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.


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
10,950 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 312017

Tucson Limited 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 21,123 miles


Sitting still on a slight hill waiting to go around a garbage truck. Car decided to roll backwards as if I were driving a manual speed.

- Theresa R., Richmond, VA, US

problem #1

Apr 072016

Tucson Limited 1.6L Turbo

  • Automatic transmission
  • 765 miles

car not moving,and erratic exceleration

We just bought this new Hyundai Tucson AWD in march with in a week we had our first problem with the transmission ,i pulled up to a store front to let my wife out i put the car in park to let her out then put the car in drive and tried to to take off and it would not move, i shifted the car in reverse, drive and tried sport/manual shift back to drive and accelerated to about 2500 RPMs and the car would not move. I put the car in park ,shut the car off, restarted it put in drive and it was fine. When i took the car for a test drive on a rainy day i noticed it was kinda accelerating funny, real jumpy and acted like the tires was slipping on wet pavement,but i didn't think much of it then because of the rain,but after owning it now,my wife and i have noticed the one time you can step on accelerator pedal and will act sluggish then another time will act like a jack rabbit start,and some time i get that fell like the tires are spinning but i don't think the car is moving because the transmission is slipping.If it don't get better i will take it in for service.

- onetallone, mansfield, OH, US

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