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2006 Hyundai Tucson repairs by problem area

Engine (21%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (5%)

Brakes and Traction Control (7%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (32%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (12%)

Other (3%)

Chart based on 73 repairs.

2006 Hyundai Tucson repair cost distribution

$2500+ (0%)

$1000 - $2499 (13%)

$500 - $999 (17%)

$100 - $499 (65%)

< $100 (4%)

Chart based on 23 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 138hp 2.0L I4 Diesel 6-speed manual FWD

Hyundai Tucson in Luxembourg
Jul 2006 - Jul 2011
Sep 2009

74400 mi
Check engine light due to partially blocked inlet pipe. Diagnosed, cleaned and back out in minutes. No charge 
Apr 2010

89900 mi

€649
emissions airpump failed causing severe loss of power 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Tucson in Pennsylvania, United States
Jul 2008 - Dec 2015
Apr 2009

36000 mi
TPMS light for malfunction system (not for low pressure). Dealer claimed problem was wheel sensor in left-rear wheel. Replaced under warranty and light in dash was off. The very next day the TPMS light came on again. 
Jul 2013

89000 mi

US $216
Torn window run channel on passenger side front door. 
Dec 2013

94000 mi

US $269
Leak in radiator hose. Replaced both the upper and lower hoses because they were original. 
Hyundai Tucson in Kentucky, United States
Jun 2011 - Apr 2014
Feb 2013

84000 mi
Blend door actuator clicks and blower door does not open to let air come thru top vents. Fourth time this has been replaced, whenever I switch back in the spring from hot to cold. 
Hyundai Tucson in Hawaii, United States
Apr 2006 - Dec 2015
Dec 2009

23000 mi
Passengers side door handle lock cover housing broke. Parts ordered include an exterior door handle and lock cover housing. Back in to replace door handle/lock cover housing and painting of the parts. 
Hyundai Tucson in Florida, United States
Aug 2009 - Jun 2013
Oct 2009

20700 mi
P/S front window moulding deformed and window binds up or down - part was ordered. 
Nov 2009

21300 mi
Ordered window moulding came in - so I took vehicle back for installation. Driver side window rattled when window was down. The work order said "crimped seal". My window no longer rattles. 
Dec 2011

31000 mi
The vehicle creaks when I go over bumps, etc. I thought I had until Dec 2011 but warranty ran out in Sept 2011. I finally got my car in 1 week after the warranty expired and Hyundai would not cover the problem, so I have not gotten it fixed yet. 
Hyundai Tucson in New Brunswick, Canada
Jul 2006 - May 2010
Apr 2007

14880 mi
Cup holder broke 
Jun 2009

42160 mi

C $800
Replaced brake pads & rotors 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

53940 mi

C $140
Replaced rear brakes and drums. 
Hyundai Tucson in Rhode Island, United States
Dec 2005 - Jan 2011
Sep 2009

50000 mi
Vehicle would lurch and widely vary speeds without any action from driver. 
May 2010

58000 mi
Heat/A-C system wasn't working further diagnosis and another part ordered finally fixed 
Hyundai Tucson in British Columbia, Canada
Nov 2009 - May 2010
Dec 2009

65720 mi

C $1200
Timing belt replacement, water pump replacement. Wheel lug replacement. 
Hyundai Tucson in Massachusetts, United States
Apr 2006 - Mar 2010
Sep 2008

20000 mi
Automatic climate control display changed from Fahrenheit to Celsius and remained this way until dealer changed setting back to Fahrenheit. Only lead technician knew how change this setting, so had to return to dealer a later time.  
Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2013 - Nov 2015
Jan 2014

79560 mi

C $300
oil pan full of holes cannot get cruse to work when i park the car it makes a big rocking jolt 
Aug 2015

96340 mi

C $600
Don't remember 
Hyundai Tucson in New York, United States
Mar 2007 - Mar 2008
Jan 2008

5000 mi
Rear seatbelt replaced. 
Hyundai Tucson in Illinois, United States
Nov 2006 - Mar 2012
May 2008

15000 mi
Cassette Player completely broken. Replaced headunit. 
Jun 2008

16000 mi
Radio screen was broken/flickering. 
Jul 2009

26000 mi
Traction control warning was illuminated, resolution was to replace the brake switch which was/is soon to be a recall (but had not been mailed out yet). 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual AWD

Hyundai Tucson in Alberta, Canada
Jan 2006 - Dec 2009
Dec 2009 I ended up trading my 2006 Hyundai Tucson in for a Honda Pilot in December 2009. The transmission broke after 130,000 km or so and I had other issues with the tucson; it just wasn't worth the cost of repairs. Sorry for not reporting early 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Tucson in Singapore
Mar 2011 - Mar 2012
Mar 2012

50220 mi

$100
Broken Suspension Mount 
Hyundai Tucson in Tennessee, United States
Dec 2012 - Apr 2015
Sep 2013

125000 mi

US $450
radiator hose developed a leak- replaced both short in switch that activates tail lights 
Sep 2014

150000 mi

US $40
AC low on Freon - recharged myself 
Nov 2014

154000 mi

US $180
Lower radiator hose developed a hole (2nd time) 
Mar 2015

164000 mi

US $2000
Water pump belt noisy and replaced, also water pump itself failed, causing intermittent overheating Finally after recharging the AC several times, one shop found the compressor had a major leak 
Hyundai Tucson in New Brunswick, Canada
Apr 2012 - Dec 2015
May 2013

60140 mi

C $298
During Motor Vehicle Inspection, mechanic noticed front right shock was completely broken off from body. Replaced Sway Bar Link Kit and KYB Strut Mount. 
May 2014

62000 mi

C $132
Car was in shop for annual motor vehicle inspection. To pass, left front sway bar needed to be replaced. 
Hyundai Tucson in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2006 - Oct 2012
May 2009

52700 mi
brake pads replaced. I am also asking for installation cost for cruise control but unable to get it and got it installed. The repair done was noticed during routine checks and was then scheduled for some bushing replacement. 
Jul 2009

55800 mi
I was told is just a small bushing under the car. I tried asking for a quote and it was bit expensive at more than $1000.00. 
Sep 2010

72540 mi

C $2600
ICBC inspection required repairs: slightly worn out rubber engine block holder, new rack and pinion assembly replacement ( I was told it is leaking, but never seen any dropped on my drive way???). Also new fan belt.  
Oct 2012

98580 mi
Replaced noisy wheel bearings due to provincial inspection. Also brakes. 
Hyundai Tucson in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2007 - Jul 2011
Aug 2007

18000 mi
The arm rest assembly had to be ordered for replacement because it cracked and broke. 
Apr 2008

28000 mi
The front bumper air bag sensor had become corroded and needed to be cleaned and lubricated. 
Mar 2009

41000 mi

US $125
Drivers side control arm for anti-sway bar was bad. Replaced control arm and anti-sway bar. Thankfully the mechanic noticed it. Poor design by Hyundai. 
Jun 2009

42000 mi

US $25
A faulty oxygen sensor was causing the engine to die. 
Apr 2010

46000 mi

US $460
All four disc brakes had to be replaced and rotors turned. First time this had to be done since purchasing the vehicle new. 
Feb 2011

54000 mi
The passenger side front lower control arm needs to be replaced due to a rubber bushing failure. The part had to be ordered and I will have to return the car for installation once the part comes in. The passenger side front lower control arm had to be replaced due to a rubber bushing failure. The repair was done successfully on the second trip. 
Jun 2011

56000 mi
The power steering rack is leaking. They ordered a new one which should arrive within a week. Car will return for installation. I had to call-after two weeks of waiting-to see if part was in, it was. I left the car for the day, went to pick it up and the lower front fascia had not been replaced. That done, I left. The repair was needed...the car steers better now. 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

Hyundai Tucson in North Carolina, United States
Mar 2013 - Mar 2014
Apr 2013

129700 mi
Loose Belt 
Hyundai Tucson in Trinidad and Tobago
Aug 2006 - Dec 2015
Jun 2008

19840 mi
Air bag light kept coming on. 
Sep 2008

21700 mi

$35
No brake lights. Defective switch. No air blowing from air conditioner. Defective blower, part not available at dealer. 
Mar 2010

35340 mi

$500
Replaced tie rod ends 
May 2010

36580 mi

$1000
Replace stabilizer links, front shocks, Align. 
Sep 2010

39680 mi

$100
No brake lights. Replaced defective brake switch. 
Aug 2011

48980 mi

$1480
Change right cradle arm. Right & left CV joints. 
Aug 2014

79360 mi

$200
Leaking radiator. Replaced Radiator 
Dec 2014

83080 mi

$100
Replaced valve cover gasket 
Nov 2015

89900 mi

$70
replace transmission solenoid 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4-door

6-cylinder automatic AWD

Hyundai Tucson in United Arab Emirates
Aug 2006 - Sep 2007
Aug 2007

15500 mi
Front disc re-skimmed @ 25,000 service (vibration under braking). Problem cured. (email 092107) 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

Hyundai Tucson in Swaziland
Jan 2007 - Jul 2009
Jun 2007

11160 mi
Radio system malfunctioned 
Mar 2009

32860 mi
Aircon pump faulty. 
Apr 2009

34100 mi
Air conditioning pump replaced. Bearings seized. 
Hyundai Tucson in Alberta, Canada
Sep 2006 - Mar 2010
Aug 2007

21080 mi
IS an engine noise when is cold. Several visits to the dealership but no luck to find the source of the problem. 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson Repair Histories

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