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Wheel Problems of Hyundai Tucson



Hyundai Tucson owners have reported 7 wheel related problems since 1996. Table 1 shows the 1 most common wheel problems. The number one most common problem is related to the vehicle's wheel (7 problems). For details of each of the problem category, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Wheel related problems of Hyundai Tucson

Problem Category Number of Problems
Wheel problems
7
Wheel problem #1

I was driving home when the car felt funny and started to shake a little. I pulled off the road into a parking lot. I got out and saw that the side of my tire was blown out. My husband came and changed the tire. To our surprise it was not only blown out on the outside but on the inside also. It appeared to us that this tire was defective. We had only had the care a little over a year. We took it back to the dealer which informed us that since we didnt buy they're waranty plan for the tires they couldn't help us. If the people that sold us the tire can't help then who do we go to. Feeling unsafe driving with the other tires that may be just as bad we decided to replace them all. We went to our local tire place and bought 4 new tires.

Wheel problem #2

I recently purchased a 2014 Hyundai Tucson GLS from my local Hyundai dealer. Shortly after purchasing the car, I noticed a strong vibration that seemed to come from unbalanced tires. I took the car in for the first time and they found it was unbalanced and proceeded to balance the car. However, this did not fix the problem. I still noticed a slight vibration when I drove the car, and it was especially bad at 50mph. I took it back for a second time to the Hyundai dealer and they balanced the car again, but only a very small amount. Again, balancing the tires made no difference. I took it back to the dealer for a third time and rode in the car with the lead mechanic at that location. He also noticed the vibration and asked I leave the car with him. He then tested one of the other Tucsons on their lot that was the same trim model and had the same tires. He requested I go with him in that car, and we felt the same vibration as in my car. He diagnosed the issue as a characteristic of the vehicle. On cold mornings, the car vibrates so badly it chatters my teeth and feels unsafe to drive. My concern is that it will only continue get worse with time, causing permanent damage. Even though the car has a great warranty, I still feel uncomfortable driving it and am reluctant to take it on long trips. I currently have a case open with Hyundai motors USA. The case was opened in March of 2014 and Hyundai feels it can be solved by replacing the tires. I have not done that yet as they will not give me coupons for the full price of the tires. The vibration has started to grow noticeably worse and I am concerned for both my safety and other people that may have the same car.

Wheel problem #3

We were going through a green traffic light, we were about the 6th car through the light when vehicle coming out of nowhere ran the red light from the cross street at about 55mph, did not try to stop, we slowed to almost a stop and swerved to avoid the person. She did not try to stop and t-boned us in the drivers wheel and door, but the airbags did not activate, even with this high speed collision. This is the second accident of this kind where they did not activate. The first was in January and we were rear ended at a high speed while stopped at a traffic light.

Wheel problem #4

Car has been in shop about 8 time for pulling to right 1st they said it was bad tires switched out but still continued to pull went it shop again said it was the tires so switched out again took another dealer said that it was the crowning in road I drove other Tucson's and they did not pull then they said it was because of all the mileage that was on my car next they said it was pulling bc of electronic steering id really like to know what is wrong with the car. I have a regional person coming down on the 28th of Aug to look into car pulling to right. Also have took my car to firestones and they say that there is something definitely wrong with the tow and alignment yet the dealer insists that is not the problem.

Wheel problem #5

Tl- the contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Tucson. The contact stated that while parked, he noticed that the front driver's side tire was flat. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic and the technician stated that the stem valve on all four tires was corroded and would have to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 29,000. The VIN was not available. Kmj.

Wheel problem #6

We were heading out on vacation from akron, ohio when the dashboard low air pressure tire light came on during our trip. We exited off at the next exit for gas and to add air to the rear tire. We heard air leaking from the tire tread area and had to go to a local repair shop in sissonville, wv for the repair. The repair shop reported that we had tread separation and that the steel belt made a hole in the tire. He changed our tire with a used one to get us to our destination in north carolina. In boone n. C. We had our tires looked at and they showed us the we had another tire with a 4 inch slit in the tread area and was cupped ( a broken belt); this also was the rear tire. They remaining two tires showed signs of tire separation. All four (4) tires were replaced with new ones. Our vehicle is a all wheel drive 2011 Hyundai tuscon.

Wheel problem #7

The electronic power steering feels stuck,vague,hard,lacks of maneuverability and feedback while driving the vehicle, feeling the sensation that you will lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle goes to either ways (right or left side) giving the impression that you are going to crash. Also is very difficult to maintain the vehicle align on the road lane and it has to be corrected constantly requiring more physical effort than normal driving.




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