2016 Hyundai Tuscon Eco Acceleration noise


Asked by Jul 29, 2019 at 08:55 AM about the 2016 Hyundai Tucson

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car sometimes makes this alarming
sound, like a zip tie being pulled, when I
accelerate from a slow speed or a stop. It
has happened 5 times in the past couple of
weeks and I’m at 53,000 miles. It’s alarming -
when my husband was driving and it
happened he was ready to pull the car over
because he thought it was tearing up the

3 Answers

I just bought a used 2016 Tucson and noticed the same happening with mine. the mileage is at 32K miles. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


I kept a log of when the noise happened and in what driving conditions to share with the dealership. I also kept my phone video on recording mode when I drove and was able to capture the noise in a video. The problem got so bad that my car would stop moving when I tried to accelerate from a stop leaving me sitting in the road with oncoming traffic as I pulled out. The dealership replaced my transmission after I provided the above evidence.

1 people found this helpful.

Thank you for the information. I will be taking it in to be looked at.

Your Answer:


Looking for a Used Tucson in your area?

CarGurus has 3,933 nationwide Tucson listings starting at $1,295.

Postal Code:

Hyundai Tucson Experts

  • #1
    Michael Kane
  • #2
  • #3
View All

Find great deals from top-rated dealers


Related Models For Sale

Used Hyundai Santa Fe
30 Great Deals out of 2,972 listings starting at $2,825
Used Honda CR-V
164 Great Deals out of 6,463 listings starting at $2,995
Used Toyota RAV4
108 Great Deals out of 4,458 listings starting at $3,490
Used Nissan Rogue
136 Great Deals out of 5,715 listings starting at $1,495
Used Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
56 Great Deals out of 1,751 listings starting at $9,630
Used Kia Sportage
41 Great Deals out of 2,185 listings starting at $2,500
Used Mazda CX-5
61 Great Deals out of 3,452 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford Escape
137 Great Deals out of 7,370 listings starting at $2,497
Used Kia Sorento
66 Great Deals out of 3,219 listings starting at $3,899
Used Hyundai Elantra
144 Great Deals out of 5,346 listings starting at $2,000
Used Hyundai Sonata
57 Great Deals out of 1,542 listings starting at $2,495
Used Chevrolet Equinox
83 Great Deals out of 5,400 listings starting at $500
Used Ford Edge
75 Great Deals out of 3,279 listings starting at $2,600
Used Volkswagen Tiguan
54 Great Deals out of 2,105 listings starting at $5,900

Used Cars for Sale

2020 Hyundai Tucson For Sale
1,182 listings starting at $25,999
2019 Hyundai Tucson For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 1,314 listings starting at $22,500
2018 Hyundai Tucson For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 237 listings starting at $20,994
2017 Hyundai Tucson For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 254 listings starting at $14,615
2016 Hyundai Tucson For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 328 listings starting at $9,370

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.