really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,604 miles

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2012 Hyundai Tucson electrical problems

electrical problem

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2012 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 202014


  • 53,000 miles


The contact owned a 2012 Hyundai Tucson. While parked in a driveway, the vehicle caught fire. The fire department was able to extinguish the fire. A police and a fire report were filed and no injuries were reported. The vehicle was destroyed. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 53,000.

- Glenpool, OK, USA

problem #5

Dec 132014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 2,621 miles
Went to christmas parade, going to car pressed remote to unlock car and would not work. Got in car by key and found the headlights & windows & flashers don't work. Had to get ride home and picked up car in morning. All else is fine drives ok.

- Chester, VA, USA

problem #4

Sep 192014

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 37,500 miles
Shift does not appear on dashboard, transmission shifts hard when this happens. When in reverse, the camera does not work. Have to shut car off then transmission works.

- Jupiter, FL, USA

problem #3

Jun 162013


  • 28,000 miles


The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that when entering or exiting the vehicle, she always received an electric shock when touching the doors. The vechile was taken to the dealer, who was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the defect. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 28,000 and the current mileage was 40,000. The VIN was not available.

- Moca , PR, USA

problem #2

Jul 132012

Tucson 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,500 miles
This car has an automatic transmission and it pulls out of park very easily with no key in the ignition or foot on the brake. This led to my car rolling down a hill and hitting a tree with no one in the drivers seat. When I went to the dealer they tried this on another car in the lot and it did the same thing. I was told by Hyundai corporate offices that this is a "campaign" item. I can not find this problem listed and I think it should be addressed before it leads to injury or death.

- West Simsbury, CT, USA

problem #1

Nov 072011

Tucson 4-cyl

  • miles
Brand new car- a few days after purchasing and driving the car, noticed car was not driving right. Several symptoms became noticeable. Car would jerk when accelerating and braking. Cars pick up was delayed and had a very uncomfortable vibration, while in idle and while driving, to the point of getting nauseous while driving in the car. Took car to Hyundai service and told them of symptoms and my concerns of something not right with the car. The mechanics felt the problems I explained above and said something was wrong, now had to figure out what exactly. Several tests were done on the car but nothing showed up on electrical grid. Service had to call a higher tech out in California to see what to do next. California tech made them run several tests, all this took more then 2 weeks until they finally figured out that the engines throttle assy was defective and not functioning properly. They said that this also caused the sensor to malfunction. They replaced the throttle assy and claim the car is repaired. No longer trust car is safe to drive due to the electrical and engine defects that where found after the original inspections by the manufacture and the dealership failed to find these defects with the car and sold it.

- North Miami Beach , FL, USA

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