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Theta II Engine Knocking and Siezing

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The Theta II is a gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine that is well known for a lot of things and none of them are good. Bearing failure, metal debris riding on contaminated oil, piston ring defects, siezing, knocking, crying.

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Panomramic Sunroof Rattles and Explodes

Hyundai’s panoramic sunroofs have a tendency to explode under normal driving conditions, but they’re far from alone. What’s causing these giant sheets of glass to shatter without being hit? And what’s being done to prevent it from happening in the future?

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Hyundai's Inflated MPG Claims and Settlements

Hyundai Motor Group was caught cheating on their fuel economy ratings (MPG) by the EPA in 2012. MPG estimates were 1 or 2 miles higher than they should have been, which doesn’t sound like much. Except when you consider who’s picking up the tab.

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Dual Clutch Transmission Won't Accelerate

Hyundai went with a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission for its blend of performance and fuel economy. But these transmissions tend to have two major drivability issues — hesitation off the line or added vibration. In the case of the 2016 Tucson, that hesitation off t...

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Blue Link Extortion

Messages that self-destruct and dastardly extortion – it all sounds like the plot to Mission Impossible, right? But it’s actually the story of Hyundai’s Blue Link systems. Pay up, or it’ll blow up … or at least shut off.

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Stalling Engines in the Santa Fe

The Santa Fe has an engine with a nasty reputation of stalling at any speed, any time, without any warning. That means no acceleration...

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