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
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
7,605 miles

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2016 Hyundai Tucson brakes problems

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

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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