really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,237 miles

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2010 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

brakes problem

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2010 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 082016


  • 88,692 miles


The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the electronic stability control and down hill brake control warning lights illuminated. In addition, the gear shifter failed to shift into park from the drive position. Also, while driving various speeds, the gear shifter shifted out of the drive position into the park position independently. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle would need to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 13V113000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic). The vehicle was repaired, but the failure with the gear shifter was not addressed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 88,692.

- Middletown, DE, USA

problem #4

Jun 292014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
On three separate occasions this vehicle experienced unintentional acceleration while either braking or slowly attempting to park. During each incident the auto accelerated at high speed while my foot was on the brake and I was unable to stop the auto from proceeding forward even with both feet heavily applied to the brakes. Each time I was luckily able to maneuver to avoid hitting any pedestrians in my path and fortunately there were no human injuries during any of these occasions. However, two of the incidents did result in a collision. The first was a minor rear end crash resulting from the inability to stop the auto when it unintentionally accelerated while braking for a red light. The last incident resulted in expensive auto damage when the auto unintentionally accelerated while slowly pulling into a parking spot along the street and causing the auto to jump the curb. To avoid hitting pedestrians walking on the sidewalk or crashing into a storefront, I was forced to collide into a telephone pole to stop the auto resulting in thousands of dollars of front end damage.

- Flushing, NY, USA

problem #3

Dec 192013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 25,495 miles
The vehicle would not go into park from drive when stopped to park. I drove to another parking spot and still would not go into park. The car finally shut down. When attempting to restart, which unable to do the brake pedal was frozen and unable to push down. Luckily I was in a parking lot because if it had stalled on the highway I could of created a accident. The car just froze.

- Dalton, MA, USA

problem #2

Nov 302013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 47,000 miles
I was at a gas station and positioning my vehicle for fueling. The transmission shift lever got stuck and I couldn't move it to anywhere but neutral. During this time the ESC and downhill brake control lights were on. Then I switched off the engine and restarted it, the problem seem to go off. Now it recurs very often at least 5 times a day even at low speeds ~25 mph on a dry road.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Jul 262013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 57,000 miles
Over the last week, my car has gotten stuck in park on 3 occasions. This is a problem with the brake switch. Apparently, Hyundai and Kia have recalled 1.9M cars with this problem but the Hyundai Tucson is only recalled up to year 2009. Mine is a 2010 and not included in the recall. However, this is a serious problem, as the car might not come out of cruise if this happens while driving. All it has caused me so far is frustration and panic.

- Blythewood, SC, USA

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