hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,833 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 132016


  • miles


Esp light on 50% of the time. Had it fixed at dealer under recall and it worked for a year or two and now still does it. Importan safety device that you don't know if it works. Dealer doesn't know and all 05-07 owners I ask have the same problem.

- Nixa, MO, USA

problem #5

Jan 012015


  • 73,000 miles
Vehicle locks and unlocks doors at random, with or without keys in the ignition. Causes battery to fail as it will continue this when not in use. This is the second Hyundai I owned that had this same problem and looking through carfax on used vehicles there are numerous vehicles with repeated electrical problems. The vehicle can be moving or in parked in a garage overnight. Vehicle had me locked inside so long at one point that I was late for a meeting and was about to crawl out a window when I was actually able to use a door. This is a definite safety issue for any type of accident. Rescue could not take place as door could not be opened. This is an on going problem that has not been solved by dealership.

- Kiel, WI, USA

problem #4

Oct 212013

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
Transmission keeps slipping out of gear when you put into gear and car won't move. You stop at a light and even though car is in gear it won't move. Flip it back and forth on auto gear shift sometimes it moves. Other times it changes gears or slips out.

- Henderson, NV, USA

problem #3

Feb 162011


  • 65,000 miles


I usually keep my car in the garage and out of the weather. I recall last year my daughter said my car stalled out when she was driving. I told her water may have just splashed under the engine or something. I just had the same issue. We had a rain storm last night. I went out and started my car. I came out to leave and my car was off. I tried to start it again but it didn't want to turn over. Finally after 7 tries the car started. I backed out and it just sputtered and the car just cut out twice. I just had new sparkplugs and spark plug wires put in so it has to be something in the electric to the motor. I don't trust having my grandson in the car. I have read horrible stories about the same thing happening to other owners with the same issue. I borrowed my boyfriends car so I could get to work. Hoping maybe someone knows if there is a recall on this issue.

- Covington , KY, USA

problem #2

Aug 272010

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 43,000 miles
Aug 2010 -- driving on interstate in extremely heavy traffic and engine stalled, losing power steering, brakes, and gas acceleration. Limped to exit, barely avoiding being rear-ended by 18-wheeler and barely got off freeway before engine died. Had to wait apprx 1 hour before engine would start again. Drove very slow and cautiously next 400 miles home with no further problem. July 2011 -- driving in city, turned corner and engine stalled exactly as in 2010 incident described above. Was able to pull into a parking lot before being rear-ended by another vehicle. Only had to wait apprx 15 minutes for engine to start again this time. Made it rest of way home without further incident. For past 3 years, esp light comes on randomly while driving down highway and won't go out. Sometimes pulling over, killing engine, then restarting makes the light go out, and sometimes it doesn't.

- Kerrville, TX, USA

problem #1

Dec 152009


  • 80,000 miles
Brake lights fail to illuminate when brake pedal depressed. Esp (vehicle stability control) light on dash remained illuminated.

- Georgetown, KY, USA

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