2017 Hyundai Tucson Reliability - Consumer Reports
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Alerts
There are 3 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Reliability

We expect the 2022 Tucson will be much more reliable than the average new car. This prediction is based on data from 2022 models. Select the used car model year to see reported issues with those similar past models.

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Reliability indicates how models have performed in the past, providing the basis for predicting how the vehicles will hold up in the year ahead. These charts provide the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on information received from our latest subscriber survey for over 300,000 vehicles, our reliability history charts give you a rundown on how 2000 through 2021 vehicles are holding up in 17 potential trouble spots, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. NA indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.

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Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Hyundai Tucson owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Clutch adjustment

"Rough shifting in lower gears"

John H., NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Gear selector or linkage

"Not able to set to ECO drive mode"

Bingham L., CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Rough shifting

"Over the past few months the transmission shifts rougher, more so in the morning or when the AC is on. Dealer said it was "normal" after they kept it overnight. Hyundai tends to have smooth shifting trannies, but the double clutch isn't one of them. Very disappointed with it."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dual clutch transmission doesn't always shift smoothly. It's great when it does shift correctly."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"In hot weather, the automatic transmission would not shift into the next gear from a stop for about 10 seconds. This made it dangerous to try to merge into traffic"

Anonymous, NE (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"DCT ON TWO OF THESE VEHICLES OWNED BY MY HUSBAND AND MYSELF Shifting problems Acceleration hesitation Loss of power Stalling"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"DCT TRANSMISSION- HYUNDAI SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND RECALL THEM ALL Shifting problems. Acceleration hesitation Loss of power Stalling"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car has a DCT transmission which behaves oddly from time to time. Sometimes it does not seem to engage at low speed and there is a long pause before it engages. At other times, especially when starting out in the morning, the shifting in the 1-2 and 2-3 shifts is very rough and abrupt"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At low speed (slow acceleration from a stop, or coasting at low speed), transmission / throttle goes unresponsive for a second or two, leaving you rolling/coasting with no power."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Dual clutch transmission is very slow to engage in both reverse and drive. Occasionally shifts abrupt or rough. Multiple dealer visits, software updates, no improvement"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"on 3 separate occasions car failed to engage gear upon pulling away from a standing start"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"noisy shifting"

Douglas F., CT (2017 Hyundai Tucson)

"At low speeds, just after starting from a stoplight or stop sign, or pulling out of a driveway, engine/transmission will not respond to any accelerator pedal movement for about 2 seconds, if you let up on the acceleration momentarily from the initial start up. So you are just coasting with no power."

Aaron V., CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Shifting is sometimes inconsistent, and rarely, the vehicle seems to lose power while shifting from a stop; usually happens when turning or having to slow down for a bump of some sort."

Forrest D., PA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Car has major hesitation problems when trying to accelerate from a stopped position. Runs very rough at very slow speeds....less that 10 mph. Had transmission software updated twice. no help."

Thomas O., NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The DCT transmission seems to have trouble shifting from a start. It seems to roar and exhibit behavior similar to a clutch slipping."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Frankly the transmission on the Tucson is a piece of shit. Whoever designed it should be fired from Hyundai. My daughter has a Tucson also with same hesitating, rough shifting transmission. Service has told me it is due to the double cluth system. Evidently it is and has been a disappointment from many buyers. Had three Santa Fes before thsi Tucson with none of these problems. Will probably be changing manufacturers next time around because of it."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Intermently misses shift"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"The transmission occasionally slips or does not engage when attempting to accelerate from a stop. This started happening a few weeks after purchasing the car in late 2016. The dealer updated the software once, but they no longer acknowledge there is a problem. This is the 1.6 engine with dual clutch transmission. It is not surprising that Hyundai no longer offers this engine/transmission combination in the Tucson."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"DCT TRANSMISSION- HYUNDAI SHOULD BE ASHAMED AND RECALL THEM ALL Shifting problems. Acceleration hesitation Loss of power Stalling"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"MY HUSBAND AND I OWN TWO OF THESE VEHICLES Shifting problems Acceleration hesitation Loss of power Stalling"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The transmission wont shift from idle to moving without a significant (and dangerous) delay. This is a known problem and class action lawsuites have been filed."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This is apparently not an uncommon problem for which a recall was issued to perform reprogramming for the transmission. The problem has yet to be completely resolved in my car"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I have noted this to the service staff at Hyundai and they always say that cannot replicate it (same thing said about the electronics problem). But, it happens frequently although it is an intermittent problem."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car rolls back on a hill , even though the manual CLEARLY states the breaks are supposed to hold the car for 2 seconds. Most of the time it does what it is supposed to do but every once in a while it rolls back. To me this appears to be a VERY poor design of the transmission and braking system. The dealer says they cannot duplicate the problem and refuses to do anything about it. Of course we did not know about the STUPID double clutch transmission until AFTER we took delivery of the car."

Tom D., PA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The car doesn't shift properly from a stop and feels like it is stalling. It feels like it is loosing power before catching again and shifting properly. This has been an ongoing problem and the local Hyundai dealer can't find the cause or duplicate the issue."

Ron B., MN (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"there is no acceleration at times, 1-3 seconds of response from dead stop to acceration"

Gerald I., TX (2017 Hyundai Tucson)

"misses gear then shifts into correct gear.It is never smooth.And sounds noisy when shifting and revs increase."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"Extremely difficult, uncomfortable gear shifts whenever accelerating or slowing down. Sport transmission mode does nothing to improve performance."

Anonymous, (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Initial start out sometimes had a hesitation or a feeling that the first, and subsequent, gears weren't engaged properly. At times this lasted for 3-4 seconds and was scarey because I thought the vehicle was goint to stall and leave me in an intersection in a dangerous situation. With the help of my dealership in Greeley, I submitted this problem to the Hyundai administration seeking a possible replacement vehicle, but all the testing done and servicing reports from my dealership did not warrant a replacement vehicle, My dealership's service personnel told me that, unfortunately, this problem was not uncommon with the transmission in the 2017 1.6 Turbo Tucson model, but that the problem had been solved in newer models."

Kenneth H., CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission computer

"transmission was defective with the 2017 Tucson 1.6l Turbo. It "slipped" in first gear. The design flaw was addressed/corrected in later models (according to my Hyundai service manager)"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It is a dual-clutch transmission and the various (but similar) problems have all been documented. This particular drive system has been discontinued as a result."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"hesitation from dead start"

Irv P., FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"I assume the computer had something to do with the hesitation related to the turbo charge feature and that's why I mention it."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission sensor or solenoid

"During very hot daytime temperatures, the transmission would not shift into the next gear. Therefore, I would try to accelerate from a complete stop, and could only get up to about 15 mph for the first 10 seconds or so. Very dangerous when trying to merge into traffic or cross large intersections. I took it in to my Hyundai dealer (definitely under warranty still) and they said they would do a diagnostic for $200 + dollars to see if they could find the problem. I passed on the offer."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Backup or other camera/sensors

"Does not always alert to people or bikes at angle to back of car"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"There have been regular instances in which obstacles directly behind or within close range have NOT triggered the rear view camera audio warning. Thankfully, I never gave up relying on my rear view mirror and appreciate that my neck still swivels."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"System does not recognize mp3 files properly. Files accessed by album on Flash Drive or mp3 player are in alphabetical order rather than in track order. Further, Android Auto does not allow access to music I already own through an app like Pi Music Player and requires music purchase from Google. The only way to play MY music is to stream it using blurtooth where the phone is used to control the selection. It is an opaque and crapified system, especially compared to the versatile U-Connect on the Dodge. I don't need Android Auto and feel that Hyundai deliberately made a crappy system to get kickbacks from Google. I added a board to my U-Connect that can mirror my phone nicely if I ever need that, and with that, it demonstrates that the Hyundai deficiencies must be deliberate."

Gerald W., MI (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"The sound went off the the navigation system for about 2 hrs., as well as the next turn popup window.This also included no sound for the lane departure system. Once the car was stopped and restarted the issues went away and haven't occurred again."

Ron B., MN (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Radio

"The sound stops when restarting the car. After leaving car off for some time the sound works again. Can't duplicate problem on demand. It is intermittent."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"About twice a month, the radio looks like its working, but there is no sound. After I leave the car for 15 minutes or so, it works fine, but the no sound includes any sound at all from media, radio, phone, etc. It's frustrating and they don't seem to know how to fix it"

Anonymous, UT (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The Sirius/XM kept cutting off for no reason, several minutes at a time. Dealer couldn’t duplicate issue so I purchased a separate device in order to listen to satellite radio."

David F., CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"This car has the premium audio system by Infinity. Its amplifier (located in the left rear of the car) developed an intermittent propensity to shut itself off. Our local Hyundai dealer traced the problem to the amplifier, and replaced it under warranty. There have been no further problems during the six months since replacement."

Stanley D., FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The XFM (Sirius) radio has very intermittent reception. Even when the vehicle is in the clear (no overhead obstacles or wires."

Thomas M., CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"A/C would cycle on and off very quickly, providing only about 15 seconds of cooling, then no cooling for a minute or two, then back to 15 seconds of cooling. It was repaired twice for this issue."

James F., FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson)
Automatic climate control

"it needed a new thermistor"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"sensor recall"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

"When car is driven for 2-3 hours with AC running it will suddenly start putting out hot air and the fan will no longer work as it should. (Appears to shut off)"

Steve T., NC (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Blower (fan) motor

"We took our Tucson into the dealership because the Fan Motor was making a loud noise. The technician came back out and told us that the reason the fan was making noise, was because there was no air filter in the cabin air filter slot (where there was supposed to be one). He said he could replace it for about $20... we refused to pay for a filter that WE didn't remove. That either they removed it during all the maintenance they had to perform on it in such a short period of time, OR it came without one from the manufacturer. The technician continued to argue with us about it until we demanded to speak to the manager. Once the manager got involved, they replaced the filter for free. Neither of us could have removed the filter because we didn't know there even was one, OR where it even was. AND my husband is a disabled Vet, and couldn't contort himself in the fashion needed, to get to the area where that filter was."

Ronald G., PA (2017 Hyundai Tucson 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Evaporator

"Kept finding "dust" on dashboard and dealership said it was from a dirty cabin filter. Cabin filter was replaced by me and problem persisted and got worse. Dealership conceded problem was from evaporator deteriorating from the inside and the "dust" was metal shavings. Evaporator replaced and problem solved."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"evaporator temperature sensor was faulty."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Heater system

"Very little heat in the winter. Took it in to dealer and apparently a known problem but no fix. Disappointing, especially when its 20 below zero!"

Jerome Y., MI (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Driveline vibration

"Mechanical portion of transmission. Dealer denied there was a problem by saying the vibration at take off was normal for this transmission. After leaving the deal problem was gone but came back again. Same thing happened again and went through the same scenario. As of now problem has not returned. Received an email to join a class action suit but did not participate.."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At very low speeds the D/T is rough. The system doesn't always shift correctly. At first it hesitated when starting up, but that seems to be mostly corrected over time. If you floor the accelerator from a start the tubro is very rough, but after moving a bit it is no problem. I really don't think it deserves your rating of unreliable."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Just at take off car felt like only 2 cylinders were working"

Francis B., MA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Electrical failure

"I took car in twice because warning lights were coming on intermittently. Suddenly, the entire car's systems starting turning off one by one driving down the interstate. The car was not drivable and it took some time to be diagnosed and then repaired."

Anonymous, IN (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Climate control temperature sensor failed - replaced under a recall."

A T., FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Stability control (ESC)

"It is tthe same problem all owners have with the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. When you begin accellerating the car shakes and vibrates between 0 and 10 mph. Then it becomes a smooth drive. Hyundai Tecnicians at the dealership basically tell you it's the way the electronic transmission works."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transfer case

"Failed on freeway in San Jose CA. TOOK 3 weeka to repair"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"IT stopped working , it was fixed."

D S., OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"went in for oil change came out with airbag light. They R & R airbag on passenger side."

Harvey M., OK (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"When the rear view mirror heat system was activated the BSW would fail."

Anonymous, WV (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"See previous comment. When the blind spot system failed the lane departure warning system also failed"

Anonymous, WV (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"It just quit working and we are waiting until next service to get it fixed."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Once again, the Blind Spot Monitoring system is not fully reliable. I worry that people will depend too much on technology to ensure their safety. It is as if my BSM has a blind spot of its own."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Warning light stayed on. Service tech identified the potential that the bag could activate at any time. Entire airbag assembly was replaced under warranty, but only after a 6 week wait for the parts. During the six weeks I rented a vehicle that was paid for by the dealer"

Terry L., TX (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Rust spot on vehicle. Paint has flaked off."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Upon close inspection the paint is not as bad as I had thought. There is a rust spot starting to show through the paint above the Hyundai symbol and also along the top of the symbol. The paint on the rear bumper looks gouged and the black is showing."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson)

"The grill and hood area had an inordinate amount of nicks or chips which I had not experienced with other cars. The paint does not seem to be thin and easily nicked."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Rust

"Rust spot appeared last year on the rear hatch and it seems to be under the top glaze. I see cracks in the glaze in several areas of the body. the paint is chipped and scraped on the front around the parking lights and a lot on the bottom portion of the rear hatch."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Unsure Unsure)

"When I purchased the vehicle I did not see the paint bubble on the driver side passenger rear door. One of my staff pointed it out the Monday after I purchased the vehicle. When I touched it the paint flaked and revealed the rust spot."

Joseph B., FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"The hatchback door has a rust spot breaking through the paint. The paint all over the car is chipped and missing with black showing through."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Clutch replacement

"It was an acceleration issue when driving, it was replaced free of charge."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Double clutch auto transmission. Was replaced under warranty"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Torque converter

"The car hesitated on numerous occasions to the point I took it into the dealer 3 times. They could not find the problem when they drove it although they told me 2 other owners had similar problems. They offered to get me into a different Hyundai. i tried one without the turbo charger but was still concerned. Because I was concerned for my safety I sold the vehicle after I had had it 7 months and changed to a Subaru Forester."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Transmission rebuild or replacement

"Since purchase had problem with vehicle hesitating and they (Hyundai) said they could never find any issues and would reflash the firmware. Tranmission ended up failing as predicted by owner. There is also a class action lawsuit."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"Transmission jerks, shifts poorly at lower speeds, hesitates. I hated the car because of the transmission."

Anonymous, MA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Antilock system (ABS)

"Debris kicked up by truck hit bumper and allegedly damaged entire sensor control system. Repairs cost more than $2200 and I still have problems with acceleration and other functions."

Leslie C., CA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Master cylinder

"PEDAL TO THE FLOOR"

F C., WI (2017 Hyundai Tucson 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Normal routine brake wear

"I could feel brake pedal going further down. and the free power train was up at 48000 miles. Got the free pads and got the rotors turned. This was normal wear and tear for the brakes."

Anonymous, VA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Squeaking

"RUBING NOISE IN BRAKES SINCE NEW MASTER PUT IN"

F C., WI (2017 Hyundai Tucson 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Clock

"Clock would not stay on."

Anonymous, HI (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"The brake lights have gone out twice within the last six months!"

Anonymous, IN (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 2.0-L 4 Cyl)
Headlights

"Hot smell coming from under hood seemed to be coming from area of left front headlight. Light failed and mechanic said the headlight wiring melted. Scary !"

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Unsure Unsure)
Keyless entry

"The fob is too sensitive, if I bump my pocket within 50 yards I may find my trunk open. I leave my car in the garage and come back to find it locked.I Checked with the dealership and there is no way to adjust - not good."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Engine slow to respond on taking off from stop in eco mode, they reprogramed computer twice seems to be better."

Harvey M., OK (2017 Hyundai Tucson ECO 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)
Fuel leaks

"We had an Engine Repair warning light in the dash, on four occasions (the first, within a few thousand miles. Each time, we took it to the dealer, and the first three times, they inspected it, then reset the Engine Repair warning; and said there was simply dirt (or something) in the injectors. On the fourth time, they called the manufacturer and were told to smell the oil dipstick, and see if it smelled of fuel (gasoline). If it did, they were to replace the fuel pump. This was at about 18000 miles. Since the oil did smell of gasoline, they were told to replace the fuel pump, since it was defective, and was leaking fuel into the crankcase. This means, that for approximately 18000 miles, fule (a solvent by definition) was leaking into the oil (a lubricant). So, for 18000 miles, the metal-on-metal working parts of the motor were diluted with a hazardous solvent. We were told, during the fuel pump replacement, that these fuel pumps were known to be defective. We have been fighting with Hyundai for months now, trying to be recompensed for the lemon they sold us."

Ronald G., PA (2017 Hyundai Tucson 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"The engine developed a minor engine noise (tapping). It was discovered that the piston skirt that cracked, and pieces were in the oil pan. The engine was replaced with Complete New Engine. They did a great job."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

"At 3,380 miles the original engine blew up as if it had thrown a rod. Hyundai replaced the original engine with a brand new one, furnished a new loaner car for the weeks it took, all with NO CHARGE WHATSOEVER to me. I'll give them that."

Anonymous, IA (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"The backup camera surround on the tailgate is flaking and cracking. Substandard material that is not resistant to normal winter conditions."

Gerald W., MI (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Car had a pull from slightly after I got it - I had to take it in several times before they actually agreed there was a problem and fixed it"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport 2.0-L 4 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"The vehicle would not accelerate, a somewhat dangerous situation on the highway. Problem was the turbo sensor failed. They fixed it under warranty."

Richard R., ON (2017 Hyundai Tucson SE 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Wind noise

"There is a sound of a duct or something that is taking in air which constantly makes a ratting and whooshing sound."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited 1.6-L 4 Cyl turbo)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

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Recalls
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ENGINE
Sep 17, 2021
A damaged engine can increase the risk of a fire or it can cause an engine stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain 2017 Tucson and Sonata Hybrid vehicles. The connecting rod bearings inside the engine may wear prematurely, which can result in engine damage.
What should you do:
Dealers will inspect the engine. If bearing damage is found, the engine will be replaced. Dealers will also install a software update containing a new Knock Sensor Detection System (KSDS). Repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners were notified of the defect on November 16, 2021. A second notice will be sent once the remedy is finalized. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 209.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.nhtsa.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 21V727000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 95515
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC
Sep 04, 2020
An engine compartment fire can increase the risk of injury or crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) recalled certain 2019-2021 Tucson vehicles on September 4, 2020. On December 30, 2020, Hyundai expanded the recall population, and added certain 2016-2018 Tucson vehicles. The Anti-lock Brake Hydraulic Electronic Control Unit (HECU) could corrode internally and cause an electrical short, possibly resulting in an engine compartment fire.
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the HECU fuse. For 2019-2021 model years, the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) software will also be updated. Recall repairs will be performed free of charge. Owners are advised to park outside and away from structures as a precaution until the recall repair is complete. The recall began November 2, 2020. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-855-371-9460. Hyundai's number for this recall is 195.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 20V543000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 652024
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, TRAILER HITCHES
Nov 21, 2016
If the trailer brake lights stay illuminated while being used, other drivers may be confused, increasing the risk of a crash.
Summary:
Hyundai Motor America (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Tucson vehicles manufactured May 19, 2015, to November 14, 2016, and 2017 Santa Fe vehicles manufactured November 28, 2015, to November 14, 2016. The affected vehicles may be equipped with an accessory trailer hitch wiring harness that, due to a malfunction of the tow hitch module, may result, in the trailer brake lights being constantly illuminated. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, " Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
What should you do:
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will replace the affected accessory trailer hitch wiring harnesses, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 13, 2017. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 153.
For more information:
Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.
NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID Number: 16V842000
Potential Number of Units Affected: 6172
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