hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,064 miles

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2006 Hyundai Tucson engine problems

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #4

May 112016


  • 2,700 miles


The car has less than 3000 miles, randomly when I stop on a red light, and then try to accelerate the car's RPM can go up to 3000/35000 but the car will not move. I put it in parking, and then back in drive and moves slowly. This happened quite a few times. I took it to the dealer, they drove the car and tsaid they couldn't find anything.

- Dania Beach, FL, USA

problem #3

Jul 252014

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 68,757 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the air bag warning light illuminated. Additionally, the vehicle would stall sporadically. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the entire passenger side air bag assembly needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 68,757. Updated 9/4/14

- Diamond Springs, CA, USA

problem #2

Jul 012014

Tucson 6-cyl

  • 58,800 miles
Car will intermittently not start have inside lights and trys to turn over or some times no power at all.following have been checked battery ok alternator ok starter ok cables and fuses but have had to jump every day for three weeks this sucks and very frustrating. Dealer keeps telling me nothing is wrong with car.

- Gainesville, TX, USA

problem #1

Oct 202011


  • 130,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that a loud bang was heard from the vehicle just as it stalled. The contact took the vehicle to a mechanic and was told that the upper engine seized because the pistons had failed and the engine would need replacing. The contact was not sure if the lower engine was damaged by the failure of the upper part of the engine. The failure and current mileage was 130,000.

- Waianae, HI, USA

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