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I've just taken delivery of my new Tucson (GL V6 FWD) and there seems
to be a problem that I'm wondering if anyone else is experiencing.

I noticed when I picked it up at the dealer that the daytime running
lights were always on regardless of the position of the parking brake.

In fact the running lights would turn on if the key was in the 'on'
position even if the engine is not running.

After verifiying in the manual that the parking brake should control
the lights and that they should in fact turn off if the brake is set I
brought it back to my dealer.

They determined that it had a faulty 'multi switch' and since they did
not yet have this part in stock they removed one from another Tucson
on their lot and installed it in mine.

Everything worked correctly for 24 hours.

Now, it's back to leaving the running lights on all the time again.

I'm guessing that either this part is defective across the board or
the Tucson has an electrical problem.

I'm very dissapointed with this issue and it has cooled any excitement
I had when I first picked up my new vehicle.

I should also mention that I've owned 2 Elantra's in the past and both
where excellent and problem free, which is why I decided to purchase a
Tucson.

I'm curious to know if anyone else is having this problem.

Thanks.
 

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if it was ok for 24 hrs, then it is something simple, and might be triggerd under certain conditions. The trick is to find it; it may be a stuch relay or so. Take it back to your dealer, I am sure his tech will fix it. Which is your dealer ???
 

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I informed the dealership of the re-occurance of the problem and they had some interesting news:

Apparently, the multi-switch in my Tucson (and many of this first batch from the sound of it) was intended to ship in U.S. vehicles only, and not the ones for sale in Canada.

It's only supposed to be in Tucsons that don't have daytime running lights.

There is a 'Canadian version' of this part but due to a mistake on the assembly line it seems some Canadian Tucsons may have the American part.

Hyundai must therefore know of this little 'ooops'.

The dealership says the correct part is on back order and they'll get it in 2 - 3 weeks.

I feel better with this explaination and provided the correct part will solve this problem I'll feel much better about my vehicle (which I otherwise quite enjoy).

(duke: I'm in Toronto)
 
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