2018 Tucson multiple niggles developing

Faults and Technical chat for the Hyundai Tucson
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msplodge@aol.com
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I have a 2018 Tucson with around 45k miles on the clock and I have noticed a few issues -
when changing down the gears and pressing the clutch the engine will rev up to around 1500 rpm on its own and then drop down to idle eventually slowing around the 1000 rpm mark
- I have also noticed a distinct resonance/vibration through the steering wheel engine compartment area at 2k revs.....
and finally when cruising at any speed but especially 60mph or over the steering wheel feels as though it is stuck and does not turn easily , there is distinctive resistance....any ideas from any one on this stuff before I contact Hyundai please?
Thanks
Mike

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msplodge@aol.com wrote: Sun May 12, 2024 6:32 pm I have a 2018 Tucson
Welcome to the forum, 'msplodge’.

Got that bit thanks but a tiny bit more information would help readers of these pages offer their thoughts on the matter. Is the car a petrol or diesel model; It’s clear that the car has manual transmission

Someone in the forum, I’m sure, will be able to empathise with your issue and may even be able to identify a probable cause or causes.

It’s worth waiting a few days to see if you get a positive response before booking-in the car for repair and now that it’s out of warranty, it might well be something that a local independent can sort, probably cheaper than a Hyundai network dealership.

Good luck with it.
2023 Tucson Hybrid (HEV) Ultimate; ordered 12/05/23 - collected from dealership 07/06/23.
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ok thanks for this , it is Hyundai TUCSON 1.7 CRDi Blue Drive SE Nav Euro 6 (s/s) 5dr 2018 - diesel...
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does anyone have an points of note that can help me with what my issues are before I contact the dealers - I appreciate its a bit vague but this is the best I got at the moment...
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Post by ravenwest »

I have a 2019 se gdi manual model but petrol not diesel.My Tucson does not suffer any of the niggles that you mention.
2020 se nav gdi.
I also have Honda VTR 1000 that I use for weekend ride outs and a KTM 250 for green laning
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Post by pharaoh »

Have you had this car from new ?
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Post by msplodge@aol.com »

no bought the car second hand in February this year and none of the above niggles existed - the car has been mot'd and serviced in February - I was given a 12 month warranty with the car but before it goes into the dealership I need to try and understand what could be causing these issues rather than giving them a blank canvas to advise or not what the problems may be...and then saying they are chargable to me rather than covered by them - hope that makes sense....
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hope that makes sense.
Yes, I understand what you mean.
Being a cynic when it comes to car dealers and having seen first hand what tricks some of them get up to, it sounds suspiciously like the faults you mention were already inherent in the car and they were masked. Just because a car has just been MOT'd doesn't mean it's in fine fettle under the bonnet.
If it were me, I'd be inclined to spend a few ££s by taking it first to a reputable independent garage and get their assessment on what the possible causes are. A good independent should also have diagnostic equipment which might well show up any faults when plugged in.

Also, to my knowledge, most of the posters on this forum drive the latest Tucson which are petrol driven, so you might not get much assistance.
If you have a look on this other forum https://www.hyundaiownersclub.co.uk/for ... board=75.0, I think there are owners of older models there, although the Tucson section is very poorly populated.

Look online for your rights after buying a car from a dealer, such as this.
If a fault occurs after 30 days but up to six months after the car is delivered by or collected from a dealer, you must give the retailer one attempt at a repair or replacement. The dealer will normally decide which is most cost effective, meaning you don’t get to choose. The seller will not be liable to repair or replace the car if it can prove the fault was not there at the time of purchase.
Bottom line though, you have bought a 6 year old diesel car and if it hasn't been driven and cared for in suitable fashion, you could have bought a lemon. Don't let the dealer fob you off though !!
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Post by msplodge@aol.com »

thanks for the advice looks like a local garage diagnostic may be the initial way to go - was hoping others had experienced similar issues and knew what was causing them rather than approaching the professionals with "bland" information regarding the issues :?
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