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2005 Hyundai Tucson jerking violently

My 2005 Hyundai Tucson has begun jerking violently when first taking off. Some power loss too. Any ideas why The series of jerks started suddenly, and doesn't seem to get any worse or better. After you accelerate lightly during the take off, the problem is still there, just not as bad. When I reach about 30mph. the problem stops, but power loss is evident. After accelerating up to, and setting the cruise on about 70mph, everything is fine. It is only when taking off from a dead or rolling stop. No engine lights are on. It has 46,000 miles, is a V6 auto with 4wd. I have kept it serviced faithfully, but I would love to avoid the dealer if at all possible. Any Ideas?

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  • mirandamcl Aug 01, 2008

    My 2006 Hyundai Tucson feels like it sometimes down shifts when driving it and twice it has just completely shut off when it was slowed down. We took it in to the dealership and they claimed they couldn't find anything wrong with it. They said a piece of "trash" might have gotten into the fuel, but that doesn't even seem reasonable. I am getting really frustrated... especially since I am due anyday now and am about to be without a vehicle.

  • Anonymous Aug 21, 2008

    Yep, mine started the sam thing just today and that is why I am trying to do some research and find out if anyone else has the same problem. Mine is a 2006 6 cyl. 2 wheel drive with 39,000. Has anyone figured out what the problem is?????

    Thanks for any input.


  • dogtired65 Aug 28, 2008

    I had similar problems with my 1999 Honda Passport. When serviced the
    problem would appear to be fixed and then again re-appear and grow more
    troublesome. I disconnected the battery terminal on a hunch and when
    re-connected the trouble was gone. Evidently a restart on the computer
    temporarily corrected the problem. Never looked into a repair, traded
    it in.

  • yuki2 Oct 22, 2008

    2005 hundai tusoc, problem just started. After you stop car does not accelerate, **** 3 to 4 times before you pick up speed. Please help me to solve this problem.

  • Anonymous Nov 23, 2008

    Can you believe it............I changed the sir filter. Woks great now. thanks

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    Recently had the same problem with my 2005 Hyundai Tucson...its in the shop getting a new transmission.

  • wehave2win Jan 12, 2009

    Bought 2005 Tucson 2 weeks ago. Updated from a 1996 van.

    Needed reliable transportation to go to work and out of town.

    First trip was Sunday. It looses power and jerks backwards. The RPM meter was going crazy. Read some recall issues on this...ESP sensor problem. When I read others situations I wonder. Would like to take it back to dealer this week with more options of what is wrong with it.

    Most I have read on line list high repair bills, or no response to the warranty...of which part of it is transferrable to me. 35000 miles on it.

    Any solutions to mechanical needs...and how to handle dealership with getting it repaired as it does come with their 90 day warranty as well?

    AZ Hyundai

  • dawnlan7 Feb 02, 2009

    I have an 04 Santa Fe that's doing the exact thing. Mine does it after the car has been driven for about 20 minutes. Then accelerating out of any stop light the car starts to **** violently, to the point where I am having headaches. I took it to a mechanic and he drove it around and said it didn't do it when he drove it. I need help!

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    I have exactly the same suv and the same problem I agree 100 % with Tracy 19. I noticed the air fillter hose was off a bit. I loosened the screw, pushed it in snug, and tightened it, No more problem. There are no transmission issues with your suv Try it , Good luck

  • gwoznicki Apr 13, 2009

    I have a 2006 2.0L Tucson. It ride fine, but I have been noticing when accelerating, the RPMs rise quickly w/o shifting. I have to back off the pedal to have it shift up. What's up with that? It has 30k miles.

  • FWALKER1959 Apr 13, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 2005 Elantra after i get to about 30 miles an hour it quits jerking. I thought it was my transmission but i took it to a mechanic and he said thereshould be a recall on it.

  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    It seems to do a **** when de-accelerating and when you put your foot down to accelerat again it does the Jerking thing again, seem fine otherwise just very frustrating and uncomfortable, any ideas? I have had the computer analisys done buy dealer did not show any faults?

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    Jerks bad at about 2000rpm but fine after that

  • Eng Muhammad Tanbour
    Eng Muhammad Tanbour Aug 10, 2014

    maybe the coil of the sparks need to be replaced



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I just took my 2006 Tucson in to have this fixed. It was simply that that hose from the air filter was not clamped on tight. That was 2 days ago, no more problem.

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Problem solved, My wifes 2005 Tucson started jerking yesterday & after reading some of the solutions on this website I decided to check the air filter bellows, Guess what? It was disconnected from the air filter canister! Once I reconnected the hose the problem immediately was resolved. You would tend to think that Hyundai would have made this hose at least 1/2" longer to prevent this problem from happening at all. The bellows hose seems to be to short!

Thanks for the help!

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Change Mass Air flow sensor located on the Air pipe

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Well, afer it happening MANY times, I endedup taking the car BACK in for the 3rd time. We talked to the head guy and he ended up taking the whole car apart and putting it back together. It has not done it since and it rides a lot smoother too. They said that sometimes I loose connection can cause the problem. I hope everyone else finds a solution too!!!

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i have a early 2008 model tucson and this has been a problem on my vehicle also.
after 7 months of taking the car back to hyundai i think they have now fixed it.
it is a problem with the engine managment programe something to do with the E.G.R OVERLAP
they did the newest update 2 weeks ago and up till now have had no problems.
i might just add that on the later diesel models they have fitted a particulate filter on the exaust and if the vehicle does a lot of miles around town you can get almost the same symptons it needs to be driven for a quite a few miles at a fairly constant speed so the managment system can clean the filter or take it to your garage and they can use their computer to do the same thing with the engine running in their garage.
hope this helps

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

Check to see that the air intake bellows clamps are tight. Mine had those spring clamps which allowed the bellows between the air filter box and the mass air flow sensor to come loose. When the engine torqued on acceleration the bellows pulled away causing the problem describe.

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Hmmm... sounds like a transmission issue, check the level and condition of the fluid. does the engine seem to rev excessively? if the fluid is black or really dark red then it time for a flush, but id the transmission is slipping now some damage might have been done and it might need replacement. i would have to drive it my self to get into anymore detail and to know for sure whats wrong but i would recommend going somewhere today to have it looked at. last thing you need is to get stranded somewhere for no reason. this is covered by Hyundai's power train warranty so take it to a Hyundai dealer and they should look at it for free and let you know what is wrong best of luck, hope its nothing too bad.

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