1st Gen (2005 – 2009) Hyundai Tucson Problems

The 1st generation of the Tucson has a cumulative PainRank™ of 4.29. That can be compared against other Hyundai generations. Shopping for a Hyundai? So far, so good. But there are some warning signs to watch for.

Owners of the 2005–2009 Tucson model years have sent in 50 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (22%) followed by the electrical (16%) and the steering (12%).

Comparing Years in This Generation

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2005 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Reliability PainRank (?)
2009 6
2.78
2008 12
5.17
2007 4
1.1
2006 13
4.94
2005 15
7.46

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