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.


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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
5,701 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #6

Nov 242018


  • miles


The electric system is acting up. The answer and hang up bottom on steer stop working for months, the driver side window want go down.and the key in the say that key not detected

- Temple, TX, USA

problem #5

Oct 012017


  • 6,000 miles
"takata recall": front light signatures for the "left-side" swich on and off constantly. When the initial car turns on, the dashboard on occasions, goes black! the car when goes on to highways, the engine (RPM) goes up to 7000 RPM for the first and second gear! ths will happen when the car is turn on. Lastly, the trunk automatically started opening even when the keys are away or in my jacket or pocket especially when turned off the car.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #4

Feb 282017


  • 6,700 miles
The car jerks when the engine runs after a half an hour. The steering wheels turns loud veering either hard left or right. The battery turn an alarm after two/three minutes.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #3

Apr 012017


  • 5,900 miles


Called Hyundai corporate office via cell auto svcs! asked for request service now!!! w/come in and request a date for set quickly but cannot get a tow to bring the car to services! reasons: Hyundai passenger left side won't move! RPM was very high. Roder wheel when backing up showed a large sound.

- Bronx, NY, USA

problem #2

Feb 102017


  • 8,000 miles
I have had two emergency recalls due to transmission slipping, jerking at slow speeds, almost stalling out and actcellerating abnormally with the RPM's racing. During each recall, the dealership completes an updated software on the transmission and when I leave the dealership, my vehicle noticeably drives much smoother and normal. A few days later, the Tucson transmission problem begins all over again like the it acted before. I feel this 2016 Hyundai tuscon eco 1.6lt SUV is a danger to myself and other vehicles on the road. What is my recourse on this continuous transmission problem" it has about 11K in mileage. Can this vehicle be lemon law'd as I have owned it for under a year"

- Lauderhill, FL, USA

problem #1

May 272016


  • 7,605 miles
Purchased January 2016 - limited AWD with factory installed tow hitch. Immediately noticed flickering interior lights and both head lights leaked, one side has been replaced. Later on developed hard start ups, shifting and acceleration issues. Along with intermitting front safety sensors and a glitching center console/back up camera. 7,500 miles in the ac stopped working from freezing over. Took to dealer while on vacation and discovered a melted fuse box cover and burnt tow hitch/ECU wires with an abundance of corrosion. Dealers could no confirm responsibility of the tow hitch harness, claimed it was not factory installed when it was factory installed and even on the original window sticker. We called Hyundai corporate everyday for over a week begging for help with no call backs. Roadside would not cover a tow to the selling dealer. Ended up driving ourselves an hour South to the dealer where it waits for a Hyundai engineer to fly in and look at it. There are recalls for this wiring harness in other models, the dealer wasn't even able to order a replacement part because it was discontinued. We were never notified of this and there are no recalls currently out for our car. We consider this a life threatening issue as the melting wires are a serious fire hazard along with the unreliable transmission and safety sensors.

- Watertown, NY, USA

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