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.


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
24,000 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems

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2016 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 012018

Tucson Limited

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles


Check engine light came on three times. Dealer reset boost sensor, replaced boost sensor, replaced terminal boost sensor plugs into. Check engine light no longer on but car will shudder/vibrate at low speeds like bumper to bumper traffic, esp when first started. Car will buck/shudder when changing from reverse to drive when if car recently started.

- jimcj28, Attleboro, US

problem #1

Dec 132016

Tucson Limited 1.4L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 20,000 miles

Bought my 2016 Hyundai Tucson in August of 1015. Car drove smoothly for the first 15 months. Then I noticed that when I stopped at a red light and released the brake pedal to move forward with the traffic the car would shudder. It only did it in normal and eco mode. If I drove it in sport mode it would not do it. I have had it in the shop three times. The first time they relearned the transmission. The second time they said it was my AC compressor locking up, so they changed the compressor. Did not fix problem. It is in the shop now and they just called me and said they did a relearn on the transmission again and Hyundai said this is normal operation. I politely told them I will not accept that and I left my Tucson there. I am going back in tomorrow and talk to the service manager and maybe the owner of the dealership. Will update later.

- John S., Panama City, FL, US

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