2016 Hyundai Tucson AC / heater problems: A/C not working properly

A/C Not Working Properly

2016 Hyundai Tucson

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Hyundai dealer.

CarComplaints.com Seal Of This Might Hurt

CarComplaints.com Notes: The 2016 Tucson comes with a dual-clutch, 7-speed transmission. But Hyundai forgot to tell you about one key phrase – zero-move. That's right, an alarming number of owners have said their SUV wouldn't accelerate after a stop.

Turns out that's because the transmission's application logic has been stumbling all over itself. Hyundai recalled the issue in September 2016, but it's difficult to say if owners are out-of-the-woods, or if this is just a sign of things to come.


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
8,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replace compressor (1 reports)
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2016 Hyundai Tucson AC / heater problems

AC / heater problem

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #2

May 152017

Tucson Limited 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,500 miles


The AC started stopped blowing cold air when the temperature got over 80 (might have been not so cold below that but it wasn't noticeable). Made an appointment at the dealership and then went to this site to see other's complaints. I printed out the list of complaints and owner's solutions and took it with me. The service advisor at Clay Cooley Hyundai in Rockwall, Texas, said not to trust thing on the internet and wouldn't even look at the sheet (not a good sign). Said it was probably the freon levels and that it would be a $99 service charge it that was it.

After four hours in the waiting room he came out to say it was the compressor. The good news is that is covered under warranty, the bad news, it had to be order from Canada. Another owner on this site said they replaced his compressor but it didn't fix the issue. I am hopeful that mine really is the compressor. It's been two days now and I am waiting on the call. I will update.

Update from Jun 19, 2017: OK, they replaced the compressor and it seems to be working fine. No charge under warranty.

- Keith Y., Garland, TX, US

problem #1

Jun 012016

Tucson Limited 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 500 miles

A/C warm on passenger side (dual climate control)

Shortly after purchasing the car brand new we had a heat wave and I noticed that the air on the passenger side was blowing out MUCH warmer than on the passenger side. Took it in for service and they said they had to bleed and recharge the freon, which appeared to fix the issue (air was ice cold on both sides afterwards). Fast forward two months to another heat wave and now I notice the problem is back again, so obviously something else causing it or there is a freon leak somewhere. Really annoying issue!

- Jeff H., Stanwood, WA, US

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