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:
Average Mileage:
57,100 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace regulator (2 reports)
  2. not sure (1 reports)
  3. redesign the regulator with a gear that doesn't disintegrate (1 reports)
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2016 Hyundai Tucson Owner Comments

problem #4

Dec 292021

Tucson Limited 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 44,700 miles


When I bought the car used the Karfax stated the window regulator in the passenger side had been replace. I just had the window regulator in the back window replaced about three months after I bought it. And now the drivers side window is stuck open. OMG, why is there not a recall on these faulty regulators. I am so over this car.

- Marion H., Haiku, HI, US

problem #3

Sep 092021

Tucson Limited 3.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 43,000 miles

I bought the car when there were NO used cars available in June 2021. Karfax said they had replaced the window regulator in the front passenger window. That seemed good. Then the back window wouldn't go up juist 3 months later. It's raining out.... so I can't use my car. Are you kidding? I drove with a garbage bag taped over the door for a week waiting for the part to arrive. No recall. It's now happened to the driver side window. OMG. But that's in my next complaint.

- Marion H., Haiku, HI, US

problem #2

Oct 252021

Tucson Limited 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,500 miles

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power window malfunction

2007-2017 Hyundai Tucsons (and probably others) were designed with a plastic gear that disintegrates with age, usually 3-5 years after the warranty runs out. All the other components are nylon or delrin and hold up well, including the gear that drives this gear. It is an integrated panel so you have to buy a whole new panel @ 300 to 500 dollars a shot plus labor. The part itself is made in Korea where it sells for under $100. Since all four windows will fail eventually, this is a $2000 - $3000 ripoff.

So far I've had three windows fail in this way, and I'm just gritting my teeth waiting for the next one...

- Theold C., Somewhere, US

problem #1

Jan 132019


  • Automatic transmission
  • 51,152 miles

I have the power window check and according to the dealer the parts not under warranty anymore because it already past the 24k miles warranty. But I rarely even open my windows and all of them stopped working one after the other. The worst part is they put a screw on the driver side and front passenger side window without even asking me first.

- Abelardo S., Saipan, Northern Mariana Island

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