definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,354 miles

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2006 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

Mar 172011

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • 90,000 miles


First incident occurred-when I lived in fredericksburg, va -I was driving on rt 1 going downhill toward a stop light(no vehicle in front of me). As I was coming to a stop at the light the vehicle brakes were press down as far as it could go and I hear a clicking noise on the panel which was the ESC light. I had to turn the car off and put it in park to start it, in order to continue to drive. This has happened a couple other times. Tires have been replaced couple of times and brake pads because of groves and grinding noise. Now I'm having problems with my car won't start - had battery checked at advanced auto and its good. ESC light on with clicking noise when attempt to start car. Now that my vehicle have almost 123,000 miles, I found a recall NHTSA: 09V122000. Called Hyundai customer assistance center 1-800-633-5151 this morning at 08:18 am eastern standard time, I advise the representative that I had been having problem with my vehicle as described in this recall. She said my vehicle is not eligible because it was not in the list of VIN'"?S they had complaints. Should the recall have a cut off because of mileage, is there a determination that the problem was corrected in my vehicle by VIN, does it pertain to vehicle manufactured in a particular region of the us, overseas or defective parts on the vehicle. Second owner of vehicle, purchased vehicle from Hyundai certified dealer when returned from deployment. I'?"M a veteran and the vehicle has a lot of highway mileage to and from the nearest va medical hospital, va community out-patient base clinic, and other medical services.

- Hampton, VA, USA

problem #5

Oct 102009


  • 28,000 miles
This has happened several times, so I'm not sure of the first date it happened, but when I hit a pot hole or bump with my brakes on, the SUV suddenly accelerates (seems to lunge forward) for several seconds (and braking doesn't work). This is very scary and I've come close to hitting another car because I speed up on it at a stop (sign or light) after I hit the pothole. I've taken it in to the dealer, who cannot reproduce problem and claims nothing is wrong. I've also hit a patch on the road that my car considers slippery (even though there's no ice) and I can hear my ABS kick in (even though the brakes aren't even on).

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #4

Jul 242010


  • 28,474 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that while driving on wet pavement, he attempted to make a left turn and the vehicle failed to turn to the left. She was finally able to drive the vehicle home. The rotors were inspected by the owner and there were grooves in them and the brake pads were worn out. The right rear brake had also locked up. The dealership admitted being aware of a problem with the calipers. The dealer advised the failure was not covered under warranty. Hound was contacted and offered to repair it as a good will repair, which was done. The dealer stated that if it happened again the repairs would be at the owners expense. The problem has not recurred since the repairs were done. The failure and current mileage was 28,474.

- Pontiac , IL, USA

problem #3

Oct 242009


  • miles


Third Hyundai my husband and I have owned and on all three the rear brakes have been sticking, heating up and eating up the brakes. Had the dealership do a brake inspection per Hyundai's request, which the report shows the wear shows that it is not normal wear. Spoke to the women handling the case that was opened. The reply from Hyundai was that the brakes were not under warranty (which I knew) and that at 7,000 mile the car should have been brought in for the caliper maintenance. This tell me that Hyundai is not greasing the calipers during manufacturing and is up to the consumer to pay. I will never suggest to anyone to buy a Hyundai. As far as I am concerned it is a safety hazard and consumers should not have to pay for a manufacturing defect. Also please not this problem has happened to all three of the Hyundai's my family has owned.

- Southfield, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 172009


  • 23,250 miles
Rusting of brakes 2006 Tucson. Began as a slight sound as if piece of gravel in one rear brake. Suddenly, while on a trip, became much worse. Had to repeatedly bang caliper with hammer to release. It. when taken to shop found rusted out brake rotors (4) and frozen caliper (1) on 2004 Hyundai Tucson with 23,000 miles. Same washing routine as on all my previous cars. I am now almost 70 years old and have owned, and still own, many cars. I have never seen such rapid deterioration in any other vehicle. Many of them date from the 1970's and 80's. unfortunately I did not keep the failed rotors. The calipers were rebuilt. All undercarriage structures are inadequately prepared for rust resistance.

- Lee, MA, USA

problem #1

Jan 272009


  • 60,400 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact noticed that the traction warning indicator illuminated on the instrument panel. While driving approximately 55 mph, the contact attempted to depress the brake pedal, but the vehicle would not decelerate or stop. Several minutes later, the vehicle stalled. No warning lights were displayed on the instrument panel during the failure. He took the vehicle to the dealer, but they could not duplicate the failure or provide a remedy. He called the manufacturer in reference to tsb number 10019123 and was not provided assistance. The failure mileage was 60,400 and current mileage was 60,500.

- Biddeford, ME, USA

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