definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
40,028 miles

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2011 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

brakes problem

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2011 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 112014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 48,110 miles


Both the downhill brake light and stability track control light came on at the same time. My car wouldn't get out of park, or when I got it in drive, it wouldn't go back into park. Taking it to the shop today, noticed it might be from a brake switch.

- Algonquin, IL, USA

problem #3

Mar 012013


  • 38,000 miles
The downhill brake control (dbc) indicator and the electronic stability control (ESC) lights come on while car is in operation for no apparent reason - driving normal speed - about 45 mph, in normal dry road conditions. When I go to stop the car, the shift lever gets stuck and cannot put in park. It takes a few tries at jiggling the shift lever and jiggling key in ignition to get it to go into park. After shutting off engine, restart is normal with the dbc and ESC lights no longer on. This has happened at least 10 times since original time I noticed it a few months ago. Due to death in the family and other issues, have not been able to take it into to dealer since the first occurrence I noticed in March. I'm taking it in tomorrow and will advise.

- Bogart, GA, USA

problem #2

Aug 142013

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 66,000 miles
Incline and traction control lights illuminated on dash, signaling an electrical problem. Discovered that exterior brake lights failed to illuminate upon depression of brake peddle, or would work intermittently. Also discovered that while the vehicle was in this condition, the car would not allow the gear shift to go into park. This was a very dangerous condition for this vehicle and could have resulted in the vehicle being rear ended due to the inoperable brake light indicators.

- Franklin, OH, USA

problem #1

Mar 142012

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 8,000 miles
Comment: I have brought in my Tucson for the clunking transmission issue 5 times now. Each return to the service center results in a cannot duplicate response. 1. on the morning of 28 March 2013, approximately 20 seconds after starting the vehicle the transmission was shifted into drive, a loud mechanical clunk was heard and felt from the driver's seat, the transmission did not respond, the vehicle would not move when the gas pedal was depressed, and the P, R, N, D indicator in the dash board display went blank. The car was shifted into P, a loud mechanical clunk¯ was heard and felt followed by a loud crunch¯. the ignition was turned off, and the vehicle was restarted with no issues once the vehicle was warmed up. 2. recall service for the transmission cooling line coupling performed, the vehicle began exibiting the transmission disengage and reengage symptom while driving under acceleration. This occurs approximately once a day under any incline or flat condition while accelerating. 3. while accelerating up hill, specifically up hill while accelerating up to 45 mph the vehicle will down shift to climb the hill. Under 2 conditions 1. cruise control engaged, 2. constant accelerator pedal application.the vehicle will not re-upshift once the hill has been completed and keeps an elevated RPM range of approximately 3000 RPM even while on level ground while passing tax and revenue. The rpms do not lower and the transmission will not up shift until either the brake pedal is depressed (to disengage the cruise control), or the accelerator is lifted. Note: The entire time this situation is occurring the econ green light is illuminated.. the safety issue is that the transmission intermittently disengages while driving, sometimes while departing intersection. The transmission roblem has continued and grown worse with exapnding problems.

- Chalan Pago, GU, USA

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