Initially it was thought that the transmission was damaged, but that may not be the case.

- San Rafael, CA, USA

problem #2

Oct 032013

Tucson

  • 240,000 miles
We were going through a green traffic light, we were about the 6th car through the light when vehicle coming out of nowhere ran the red light from the cross street at about 55mph, did not try to stop, we slowed to almost a stop and swerved to avoid the person. She did not try to stop and T-boned us in the drivers wheel and door, but the airbags did not activate, even with this high speed collision. This is the second accident of this kind where they did not activate. The first was in January and we were rear ended at a high speed while stopped at a traffic light.

- Mt Pleasant, WI, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 455 miles
The electronic power steering feels stuck, vague, hard, lacks of maneuverability and feedback while driving the vehicle, feeling the sensation that you will lost control of the vehicle.the vehicle goes to either ways (right or left side) giving the impression that you are going to crash.also is very difficult to maintain the vehicle align on the road lane and it has to be corrected constantly requiring more physical effort than normal driving.

- Vega Baja, PR, USA

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