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Hyundai Tucson



  • dovid2dovid2 Posts: 90
    People in the car business have told me 6,000 miles; Car Talk suggests 5,000,
    because oil is better than it used to be, and because disposing of used oil is getting to be rough on the environment. Most manuals recommend 3,000 for hard usage, such as towing, short trips, etc.
  • zhao4zhao4 Posts: 6
    I am recently switching to Tucson from a sedan for everyday transportation. Mine is GLS FWD V6. I am only not very sure for one thing - what is the normal engine sound like for a Tucson? From many reviews from professionals and customers, the ride is quiet. For my Tucson, the idle and free way driving are very quiet but during acceleration(especially driving incline), even the rpm is only 2500~3000, the sound from engine is loud (especially obvious at low speed range). When the rpm goes above 3000, the sound is louder. I talked with my dealer and the service manager drove it and thought everything just normal. I am not saying the engine sound during acceleration is not acceptable, but it is more rough than my previous Camry and my expectation. I might be too sensitive about it, but I really appreciate if you could describe what is the engine sound like during acceleration on your Tucsons. BTW, I am using 87 gasoline from shell all the time and I have 1500 miles by now.
  • 238000238000 Posts: 48
    I have the same Tucson with about 5700 miles. And, yes, the engine emits what I like to call a healthy growl. I have no problem with it and am very satisfied with the car.
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    Despite what JiffyLube would tell you, there is no oil change interval schedule that applies to all cars all the time.
    Some engines are designed to run more cleanly and efficiently than others and to that you need to add your individual driving conditions to the equation as to whether to go by normal or "severe." Some vehicles severe maintenance schedule is comparable to the normal schedule on another vehicle.
    That is why there is a maintenance schedule printed in your owners manual or maybe even a separate maintenance booklet that goes into detail on what is supposed to be done and how often.
  • mlwashmlwash Posts: 1
    I have a 2-month old Tucson, and it has had an annoying clicking/ticking sound in the front suspension since I bought it. I wrongly assumed it would go away with time, but at 3,500 miles, I have to believe I'm stuck with the tick-tick-tick sound forever. The sound is not noticeable at high speeds or on hard bumps in the road. The sound seems to occur when the car is going moderate speeds and the road surface is relatively flat. I've been to the dealership 3 times, and I don't think they want me back. Any advice?
  • flytedhyflytedhy Posts: 63
    For my 2.0L Tuscon the owners manual says to use 5w30 or 10w30 if temps stay above 32F. If you look at the hmaservice Hyundai website, the shop manual says 10w30 or 10w40 if the anticipated temps will be above 100F. Dealer and 800 customer service has no idea why the difference but both say to use 10w30, not the 10w40. Then why did they list it? Small, high rpm engine and hot temps, I can see the logic for the 10w40, too bad Hyundai has no idea what to tell customers. As far as oil change intervals, I plan on every 5 months or 5k miles for my easy style of driving. If anyone really drives the vehicle hard or tows, 3mo/3k would be appropriate. Almost due for my first oil change, anyone tried it on their 2.0L yet?
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    You should use the exact oil recommended by the owners manual and the oil change intervals recommended under on your driving conditions and not try to out-think it. If ocassionally towing a trailer of a weight within the vehicle's recommended limits constitutes severe conditions, then follow the severe schedule.

    What are the oil change intervals listed under the severe maintenance schedule?

    If you follow the what is printed in the manual, you are covered by the factory warranty. If you use 10W40 and coincidently something happened, it may not be covered by the warranty. At the least you might get slightly sluggish performance and lowered fuel economy. Using oil of a different weight than what they recommend in the owners manual might not hurt anything, but just use what the manufacturer recommends and you are safer.
  • flytedhyflytedhy Posts: 63
    That was kinda my point. Hyundai does say to use 10w40. Its says so on their website, if temps are anticipated to be above 100F. They will be, and at times 110+F. The manual says10w30. In this small high revving engine, only 4 qts of oil, it could very well make a big difference. Thats why I wanted clarification from Hyundai, but didn't get it.
  • csuvcsuv Posts: 25
    Hi guys. I am interested in buying a Tocson GLS Fwd model (adding sunroof). I just wonder how much did you pay for this SUV. I test drove one and love it better than Escape. But the dealer billed me nearly 2000 more than MSRP (around 21000). That's rediculous. Of course I won't take that. Nobody should pay around MSRP. This car should be closed below the Invoice ($18806 & 709 for sunroof). If you don't mind please post how much did you pay for it on the base price. Right now it has a $500 manufacturer's rebate. How does that work? fill out rebate form and send to Hyundai and wait for the $500 check in a couple of months? The dealer even tried to impress me that they could decudct that amount from their 1st ask price. it's sick for dealer to to cheat customer to believe that $500 as their offer.
  • csuvcsuv Posts: 25
    I found the Tucson GLS is slow for acceleration and a more than moderate sound can be herd when accelerate. I have not drive any oterh SUV before. But the Honda CR-V is quieter than Tucson. What do you think. Are the acceleration and engine or transmisstion sound when acceleration acceptible?
  • 307web307web Posts: 1,033
    They should clarify it. However, you should go by what's printed in the owners manual unless they print and mail you an update to what's in the manual since the manual is what you are supposed to follow to maintain your warranty
    If you call the 800 number and they say "I don't know why the website is different." then press them to follow up and find out why if you really want to know.
    Someone a Hyundai should be able to find out where the people who posted the info on the web got the information versus the people who printed the info in the manual.
  • pcatch135pcatch135 Posts: 8
    I am looking for anyone who has bought and installed the front and rear mud flaps. My dealer will charge me $80.00 for them, plus $75.00 install fee. I found them on the Hyundai Parts Online Parts Store from an aftermarket Co. on e-bay. The price was $20.00 per set. I was wondering if anyone has them and do they look like the factory ones? Was the install simple or hard? Thanks.
  • csuvcsuv Posts: 25
    I saw it on a real car but you will never be able to tell if there is difference between the ones from the Hyundai and other sources. That's not a big deal. as long as the size and shape fit they can work. One thing I am sure you can install it yourself. Some websites said you should never buy it from the dealer and auto parts store have it for much cheaper. And I agreed since it's not mechanic parts and won't affect performance at all. Go check it out.
  • csuvcsuv Posts: 25
    I saw new new rails design which can also install cross rails and be able to have sunroof. I can't find a picture to show it. It looks cute. The old rails can't take cross rails if you have sunroof.
  • tenpin288tenpin288 Posts: 804
    There are a number of online Hyundai parts vendors (I would post the links, but that is usually frowned upon in this forum from my past experience). I know of a couple sites where you can get the Hyundai mud guards from as little as $20 front or rear. As far as installation, a simple phillips screwdriver and about half an hour are all you need to install them (except for the rear--you will either need an offset screwdriver or you will have to remove the rear wheels to get enough clearance to one of the screws). :)
  • andyindraandyindra Posts: 1
    I just bought a 05 Tucson GLS, but I am not sure how the mp3 player works. The instruction book is no good did can anyone help I have Put 160 song in mp3 format on a disk but when I put it in the cd it reads the songs titles but thats all......
    Andy Jagger
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,932
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  • pcatch135pcatch135 Posts: 8
    Thanks for the info. I did find a Hyundai parts vendor and you were right about the price. $40.00 for both the front and rear. They even ask if I had cladding on my Tucson ( I do ). They should be here this coming week and will write about the install and how well they look compared to the dealers ones. Thanks again. By the way how did you get the little happy Tucson at the end?
  • mabumabu Posts: 1

    I am from Puerto Rico. I wonder if anyone can answer me this question. I was told to turn off the A/C before turning off the ignition. Today another Tucson owner told me not to turn off the A/C Tucson bacause A/C's are prepared to function with the motor. So, as soon as you turn on the ignition, the A/C turns on automatically. Please tell me who is right. I love my Tucson and I hope we have a long time together.
  • kingsalmonkingsalmon Posts: 97
    I was told the same thing about turning off the air before the ignition. I keep the air conditioner off before the ignition just in case.

    I think that would make a lot more sense because the air conditioner is not meant to be kept on in the winter. That would also be a great waste of gas in my opinion. Anyhoot, hope you have a great experience with a good looking car.

    God bless...

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