2006 Hyundai Tucson

2006 Hyundai Tucson questions and answers

Q: Are Hyundai Tucson 2006 vehicles (V6 AWD) recommended? What do you know and what has been your experience?
Thinking about getting this one... it seems Hyundai has completely reshaped their image....

A: Consumer Report has the SUV above average overall

Q: haveing issues with a 2006 hyundai tucson ac system?
still havin issues with my wifes ac a mechanic friend of mine came over and we traced the issue to the fuse relay the fuse under the hood is not getting enough power to kick the compresser on we figured this out by by passing the fuse with a peice of wire (no we didnt leave the wire in) but we dont know where to go from here can anyone help please

A: Is your a/c system at a full charge on r134? If charge is too low, system will not operate. Have you inspected the 10 amp fuse in the engine compartment for the air conditioner? This fuse supplies power to energize the a/c compressors field coil from the relay so that the a/c compressors clutch hub will engage/disengage. If the fuse is blown,your air conditioners compressor field coil may be drawing to many amps from an internal short within the field coil. Therefore you would need to have the coil replaced which involves removal of the compressor from the vehicle for servicing,and recovering,and re-charging the r134 freon. If you can get to the connector at the a/c compressor coil,get you a 12 volt test light,connect 1 end of tester to ground of vehicle and probe the male connector wire with the tester's tip, make sure your ignition is on, but engine not running when performing this test and verify that your a/c button is lit on the climate control as well. also if the fuse is blown, install a new 10 amp without the field coil wire connected, Does the test lite light? If it does then the field coil is bad or has an internal open circuit in the coil itself. It is rare that the climate control module is at fault for the air conditioner to be inop. Hope this helps.

Q: please i need spare parts for my hyundai tucson 2006,any one got an idea where i can get the body parts from.?

A: keystone.com

Q: Cost to replace brake pads, rotors, and caliper on 06 Hyundai Tucson?
I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson. My rear passenger side brake is making some interesting "scraping" sounds. Today it progressed to a grind when I braked. None of the other brakes appear to making any noises. I have 80,000 km on my car now, so I am sure that all the pads need to be replaced, and because of these new sounds, I'm also guessing that I need a new caliper and rotor on the one brake. Can anyone advise me as to what I should expect to pay to have this work done? I will likely be taking my car to a local mechanic, as the nearest dealership is over an hour away. Thank you for your help!

A: Don't guess...you will get screwed. This is a wonderful situation for any mechanic to tell you that you need EVERYTHING and your bill will be huge. Be careful. I told a mechanic that my car was making a tapping sound and I wanted him to adjust the valves...when I picked up the car the noise was still there...I said it is still tapping why? He said you did not tell me to stop the tapping, you said adjust the valves...Lesson was do not tell a mechanic what to do or what parts you want cause he will certainly put them on for you. You probably need new pads and your rotors turned.....Even if you do need a rotor(probably not) do not think you need factory equipment. have him get a good one that meets factory specs but not to worry about the Hyundai brand Just be careful ....Think you could get all four wheels done for about $300.00. Bargain with he guy too because he has a wide range to operate in. I can get pads on two wheels for $60.00 and $70.00 to turn both rotors....just double that and there you are! By the way...if you need calipers...try a salvage yard....

Q: How much do Hyundai Tucson Front Bumper Guards and Running Boards Cost?
I'm wondering if it's possible to buy some Tucson front bumper guards + running boards and install them on a 2006 model. I'm looking for something OEM like the ones found on the Tucson Viva Special Edition. I just realized I posted in the answers.com one rather than answers.ca (since I'm near Vancouver, Canada) but maybe a general estimate. Thanks

A: What area you live around? Are you looking for OEM parts? It helps with pricing. ****EDIT**** Running boards around $850, front bumper guard at around $650, rear bumper guard around $550. All in CAD. If you e-mail me I will be able to give you special prices. I still have some in stock and I live around same area as you. P.S. You must have the model with 2 tone body color otherwise, the parts will not fit (side cladding). Running boards will have a big gap and rear bumper will melt under the heat created by muffler.

Q: Driver side floor board is wet? Hyundai Tucson?
Today I was cleaning out my car. I lifted up the driver side floor mat, to notice the floor underneath was soaking wet. I'm not taking about just a little, I mean soaking wet! My floor mat was dry except for the bottom. It is a 2006 model and is still under warranty. Any idea on what could be going on? Thanks!

A: You probably have a clogged A/C drain. It can be blown out easily by an A/C mechanic. You might also have a leak in the seal around your windshield. That will let water run into the cab. I'd also look for possible leaks in the cowling area (where the wipers are)

Q: Should I get an oil change now?
The last time I got my oil changed was in May and I only added about 4000 miles to the car since then because I don't bring my car with me to school. After January 18th the car will be rarely used until May again. Should I get one tomorrow or wait until May? (2006 Hyundai Tucson)

A: Change it now... dont let that dirty oil sit in that engine a long time....

Q: Why does my car take a few seconds to get up to speed from a stop?
Hi, I have a 2006 Hyundai Tucson limited and a Saab 9-7x. I'm concerned with the Hyundai because from a dead stop like when merging onto a highway, when I floor it to go onto the highway (pedal all the way to the floor), it starts off REAL slow and takes like 8 seconds to get up to the speed limit on the highway. I notice the shifter has "+" and "-" on it. Can I put it into a gear before I accelerate so the car does not have to think what it wants to do to get up to speed? Thanks, I hope i didn't confuse you with all of this. Its confusing me... Well the Hyundai was just serviced last week. I let my mom use my Saab and I use her Hyundai. I just thought I was doing something wrong or the car was goofed up because when I floor my Saab it actually speeds up...

A: Your first problem is that you are not supposed to floor the accelerator except in emergencies. Your second problem is that you are expecting a Hyundai to work like a Saab. They are not the same. Saab makes jet engines for airplanes. A Hyundai is better than a Yugo, but it is not a Saab. If your car takes only 8 seconds to get up to the speed limit, then you are pushing the pedal down too far. At the proper rate of acceleration, it should take longer. You are on a public highway with heavy trucks. This is not the track at Daytona or Indianapolis.

Q: Void Hyundai warranty?
Our 2006 Tucson has just dies on us and requires £2k of work on the engine - fuel pump and cam belt. However the Hyundai garage has just called to say this will not be covered by the 5 year warranty as we previously had it serviced with Kwik Fit who apparently did not use the exact Hyundai approved oil filter and oil (although both were perfectly fine and did not cause the problem). has anyone else experienced this? Do we have any comeback with either Hyundai or Kwik Fit? Have we just been 'had' by the small print?

A: Since Kwik Fit did not use the exact approved Oil Filter and oil you will have trouble arguing this. If you do want to pursue it one avenue you could try is The Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act, 1980 it covers faulty products.It does not stipulate a time limit for the return of faulty goods, it takes in to account the cost and expected lifespan or "shelf life" of the product. Even though this may not now be covered by the warranty a car of this age should not have this kind of trouble unless your mileage is excessive. Extended warranties are often not worth the paper they are written on. The site http://www.scams-online.com has a good article about this, the warranty providor will do anything they can to avoid paying up.

Q: Which used SUV is the best for me?
Hi, I want to buy a SUV for our family that costs about 10-15K, is reliable and has a good Mpg I looked up used SUVs that are: - not more expensive than 15K - have 60.000 miles or less - have a good Mpg What I don't know is which of those are most reliable. Here is my list: 2005-07 Toyota RAV4 2004-06 Honda CR-V 2007 Kia Sportage 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i 2006 Subaru Forester 2.5 X 2006-07 Hyundai Tucson (2005-08 Ford Escape 2WD Hybrid) I heard that I should avoid American cars but I read some good reviews What do you think? Is there a car on that list that you would or would not recommend to me. Or is there a car missing on the list I should take a look at? Thanks, I appreciate it

A: I would add the Chevy Equinox or Pontiac Torrent to your list the 5 year 100000 mile powertrain warranty is a great deal and you should find several in your price range. Avoid the Kis and the Subaru due to repair costs. The Toyota and Hondas can be expensive for an older car.