really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,485 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2012 Hyundai Tucson steering problems

steering problem

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2012 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 212015


  • 33,000 miles


Hello, I purchased a 2012 Hyundai tuscon, 2wd, and had a terrible time in this vehicle during snowy/wet weather. I live in silver spring, md, and was driving the vehicle in snow on February 21, 2015. The vehicle skidded, the tires spun, and the car got stuck several times. Also, the ESC (electronic stability control) had to be manually disabled in order to keep from being rear ended, as this functions more like a brake--than a feature to designed to maintain control of the car. I'm originally from Chicago, il, and am quite used to driving vehicles in snowy conditions. This was a most unusual and scary experience with the tuscon. I did an internet search and came across several complaints, labeling the stock tires on the tuscon as 'hazardous' in snowy/wet conditions. Apparently, other drivers have noticed these tires lose all traction during snowy/wet weather. I'm not sure if other factors beside the tires impacted the car's scary performance during wet/snowy conditions. I did contact Hyundai, and they asked me to have the car inspected, which I did. After that I received a letter from the company telling me they had found no problem and that was the end of the discussion. If the problem is limited to the tires, then consumers need to be made aware at the time of purchasing a Hyundai tuscon that the tires stocked by Hyundai are potentially treacherous in wet/snowy conditions.

- Silver Spring , MD, USA

problem #2

May 062012


  • 4,000 miles
The contact owns a 2012 Hyundai Tucson. The contact was driving 35 to 40 mph when the steering wheel seized and the vehicle crashed into a ditch. The contact stated that the power steering light illuminated after the failure. The crash caused no injuries and the police were not contacted. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated that the electronic power steering motor failed. The manufacturer was contacted. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 4,000 and the current mileage was unknown.

- Bryant, AR, USA

problem #1

Feb 012012

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 455 miles
The electronic power steering feels stuck, vague, hard, lacks of maneuverability and feedback while driving the vehicle, feeling the sensation that you will lost control of the vehicle.the vehicle goes to either ways (right or left side) giving the impression that you are going to crash.also is very difficult to maintain the vehicle align on the road lane and it has to be corrected constantly requiring more physical effort than normal driving.

- Vega Baja, PR, USA

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