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#1 Old 02-16-2011, 12:45 PM
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Hello All,
I live in St.George's, Grenada . I have recently purchased a new 2010 Hyundai Tuscon IX35, November 30, 2010, after selling my 1996 Toyota Rav4. The area where I live is off-road, but my road conditions do not necessarily demand a four wheel drive vehicle. However, when driving in certain parts of my road, my Tuscon would continuously skid if it hits a wet patch of earth, grass or loose earth, especially if the area is inclined. I cannot gain enough traction to move even in 4wd drive mode. This is a constant occurrence often resulting in the vehicle having to be towed. This often causes me to truly miss my old Rav4 with which I had never ever experienced those problems. Following those incidents, I have tested a Suzuki Vitara and an ordinary front wheel drive car using the same conditions, and did not experience the same problems. My area is also one which vehicles frequently uses, all without having those problems. This vehicle is unable to negotiate without continuously skidding even a moderately steeped incline once it is not paved, although I have experienced the same problem on a smooth concrete road with a steep incline. This problem only seems to occur on encountering a hill or an incline. Engagement of the 4wd drive push button results in absolutely NOTHING HAPPENING!! Suffice it to say, I have reported the problem to the dealer here in Grenada, but they don't have the technical expertise to resolve the problem. What do I do? Has any one experienced this problem? Is Hyundai continuing to make disposable vehicles? I am deeply disappointed at what may very well be a lemon on my hands. I need HELP Please. How can I contact Hyundai directly? I'd appreciate any feedback on these problems
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I'd look into getting a decent set of tires as the rubber that Hyundai fits at the factory is marginal at best. I can't wait to get rid of the crap Bridgestone Duelers that are on my Santa Fe. I think you'll find that once you get some good tires on the car, things will improve dramatically.

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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:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...odel=Solus+KH14

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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Alistairp,
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:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...odel=Solus+KH14

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!
Oops! Sorry, that was the wrong link, here is the right one, check out the poor, but accurate reviews, & survey results, from Hyundai owners, & others who live where there's snow, slush, & ice:

Kumho Solas KL21 tire
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?ti...odel=Solus+KL21

A few vehicles I've owned, fixed, or modified, & sold, over the years :
http://smg.photobucket.com/user/MikD...91080772125485
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