Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
While the Tucson isn’t a massive car, it feels quite bulky from the driver’s seat, and it’s hard to spot where it ends. Given that not every model was fitted with rear parking sensors and comparatively few had them at the front, it will pay to check carefully for body damage or signs of a hasty repair.
Check, too, that the alloy wheels haven’t been kerbed excessively, especially the larger-diameter versions, which will be costly to renovate if necessary. Bigger chips and grazes could be indicative of expensive damage to the suspension.
What are the most common problems with a used Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
Secondary bonnet catch
The secondary bonnet catch might not be strong enough to hold the bonnet at speed if it isn't closed properly. This recall applies to Tucsons built between 6 January 2015 and 15 March 2016, and if your car is affected, it'll need to have a stronger catch installed at a Hyundai dealer and some updated software uploaded for the open bonnet warning message in the driver's instrument cluster.