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Hyundai Tucson (2015-2021): what are its most common problems?

Like its Sportage cousin, the Tucson experienced several reliability issues on its third generation, notably in diesel and for block and gearbox faults.

Flagship model and Hyundai’s bestseller, the Tucson is a family SUV with an excellent price/performance ratio. Launched for his first generation in 2004, four years after the Santa Fe, he initiated a career with a global vocation and international success. The manufacturer has made a giant leap in the last ten years in terms of designof technologiesof quality of finishand of equipment supply. The Tucson is in this image, presenting beautiful lines, a homogeneous silhouette, and comfort on board worthy of the tenors of the category. Its third generation (2015-2021) was available in petrol, diesel and even 48V micro-hybrid.

Lots of diesel

The Tucson 3 did the main part is diesel, with six engine variants available ! At the start of the career, there was the entry-level 1.7 CRDi with 115 horsepower and 141 horsepower, followed by the 2.0 CRDi with 136 horsepower. These blocks were later replaced by thee 1.6 CRDi with 115 horsepower and 136 horsepower, and 2.0 CRDi with 185 horsepower. Their particularity lay in their unique system microhybride 48V, which became available as a choice on these last three engines. These diesel engines from the second half of their careers were hailed over their predecessors for their improved comfort and less appetite. In essencethe 132 horsepower 1.6 GDi was replaced by a 177 horsepower turbo variant. Do these motors have regular failures or breakdowns? Here’s what you need to know.

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His most common problems:

  • Hybride 48V : The 48V light hybridization introduced on the diesel blocks at the end of their career has several shortcomings. The system is blocked and does not effectively manage the transition between thermal and electric. This can lead to engine paralysis or even breakage. The 1.6 CRDi is more affected than the 2.0 CRDi.
  • Manual gearbox: On the 1.7 CRDi, the transmission can sometimes experience synchronizer problems from 80,000 kilometers, which creates creaks when changing gears.
  • Clutch : On CRDi diesel variants, the clutch is prone to slippage and can wear prematurely. Problems of this kind have been reported from 40,000 kilometers.
  • Double-clutch: The double clutch which equips the versions fitted with the DCT gearbox can be brutal and give jerks when starting. Some owners had to replace it before 100,000 kilometers.

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