Hyundai Tucson - Problems, Statistics, and Analysis

Hyundai Tucson owners have reported a total of 2,426 problems for their cars built in the 15 model years listed in the chart below. The chart shows the number of problems reported across all service years for each given model year of the Hyundai Tucson. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson cars have the most problems reported (779 problems).

Table 1. Total number of problems by model year for Hyundai Tucson

🔍 Common problems of Hyundai Tucson

The following chart shows the 24 most common problems for Hyundai Tucson cars. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's power train (665 problems). The second most common problem is related to the vehicle's engine and engine cooling (541 problems).

Table 2. Common problems of Hyundai Tucson

Problem Category Number of Problems
  Power Train
665
  Engine And Engine Cooling
541
  Vehicle Speed Control
182
  Electrical System
180
  Equipment
169
  Air Bag
107
  Service Brakes
87
  Other Fuel System
84
  Structure
79
  Exterior Lighting
55
   
  Electronic Stability Control
54
  Steering
46
  Suspension
41
  Visibility
30
  Seat Belt
22
  Tire
19
  Wheel
19
  Gasoline Fuel System
12
  Unknown Or Other
11
  Seats
10
  Latches/locks/linkage
8
  Traction Control System
3
  Child Seat
1
  Forward Collision Avoidance
1

📉 Compare Reliability Across Model Years Using PPMY Index

It would not be fair to compare the Hyundai Tucson of an older model year to newer model years since older vehicles have been in service longer and thus are expected to have more problems. In order to compare the reliability across Tucson model years, we use the PPMY index which is defined as the problems reported per thousand vehicles per Year. A smaller PPMY index indicates greater reliability of the given model year cars.

    PPMY = P / S / Y * 1000,

where P = total problems reported during the life of a Hyundai Tucson model year; S = total units sold of the model year; Y = years since the debut of the model year (the age of the vehicle).

The results are shown in Table 3.

Table 3. Use PPMY Index to Compare Reliability Across Tucson Model Years

Tucson
Model Year
Problems Sales [1] Vehicle
Age
PPMY Index
  2018 54132,1122    
0.20
  2017 376158,6103    
0.79
  2016 779103,4104    
1.88
  2015 8050,6995    
0.32
  2014 6740,0476    
0.28
  2013 15056,7427    
0.38
  2012 18950,4578    
0.47
  2011 10846,1089    
0.26
  2010 5323,39910    
0.23
  2009 1711,54911    
0.13
  2008 5124,01112    
0.18
  2007 6845,43413    
0.12
  2006 16056,72414    
0.20
  2005 24262,87815    
0.26

📊 Number of Problems Reported During the First Year

Another way to measure the reliability across the model years of the Hyundai Tucson is to use the total number of problems reported during the vehicle's first year in service, as shown in the Table 4.

Table 4. Number of problems in vehicle's; first service year

Model YearProblems Reported
  2019 Tucson
28
  2018 Tucson
29
  2017 Tucson
126
  2016 Tucson
394
  2015 Tucson
11
  2014 Tucson
13
  2013 Tucson
15
  2012 Tucson
15
  2011 Tucson
18
  2010 Tucson
10
  2009 Tucson
3
  2008 Tucson
2
  2007 Tucson
5
  2006 Tucson
9
  2005 Tucson
35


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