definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
42,264 miles

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2006 Hyundai Tucson engine problems

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #7

May 102006


  • miles


After a month, between time shut down while you are driving, in 6 years, I took it to the dealer, because this only happens on a while sometime once on six month, they never found anything, couple years after this happens they change the oxygen sensor, but the next day happens again. I took it back but they said they change the oxygen sensor already, I told happens again, they verify and because did not happens there they said nothing they can do, I took to advance auto parts, they check it out completely too and did not find anything neither. First if I turn it back, they cross my credit and I can not sell neither because somebody can get hurt on it and I have to let them know and no body want this kind of car problem neither. As history, my wife was driving on high way at 65 miles and the SUV shut down running, she was so scare due risk she took on it. Now she scare drive it. To me happens a lot of time, still no doing all the time, just once a day, week, month. Some time doing for two or three weeks couple time a day and stop doing for the next 6 or 7 month. Could you help on this, let the public know about this issue. I saw in net people complaining on the same issue. As example: townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.F1F2C57.

- Ponce, PR, USA

problem #6

May 242011

Tucson 4WD 6-cyl

  • 6,275 miles
Crankshaft balancer/pulley separation causes serpentine belt failure and loss of power steering. The crankshaft pulley on several Hyundai models with the 2.7 liter engine appears to have a high failure rate. The pulley is made of an inner and outer metal rings joined with an elastomeric compound. When the elastomeric compound fails the outer ring slips and works off the inner pulley causing the serpentine belt to bind against the engine block a or accessory mounting brackets resulting in a catastrophic failure. In all cases the failure results in a loss of drive to all accessories including the power steering pump. I have found numerous articles/blogs about this issue including this video on youtube www.youtube.com /watch?V=X5kzz1tmj8Y.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #5

Mar 082011


  • 61,570 miles
I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson and it has began stalling while decelerating or while turning, the power steering also goes out. One day it will be fine, the next it will stall at least 3-7 times. I have seen multiple reports of this issue on different blogs, all for the 2006 Tucson.

- Cape Coral, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 012010


  • 71,000 miles


My 2006 Hyundai Tucson has stalled out repeatedly during deceleration. It has died repeatedly while turning into a parking lot. It has also died while slowing down for a stop sign. It has jerked and felt like it was down-shifting (hard)while driving on the highway. Today, 10/1/10, it died while driving through an intersection. I have taken the car to the dealer three times and they have been "unable to recreate the problem" so nothing has been done to fix it.

- Tuttle, OK, USA

problem #3

Jun 162010


  • 78,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. While driving at 45 mph, the contact removed his foot from the accelerator pedal when the vehicle abnormally began to jerk. The vehicle then stalled without warning. The contact was able to restart the vehicle and proceeded to his destination. The failure persisted intermittently and the contact stated the failure would occur most often while traveling at low speeds. The dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The failure mileage was 78,000 and the current mileage was 81,749.

- Fountain, CO, USA

problem #2

Dec 012009


  • 36,000 miles
The contact owns a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that she has been experiencing recurring failures in which the vehicle will intermittently stall while decelerating. When the failure would occur, there was a loss of power steering as well. The vehicle was taken to the dealer three times and the dealer was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 36,000 and the current mileage was 40,000.

- Savannah, GA, USA

problem #1

Apr 132010


  • 43,000 miles
The lower engine splash cover came off my 2006 Hyundai Tucson. I was lucky it came off while backing out of my driveway. If this large piece of plastic came off on the highway it would be easy to lose control of the vehicle. It could also be hazardous to any vehicles behind a car losing this part. The splash pan is bolted on with the bolts going up into a recess and has a metal washer going against the plastic. The dealer has told me that this part is taken off each time the oil is changed. My car has about 43,000 miles on it this means the oil has been changed about 15 times. Due to the fact I was backing up the splash pan was not damaged very much. The plastic where the washer hits it is completely worn away and the holes have become large enough that the washer no longer will hold it. You can?T put a larger washer on it because of the way it is recessed. This probably happens frequently because the dealer had one in stock.

- Norristown, PA, USA

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