2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON VIN: KM8JTCAF3FU075255

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Make

HYUNDAI

Manufacturer Name

HYUNDAI MOTOR CO

Model

Tucson

Model Year

2015

Plant City

ULSAN

Series

GL(Middle-Low)

Vehicle Type

MULTIPURPOSE PASSENGER VEHICLE (MPV)

Plant Country

SOUTH KOREA

Plant Company Name

Hyundai Motor Company

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

Drive Type

4WD/4-Wheel Drive/4x4

Displacement (CC)

2000.0

Displacement (CI)

122.04748818946

Displacement (L)

2.0

Engine Model

DOHC GDI Nu

Fuel Type - Primary

Gasoline

Valve Train Design

Dual Overhead Cam (DOHC)

Fuel Delivery / Fuel Injection Type

Stoichiometric Gasoline Direct Injection (SGDI)

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

2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON Crash Test Score

4

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:
18%

2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON Safety Features

Advanced Safety Features

Rearview Video Systems Optional

Seat Belts and Head Restraints

Dynamic Head Restraints Driver, Front Passenger
Head Restraint Driver, Front Passenger, Rear Seat
Advanced Belt Feature Standard
Adjustable Upper Belt Anchorage Driver, Front Passenger
Seat Belt Reminder System Driver

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 Yes

Child Passenger Features

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

Complaints Assosiated with VIN KM8JTCAF3FU075255

Components: STEERING VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL ENGINE

September 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434166
Consumer Location: MASSILLON, OH
VIN: KM8JTCAF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

Twice in the last nine months (roughly December 14, 2020 at 67,000 miles & 9/7/21 at 84,300 miles) I have been left stranded on the side of the highway due to what two different Hyundai dealerships call "complete engine failure", which requires the replacement of the entire engine. Ultimately, when I asked what a "complete engine failure" entailed, the dealerships both told me there were metal flakes throughout my engine and that the engine had to be replaced. Both times the symptoms were as follows: loss of acceleration and a horrible ticking noise. The gas pedal is pushed to the floor and the car will not move forward. "Pop" or "Knock" and the engine starts smoking. No check engine light. No check oil pressure light. This is all within about 2 minutes. Moving from 65mph to 0 in a matter of 90 seconds without braking, when you have a semi truck behind you is terrifying. You put your hazards on immediately, pull over as soon as possible, and pray that nobody hits you. You try to stop and your brakes don't seem to be doing their job but you are finally able to stop. Once you've pulled over and the car stops smoking, you pop the hood. Immediately you notice the dipstick for the oil is about halfway out of the engine and oil has exploded everywhere under the hood. I purchased the car 14 months ago and so far, four of those months it has been undriveable due to complete engine failure, requiring replacement and fighting with Hyundai to do the right thing and repair it, which they refuse to do. Even when there is an active campaign (Campaign 966) to update the software to trigger a warning light. The campaign was issued 3/30/21 & I just received notification via first class presorted mail to have the software updated on 9/11/21. They say they won't make the repairs because it is out of warranty. I call lies. This is a direct result of failing to notify me in a timely manner to get the software update that would have at least supposedly triggered a warning light.

Components: POWER TRAIN ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE

April 18, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11412997
Consumer Location: ALBERTVILLE, AL
VIN: KM8JTCAF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

THE VEHICLE LOSSES POWER WHEN TRYING TO ACCELERATE. IT WILL ALSO NOT SHIFT IN GEAR WHEN SUPPOSE TO. THIS VEHICLE HAS ALWAYS BEEN WELL MAINTAINED AND SERVICED. OUT OF NOWHERE ALL OF THIS HAPPENED WHEN TRAVELING HOME FROM A TRIP. THE VEHICLE COULD NOT EVEN MAKE IT UP A HILL BECAUSE THE POWER WAS COMPLETELY LOST.

Components: ENGINE

June 17, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11330367
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KM8JTCAF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON. THE CONTACT STATED THAT WHILE HIS SON WAS DRIVING ABOUT 55 MPH, A NOISE WAS HEARD AND ANOTHER DRIVER ALERTED THAT THE VEHICLE WAS SMOKING. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE VEHICLE OCCUPANTS STATED THAT SMOKE WAS SEEN ENTERING THE VEHICLE. THE PASSERBY OPENED THE HOOD AND THE VEHICLE BURSTED INTO FLAMES. NO INJURIES WERE REPORTED. THERE WAS NO WARNING INDICATORS. THE PASSERBY ATTEMPTED TO EXTINGUISH THE FIRE WITH A FIRE EXTINGUISHER. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ARRIVED AT THE SCENE AND EXTINGUISHED THE FIRE COMPLETELY. THE CONTACT STATED THAT A STATE TROOPER FILED A POLICE REPORT AND THAT A FIRE REPORT WAS ALSO FILED. THE VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED AND WAS TOWED TO A TOW YARD. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAD NOT GIVEN THE FINAL REPORT ON THE STATUS OF THE VEHICLE. THE DEALER WAS NOT CALLED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS APPROXIMATELY 62,000. *BF CONSUMER WAS TOLD CAR WAS TOTALED BY THE INSURANCE COMPANY.*JB

Components: ENGINE

October 06, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11266661
Consumer Location: MENOMONEE FALLS, WI
VIN: KM8JTCAF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

I'VE DONE MY REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON THIS VEHICLE SINCE I'VE PURCHASED. DROVE TO TWO PLACES TODAY, AFTER SECOND PLACE ON START UP OIL LIGHT CAME ON WITH VERY LOUD ENGINE KNOCKING. CHECKED MY OIL TO FIND NONE ON THE DIPSTICK, FILLED BACK UP WITH RECOMMENDED OIL AND SOME OF THE NOISE WENT AWAY. STILL HAS VERY PROFOUND KNOCKING NOISES IN THE ENGINE BLOCK WITH LACK OF POWER. BOUGHT THIS VEHICLE WITH 44,500 MILES NOW HAS 50,500. SHOULDN'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE AT THIS MILEAGE AT ALL. TAKING TO DEALERSHIP TO SEE WHAT WILL BE DONE. THIS VEHICLE HAS COMMON PROBLEM BUT NO RECALL FOR THIS PARTICULAR VEHICLE.

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436503
Consumer Location: TUCSON, AZ
VIN: Km8jt3af2fu****

Summary of Complaint

There are a lot of reports stating that Hyundai doors stop opening and a recall should be done to fix the problem. I had my rear passenger door stop opening from the inside and outside of the vehicle. It is a safety issue in case of an accident and I’m am not able to get into that door to get to my children in the back seat especially if the other door is damaged in the accident or if there is a car fire. Please check into this it is a safety issue and my vehicle only has 67000 miles on it.

Components: STRUCTURE

September 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11436293
Consumer Location: BRIDGEWATER, VA
VIN: km8jucagxfu****

Summary of Complaint

Rear passenger door handle stopped working. Door locks and unlocks but the door won't open. This is a serious safety issue that could lead to entrapment of a passenger. Problem is NOT intermittent and a local mechanic confirmed it. Vehicle has not been inspected by the manufacturer or anyone else other than my mechanic.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

September 02, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11435255
Consumer Location: BRONX, NY
VIN: KM8JUCAG9FU****

Summary of Complaint

On date of incident, I had accelerated to enter onto the Major Deegan Expressway in Bronx,NY and made my way into the left lane when I felt the vehicle hesitate a second and downshifted in speed with some of the dashboard lights turning on. I was able to safely get to the emergency shoulder where the vehicle stopped and would not start again thought it had power. I was towed off the highway some hours later. The vehicle was towed to Central Avenue Hyundai in Hartsdale,NY for service on September 7, 2021 under my Hyundai warranty plan. A few days later I was advised by Ryan of the service area that the engine was the problem and needed to be replaced. Currently awaiting approval from warranty for that work to take place.

Components: ENGINE

September 15, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11434245
Consumer Location: WATERFORD, NY
VIN: km8jtcaf6fu****

Summary of Complaint

The contact owns a 2015 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated while driving 40 MPH, she noticed that the check engine warning light was illuminated. A few days later the contact was driving to take the vehicle to an independent mechanic when the vehicle loss motive power and stalled. The contact was able to get the vehicle to restart and get the vehicle slowly into a neighborhood where the vehicle stalled again. The contact had the vehicle towed to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the engine seized and needed to be replaced. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 76,000.

Components: ENGINE

June 01, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11433124
Consumer Location: GLENVIEW, IL
VIN: KM8JTCAF4FU****

Summary of Complaint

My car Tucson is 2015 model. Since early 2018, RPM has risen while driving, cars have been shaken, and engine check lights have continued to come in. When I went to the car repair shop and checked, my car said it was an engine piston defect. And engine oil also disappears 500 to 1,000 miles after replenishment. So I have to make up for it regularly. I'm very nervous about the car, so I have to turn on the engine before departure and leave after 5 minutes, and I have a lot of inconvenience due to this and that problems. I want to know more about what my car is like and I desperately need your help.

Components: ENGINE

April 16, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11430917
Consumer Location: WEST LAFAYETTE, OH
VIN: KM8JTCAF2FU****

Summary of Complaint

On April 16, 2021 my husband was driving our 2015 Hyundai Tucson home from work at 10:30pm. Upon entering Interstate 77 S the Tucson suddenly came to a complete stop. He was able to get it off the side of the interstate. There were no dash lights that came on or noises to give warning this was about to happen. We had not had any issues with the vehicle till then. We had the Tucson towed to the car lot where we had purchased it on 12.26.2020. This could have caused accidents that could have harmed not only my husband but others traveling that interstate that night. Other than the mechanics that replaced the engine and an individual from Warranty Solutions no one else inspected the blown engine. We spent $6948.55 for a rebuilt engine and labor. We were without our vehicle from 04.16.2021 until 08.28.2021. Hyundai had a recall on engine components but for some reason ours was NOT included. I strongly feel it should have been. Not only did this failure put my husband in danger but also anyone traveling that interstate that night.

Components: ENGINE

July 07, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11427953
Consumer Location: WATERFORD, NY
VIN: KM8JTCAF8FU****

Summary of Complaint

At 40,000 miles with no warning engine stalled while driving Upon inspection by dealership Bore Scope Scarring on all cyl walls predominate on 1 and 2 rf suspects lower engine issue Oil change records were provided

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

July 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11426072
Consumer Location: DAYTON, OH
VIN: KM8JTCAF2FU****

Summary of Complaint

Driving down the road and suddenly the check engine light came one and the engine started producing a knocking sound. I called several dealerships and had a couple of them run the VIN, which they said there are no recalls. However one dealer had mentioned that Hyundai vehicles, including Tucsons are starting to come in at astonishing rates with the same problem I have. I called Hyundai USA and they said there have been some known issues with engine failure describing the same problems mine has along with some known to have increased oil consumption, but they do not know why. They even said that sometimes the owners would not know of the increase in oil consumption and it could in turn cause engine fires. Any dealership I have contacted said due to the increase of vehicles brought in with the same problem, they are unable to even look at my vehicle for a month and to repair is possibly several months out.

Components: ENGINE

July 12, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425633
Consumer Location: CHESTERFIELD, MI
VIN: KM8JUCAG5FU****

Summary of Complaint

I purchased this vehicle after it had been leased. I purchased it with 48K miles in December 2018. I have maintained the vehicle, per the manufacturer's guidelines. In July 2021,at 69K miles, a high-pitched whirring sound came from engine when gas was applied. The noise did not occur when vehicle is in idle. The noise came suddenly when I was accelerating getting on a highway (on ramp). I took to my trusted mechanic immediately and they haven't been able to diagnose the issue at this time. However, they found busted metal pieces in the pan and have ruled out more common issues, like serpentine belt, timing belts, and exhaust. My mechanic was so far into the engine trying to find the clearly broken part (or parts), that it will be more cost effective to just replace the engine. I contacted my local Hyundai dealership, and they ignored my emails (until this point). A safety concern is that the car could still be driven, even though there was clearly something wrong with the engine. There were no warning lights of any kind in the dash, before or after the engine sound came on. Also, a qualified mechanic could not find/replace the broken part, and Hyundai is ignoring my engine issue requests. I also contacted Hyundai USA and am waiting for a response. The vehicle's engine, if defective, is out of warranty because I am second owner. The second owner warranty only lasts to 60K miles.

Components: ENGINE

March 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11425640
Consumer Location: ORLANDO, FL
VIN: kM8JT3AF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

Engine failure. I changed car oil and filter every 3,000 miles. A strong noise came from the engine and Pep Boys mechanic say I needs oil. I changed oil ,drove one mile and the car stop.

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

July 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11423547
Consumer Location: SPRINGFIELD, MA
VIN: Km8jucag1fu****

Summary of Complaint

I was driving and there was a knocking noise from the engine and loss of power. I opened the hood and noticed a pulley on the belt that looked loose and had the car towed to the dealership. According to them they know this particular engine Theta model has been an issue for fires and engine failure with components breaking internally but no recalls have been addressed for my VIN number even though there are hundreds of thousands of customers with the same issues and only some recalls have been made. Ultimately leaving the customer with the bill. This is a very dangerous situation and reading hundreds of comments on various sites and these incidents happening in other countries as well with this engine, there should be a huge investigation and something being done about this.

Components: ENGINE

May 22, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11422294
Consumer Location: REHOBOTH, MA
VIN: KM8JTCAF7FU****

Summary of Complaint

Engine seized, yes available for inspection, no prior warning lamps, messages or symptoms, car just stopped. Fortunately this happened on a backroad and not on interstate 95 between home and school. Manufacture said they would not help, seized engine determined by mechanic, no oil. Car maintained as recommended by manufacturer. I'm now finding out this is a common problem with this make and model, it burns oil and engines seize. Who allows cars to be on the road that seize up!!!

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

May 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419653
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KM8JT3AF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

Vehicle was being driven and was alerted that smoke was emerging from the engine and then a pop was heard, car was pulled to the side and shut off. Opened hood and engine was on fire and wouldnt stop. Bystanders tried helping but fire couldnt be contained and the entire Tucson engulfed in flames. Hyundai claimed no recalls for that model and couldnt help in any way. Vehicle was completly factory with 0 aftermarket modifications. 2015 Hyundai Tucson.

Components: ENGINE

May 27, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11419039
Consumer Location: SOUTHAMPTON, PA
VIN: KM8JUCAGXFU****

Summary of Complaint

The vehicle suddenly reduced power on 05/27/2021 while my 82-year old mother was driving home. When I checked the car, the check engine light was blinking. I Immediately took to a service center and noticed the same low power 'limping' performance and a knocking sound (previously unheard). On Friday, 05/28/2021, the service manager provided an update: that they found Diagnostic trouble code p1326 related to engine inspection. Performed oil change. Cleared the diagnostic code. Ran the engine. Could hear an internal knock at higher RPMs. Will need engine replaced or rebuilt. No parts are available to replace or rebuild at this time. They contacted Hyundai with the VIN who said the vehicle was out of warranty (110,000 miles). Drove the vehicle home (two blocks) at low RPMs with no issue. There was no previous indication there was any potential issue with the engine. Maintenance and oil changes have been completed on a regular basis. There were 600+ miles before the next 5,000-mile oil change was due. Drove the car the next morning, Saturday, 05/29/2021, to see about trading the car in at the local Hyundai dealer (5.1 miles away) before the situation got worse and purchase a new vehicle. I was expecting the car would be drivable - at least at lower RPMs. The car immediately began to lose power, the check engine light began blinking and stalled three times in traffic before crawling onto the dealer's lot. They had a mechanic look at the vehicle, said the engine was shot and offered $250 as all they could do was junk it since engine parts were scarce and it would not be cost-effective to replace the engine even though the body was in good shape. I felt I had no choice but to accept as it was now clear the vehicle was unsafe to drive. For the engine to die within about 15 miles of the initial onset without warning and the sudden loss of power, is a dangerous situation is this is waiting to happen to other vehicles.

Components: ENGINE

May 10, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417871
Consumer Location: BROOKHAVEN, GA
VIN: Km8jt3af9fu****

Summary of Complaint

I was driving down the road when suddenly the car started rattling. The oil light blinked on then off. The engine then made a squealing noise, the battery light came on, and then the engine froze. The accelerator pedal and the steering wheel were stuck. I turned the car off, but it wouldn’t restart. Thankfully, I was on a quiet neighborhood street and not in the middle of a busy highway when this happened. I had it towed to the dealer, who inspected it and stated that I needed to have the entire engine replaced. I then had it towed to another dealer for a second opinion, but they also said the engine needs to be replaced. Unfortunately, since I am not the original owner, Hyundai claims the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty does not apply, even though the car only has 85k miles.

Components: LATCHES/LOCKS/LINKAGES

May 17, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11417514
Consumer Location: INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN
VIN: KM8JUCAG0FU****

Summary of Complaint

THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON. THE CONTACT STATED THAT AFTER PULLING INTO A PARKING SPOT, SHE BECAME AWARE THAT THE DRIVER’S SIDE DOOR FAILED TO UNLOCK FROM INSIDE THE VEHICLE. THE LOCAL DEALER WAS CONTACTED TO SCHEDULE A DIAGNOSTIC TEST. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET DIAGNOSED NOR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 83,000.

Components: POWER TRAIN

March 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11415852
Consumer Location: GRANITE FALLS, WA
VIN: KM8JTCAF9FU****

Summary of Complaint

TL* THE CONTACT OWNS A 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON. THE CONTACT STATED WHILE DRIVING AND ATTEMPTING TO ACCELERATE, THE RPM'S REVVED UP HOWEVER, THE VEHICLE FAILED TO PERFORM AS DESIGNED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC TO BE DIAGNOSED. THE CONTACT WAS INFORMED THAT THE TRANSMISSION WAS FAILING AND NEEDED TO BE REPAIRED OR REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT YET REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT MADE AWARE OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE 90,200.

Components: ENGINE

March 25, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405861
Consumer Location: COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, UT
VIN: KM8JT3AF1FU****

Summary of Complaint

DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY AT 70 MPH DURING 5:15 RUSH HOUR TRAFFIC, THE ENGINE STOPPED RUNNING. THERE WAS NO COMBUSTION, BUT THE BATTERY WAS STILL WORKING. WHEN I HAD IT TOWED TO THE DEALER, THEY SAID THE ENGINE HAD LOST COMPRESSION AND COMBUSTION AND NEEDED TO BE COMPLETELY REPLACED. THE CAR STOPPING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FREEWAY DURING RUSH HOUR COULD HAVE CAUSED A SERIOUS ACCIDENT.

Components: SEATS ENGINE

March 29, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11405417
Consumer Location: CHICAGO, IL
VIN: KM8JT3AF1FU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON, THE OIL BURNS REALLY FAST. I HAVE TO GET AN OIL CHANGE EVERY MONTH OR THE CAR WILL START MAKING A LOUD NOISE. I ONLY HAVE 69000 MILES ON IT. THE DEALERSHIP AT THIS POINT DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO

Components: ENGINE

October 19, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11403387
Consumer Location: CLEARWATER, FL
VIN: KM8JTCAF7FU****

Summary of Complaint

ACCORDING TO AN ATTORNEY MU ENGINE IS A NU ENGINE. AS FAR AS I KNOW NO RECALLS OR LAWSUITS ARE PENDING. CAR WAS DRIVING FINE, LOST ALL POWER TO A VERY SLOW CREEP, MAKING A VERY STRANGE SOUND IN ENGINE, FRIED STARTER AND NOW WON'T WORK AT ALL. EVERYTHING PEOPLE SAY THE THETA II ENGINE COMPLAINTS HAVE BEEN WE ARE EXPERIENCING WITH THIS CAR...BUT IT HAS NOT BEEN RECALLED. WE HAVE NOTICED EXTRA OIL CONSUMPTION BUT FIGURED DUE TO HIGH MILEAGE. WE HAD A MECHANIC COME OUT AND HE SAID THE THINKS THE ENGINE IS FRIED OR THERE IS SERIOUS PROBLEMS. THIS VEHICLE IS ONLY 6 YEARS OLD. THIS ALL DURING COVID, MY HUSBAND IS HIGH RISK WE HAD TO GO BUY ANOTHER CAR AS WE DO NOT HAVE MONEY TO FIX. I NOW HAVE 2 HEFTY CAR PAYMENTS WITH 1 VEHICLE WORKING. I NEED HELP TO KNOW IF THIS ENGINE DISPLAYING ALL THE SAME PROBLEMS WILL TOO BE RECALLED .

Components: ENGINE

January 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11397576
Consumer Location: NACOGDOCHES, TX
VIN: KM8JU3AG6FU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR IS CONSUMING OIL - APPROXIMATELY 1 QUART PER EVERY 300 - 500 MILES. A REPAIR SHOP SAID THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THE ENGINE AND TO TAKE IT TO THE DEALER. I HAVE PAID OVER $500 SO FAR (REPLACED GUAGES, SPARK PLUGS, AND MORE) - I HAVE COMPLETED THREE OIL CONSUMPTION REPORTS (THE DEALERSHIP IS CHECKING THE OIL)- AND THE DEALER KEEPS SAYING THE PROBLEM IS NOT COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. I KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT CARS AND ENGINES, BUT FEEL I AM GETTING CHEATED. ANY SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED.

Components: ENGINE

February 13, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11396270
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KM8JT3AF6FU****

Summary of Complaint

COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE AT ONLY 47,000 MILES! WHILE DRIVING MY ENGINE LIGHT COMES ON AND I CAN TELL I WAS LOOSING POWER, I HEARD A "KNOCKING" SOUND SO I PULLED OVER AND ALL OF MY LIGHTS COME ON MY DASH AND THE CAR IS DEAD! SO GLAD I WASN'T ON THE HIGHWAY! I HAD IT TOWED AND THE MECHANIC AND HA HAS CONFIRMED THAT IT IS A COMPLETE ENGINE FAILURE - I NEED A NEW ENGINE. CALLED THE NEAREST HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP, AND THEY SAID I'M OUT OF WARRANTY (5 YEARS / 60,000 MILES). I WOULD HAVE BEEN COVERED IF THIS HAPPENED A MONTH EARLIER. LOOKS LIKE I GOT TO PUSH THIS UP HILL. I'LL NEVER BUY HYUNDAI AGAIN AND I SWEAR TO TELL THIS STORY TO THE END OF MY DAYS!

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER

September 08, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11394367
Consumer Location: LUBBOCK, TX
VIN: KM8JT3AFXFU****

Summary of Complaint

MY VEHICLE WAS STATIONARY IN MY GARAGE WHEN I STARTED TO LEAVE FOR WORK WHEN THE CAR BEGAN TO SHAKE, AND THE ENGINE TURNED OFF. I RESTARTED THE CAR, AND THE CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, WHICH WAS NOT PREVIOUSLY ON, NOW WAS, AND MY AIRBAG LIGHT INDICATOR WAS ON AS WELL. SINCE THIS TIME, MY SHIFTER CABLE HAS BROKEN, AND THE BRAKE LIGHT SWITCH HAS MALFUNCTIONED. TO TRY AND REMEDY THIS, I HAVE PURCHASED AND REPLACED MY IGNITION COILS, SPARK PLUGS, BRAKE LIGHTS, SHIFTER CABLE, CRANKSHAFT POSITION SENSOR, THE MASTER POWER WINDOW SWITCH, AND FUSE PLUGS. AND THIS STILL HAS NOT FIXED THE ISSUES OCCURRING WITH THE VEHICLE.

Components: ENGINE

January 11, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11390884
Consumer Location: CENTEREACH, NY
VIN: KM8JTCAF9FU****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE SEIZURE AND SHAKING. OIL LEAK. PREMATURE WEARING ON ENGINE BEARINGS.

Components: ENGINE

January 06, 2021
NHTSA ID Number: 11386825
Consumer Location: UPPER DARBY, PA
VIN: KM8JTCAF1FU****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE SUDDENLY FAILED. STARTING ALL WITH A RATTLING SOUND ONE NIGHT WHILE DRIVING. THR NEXT DAY, DROPPED MY CHILD OFF AND CAR JUST CUT OFF WHILE DRIVING IN MY APARTMENT LOT. THE CAR WAS IN DRIVE AND MY FOOT WAS ON THE GAS WHEN IT JUST SHUT OFF.

Components: ENGINE

December 23, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11384937
Consumer Location: WHEELING, IL
VIN: KM8JT3AF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

ENGINE KNOCK .. TOOK TO MECHANIC AND DIAGNOSE THAT NUMBER 1 PISTON STARVING FOR OIL AND ENGINE NEEDS TO TO REPLACED AND THE EXTREME DAMAGED COULD OF CAUSED A FIRE AND KILLED ME AND MY FAMILY IF I DIDN'T SHUT OFF WHEN I DID

Components: ENGINE

November 16, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11375276
Consumer Location: WESTTOWN, NY
VIN: KM8JTCAF8FU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING TO THE STORE THE VEHICLE STARTED TO MAKE NOISE FROM THE ENGINE, IT STARTED TO RATTLE LOUDER AND LOUDER. I WAS DRIVING 40MPH AND PULLED INTO THE GAS STATION WHERE THE ENGINE NOISE GOT WORST THE ENGINE LIGHT AND OIL LIGHT CAME ON AND THE CAR STALLED, CALLED AAA AND HAD THE CAR TOWED TO MY HOUSE WHICH WAS 7 MILES AWAY, THE TOW TRUCK DRIVER SAID THAT HE HAS BEEN COMING ACROSS A FEW OF THESE HYUNDAI'S WITH THE SAME PROBLEM ENGINE FAILURE.

Components: ENGINE FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

November 04, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11374156
Consumer Location: EL CAJON, CA
VIN: KM8JT3AFXFU****

Summary of Complaint

ON NOV. 4 2020 AT 2PM, WHILE DRIVING ON F8 EAST FREEWAY ENTERING THE TURN ONTO CA125, MY 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON'S ENGINE BLEW WITHOUT WARNING. THE DASH LIGHTS LIT AS THE CAR LOST POWER THE HOOD BLEW OPEN AND SHUT AND MY 31YR OLD DAUGHTER WAS FORCED TO ALLOW THE CAR TO GLIDE TO THE SIDE OF THE FREEWAY. IN A DANGEROUS SPOT. .SHE COULD NOT SEE IN FRONT OF THE CAR UNTIL THE HOOD FELL BACK DOWN. THE DANGER IS THE FACT THERE WERE NO PREVIOUS WARNINGS, THE HOOD BLEW UP AND THE CAR HAD STOPPED WHERE THERE WAS NOT SUFFICIENT SPACE FOR OTHER CARS TO PASS WITHOUT TAPPING MY SIDE MIRROR AND A HUGE TRAIL OF OIL LEFT BEHIND. SHE GOT OVER TO THE PASSENGER SEAT QUICKLY AND ROLLED DOWN THE WINDOWS SINCE IT WAS HOT OUT. FIRST SHE CALLED EMERGENCY ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE TO TOW THE CAR OFF THE FREEWAY. THEY TOOK OVER 2 HRS TO ARRIVE .WHILE MANY CARS DROVE QUICKLY BY BARELY MISSING MY CAR. SHE CALLED ME NEXT IN FEAR OF HER LIFE AND THEN CALLED HER DAD AND HE STAYED ON THE PHONE WITH HER UNTIL THE TOW ARRIVED .I ONLY HAVE HAD THIS CAR FOR 1 YEAR. I HAD AN OIL CHANGE ON JUNE 23, 2020 FROM REG OIL TO A SYNTHETIC BLEND. UPON CALLING HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CARE IT WAS SUGGESTED TO TOW THE CAR TO THE NEAREST DEALER FOR INVESTIGATION TO SEE IF ITS COVERED BY WARRANTY. THE ENGINE IS SEVERELY DAMAGED THE BEARINGS WERE DESTROYED AND A ROD THROWN. THE OIL FILTER WAS BLOWN OFF. MY CAR HAD NO PREVIOUS LEAKS. THERE IS A CLASS ACTION AGAINST HYUNDAI/KIA FOR MY CARS YEAR BUT WITH THETA 1 AND !! ENGINES. MINE IS A GASOLINE DIRECT ENGINE THAT ALSO HAS PROBLEMS PER CAR COMPLAINTS.COM. WHAT ALSO MAKES THIS PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS IS THAT I USE THIS CAR FREQUENTLY TO TRANSPORT MY 11YR OLD DISABLED GRANDSON TO RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL FOR MEDICAL APPTS SINCE HE HAS CEREBRAL PALSY AND POOR HEAD AND NECK CONTROL. SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAVE NOT ONLY SNAPPED HIS NECK BUT ALSO CAUSE MASSIVE FATALITIES ON THE FREEWAY..

Components: UNKNOWN OR OTHER ENGINE

May 25, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11367062
Consumer Location: Unknown
VIN: KM8JU3AG6FU****

Summary of Complaint

THERE WAS A RECALL ON MY CAR WHICH FOLLOWED UNDER THE CAMPAIGN 958 WHICH WAS UNKNOWN TO ME UNTIL MY CAR ENGINE SEIZED WHILE DRIVING ON I-5 HIGHWAY. DUE TO THE FACT I DID NOT KNOW OF THE RECALL WHEN THIS INCIDENT HAPPENED I HAD TO GET IT TOWED TO THE CLOSEST AUTO SHOP. THEY WERE UNSURE OF WHAT CAUSED THE SEIZE AND TRIED TO REPLACE THE STARTER (COST AROUND $340). THE AUTO SHOP GOT IT TO TURN ON BUT THEN HEARD A LOUD KNOCKING IN THE ENGINE AND SUGGESTED IF I CALLED HYUNDAI DEALERSHIP TO SEE IF THERE IS A RECALL BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE TO REPLACE THE ENGINE. I CALLED AND GOT THE CONFIRMATION THAT THERE WAS A RECALL AND GOT IT TOWED TO THEIR PARKING LOT(AROUND $98). I BELIEVE IT WAS A MONDAY WHEN IT MADE IT TO THE PARKING LOT AND SAID THE TECHS WOULD HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT AND SEND UP AN APPROVAL IF THE ENGINE IS COVERED AND TILL THE CONFIRMATION CAME THROUGH I WOULD HAVE TO GET A RENTAL OUT OF POCKET. SO FROM MONDAY TO THURSDAY I HAD TO GET A RENTAL THROUGH ENTERPRISE(AROUND $350) BECAUSE ON THURSDAY I RECEIVED A CALL FROM THE DEALERSHIP STATING THAT I WAS APPROVED AND COULD GET ONE OF THE DEALERSHIP RENTALS TILL THE REPAIRS WERE MADE WHICH RESULTED IN MY ENTIRE ENGINE BEING REPLACED. I HAD THEIR RENTAL I BELIEVE FROM FRIDAY TO THE NEXT THURSDAY AND THEN I WAS ABLE TO PICK MY CAR UP. AFTER ALL WAS SAID AND DONE I SUBMITTED TO THE REIMBURSEMENT BRANCH ALL THE EXPENSES I PAID WITH THE RECEIPTS THAT WAS EARLY JULY WHEN I GOT CONFIRMATION THAT IT WAS RECEIVED. SINCE THEN I HAVE REACHED OUT NUMEROUS TIMES TRYING TO GET AN UPDATE FOR HOW LONG IT WOULD TAKE AND IF I COULD SPEAK TO A SUPERVISOR OR EVEN HAVE THE PERSON WORKING ON MY CASE REMOVED TO SOMEBODY ELSE TO MAKE THINGS WORK FASTER. I WAS TOLD THEY DON'T HAVE SUPERVISORS AND THAT MY CLAIM IS WITH HIGHER MANAGEMENT FOR APPROVAL AND THAT IT HAS BEEN THERE SINCE THE 6TH OF AUGUST.

Components: FUEL/PROPULSION SYSTEM

August 14, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11360002
Consumer Location: SUFFERN, NY
VIN: KM8JUCAG5FU****

Summary of Complaint

I WAS DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND OTHER DRIVER FLAG ME DOWN, THE CAR BEHIND ME HONK WHEN I LOOK BACK I REALIZE THAT THE CAR WAS SMOKING WHEN I COME OUT AT THE CAR THE WHOLE CAR CAUGHT FIRE.

Components: ENGINE

August 02, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11355549
Consumer Location: MOUNTAIN CITY, TN
VIN: KM8JTCAF8FU****

Summary of Complaint

MY CAR JUST STOPPED RUNNING. NO WARNING LIGHTS. NO NOISE FROM ENGINE. I WAS DRIVING HOME I LOOMED UP PROBLEM ON INTERNET AND FOUND MANY ISSUES LIKE MINE WHICH RESULTED IN RECALLS FOR SOME. MY CAR YEAR WAS MENTIONED BUT MY VIN CAME UP CLEAN I THINK A RECALL IS IN ORDER

Components: ENGINE

August 27, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11352312
Consumer Location: MILO, ME
VIN: KM8JTCAF0FU****

Summary of Complaint

ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS OIL FILTER HAS BLOWN OUT LEAVING ME WITH NO OIL IN THE ENGINE. MOST RECENTLY, IT HAPPENED WHEN I WAS PASSING ANOTHER VEHICLE AT APROX. 37 MPH ON A STATE ROAD. I AM UNCERTAIN THE CAUSE OF THE INCIDENT WHERE I LOST ALL OF THE ENGINE OIL BUT I WOULD HAZARD TO GUESS THE SYSTEM WHICH CONTROLS OIL PRESSURE IS NOT WORKING PROPERLY AND THE PRESSURE GET SO HIGH FOR THE INCREASED RPM NEEDS IT BLOWES OUT THE WEAKEST POINT.

Components: ENGINE

August 17, 2018
NHTSA ID Number: 11323599
Consumer Location: HOUSTON, TX
VIN: KM8JT3AF3FU****

Summary of Complaint

IN AROUND AUGUST 2018, I WAS DRIVING MY 2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON GLS BACK FROM WORK ON A HIGH WAY. THAT ALL (FOR NO REASON) THE INDICATOR ON THE DASHBOARD LIGHTS UP, THE VEHICLE SHAKES AND COME TO A HALT. I TOWED TO DEALERSHIP WHERE THE MAINTENANCE HAD BEEN DONE SINCE THE PURCHASE DATE. IT WAS CHECKED AND REPORTED AS A DAMAGE TO THE OIL PAN. BUT, THEY SAID IT HAS HIT A STATIONARY OBJECT (THIS WAS A LIE) BUT THERE WAS NO STATIONARY OBJECT ON THE HIGHWAY AS MANY VEHICLE WERE GOING BY. I WAS ON THE LEFT SHOULDER OF THE FAST LANE. BECAUSE I DID NOT AGREE WITH THE DEALERSHIP DIAGNOSE, I KNEW AN OBJECT HAS BROKEN FROM THE INSIDE OF THE ENGINE AND STRIKE IT WAY OUT OF THE OIL PAN. MILEAGE DURING THE INCIDENT WAS AT 73,437. I THINK THIS VEHICLE SHOULD BE RECALL FOR THIS MANY REPORTED OBJECT DAMAGING THE OIL PAN. MY INSURANCE HAD TO PAY FOR A NEW REPLACE ENGINE BUT TO END UP WITH A USED ENGINE CHARGE $4500. A PICTURE (DOCUMENT) UPLOADED WILL SHOW EXIT DAMAGE FROM THE BROKEN METAL FROM INSIDE THE ENGINE. *TR

Components: POWER TRAIN ENGINE

April 18, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11323218
Consumer Location: QUINCY, FL
VIN: KM8JTCAF9FU****

Summary of Complaint

WHILE DRIVING ON INTERSTATE A LACK OF POWER WHEN ACCELERATING WAS NOTED. HIGHEST CAR WOULD TRAVEL WAS AROUND 60 MPH. ENGINE WAS REVVING BUT NO SPEED COULD BE GAINED. HAVE REPEATEDLY HAD THIS ISSUE WHICH IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.TOOK IT TO DEALER THEY SAID VEHICLE IS FINE AND THERE ARE NO RECALLS ON VEHICLE. CALLED HYUNDAI TO COMPLAIN AND VOICED THAT MANY OTHER HAVE EXPERIENCED THIS SAME ISSUE. THEY STATED VEHICLE IS NOT UNDER WARRANTY SO THERE IS NOTHING THEY ARE WILLING TO DO AND THAT THE VEHICLE ISN'T CURRENTLY UNDER RECALL.

Components: ELECTRICAL SYSTEM UNKNOWN OR OTHER ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL

January 09, 2020
NHTSA ID Number: 11299980
Consumer Location: DOUGLAS, AK
VIN: KM8JUCAG6FU****

Summary of Complaint

I HAVE A HYUNDAI TUCSON THAT HAS A RECALL NOTICE. I LIVE IN JUNEAU ALASKA WHERE THERE ARE NO HYUNDAI DEALERS. I CONTACTED HYUNDAI AND SPOKE WITH SOME VERY NICE PEOPLE WHO COULD NOT HELP ME BECAUSE OF A CASEMANAGER NAMED GRETCHEN. GRETCHEN WANTED ME TO HAVE THE VEHICLE SHIPPED TO THE NEAREST HYUNDAI DEALER. THAT WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE JUNEAU HAS NO ROAD NETWORK AND BARGE COSTS WOULD BE ABOUT FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS. I SPOKE WITH GRETCHEN ABOUT THE DILEMMA. SHE WAS RUDE AND DEMANDED I FIND A WAY TO GET THE VEHICLE TO THE NEAREST HYUNDAI DEALER. I EXPLAINED THIS IS NOT WHAT I WAS TOLD WHEN I BOUGHT THE CAR. I ASKED GRETCHEN FOR HER SUPERVISORS CONTACT INFORMATION. SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS OVER ALL ALASKA AND HAD NO SUPERVISION. I CALLED THE HYUNDAI CUSTOMER CARE CENTER AND SPOKE WITH TABITHA WHO COULD NOT HELP ME BECAUSE OF GRETCHEN AND GRETCHEN WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD GIVE HER SUPERVISORS NUMBER. AT THIS POINT I HAVE A RECALLED VEHICLE THAT THE MANUFACTURER REFUSES TO SERVICE. CAN ANYONE HELP?

Components: TIRES

October 21, 2019
NHTSA ID Number: 11299832
Consumer Location: SEATTLE, WA
VIN: ****

Summary of Complaint

ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT KUMHO TIRE R REAR EXPLODED ON THE HIGHWAY, DESTROYING THE WHEEL WELL, BUMPER, AND SIDE PANELS, AND ALMOST CAUSE MAJOR ACCIDENT. AFTER HAVING TO GET THE STATE PATROL TO STOP TRAFFIC ON ALL THREE LANES WE DROVE CAR ON THE RIM TO THE OPPOSITE OF THE HIGHWAY WHERE THERE WAS A MEDIAN STRIP. WHEN WE WENT TO REPLACE THIS TIRE, WITH GOOD TREAD AFTER SOME 56,000 MILES WE LEARNED THAT ANOTHER TIRE, THE L FRONT, ALSO HAD DELAMINATED AND SEPARATED, AND THAT THERE WERE TWO LARGE BALD SPOTS WHERE THE TIRE WAS FAILING ALSO. HAD THIS FRONT TIRE EXPLODED THIS WOULD ALMOST CERTAINLY HAVE CAUSED A ROLLOVER AND PROBABLY KILLED OR SEVERELY INJURED MY DAUGHTER, THE DRIVER. I STILL HAVE THESE TIRES, WITH A FAILURE RATE OF AT LEAST 50%. KUMHO HAS DONE NOTHING TO RECALL THESE DANGEROUS TIRES, NOR HAS HYUNDAI. *JS

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