really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 3
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
9,770 miles

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problem #206

Jul 142016

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 200 miles
Dual clutch transmission recall: I have had issues with my Tucson a week after purchase (July 2016). It's a brand new vehicle. I have had problems with shifting, accelerating, and have taken my vehicle in to be looked at several times. The Hyundai dealer in Iowa said there's nothing they can do. There was a recall on the issues I have been having with my vehicle but no fix. It's the dct (dual clutch transmission) recall; I received this in the mail a month or two after purchasing my vehicle. The only solution there is to "fix" this extremely unsafe problem is an update! Hyundai said that I would need to continue to bring it in as long as I'm having these issues to update. This is a band-aid. There is no permanent fix and I feel extremely unsafe driving this vehicle. When merging onto the interstate, I can't accelerate and have almost been in many accidents due to lack of power and acceleration from the dct. This happens not only when merging onto the interstate, but also in rural areas like the highway, main city streets, and neighborhoods. This happens every day from a stop or when trying to accelerate from a slow speed. I have a family, and the whole reason for this purchase was because of the safety features; there is nothing safe about this vehicle. I was sold a defunct car and am extremely upset that Hyundai sold me this vehicle when there was a recall in the making.

- Bellevue, NE, USA

problem #205

Nov 232016

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 14,000 miles
Weeks following service at Hyundai dealer to have NHTSA campaign number 16V-628 requiring reprogramming of transmission control module, we have had 2 (two) near miss collisions due to car hesitating during turn from a stop and straight from stop sign. One; during legal left turn across 2 oncoming lanes, car started to roll than lose power while broadside to traffic. Oncoming traffic forced to stop until several complete cycles of the accelerator did get the vehicle moving again. Engine did not stop. Second at intersection from complete stop. Standard acceleration applied, vehicle started to roll (from release of brake) then stalled. Accelerator was repeatedly cycled several times before vehicle started to move. Car behind forced to stop suddenly missing rear bumper. Vehicle also had instance of a power train loss for about 1 second then sudden and powerful jolt during acceleration (estimate speed range about 40 mph) onto a highway from an on ramp. Despite service to address recall notice, vehicle shudders more during rolling starts and stops. Difficult in slow moving areas including car ferries typical to regional commute. Have taken to dealer (documented) following incident 1 and on ramp jolt. They observe the continuing shudder. They have taken vehicle for test rides but do not see the stall that is sporadic. Note, incident 2 as described above occurred approximately 1 week following service to observe this defect. Hyundai service aware of shudder and unable to resolve and conclude "they are in the hands of the engineers." They hand out a document explaining the dual clutch system in an attempt to normalize these occurrences.

- Snohomish, WA, USA

problem #204

Dec 082016


  • 16,816 miles
I took my son to school on Thursday morning 12/8/2016. I was at a stop sign to pull out onto a main highway. There was a line of cars coming but they were far enough away I thought I could go. I started to go but changed my mind and let off the accelerator. I decided to go ahead and go but this time the engine revved way up and the car pulled out onto the highway very slowly. Now in a panic, I let off the accelerator again and immediately pushed it down again. Thankfully, the car lurched forward and took off. There was then a strange smell in the car which I believe to be from the clutches slipping.

- Pinson, AL, USA

problem #203

Oct 272016


  • miles
Intermittent acceleration issues. Upon trying to accelerate from a stop, the car starts to go but will not accelerate even with the gas pedell to the floor. This is a dangerous situation if you are trying to merge into traffic. As was the case the last time the vehicle did it, almost causing a crash.

- Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA

problem #202

Sep 152016


  • 300 miles
Vehicle contnues under in motion city streeet driving conditions cause the vehicle to not move if the accelerator pedal is pressed and released repeatedly.exactly as recalled for other 2016 tuscon but this does not match VIN database. Dealer denies there is a problem and states the vehicle is being driven wrong quoting the drivers hand book which basically says the vehicle not usable in stop and go conditions.there are hundreds of simular complaints of 2016 tuscon that did not fit in VIN NHTSA or Hyundai database, or continued to have same problem after recall repair performed or dealers denying there was any recall.

- Incline Vill, NV, USA

problem #201

Nov 072016


  • 8,500 miles
The vehicle is Hyundai's new fuel cell model. On 3 separate occasions over 7 months the vehicle lost power while on a highway. The last occasion, November 7, 2016, I was in the left lane near the fast lane on the glendale freeway at about 9:30 am. The vehicle suddenly lost power and, since there is no left hand shoulder, I had to coast across several lanes of fast moving traffic to try to reach an exit ramp. After several minutes of not knowing what was happening to the vehicle, I gave the gear shift lever a nudge to the right. I heard a slight mechanical sound and the transmission re-engaged and I regained full power. The vehicle had nearly a full tank of fuel at the time. This same thing happened to me in the April/may time frame when driving on a highway in san diego county (about 1/2 tank of fuel) and then again in early July, 2016. When I was driving on the golden state freeway near griffith park (not sure of the fuel this time). Both times, without warning, the vehicle suddenly lost power. It coasted for several seconds but these two times -- after less than a minute -- the power reengaged, or self corrected, on its own. The November 7th incident lasted several minutes, and the engine did not self correct. On November 8th, I drove the vehicle to keyes Hyundai in van nuys. Since it had been over 4 months and several thousand miles since the second incident, I was not surprised that they could not duplicate the transmission failure. I do not believe the vehicle is safe to drive, however, and, since they have not been able to identify and correct the defect, have asked Hyundai to cancel the lease on the vehicle rather than continue to risk myself and my family in this vehicle.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #200

Nov 152016


  • 450 miles
I just purchased a Hyundai Tucson and it's not accelerating properly. It doesn't respond when you press the gas. I've had this vehicle for 1 week and it's getting worse. I'm scared this vehicle is not safe and may cause me to be in an accident.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #199

Aug 222016

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 2,000 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. While driving various speeds, the vehicle jerked without warning. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the technician could not find a failure. The VIN was included in NHTSA campaign number: 16V628000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 2,000. Updated 01/10/2017 updated 09/27/2017 incident date and purchase date the same on eq. Consumer having issues with the acceleration. Consumer stated that when the accelerator pedal is repeatedly pressed the vehicle does not accelerate. Updated 7/3/18

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #198

Oct 192016

Tucson 4-cyl

  • 3,680 miles
7 speed duel clutch transmission is failing again after recall has been performed. Vehicle has started to go into neutral when pulling out into traffic leaving you in the middle of the road without being able to move for a short time. While driving the vehicle will now also lose power and shift into low gear on its own causing sudden deceleration. Vehicle will also chug forward when stopped at a red light. This is after all of the recalls and reprogramming of the vehicle has been done. We have now had three times that we have almost been hit, where other cars have had to slam on their brakes to avoid a bad accident and three other time I almost got rear ended because my vehicle started to go from after the traffic light would change and then stop moving. These vehicles with this transmission is a death trap and somebody is going to get killed! these problems are not consistent but they are real and dangerous! we are afraid to drive our new vehicle! it has been to the dealer 5 times for the transmission issues.

- Akron, OH, USA

problem #197

Aug 152016


  • 20 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the vehicle jerked and hesitated before moving forward. In addition, the accelerator pedal was depressed, but the vehicle failed to accelerate as the rpms increased. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. The vehicle was taken to a dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle needed to be repaired per NHTSA campaign number: 16V628000 (electrical system, power train). The part needed to repair the vehicle was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 20.

- Manassas Park, VA, USA

problem #196

Oct 182016


  • 1,290 miles
While in traffic slowly going up a hill on a city street, the car signaled "transmission temp. Is high! stop safely." I was unable to pull over for a few minutes because of the stopped traffic, then suddenly the car turned off! I was stuck uphill with those around me honking to move the car. After some time, I was able to turn the car back on and move forward. This continued to happen several times until I was finally able to park the car and turn it off. After a few hours, I turned the car back on and it was fine. I was notified by Hyundai that this is normal because of the dual clutch transmission and the information is in my manual. However, it does not say the car will turn off on its own! why didn't the dealer tell me this?! it is very dangerous!

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #195

Oct 182016


  • 18,904 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. While at a red light with the brake pedal depressed, the vehicle hesitated as if it would stall. After approximately thirty seconds, the vehicle drove normally. The failure occurred daily. The dealer could not duplicate the failure and recommended using a different type of fuel. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 18,904.

- Lecompte, LA, USA

problem #194

Apr 012016


  • 8,000 miles
My Tucson slows down when I press down on the accelerator to speed up. It did this multiple times on my trip from Indiana to Colorado. This is extremely dangerous! I saw an upcoming recall which Hyundai does not have any fix for yet, but it appears to only be on specific ones with dual clutch. I don't think mine has that, but it definitely has safety issues and Hyundai will not assist me with it. There are multiple other issues with my new vehicle also which I cannot get assistance with and have filed multiple complaints, multiple places.

- Columbus, IN, USA

problem #193

Sep 152016


  • 7,100 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. After the accelerator pedal was depressed from a stop, the vehicle failed to respond without warning. The vehicle was serviced per NHTSA campaign number: 16V628000 (power train), but the remedy failed to repair the vehicle. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 7,100.

- Levittown, PA, USA

problem #192

Apr 012016


  • 50 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. While depressing the accelerator pedal, the vehicle failed to immediately accelerate before suddenly surging forward, hesitating, and bucking. Also, while operating the vehicle, the transmission overheated and the "stop safely transmission temperature high" message displayed. The cause of the failure was not determined. No further information was available. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 50.

- Pittsburg, PA, USA

problem #191

Sep 022016


  • 8,291 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the vehicle experienced hesitation and unintended acceleration. The failures occurred without warning. The vehicle was taken to the dealer, but the failure could not be replicated. Prior to the failure, the vehicle was remedied per NHTSA campaign number: 16V628000 (electrical system, power train). The manufacturer was notified of the issue. The failure mileage was approximately 8,291.

- Blue Ridge, GA, USA

problem #190

Jul 302016


  • 2,659 miles
The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. While driving various speeds, the vehicle vibrated abnormally and the transmission failed to function properly. On several occasions, the accelerator pedal was depressed; however, there was a hesitation before the transmission engaged and the vehicle lunged forward. The dealer diagnosed that the double clutch in the transmission failed and the transmission needed to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired, but the failure recurred. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 2,659.

- Seabrook, TX, USA

problem #189

Oct 122016


  • 6,100 miles
I took my 2016 Tucson into the dealership on 9/23/2016 to address the dual clutch transmission recall. Prior to that, my Tucson would randomly jerk, not accelerate when pressing on the accelerator, and the rpms would go haywire. Now, 10/12/2016, after I took it in for a recall, I am still experiencing the same issue. It's happened once in slow traffic, and just this morning on the highway on my way to work. This time however, the Tucson's rpms went from the 2X area to the 4X area without provocation, causing the Tucson to drastically accelerate, almost causing me to rear end someone. This was without me manually accelerating. At this point, I feel like I'm driving a deathtrap and am utterly disappointed that Hyundai has done nothing to truly correct this issue.

- Cheektowaga, NY, USA

problem #188

Jan 012016


  • miles
This vehicle seems to take off in third gear, shaking every time and stalling sometime. It has completely shut off at red lights and has stalled pulling out into traffic. The dealership has done 4 updates trying to correct the issue but it still occurs. All management of the dealership have driven this vehicle and agree that there is definitely a problem. The service manager put his foot on the brake and the gas as a demonstration to me and the vehicle dies out every time. They do not know how to fix the problem. The recall due out on October 28, 2016 was already done on September 27, 2016 and did not correct the issue.

- Prairieville, LA, USA

problem #187

Oct 052016


  • 13,200 miles
This is my second complaint on this car. There has been previous problems with the transmission slipping and the car would not move. The car would suddenly lurch forward or backward if you were backing out of a parking space. We took our car to the dealership for service on September 20, 2016 while it was there two recalls were taken care of. One was recall 149 which is supposed to fix the problem. The other was for a hood latch. Since this service work there have been additional problems with the car. I began keeping a log before the last service work. Same type problems as before the recall was taken care of. Today, my wife called me in a panic about the car. She had tried to pull out on a highway and the car revved up but did not move. She said the car suddenly lurched forward very abruptly so much so the traction control light came on. She is scared to drive the car anymore. I called tameron Hyundai and spoke with randall in service. I explained the incidents that had happened since the recall. He asked if we could bring the car in today. We could not due to work reasons. I will be taking the car to the dealer tomorrow. Not sure what they will do or say. I too am very concerned about the safety of driving this car.

- Pinson, AL, USA

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