2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON VIN: KM8J3CA40GU223233

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Run & Drive
Damage
Collision
Title
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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Tucson

Model Year

2016

Plant City

ULSAN

Trim

SE Popular, ECO, Sport, Limited

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Series2

Wagon Body type

Body Class

Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV)/Multi-Purpose Vehicle (MPV)

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating From

Class 1C: 4,001 - 5,000 lb (1,814 - 2,268 kg)

Trailer Type Connection

Not Applicable

Trailer Body Type

Not Applicable

Engine Number of Cylinders

4

Displacement (CC)

2000

Displacement (CI)

122.0474881894

Displacement (L)

2

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Other Engine Info

GDI Nu

Seat Belt Type

Manual

Curtain Air Bag Locations

1st and 2nd Rows

Front Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Side Air Bag Locations

1st Row (Driver and Passenger)

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Type

Direct

Bus Floor Configuration Type

Not Applicable

Bus Type

Not Applicable

Custom Motorcycle Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Suspension Type

Not Applicable

Motorcycle Chassis Type

Not Applicable

2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON Crash Test Score

5

Overall Rating

Overall Front Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Driver Side
Front Passenger Side

Overall Side Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Front Seat
Rear Seat

Side Barrier

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Driver
Rear Passenger

Overall Side Pole Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Star Rating

Combines Driver and Passenger star ratings into a single frontal rating. The frontal barrier test simulates a head-on collision between two similar vehicles, each moving at 35 mph.

Rollover Risk:
15.5%

2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Standard

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Not Available
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver, Front Passenger

Air Bags

Frontal Air Bag Driver, Front Passenger
Curtain Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Torso/Pelvis Driver, Front Passenger
Knee Not Available
Additional Air Bags Not Available
Meets Side Air Bag Out-of-Position Requirements TBD

Child Passenger Features

LATCH Locations Rear Seat
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) Available
Safety Power Windows (Anti-Pinch) locations Driver

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KM8J3CA40GU223233

Components: EXTERIOR LIGHTING

April 01, 2017
NHTSA ID Number: 11455474
Consumer Location: DEER ISLE, ME
VIN: KM8J3CA40GU****

Summary of Complaint

I have had problems with two trailer hitch sending units causing brake lights to be constantly illuminated. Hyundai has issues a recall for my model year on this issue, but for some reason my VIN is not covered in the recall.

Components: STRUCTURE LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

February 05, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451507
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: Km8j3ca40gu****

Summary of Complaint

The drivers side door almost never opens on the first try, I usually have to pull the handle twice. Recently the passenger side back door will not open from the inside or outside, despite being unlocked. This is a huge safety concern if I were in an accident and could not open this door. I have seen DOZENS of other reports of people having this same issue and a recall should be issued immediately to fix this potential life threatening and dangerous issue.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427462
Consumer Location: HANOVER, PA
VIN: km8j3ca40gu****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The passenger’s side rear door lock failed to unlock from inside or outside the vehicle. The contact stated that the door remained locked. The contact had spoken with the dealer however, an appointment was not yet scheduled. The vehicle was not diagnosed nor repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 20,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

April 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422742
Consumer Location: SAINT PAUL, MN
VIN: Km8j3ca40gu****

Summary of Complaint

Several doors are unable to be opened from both the inside and outside. This is very concerning to me, as in the event of an emergency passengers (including children in car seats) will be able to evacuate the car. After some research it appears many people have this issue with different models of Hyundai vehicles from that time period and yet no recall has been put out. I have never been in an accident in this vehicle and the doors are not dented or otherwise damaged. This problem started slowly, with the door handle not opening on the first try but opening after a few pulls. Over time it got the point where it will not open at all, inside or outside. And over time this has happened with all 4 doors. The two rear doors will not open at all. The front two doors are finicky and take several tries before opening.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417469
Consumer Location: PROVIDENCE, RI
VIN: KM8J3CA40GU****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE REAR DRIVER’S AND PASSENGER’S SIDE DOORS ALONG WITH THE FRONT PASSENGER’S DOOR FAILED TO OPEN FROM INSIDE OR OUTSIDE USING THE DOOR HANDLES. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT TAKEN TO A DEALER NOR AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC FOR DIAGNOSIS OR REPAIRS. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE AND ADVISED THE CONTACT TO HAVE THE FAILURE DIAGNOSED AT AN AUTHORIZED HYUNDAI DEALER. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 94,000.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM SERVICE BRAKES ENGINE

January 30, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11395022
Consumer Location: LAKE CITY, FL
VIN: KM8J3CA40GU****

Summary of Complaint

THIS MODEL HAS A RECALL FOR ITS ABS SYSTEM DUE YO ENGINE FIRES THE VEHICLE HAS BEEN TAKEN TO THE DEAKER AND WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE IS NO RESOLVE FOR THIS ISSUE YET HYUNDAI ISSUED A RECALL AND THE ONLY WAY WE FOYND OUT WAS TO GO ONLINE AND LOOK IT UP NOW THEY SAY THEY WANT US TO DRIVE THIS VEHICLE WITH THE RECALL ISSUE UNTIL HYUNDAI FIGURES OUT YHE ISSUE THIS IS ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE OUR SAFETY IS FAR MORE IMPORT WE ARE BOTH DISABLED AND NEED A RELIABLE VEHICLE TO GET TO DR. APPOINTMENTS PLEASE HELP TO RESOLVE SAID ISSUE THANK YOU THE BATTLES

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

November 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11387788
Consumer Location: LORAIN, OH
VIN: KM8J3CA40GU****

Summary of Complaint

WAS DRIVING ON THE HIGHWAY GOING APPROXIMATELY 70 MPH AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEAR A LOUD RATTLING NOISE AND LIGHTS ON THE DASH SHOW UP CAR STARTS SMOKING AND LOSES POWER I WAS UNABLE TO START THE CAR AFTER THAT AND HAD TO WAIT ON THE SIDE OFF A BUSY HIGHWAY FOR 3 HOURS WAITING ON A TOW TRUCK.. FAST FORWARD TO THE MECHANIC AND THEY DISCOVERED THAT MY ENGINE FELL APART INTERNALLY WITH NO ROOT CAUSE...ENGINE ONLY HAD 73,000...THAT WAS ON THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING. FAST FORWARD TO NOW AND I STILL DON'T HAVE MY CAR WITH NO KNOWN TIME FRAME OF WHEN I'LL GET MY CAR BACK(IT'S NOW 1/12/2021). MY CAR HAS BEEN REGULARLY MAINTAINED WITH ALL RECOMMENDED MAINTENANCE. MY ENGINE WAS THE 2.0 4 CYLINDER AGAIN WITH ONLY 73,000 MILES

Components: ENGINE

July 01, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11386631
Consumer Location: INDIANAPOLIS, IN
VIN: KM8J3CA40GU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE DRIVING 20 MPH, THERE WAS AN ABNORMAL KNOCKING SOUND COMING FROM THE ENGINE WITH THE CHECK ENGINE WARNING LIGHT ILLUMINATED. DUE TO THE FAILURE, THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE INITIALLY TOWED TO THE RESIDENCE WHERE AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC INFORMED HER THAT THE ENGINE CEASED. THE CONTACT HAD THE VEHICLE TOWED TO BOB ROHRMAN'S INDY HYUNDAI (7101 E WASHINGTON ST, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46219) AND WAS DIAGNOSED WITH ENGINE FAILURE. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 80,000.

Components: ENGINE

April 25, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11462222
Consumer Location: WINDOW ROCK, AZ
VIN: KM8J33A40GU****

Summary of Complaint

The engine caught fire while driving. The entire vehicle was engulfed in flames as a result. Total loss of vehicle.

Components: ENGINE

April 14, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11461565
Consumer Location: SANTA CLARA, CA
VIN: KM8J3CA41GU****

Summary of Complaint

While climbing the hill on Highway 5 south, the engine RPM dropped so I was moving the car to the shoulder, and while moving, black smoke came out of the engine hood and stopped the car on the shoulder, and then, the fire began to rise under the engine hood. An insurance company investigation determined all losses. Geico Claim #0547433700101042

Components: STRUCTURE

March 17, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11461351
Consumer Location: ATHENS, TN
VIN: KM8J33A49GU****

Summary of Complaint

Passenger rear door will not open from inside or outside. no damage or accident has occurred. door just quit opening.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 17, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11461188
Consumer Location: PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL
VIN: KM8J33A29GU****

Summary of Complaint

Passenger door has to be forced open when unlocked. Once opened the door works fine. Door works fine from inside. This is a safety issue because if n an accident happens and can't get in the driver's side, rescue workers couldn't get into the passenger side. I've read many customer complaints for the same issue with all doors. This should be a recall.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

April 06, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11461043
Consumer Location: ENID, OK
VIN: KM8J33A27GU****

Summary of Complaint

The rear doors on both driver and passenger side will not open. They will not open from the outside or inside. This is a safety concern since I have children in car seats. I am not able to secure my children in their seats. My children are not able to exit my vehicle safely. If I were to be in a collision, first responders would not have access to my children. This is not the first Hyundai Tucson to have this problem as from further research, hundreds or owners have complained of this exact problem. Someone should be held responsible and accountable.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

April 11, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11460785
Consumer Location: MALDEN, MA
VIN: KM8J3CA4XGU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated while coming to a stop at approximately 2 MPH at a traffic light, the vehicle rolled forward, failing to come to a complete stop, and collided with the rear bumper of the vehicle in front. The contact stated that the "four-way braking" warning light and another unknown light were illuminated. The contact stated that there was damage to the rear bumper of the vehicle in front. The police were called but no report was written and there were no injuries. The contact had driven the vehicle to a local dealer where it was diagnosed with an issue with the ABS related to NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V543000 (Service Brakes, Hydraulic) and needed to be taken to a manufacturer dealer for repair. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer had been informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 59,000.

Components: SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC

February 01, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11459998
Consumer Location: ASHLEY FALLS, MA
VIN: KM8J3CA23GU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that the brake pedal made an abnormally loud grinding sound while depressed. There was no warning light illuminated. The contact was able to drive the vehicle to her residence. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic the next day. The independent mechanic diagnosed that the vehicle rear brakes had failed; and both the rear brakes and rotors were replaced. The vehicle was repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 55,000.

Components: ENGINE

September 26, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11460044
Consumer Location: AUSTIN, TX
VIN: KM8J3CA25GU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that while driving at an undisclosed speed, the oil level warning light was flickering. The contact stopped and checked the oil level and continued to drive. While driving, there was an abnormal sound coming from the vehicle before the engine seized. The vehicle was towed to the local dealer where it was diagnosed that the engine needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted. The approximate failure mileage was 92,976.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

March 28, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11459599
Consumer Location: KEARNEY, NE
VIN: KM8J3CA49GU****

Summary of Complaint

Multiple door latches failing all within the past 6 months, UNABLE to open from inside or outside. Rear doors both failed within weeks of each other. Front driver's side door is now beginning to stick, which is how the other failing doors began to initially fail. If you Google this issue, you will see it is a common problem for 2016 Hyundai Tucson model. This is a critical issue as all door latch assemblies are failing at the same time on my vehicle, which will make it nearly inoperable, as well as a safety issue if I or my 3 children are unable to enter or exit the vehicle. I took the vehicle to a local ASE certified repair shop and they stated that the cables inside the latch assembly become stretched or compromised. They were able to perform a temporary fix, but they said in order to completely fix the issue, the entire latch assembly needs replaced. The temporary fix did not even last for 3 days and cost me $300. Cost for the assembly part alone for one door is approximately $200. If you add that to labor, I will be spending nearly $1,600 to replace all 4 door latch assemblies. This should not be the consumer's responsibility as it is an ongoing issue for this make and model year. I have submitted a complaint for recall directly to Hyundai US, but this is a critical issue, and something needs to be done immediately!

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

January 31, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11459129
Consumer Location: HAGERMAN, ID
VIN: KM8J3CA42GU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated while driving at an undisclosed speed and attempting to merge into traffic, the vehicle failed to accelerate as needed. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to accelerate above 40 MPH while depressing the accelerator pedal. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer however, the mechanic was unable to determine the cause of the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure and a case was opened. The approximate failure mileage was 85,000.

Components: STRUCTURE

March 25, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11458794
Consumer Location: HANOVER, PA
VIN: KM8J3CA21GU****

Summary of Complaint

Rear passenger door will not open from inside or outside when clearly unlocked. Safety concern if must exit vehicle quickly in case of emergency.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

March 15, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11458881
Consumer Location: CROWLEY, LA
VIN: KM8J33A23GU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated while the vehicle was parked, she attempted to open the front passenger's side door using the driver's side power door lock switch however, the door failed to unlock. The contact engaged the front passenger's side door lock switch but the door failed to unlock. The contact also stated that the door would not unlock from the outside. There were no warning lights illuminated. The contact continued to manipulate the door switches until the front passenger's side door unlocked. The dealer and the manufacturer were not notified of the failure. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 80,000.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

March 15, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11457606
Consumer Location: CROWLEY, LA
VIN: KM8J33A23GU****

Summary of Complaint

While exiting from interstate the car lights all went out and the car stopped and nothing would work. After a little time the car started and warning lights were on dash. I drove home and then the light would not shut off and I had to manually go turn them off. The new morning the car started and no warning lights were on. Now the radio turns off on it on and the cruse control is not setting. Also the drivers side window stops in when going up.

Components: ENGINE

January 07, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11457215
Consumer Location: FREDERICKSBURG, VA
VIN: KM8J33A44GU****

Summary of Complaint

Traveling with my family my vehicle just completely gave out at high speeds on the highway. I managed to safely navigate to the shoulder and wait in the freezing cold for a tow. Initially I was told the issue was due to lack of maintenance but upon further investigation it was uncovered that this was an unaddressed recall issue. The engine threw a rod bearing and caused damage to the rod, engine, battery, and spark plugs causing all to be replaced. There were no indications of what was about to happen prior to it happening. Thank God there weren’t more people on the road or that we weren’t in a different area.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 10, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11456257
Consumer Location: CEDAR HILL, TX
VIN: Km8j33a20gu****

Summary of Complaint

My car has an unresponsive accelerator pedal, delayed or no acceleration, jerking, shuddering, shaking, and stalling. The defects cause dangerous and unsafe conditions, including failing to shift, stalling and delayed or unresponsive acceleration, especially from a stop. I have been stuck on major highways and have had to disconnect battery and wait just to get the car to restart and actually move. I have had to be towed just to get out of the way of traffic

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM VISIBILITY LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

December 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11456266
Consumer Location: HENDERSONVILLE, TN
VIN: km8j33a25gu****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that while driving at various speeds, the front driver’s, front passenger’s, and rear driver’s side windows would independently lower without warning. The contact stated that each window regulators had gradually failed over time. The contact then stated that while driving at approximately 65 MPH, the passenger’s side front window shattered into tiny pieces and fell inside the vehicle. The contact was able to drive the vehicle home and had an independent mechanic come to her home to replace the front passenger’s side window. In addition, the contact stated that the rear passenger’s side door would fail to open from both inside and outside the vehicle. The contact had yet to notify either the dealer or the manufacturer of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired. The failure mileage was approximately 68,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

January 26, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11455538
Consumer Location: TOMS RIVER, NJ
VIN: km8j3ca2xgu****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that while at a complete stop, the vehicle would hesitate upon depression of the accelerator pedal as the wrench warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel. The contact took the vehicle to an independent mechanic where they changed the rear driver’s side tire and cleared the code; however, the hesitation persisted after the repair. The vehicle was taken back to the independent mechanic where they replaced the engine booster as well as eight bolts that had been fractured on the intake manifold while the booster was being replaced. Despite the second repair, the failure persisted and the vehicle was taken back to the dealer. The contact was informed that the vehicle was included in NHTSA Campaign Number: 20V543000 (Service Brakes, Hydraulic) and would be towed to a dealer for further assistance. The dealer nor the manufacturer had yet to be notified of the failure. The vehicle had yet to be repaired and remained in the possession of the independent mechanic. The failure mileage was 75,858.

Components: ENGINE

February 06, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11455006
Consumer Location: DOVER PLAINS, NY
VIN: KM8J3CA26GU****

Summary of Complaint

SINCE I PURCHASED THE CAR, THERE HAVE BEEN INTERMITTEN TIMES WHEN THE CAR HESITATES AND DOES NOT ACCELERATE AFTER BEING STUCK IN TRAFFIC. IT IS BOGGED DOWN AND DOES EVENTUALLY MOVE. WHEN THIS ORIGINALLY HAPPENED THE VECHILCE WAS BROUGHT IN TO THE DEALER AND THEY ADVISED THERE WAS A RECALL FOR TRANSMISSION PROGRAMMING AND THAT WAS DONE. PRIOR TO 100,000 MILES ON THE CAR, THE TRANSMISSION NEEDED TO BE REPLACED AND I WAS TOLD THIS WOULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM. BUT IT DID NOT - THE BOGGING AND HESITATION HAPPENED LESS FREQUENTLY, BUT CONTINUED. IN 2021, I HAD TO REPLACE THE TURBO BECAUSE THE VECHILE WAS BOGGING DOWN AND THE CODES INDICATED IT WAS THE TURBO. AFTER THE TURBO WAS REPLACED, MY CAR BEGAN BURNING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF OIL. SOMETIMES, I COULD GO 2,000 miles, others only 1,000 and most recently 250-500 MILES BEFORE MY CAR WOULD START BOGGING AGAIN AND NEED 2 QUARTS OF OIL. AFTER FILLING MY CAR IN EARLY FEBRUARY WITH OIL AND DRIVING LESS THAN 100 MILES, MY CAR STARTED BOGGING AND SPUTTERING WHILE DRIVING AND MAKING AWFUL NOISE. THE CODES INDICATED IT NEEDED COILS, WHICH I HAD REPLACED BUT THE ENGINE HAS NO COMPRESSION. AFTER READING AND RESEARCHING THIS IS A KNOWN PROBLEM WITH THE 2016 TUCSON 1.6T AND A DEFECT THAT WAS CORRECTED IN THE ENGINE IN 2018. HYUNDAI SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS AND BE REQUIRED TO MAKE OWNERS WHOLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 07, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11453339
Consumer Location: HAMILTON, NJ
VIN: km8j3ca44gu****

Summary of Complaint

The drivers side door almost never opens, I have to open the passenger side door to gain entry into the vehicle. In addition, the drivers side window at times will not open. I am not sure if this is an electrical problem. On occasion, this also happens on the passenger side. I do not want to be trapped in my car or have my passengers trapped. Previously the drivers side back door would not open and the dealership replaced the latch. At times I still have issues with the door opening from the inside and out, despite being unlocked. Rear driver side door does not open. It is not locked, child locks are not on. After reading multiple online forums it appears Hyundai is aware of the issue and not creating a Recall for this issue. The lock actuator needs to be replaced, Hyundai is charging outrageous fees to have this resolved. This is a HUGE safety issue. If the vehicle is in an accident any person sitting in the front drivers side, front passenger side and back seatsof the vehicle would not be able to get out of the vehicle on the rear driver side of the vehicle. This is a huge safety concern if I were in an accident and could not open this door. I have seen DOZENS of other reports of people having this same issue and a recall should be issued immediately to fix this potential life threatening and dangerous issue.

Components: ENGINE

February 11, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11452722
Consumer Location: CORINTH, MS
VIN: KM8J33A24GU****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2016 Hyundai Tucson. The contact’s son stated that while stopped, there was a knocking sound coming from the engine. The contact stated that the check engine warning light was illuminated. The local dealer was contacted via the telephone and informed of the failure; the dealer suggested that the vehicle be brought to the dealer for assistance. The manufacturer was not informed of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 100,000.

Components: ENGINE

February 17, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11452867
Consumer Location: GLENSIDE, PA
VIN: KM8J3CA23GU****

Summary of Complaint

The engine has been consuming too much oil for a few months now. Most recently, an oil change was done on 2/17/2022 after driving 879 miles by an independent mechanic, and there was only 2.5 quarts of oil left. This occurred after the Hyundai dealer said that it passed an oil consumption test. Also on two occasions, the dashboard lights and headlights went out while driving, then came back on moments after. This has not been replicated. The vehicle is available for inspection upon request.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 11, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11452621
Consumer Location: MILL SPRING, NC
VIN: KM8J33A22GU****

Summary of Complaint

On Friday, September 11, 2022, I had just returned from running errands. I parked the car, which had no warning lights on whatsoever, and exited the vehicle. A few seconds later, smoke started streaming out from under the hood. I popped the hood but did not open it, and started toward the house to get some water, thinking that something was overheated. Before I had taken ten steps, flames were shooting out from the hood. I called 911, but before the fire department arrived, part of my house also caught fire. It has been inspected by the fire marshal and my insurance company.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

February 01, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11452269
Consumer Location: HAMDEN, CT
VIN: KM8J3CA27GU****

Summary of Complaint

Rear driver side door does not open. It is not locked, child locks are not on. After reading multiple online forums it appears Hyundai is aware of the issue and not creating a Recall for this issue. The lock actuator needs to be replaced, Hyundai is charging outrageous fees to have this resolved. This is a HUGE safety issue. If the vehicle is in an accident any person sitting in the back seat of the vehicle would not be able to get out of the vehicle on the rear driver side of the vehicle. Why hasn't a recall been issued???

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

February 10, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451895
Consumer Location: CORTLAND, OH
VIN: KM8J33A28GU****

Summary of Complaint

Car started eating oil after 110K miles. Seems as if 2 quarts low in 3,000 miles between oil changes. Started carrying extra oil and checking level during and after long trips. at 140,000 miles the turbo charger failed and engine failed in the middle of pulling out of a parking lot. No lights on instrument panel ever lit up until 40 miles before the engine failed. Oil light never came on as engine oil was burned up in the turbo. Car is now dead and needs a new engine. Internet posts show numerous Hyundai owners with the 1.9 liter turbo engine experiencing the same problem.

Components: ENGINE

February 08, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451536
Consumer Location: IPAVA, IL
VIN: KM8J3CA41GU****

Summary of Complaint

Car was driving fine. I started going up a moderate hill and car stalled out with no warning, right in the middle of a busy highway. Was able to get finally get it started to pull onto side of road, it had a loud knocking sound and engine light and oil light came on that time. I had it towed to my mechanic who said it had absolutely no oil. I have not found any evidence of oil leaking in my driveway or parking lot at work. It never gave any warning that engine needed serviced or oil was low. It now needs a total engine replacement. I am the second owner so of course I have no warranty. Car has 81,000 miles on it, had 75,000 when I bought it 4 months ago. Never dreamed I would be dealing with replacing an engine after 4 months. Since this has happened, I have read so many complaints of these cars doing the exact same thing to so many owners, I have lost count. A recall needs to be done, Hyundai needs to own up and address whatever flaw is causing this problem over and over again. Had I been on the interstate ( where I was heading) or driving in city traffic, I could have been killed. This problem is not just frustrating, it is also dangerous.

Components: ENGINE

January 12, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451361
Consumer Location: HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO
VIN: KM8J3CA29GU****

Summary of Complaint

#1 - The door handles on all doors have started taking several pulls on the handle to open. The left passenger side is no longer able to be opened from the inside of the car. This moved to all doors and it takes numerous tries on the other 3 doors from the inside or outside to be able to get the doors opened. #2 - We bought this car used from the original owner with 99k miles on it. We know the owner personally and they did regular maintenance on the engine. After 6 months of owning and putting on 3000 miles on the vehicle the engine has blown. When we bought the car we changed all the fluids and did an initial oil flush and put in synthetic oil and did another oil change before the 3000 mile mark, again with synthetic oil. The check engine light came on while driving and oil light started flickering and the engine also started knocking. We had the vehicle towed to a mechanic and they said to contact Hyundai as they've had several blown engines that came through their shop and that Hyundai was doing a massive recall. Towed the car to Hyundai and they took 3 weeks to look at the car and said that due to poor maintenance the engine blew and they could replace the engine for $13k and this engine wasn't covered in the extended warranty. They took a video of the oil chamber and it had sledge and said no coverage due to poor maintenance and our VIN also wasn't on the recall list. After doing research it looks like several others are having issues with oil problems, sludge and blown engines.

Components: STRUCTURE

February 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451419
Consumer Location: ROBERTSDALE, AL
VIN: KM8J33A23GU****

Summary of Complaint

I've had this used hyundai for 6 months, had to replace drivers door panel ( windows not going up and down) Stopped working. Now drivers back door window will not go up or down. Right side back door will not open anymore. On utube people by the 18k are complaining about these same issues. What next? It's like the body is falling apart.

Components: STEERING

June 01, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11451098
Consumer Location: CLIFTON FORGE, VA
VIN: KM8J3CA26GU****

Summary of Complaint

The traction control system keeps randomly kicking on while driving.

Components: ENGINE

December 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11450969
Consumer Location: MECHANICSVILLE, VA
VIN: KM8J3CA22GU****

Summary of Complaint

Engine failure at approximately 80,000 miles. No oil observed in engine, dipstick smelled of burnt plastic, no grit or sludge observed on dipstick or exterior of engine, no smell of burnt oil or blue smoke from tailpipe. Audible engine slap, no check engine lights were illuminated in dash, oil light flickers on for less than 3 seconds after engine turned over. Mechanic identified engine failure and also noted there was no oil in the engine, recommended we call Hyundai corporate office. Engine near seizure, as a result, if engine seizes, this could potentially bring the vehicle to an abrupt stop at highway speeds and can result in a catastrophic accident or engine fire. Engine still under warranty, dealership attempting to say engine failure caused by "sludge issue", but no proof of engine sludge found upon inspection. Oil change records provided to dealership upon request. Hyundai corporate was called, given the run-around.

Components: ENGINE

February 02, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11451013
Consumer Location: PITTSBURGH, PA
VIN: KM8J3CA46GU****

Summary of Complaint

We purchased a 2016 Hyundai Tuscon in July 2020 from Key Hyundai Milford Ct. We have become aware of serious engine problems with the vehicle such as, severe oil consumption, sudden stalling and loss of power at traffic stops, loud continuous rattling from the engine compartment. We took the vehicle to a mechanic her in Pittsburgh where we now live and were told that there appears to be a serious problem with connecting rods and that we may end up having to replace the engine at our own expense. We have had this vehicle for only 3,00 miles and one and a half years, we were never notified of the engine issues. We were assured that the vehicle had been well maintained and was in perfect condition. We are writing to see if this its under the CT Lemon Law and/or if there specific remedies that we can pursue. We tried contacting the dealership but we received absolutely no assistance and washed their hands of any responsibility. Thank you in advance for any assistance that you can provide, [XXX] INFORMATION Redacted PURSUANT TO THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

Components: ENGINE

April 03, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11451089
Consumer Location: KANSAS CITY, KS
VIN: KM8J33A4XGU****

Summary of Complaint

Engine failed and had to be replaced.

Components: ENGINE

February 05, 2022
NHTSA ID Number: 11450623
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KM8J33A23GU****

Summary of Complaint

I purchased the car in June 2021and took the car back within the month due to the driver door having issues locking and unlocking. Today on 2/5/22 as i was driving my car on the express way my engine light,battery light and oil light came on and my car began to shake. As i got off the express way my car cut off in the middle of traffic while i had 2 kids in the car in the city of Houston…. In October i was told that i was having oil consumption issues and was having to take my car back every 1,000 miles. And then was told that’ll it’ll be $900 to get a decombustion cleaning. I am unsure of why my car has stopped today. I’ll be back to let y’all know.

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