2005 Hyundai Tucson Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2005 Hyundai Tucson

2005 Hyundai Tucson Problems

Transmission Won't Shift/CEL Due to Failed Speed Sensors in Transmission

If the automatic transmission does not shift properly and the Check Engine Light illuminates, the speed sensors in the transmission may have failed. The sensors are simple and inexpensive to replace.

Recall Issued For Airbag Control Module

Hyundai issued two recalls for the airbag control module on certain vehicles; it should be replaced to prevent incorrect passenger side airbag deployment during an accident. For more information on these recalls, please click here» and here».

Confirm Latest Software For Transmission Control Module and Correct Fuild For Proper Shift Quailty

Prior to replacing the automatic transmission fluid (to improve shift quality), make sure that the transmission fluid level is correct. Also, make sure the computer that controls the transmission has the most up-to-date adaptive programming information. When servicing these transmissions be sure to use fluid approved by Hyundai.

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Questions

Steering (1 answer)

I notice whenever I turn my vehicle, there is a grinding noise. is this the steering rack and pinion?

Diver-side door (1 answer)

My keyless remote will not open the driver-side door. I have to physically use my key in order to open the driver side door.

was driving down road, engine reved very high then shut off,, had to push (1 answer)

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Recalls

Brake Light Switch May Fail

The stop lamp switch may fail, affecting many vehicle systems including the brake lights, transmission shift interlock, electronic stability control, and the cruise control. Failure of any of these systems could increase risk of a crash. Dealers will replace the stop lamp switch to correct these issues. This recall is to begin on June 29, 2009. The Hyundai recall number is 092.

A Faulty Automatic Stability Program May Cause Vehicle to Apply Brakes at Inappropriate Time

 

On certain sport utility vehicles equipped with electronic stability program (ESP) , the yaw rate sensor may become too sensitive and may re-calibrate incorrectly. While driving the ESP program may cause the engine to reduce power and may cause a brake at one of the wheels to be inappropriately applied. This may lead to loss of control and a crash. The dealer will Reprogram the ESP unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 068

 

Improper Deployment of Drivers Air Bag May Cause Injury

On certain vehicles, static air bad deployment testing conducted by the NHTSA using female dummies showed that a small stature adult driver not wearing a seat belt and involved in a frontal or near frontal crash, the deployment of the driver air bag may not occur. This could lead to an increased chance of injury. The dealer will replace the air bag with an upgraded unit free of charge. The Hyundai recall # is 079

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2005 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

went to have air bags replaced and in 1/2 hr was told I had over $2000 problems & said I should not drive out of lot, car could roll over? First of all I did not tell them to check my car. I called Hyundai and was told I would have to bring to another Hyundai dealer. Said I am afraid to drive car, I am a 76 year old senior. Said to have it towed asked if they would pay for tow, said no and ...
My door locks are not working all of the time. I am the original owner, but it only has 40,000 miles, so it hasn't gone very far. I changed batteries on the key fobs a few years ago, when it first started, but there wasn't much improvement. Now that I use the car more frequently, it seems to be happening more often. One day, after not using the car for a day, I went out to the garage, and...
I bought a 2005 Tuscon and it has been a great vehicle. Most repair issues were handled under warranty with excellent service. Replaced all brakes at 70,000 miles. I have a 2.7 engine with 4-wheel drive. Gas mileage has been 17 in town and 23 on the road. A little dissappointing considering the small size of the vehicle. The only long term problem has been the air conditioning system. I've had ...

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