definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,167 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

Jul 192011


  • 57,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated while driving 45 mph, the engine completely shut down when the accelerator was no longer depressed. The vehicle was taken to a dealer, and the manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was repaired. The failure mileage was 57,000 and the current mileage was 57,500.

- Negley, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 152010


  • 60,000 miles
My wife's Hyundai Tucson (either 2005 or 2006) almost caused an accident today when the acceleration became erratic and then stalled while at an intersection. She immediately brought it into our Hyundai service center. I spoke with a service manager to tell him about a tps (throttle position sensor) problem that I have found out about specific to the 05-06 Hyundai Tucson. I also called Hyundai because this problem will not show up as a 'fault code'. I have included here one of many notes found on the internet concerning this same problem: After having our 2006 Tucson in the dealer's service shop for over three days, it was determined that the car needed a new tps(throttle position sensor). This was after they contacted Hyundai techline and after I suggested that they test the tps as a possible cause (came to this conclusion after reviewing many websites/autoforums. Some facts: You will notice a stuttering or jerking feeling almost as if you had a manual transmission, were downshifting and releasing the clutch quickly when the engine RPM was not matched to the lower gear, or as if you tapped on the brake twice while decelerating. This motion can be either very slight or rather violent (once caused us to be actually pushed against our shoulder seat belt. 1. almost always occurs when either coasting or decelerating, never when accelerating. 2. usually happens between 40 -45 mph. 3. no fault code ever comes up so don't even have the tech waste his time. The service department drove the car for over three total hours to try to get a fault code reading with no results. 4. car will stall when coming to a stop 50% of the time. 5. happens when the transmission is warm. 6. feels like transmission is trying to figure out what gear it wants to go into when decelerating.

- Lake Mary, FL, USA

problem #4

Dec 172009

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Problemas con el power train. History = en el primer aŅO SE daŅO cd player lo cambiaron pero empece a tener dificultades con el horn por un mal entendido cambiaron el clock, hasta la fecha nunca me arreglaron el horn el cual deja Y empieza a funcionar en cualquier momento. El vehiculo en veces prendia la luz del "check" pero por unas horas O un dia el dealer nunca encontro nada en veces tambien SE daba como jalones como que SE queria parar, SE llego a para 3 veces, los del dealer nunca encontraron nada siempre la lleve ahi para mantenimiento Y cambio de aceite, ellos cobran demasiado por los servicios, ya cambie headlights 2 veces Y otras lucesitas del frente, SE cambio serpentine belt, bateria, llantas, parabrisas, frenos; en los ultimos 9 meses cambie a otro lugar para cambio Y chequeo de fluidos. El 12/17/09 7am, prendio a la 3rd vez que trate fui Y vine al trabajo Y casa sin problemas, por la tarde sali a los 15 minutos SE empezo a jalonear Y cada ves que bajaba la velocidad SE queria apagar el motor lo cual sucedio al hacer algun stop, pero la prendia de nuevo sin ningun problema al regreso a casa volvio a pararse varias veces, ademas SE prendio la luz de "check" Y a los 5 minutos SE prendio otra que por el SEŅor que levanto el vehiculo SE que indicaba problemas en el "power train" Y menciono tambien el 4X4. Total que al prender esa luz ya no quiso levantar la marcha nomas como a 1 milla por hora Y eso jalonendose mucho, bueno por una U otra razon yo hable hasta el 12/29/09 para que la levantaran Y hasta hoy SE me comunico que tenia un sensor daŅado algo asi como "throtle position censor" por lo cual me quieren cobrar $455 + taxes. Yo no tenia idea de este sitio, Y creo que tenia derecho de que SE me comunicara en el dealer acerca de todos los recalls para este tipo de vehiculo, estoy insatisfecha con el vehiculo Y por los altos costos de mantenimiento que he tenido que pagar de algo que ya sabian que existia. Necesito ayuda urgene, please. Received complaint written in english.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #3

Jun 232006

Tucson 4WD

  • Automatic transmission
  • 22,000 miles


: the contact stated while starting the vehicle, it lurched forward and would not engage into gear. Also while driving, the 4WD light intermittently illuminated. The vehicle was taken to the dealer several times who could not duplicate the problem.

- Contoocook, NH, USA

problem #2

Jun 152005


  • miles
The problem was discovered after a stop for fuel during a highway trip. There was no indication of trouble before we stopped for fuel. When we attempted to return to the road we found that the transmission would not engage in either a forward or reverse gear. After checking atm fluid and finding it correct we tried again and found same problem. We finally found that if we increased enginer RPM to approximage 3000 RPM the transmission would begin to engage in third gear with some slippage. The slippage continued until we reached the approximate speed for normal third gear. At normal highway speed the car operated normally but would never shift into 4th gear. We wre able to get home and to the dealer. They told us the transmission had failed and would need to be replaced. One week later after installation of the transmission we were told they did not like the sound of the power steering and would replace that component as well. Another week later we got our vehicle back. The dealer claimed they had not seen this problem nor had they been notified of this problem by other dealers. This occurred at 9500 miles.

- Redmond, WA, USA

problem #1

May 122005

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I was driving down the highway at 60mph when the vehicle made a loud sound a roughly jerked forward and continued to do so as the car gradually downshifted. The car was found to have a defected transmission control module and they needed to replace the transmission due to this. This vehicle only had approx 5900 miles on it at this time. Recieved the vehile 9 days later and had the car for 1 day when it continued to have more problems related to the transmission. In addition to this problem, the first few days of owning this vehicle I had to stop the vehicle abruptly and the car accelerated instead. I have read that others have experienced something similiar to this in the Hyundai sante

- Seabrook, TX, USA

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