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I'm sorry to hear you're having such an issue, but I do believe it is an Orig. Equip. Kumho Solas tire problem. After having the driven the new Tucson over most conditons you're describing 1/2 way through this winter, I have experienced the same skidding issues as you with them. I think they are a pathetic excuse for all weather tires!
Some issues I've had, skidding through 2 stop signs when hitting the brakes at less then 15mph, thank God no one was in my path, and the ABS was working, & kept me in a perfectly straight line. Then being unable to back up slowly into my lightly snow covered, slightly inclined driveway, without the car skidding, & going sideways while using AWD lock, finally accomplished this after 3 attempts?! Then fishtailing, and hitting a curb lightly while going through a turn in AWD lock at less then 15mph in light snow?!
Finally, having the Tuc slide down my slightly sloped driveway about 3ft, then another foot, on packed snow after shutting it off, & putting it in park, almost running me over as I went to get out?! Putting the footbrake on, that didn't offer much confidence either,,, imagine how traction less these tires are if they slide while not even in motion!
I never experienced such heartstopping behavior on snowy roads with my previous 2005 Tucson LX AWD, or 2002 Santa Fe LX 4WD, each of them had decent all weather BFGoodrich tires on them.
Curiously, I went to the tirerack online, & found the snow, & ice rating on these Kumho tires was "yellow" what I consider to be dangerous!
IMO, they are only fair, in rain too.
Here look for yourself:
It just hurts to think I'm needing to buy new snow tires for a New car while being retired and on a fixed income, unless I want to live dangerously!
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