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Hyundai Tucson repairs by problem area

Engine (22%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (21%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (28%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (9%)

Other (5%)

Chart based on 482 repairs.
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Hyundai Tucson engine repair cost distribution

$2500+ (3%)

$1000 - $2499 (6%)

$500 - $999 (11%)

$100 - $499 (25%)

< $100 (54%)

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Chart based on 96 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2017 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 175hp 1.6L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

7440 mi Transmission firmware update 

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2016 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 175hp 1.6L I4 7-speed automated manual FWD

42000 mi

US $45
Continues to accelerate to 4000-5000 rpm from a stop to moving without excessive pressure on the gas pedal. Says it's an ECO Mode issue with no fix. 
This vehicle took so long to warm up in cold weather it was rediculous. Will not buy another one 
28000 mi

US $87
Main belt was starting to fray. Nothing wrong, just a bad belt from the factory. 

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2016 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

turbocharged 175hp 1.6L I4 7-speed automated manual AWD

1860 mi ECM/TCM software update 

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2013 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

44640 mi excessive engine noise above 2000 rpm. main bearing. Factory engine block replacement and rebuild top 

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2012 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

23000 mi Emission system - check engine light. Parts were ordered, return trip required. 
31300 mi Erratic acceleration. Performed "BG Induction Service", replaced MAF/intake clnr at 38.00 
89280 mi

C $400
Upper O2 sensor failed 

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2012 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

94240 mi

C $350
Muffler was replaced. an attempt was made to repair holes in the muffler. 

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2011 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

7000 mi dead spot in trans at 35 to 45 at times. reset values in computer. so far it seem to be working ok. 
16720 mi Replace thermostat 
4000 mi Engine light appeared, called dealer and took in vehicle. Manifold air intake needed to be replaced. Dealer ordered parts and replaced.  
51240 mi Front timing cover was leaking. Was resealed, road tested and re-checked for leaks. 

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2011 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

4000 mi Very poor gas mileage. Not receiving what sticker says I should get for mileage. 
27280 mi Engine surges at idle when cold. 
41000 mi Oil pan gasket started leaking 

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2011 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

165-horsepower 2.0L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi Engine light on but computer showed no history of problem so light reset. 
6000 mi Engine light on again. Service manager said they need to speak with a Hyundai specialist who was on vacation. They are leaving my file open unti further information can be found to remedy the issue with engine light. Update: went away on own. 
13500 mi cooling hose split 
24800 mi Engine service light comes on intermittently - O2 sensor problem 

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2010 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic FWD

6000 mi needed new water pump; replaced under warranty; no issues since 

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2010 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

176-horsepower 2.4L I4 6-speed shiftable automatic AWD

47740 mi

C $300
Check light for emmisions systems on. Hard to start, had to crank. Mechanic cleaned gunk from throttle body. Ordered a missing air cleaner clamp. Same light came on the next day but then had missing clamp replaced and no problems since. 
5580 mi Radiator was leaking 

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2008 Hyundai Tucson

Engine not specified

78120 mi Engine blew up 

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2008 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

76400 mi

US $500
Timing belt & air mass meter 

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2008 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

68200 mi

US $500
Hesitation, poor acceleration, engine rough Change spark plugs, spark cables and ignition coil IAC valve cleaning, intake cleaning, inyectors cleaning 
76880 mi

US $500
Radiator leak 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson

Engine not specified

57000 mi

US $890
crank sensor,cam sensor,coil pack wires, plugs. still missing with codes. 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

63860 mi

$400
check engine/engine malfunction light comes on and off. When it's on it's entering kind of protection mode on acceleration. There is a speed limitation.I took it to dealer they reset it but turns on and off again. Consumption increase. 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

103000 mi

US $650
replaced radiator leaking 
116000 mi

US $1200
Had timing belt changed. New harmonic balancer was put on, and new pulleys, because these were worn according to the mechanic. 
125500 mi The valve cover and oil pan were leaking, and the gaskets need replacing 
51000 mi

US $350
Check engine light did not reset. Dealer shop replaced the fluid temp sensor and filled transmission with new fluid. 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

45880 mi Engine light was on. Found catalytic converter needed to be replaced. All under warranty 
67300 mi Mechanic found and replaced a corroded hose fitting. 
85000 mi

US $325
MIL keeps coming on with same code as before; shop suggested ignoring it. 
89000 mi

US $25
Replaced a corroded hose fitting causing a coolant leak. 
100000 mi

US $250
Power steering went out. Mechanic replaced failed harmonic balancer ($140 parts, $125 labor). 
121000 mi

US $2500
Mostly sensors 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

140-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

37000 mi check engine light on. gas cap loose. reset gas cap and check engine light. 
37000 mi check engine light. was loose gas cap. reset light 
55800 mi Check engine light 
55000 mi Check engine light on 

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2007 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

67000 mi

US $400
Engine quit while driving but restarted immediately without problems. Technician could not replicate and no errors were coded. Timing belt needed replacement.Replaced the timing belt, serpentine belt and spark plugs. 
80000 mi

US $50
Loose serpentine belt 
146400 mi Squeeling belts. 
150000 mi Car would sputter and miss intermittently. Repair tech could not duplicate. Did receive a tps code. Once code was reset it did not appear again. Told to drive and come back if it still has problems. 
150000 mi

US $200
Bad spark plug wire 
47120 mi

$18
Replaced leaking valve cover gasket 
50220 mi

$765
Knocking noise from front of vehicle. Replaced engine mounts 
53940 mi

$690
Vehicle cut off when idling and when AC was switched on. Replaced cam and crankshaft sensor and idle air control valve. 
53940 mi

$375
Replacement of thermostat assembly, radiator hoses. 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

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

43000 mi

US $150
Vehicle would stall out intermittently when at a stop. No codes stored. Faulty TPS sensor. Sensor replaced. Problem solved. 
94000 mi

US $269
Leak in radiator hose. Replaced both the upper and lower hoses because they were original. 
109000 mi Replaced plugs and wires Throttle cable broke 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

65720 mi

C $1200
Timing belt replacement, water pump replacement. 
79660 mi

C $300
oil pan full of holes 
50000 mi Vehicle would lurch and widely vary speeds without any action from driver. 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

72540 mi

C $2600
ICBC inspection required repairs: slightly worn out rubber engine block holder, 
42000 mi

US $25
A faulty oxygen sensor was causing the engine to die. 
125000 mi

US $450
radiator hose developed a leak- replaced both 
154000 mi

US $180
Lower radiator hose developed a hole (2nd time) 
164000 mi

US $2000
Water pump belt noisy and replaced, also water pump itself failed, causing intermittent overheating 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

129300 mi Loose Belt 
79360 mi

$200
Leaking radiator. Replaced Radiator 
83080 mi

$100
Replaced valve cover gasket 
109120 mi

$600
Replace timing belt. Replace water pump. 

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 4-door

4-cylinder manual 2WD

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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2005 Hyundai Tucson

Engine not specified

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 4-speed shiftable automatic AWD

77500 mi 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 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

58900 mi

C $100
Drive Belt tensioner pulley & belt 
28520 mi Mass air flow sensor replaced 
97100 mi

US $100
Check engine light came on, found code P0401, Purge Valve Solenoid. Took to mechanic to replace purge valve, issue resolved. 
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. 
155000 mi

US $3000
Timing belt broke and damaged ALL 24 VALVES. Who knew it was possible? 
162000 mi

US $225
Evap sensor. 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

62000 mi Broken Hydraulic Motor Mount. 
96500 mi

US $350
Oil pan rotted at bottom ... need to be replaced 
115000 mi

US $1
O2 Sensor needed to be replaced 
126000 mi

US $260
Oxygen Sensor 
22940 mi MAF Sensor changed. 
24180 mi

C $35
Bad Gas cap caused Check engine light 
34720 mi Two 02 Sensors replaced. 
31000 mi Fuel injector on No 1 cylinder. Original repair not completed properly. 
40920 mi replaced corroded oil pan 
66540 mi

C $300
air sensor replaced 
69440 mi

C $800
rusty exhaust pipe segment that is located under the oilpan 
77500 mi Engine failed most likely connecting rod. The engine developed a loud knock and it was too expensive to investigate the cause. 
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. 
112000 mi Check engine light came on. Shop said it indicated oxygen sensor or catalytic converter. Replaced oxygen sensor and that fixed problem. 
115000 mi

US $48
It wasn't a repair. We had a Check Engine light and the shop read the error code. It was "P430 catalytic efficient below threshold bank 2." The price estimate was $886. We decided not to do it right away. The Check Engine Light went away and has not returned. We did an oil change a month later. 
36000 mi

US $1200
Oxygen sensor 
176700 mi

C $1125
Replaced timing belt tensioner, timing belt, tune-up and oil change. Tensioner seized 
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. 
72700 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. 
70000 mi

US $251
warning light came on number 5 cylinder a tune up fixed it 
41000 mi false oxygen senor alarm....check engine light has come back on but resets itself in about a day or two? 
88000 mi

US $1500
oil pain gasket/seals (2) 
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. 

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2005 Hyundai Tucson 4dr SUV

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

46900 mi

$200
The radiator had to be replaced 

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