fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
58,350 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the engine (1 reports)
2012 Hyundai IX35 engine problems

engine problem

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2012 Hyundai IX35 Owner Comments

problem #1

Apr 032017

IX35 Elite 2.4L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 58,347 miles


connecting rod/crankshaft malfunction This car is my 22 y/o daughters, who is paying the car off over 5 years.She bought it @ 58 000k, loves it and was hoping on keeping it for a while as she doesn't earn a lot per week. I paid for a weekend away for the family to celebrate her birthday about 165km from home,luckily on return I travelled with her. 20km into the trip a loud noise started coming from the engine compartment, after about 1 km we found somewhere to pull over to evaluate what to do, (I'm so glad I was with her) and I organized a tilt tray truck to pick us up. We went to Hyundai who charged us $160 to put the car on a hoist and told us there was a noise coming from cyl 1or2 and would have to, have the sump & rocker cover removed to know more, so at those costs per services provided, I went to our family mechanic who after thinking it would probably be a lifter, removed the sump and rocker cover soon learnt that it was a conrod bearing or something very similar. As the vehicle is only 2 MONTHS OUT OF WARRANTY and still 36 000km UNDER THE Km's (under 94000k travelled) I contacted Hyundai customer care hoping for some goodwill. maybe share the costs????? So with them we looked at the service history and although we had serviced the vehicle every 8 to 10 000km and Hyundai say in the book to do it every 15 000km it appeared that there was no record to be found that at one stage around the 45 000km mark it had a service, therefor it "MAY" have gone over the service interval by 7 000km. therefore we cant help you. After 2 weeks of research and dealing with lying vehicle wreckers I decided to get the engine fully reconditioned. Now today after the reconditioner disassembled the engine, he rang and told me it is a conrod and bearing failure. I had a friend here when I got the call so I told him the story and he said look on the net regards the vehicle. Anyway several hours later I found a lawsuit in the U.S. where these engines between 2011 &2012 were manufactured in a new plant and the deburring process on the crankshafts was not good enough and creating conrod bearing problems. Sounds familiar. BLOODY unreal Hyundai Australia know nothing but I now do. I suppose it could be a coincidence but I find that hard to believe. NOW does anyone know or knows how I find the manufacture country of my daughters engine. It has to be made in the United States of America SURELY! Hey any info would be greatly appreciated Kind Regards Brad (pissed off Hyundai IX35 AWD owners father)

Update from Apr 21, 2017: IX35 is the same as a Tuscon I think

- Brad W., Perth, Australia

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