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2005 Hyundai Tucson repairs by problem area

Engine (38%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (13%)

Suspension and Steering (18%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (17%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (0%)

Other (4%)

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2005 Hyundai Tucson

Engine not specified

Hyundai Tucson in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010
Jul 2010

63240 mi
Needed four shocks and possibly also new coil springs when sold. Replaced the AC compressor and center console (compartment broke in very cold weather) in recent months (before joined). 
Hyundai Tucson in Alberta, Canada
Feb 2015 - Mar 2015
Mar 2015

59520 mi

C $35
Engine main relay wire harness corroded, pins of relay broken off cause no power to fuel pump. Repair wire harness, replace main relay. 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Great Britain
Sep 2005 - Jan 2009
Mar 2007

32000 mi
Wiper motor changed due to problem with intermittent wipe not returning to full park position. Normal wipe was not affected 
May 2008

54000 mi
Bad vibration at low revs. Shop found problem with clutch plate. Replaced with "modified" plate from manufacturer. Problem resolved 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Brunei Darussalam
Apr 2009 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

77500 mi
The Automatic Transmission had a delay of 5 seconds after engaging D (Drive) or R (Reverse). The dealer replaced the Automatic Gearbox Selector switch (situated externally and topside of the gearbox). Dealer found one of the Diesel fuel injectors faulty while checking for problem 1 (Gearbox selector switch) on their diagnostic computer. Didn't notice this fault at all. Parts replaced and car operating normally thereafter Found cross member bushings, anti sway-bar bushings and lower arm bushings cracked. This was causing knocking sounds when turning the steering and travelling over uneven or bumpy roads. Parts replaced; handling now is noticeably much better. 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Tucson in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2009 - Oct 2015
Jul 2009

51000 mi
ESP Off sensor intermittently came on 
Mar 2010

58000 mi
Ground wire was disconnected and rear bulbs did not work properly. Covered under warranty. 
Hyundai Tucson in Michigan, United States
Sep 2008 - Oct 2011
Jul 2009

50000 mi

US $200
Replaced rear rotors 
Hyundai Tucson in California, United States
- Oct 2007
Oct 2007

26000 mi
Replace transmission - under warranty 
Hyundai Tucson in Washington, United States
Nov 2005 - Jul 2013
Sep 2005

9819 mi
CD player stopped reading discs. Dealer replaced stereo, which has worked properly ever since. 
Nov 2011

97300 mi

US $100
Check engine light came on, found code P0401, Purge Valve Solenoid. Took to mechanic to replace purge valve, issue resolved. 
Sep 2012

105000 mi
Purge valve that was previously replaced got stuck again, causing a Check Engine Light. Part was replaced again, under mechanic's parts/labor warranty. 
Hyundai Tucson in Florida, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

118000 mi

US $200
rear struts 
Hyundai Tucson in California, United States
Jul 2012 - Aug 2013
Jul 2013

162000 mi

US $225
Evap sensor. 
Hyundai Tucson in Nova Scotia, Canada
May 2008 - Jun 2010
Jun 2009

47120 mi
Passanger side air bag sensor was replaced 
Dec 2009

55800 mi
a/c evaporator 
Apr 2010

58900 mi

C $100
Drive Belt tensioner pulley & belt 
Hyundai Tucson in Saskatchewan, Canada
Apr 2006 - Jun 2007
Oct 2006

28520 mi
Mass air flow sensor replaced 
Jun 2007

33480 mi
Front end vibration 
Hyundai Tucson in Virginia, United States
Sep 2005 - Apr 2015
Apr 2008

42000 mi

US $350
Front brake pads and rotors were replaced. 
Apr 2013

75500 mi

US $400
New front rotors needed 
Apr 2015

90000 mi
Problem with stabilizer bar discovered during inspection 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

173-horsepower 2.7L V6 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in New York, United States
Dec 2005 - Jul 2014
Jul 2014

36000 mi

US $1200
Oxygen sensor 
Hyundai Tucson in Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Jul 2006 - Dec 2009
Jun 2009

35960 mi

A $1
Airflow sensor disconnected when air hose separated, causing vehicle to stall. Emergency roadside service provider sent mechanic who repaired the fault at no cost (under roadside service agreement/subscription). Problem has recurred but self-repaired. 
Hyundai Tucson in Nebraska, United States
Jul 2006 - Jun 2011
Jan 2007

41000 mi
false oxygen senor alarm....check engine light has come back on but resets itself in about a day or two? 
Feb 2011

88000 mi

US $1500
Brakes, rotors, power steering hose oil pain gasket/seals (2) 
Hyundai Tucson in Colorado, United States
Aug 2012 - Jun 2015
Mar 2015

70000 mi

US $251
warning light came on number 5 cylinder a tune up fixed it 
Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2006 - Sep 2014
Dec 2006

14260 mi
CD/MP3 unit ate a CD and refused to reject it. New Radio/CD Unit took over 10 days to be installed CD/MP3 unit replaced 
Aug 2008

31000 mi
Fuel injector on No 1 cylinder. Original repair not completed properly. 
Mar 2009

37820 mi
Rear shocks replaced. 
Apr 2009

39680 mi
airbag sensor replaced 
Mar 2010

40920 mi
replaced corroded oil pan 
Sep 2011

52700 mi

C $520
transmission cooler was leaking 
Sep 2012

60760 mi

C $450
power steering lines corroded and leaking fluid, line replaced 
Oct 2012

61760 mi

C $250
rear hatch would not open, internal mechanism and handle replaced 
May 2013

66340 mi

C $300
air sensor replaced 
Mar 2014

69440 mi

C $800
suspension parts replaced. rusty exhaust pipe segment that is located under the oilpan 
Sep 2014

77500 mi
Engine failed most likely connecting rod. The engine developed a loud knock and it was too expensive to investigate the cause. 
Hyundai Tucson in Washington, United States
Oct 2005 - Dec 2015
Feb 2009

48000 mi
Fuel pump slowed on two occasions during a 240 mile freeway trip. We were able to get home and drive it while waiting for the dealer to obtain a new pump. (That took five days including a weekend. Guess it isn't common enough to stock them in Tucson. 
Mar 2013

105000 mi

US $565
Right axle seal was replaced. ESP (Electronic Stability Program) in 2005 Tucson would not stay on. Dealer said a code indicated a bad steering angle sensor. It was replaced and system appears to be working. 
Oct 2013

109000 mi
Replaced a gasket on the transmission case that had been leaking slightly. 
Oct 2014

112000 mi
Check engine light came on. Shop said it indicated oxygen sensor or catalytic converter. Replaced oxygen sensor and that fixed problem. 
Hyundai Tucson in Washington, United States
Feb 2013 - Oct 2013
Mar 2013

72000 mi
New brakes needed. 
Apr 2013

73300 mi

US $85
Engine would die when putting car in gear if AC was on max. Seems to have gone away. Computer diagnostics did not reveal anything. 
Hyundai Tucson in New York, United States
Aug 2009 - Oct 2011
Sep 2009

78000 mi

US $400
Replaced lower ball joints, stabilizer links, lower control arm bushings. Vehicle made a horrible crunching, creaking sound when turning, stopping, and accelerating 
Jul 2010

88000 mi

US $240
Shuddering when braking. Took to shop and replaced brakes. 
Oct 2011

98000 mi

US $210
Car shuddered while driving and eventually stopped running. I was told it was the crank sensor. So that it what was replaced. Works now. 
Hyundai Tucson in New York, United States
Sep 2005 - Dec 2015
Dec 2007

32000 mi
CD changer... error , would not eject 
Jun 2010

62000 mi
Broken Hydraulic Motor Mount. 
Oct 2013

97000 mi

US $350
Oil pan rotted at bottom ... need to be replaced 
Sep 2015

115000 mi

US $1
O2 Sensor needed to be replaced 
Hyundai Tucson in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Jul 2007

19220 mi
The Plastic Glasses Holder pin broke 
Aug 2007

22940 mi
MAF Sensor changed. 
Nov 2007

24180 mi

C $35
Broken seat Tab Bad Gas cap caused Check engine light 
Feb 2008

26660 mi
Found that the pressure hose for the power steering was leaking, part ordered. Fixed power steering pressure hose. 
Dec 2008

34720 mi
Change Tranny.  Two 02 Sensors replaced. Both front bushings and replaced busted Power steering pressure hose. 
Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2006 - Dec 2015
Oct 2007

59520 mi
Front stabilizer/sub-frame bushings were replaced. 
Jul 2011

131220 mi

C $650
Lower Control Arm Bushings and 4 wheel alignment including Camber adjustment/correction 
Dec 2014

176700 mi

C $1125
Replaced timing belt tensioner, timing belt, tune-up and oil change. Tensioner seized 
Hyundai Tucson in Virginia, United States
Jun 2011 - Aug 2012
Aug 2011

62000 mi

US $285
blower motor for ventilation not working 
Jun 2012

65000 mi
Rear pad worn and rotors needed resurfacing 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Hyundai Tucson in Massachusetts, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2015
Feb 2015

108000 mi

US $250
parking brake laminate wore out pad fell off 
Oct 2015

115000 mi

US $120
have had the same airbag sensor fail 3 times 
Hyundai Tucson in Dominican Republic
- Jan 2007
Jan 2007

18600 mi
Change Battery under warranty 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Dominican Republic
Feb 2010 - Mar 2015
Aug 2014

46900 mi

$200
The radiator had to be replaced 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4-door

6-cylinder automatic 2WD

Hyundai Tucson in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2006 - Sep 2007
Sep 2007

33000 mi
ESP lamp came on, brake switch replaced. 

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2004.5 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 111hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Great Britain
Feb 2007 - Oct 2010
Sep 2009

58000 mi
Drive shaft gaiter split, could have been result of accident in January 

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