Best car I have ever owned
I have a 2006 2.9 ltr turbo diesel auto which I bought with 187k on the clock in 2017. In 2018 I used the Terracan to tow our 1.5 tonne camper trailer around Australia for a year. It never missed a beat and tows that weight quite easily. It is now up to 295k and still going strong, I'd love to say I always service it regularly etc but I am a bit slack on that, still it keeps going anyway. Only bad issue I had with it was when I had a dirty fuel filter and didn't realise, as soon as the engine got hot it would go into limp mode. $65 for a fuel f...ilter and 5 minutes of my time and that issue was fixed. This is the only car I've owned where random people will come up to me to talk about their Terracan and how much they like it. Very good cars and well worth owning, especially if you can find one with low km's on the clock.
Purchased in July 2017 for A$9,000.00.
you must have the same type and depth of tread per axle which is normal, the awd vehicle you must have 4 tyres the same type and tread depth, I hope this helps...
I had my terry since 2008 Turbo Diesel SLX demo model and change the oil every 5000 kms with synthetic oil and had no trouble at all.
Purchased in January 2008 for A$40.00.
Hi everyone, i own a 2006 2.9 ltr turbo diesel terracan, which i bought in August 2017. I use it for travel and around town. Last year she had a blown head and needs a new motor just wondering if a 2004 motor will fit.
Purchased in August 2017 for A$8,000.00.
2005 turbo diesel bought december 2017
bought this for a steal off gumtree with 150k on the clock at $2300, it did need some work the owner had done some backyard mechanics on it busting an oil seal plate changing the timing belt, to fix this cost another $2000 still good value. since then the only trouble i have had has been the fuel preheat relays, no one knew where they were located even the local auto electrician, so services after initial repair have been about $3000 including the tail shaft replacement,fuel preheat element replacement, 2 fuel preheat relays, rear brake pads, ...idler arm, front shock rubbers, sway bar links, to be fair i have done some very rugged off road usage, it now has about 170k on it fingers crossed nothing major goes wrong like it has for some of the others on here, overall for a turbo deisel off road it is cheap, it has also been great for towing plenty of power
Purchased in December 2017 for A$2,300.00.
Almost a Land Rover but at a fraction of the price
I had a TD manual for almost 12 years, bought when 2 yrs old with 34,000km and reluctantly traded it recently with 180,000km. I was sorry to see it go. It could climb any highway hill in 5th gear with ease and the few times it was taken off road it was excellent, especially in low ratio.
You can get adults in the rear row but it isn't comfortable and doesn't leave much room for luggage. We have had seven in (with a large roof box) for 2 weeks around the South Island of NZ. You can get two road bikes in standing up (front wheels off), but ...interestingly there is more space in the Honda Jazz (don't ask) I replaced it with - I can get two mountain bikes upright in there (again front wheels off). I had been told by my mechanic for a year or so to 'get rid of it' before it got expensive. I did have a problem with the injectors that cost NZ$ 1,000 to diagnose and fix, so like all common-rail diesels you have to hope it remains reliable as the bills can be big when things go awry. It was a reluctant sale for me, even though I don't need a 4WD any more and the new car is so much cheaper to run.
Purchased in June 2007 for A$32,000.00.
Awful car, COMPLETE LEMON
So we bought a 2004 Hyundai Terracan turbo diesel model from a car yard second hand in March. It is now December and we are having to send the car to the wreckers because we couldn't in good conscience sell it to anyone else.
Within three weeks of getting the car, it kept overheating, and nothing they did seem to fix it. Turns out it blew a head gasket. So the dealership did the right thing and replaced the engine at their expense.
Now the car is cutting out while driving, sometimes starts and sometimes won't. Been told by a mechanic tha...t it's likely metal in the fuel rail. Have had so many problems with this car I wish I never bought it. It's clunky, shudders when braking, and is very uncomfortable to drive. The car has had so many problems that I just don't trust it anymore. I would never ever recommend anyone to buy one. They stopped making these for a reason.
Reliable and cheap
I bought this car from a friend, making me the third owner. It had 185,000 on the clock. He had reliably changed the oil - that was it.
I too have changed the oil every 7000kms. It’s now done 230,000kms and is still going like a dream. It drops plenty of oil but nothing out of the ordinary for a car with so many kms
Its been 4x4 used and driven up the east coast of Aus twice. It’s also the daily drop off for the school run.
Fuel economy is awful, but who cares? If you are buying a v6 terracan for economy then give yourself an uppercut then go buy an echo.
Good bang for bucks
Was our only car, so used for everything. Economical on trips, but when something goes wrong, parts are not easy too buy, and are very expensive. I am in the process of selling it now, as I can not afford to repair and maintain it. The fuel system needs total replacement, costing between $4000 and $5000 dollars, due to picking up some dirty fuel at a servo. Will never buy a diesel car again.
Crunching noise when taking corners
Drives well, very limited space in the back two rows.. Could not seat adults in the 3rd row because there is no leg room that being said I have successfully installed 5 car seats and a booster seat on multiple occasions but getting children out of the third row is a challenge in its own right..
I get around 350kms around town and 600 kms if highway driving
Drove a 380km round trip and developed a leak in the diff which has resulted in a nasty crunching sound when taking sharp corners
(Like car parks, driveways or u turns)
It grabs half ...
Same car yard 2 months later and a $6000 engine repair bill after 8 days of ownership. Suspension totally rebuilt with a delaminating rear tyre thrown in as well. After 10 reliable years with a Sportage I thought this would be the bigger brother and better built. Good points are it’s a big strong car for a reasonable price, bad points are the same with any common rail diesel motor - if they break they cost a fortune to repair. Front suspension is the torsion bar style ( like a 1973 Valliant) and wobbles/creaks and generally has to be driven well below the speed limit to remain safe on the road even after $1500 in repairs.
2006 Turbo diesel radiator problems
I've just brought a car off Foxy Wholesalers in Brisbane, drove it 440km in under 19hrs. Rang caryard told me it was my problem. Car is pumping water from the radiator to the overflow, it shut down. Does anyone know if it would be the thermostat or the radiator that is the problem?
2002 petrol model unfortunately was a headache
We wanted to like this car, the size and seating capacity was perfect for us but unfortunately our particular car was nothing but a money pit and needed endless repairs starting with the engine being rebuilt after the car continually went into limp mode whilst driving, the starter motor went, another $1700 motor repair, punctured break line then an alternator bearing problem and the transmission was starting to go. We never took it off road but we discovered a fortnight after buying that the car yard who sold it to us sold it in bad condition.
Running 1 lakh plus kms..still running strong without any problems.
Hmm nothing seems to be wrong with my Terry. Running 1 lakh plus kms still running strong..replaced clutch plate and brake pads till now.. No issues with the engine.. Sometimes i see check engine light turning on after hitting 140kms speed.. Don't know the reason..might b loose connection problem..dealer said injectors need to be serviced which is common in all the vehicles..gotta replace fuel filters.. Love my Terracan.
Engine heating problems
I have had my Terracan since new had all the right services....now for no reason at all the temperatre guage goes up ......Engine does not over heat....You stop the car turn key off and start again and temperature guage is normal ...you can travel 500 kms and then up comes temp...
04 Petrol, manual model, Has served me well.
Reluctant purchase, but it has served me well.
Got 80k out of my last tyres, and could have pushed them longer, Air-con and heater works excellent, Heaps of room inside. Easy to switch to 4wd on the go. It would need a lift kit to go serious off roading all the time, as the ground clearance isn't real high, but it still handles the rough stuff o.k. Stereo sounds pretty good for a car of that age.
It has absolutely no wind or road noise which I love.
I have taken this car on a few long distance trips on the freeway and the outback, plus round...
Had a 2002 terracan since 2006, didnt realise if you do a tyre you have to replace all 4 to keep the same amount of tread on them all. If you dont a small part wears in gearbox and you have to replace entire gearbox (not cheap). Even without that this thing chews tyres, never seen a car go through tyres so fast and living on dirt roads meant at least a new set of tyres every year. Finally on tyres, it uses an odd size, so they are expensive and barely stocked outside major cities. Late 2008 a butterfly came off the manifold and went in the engi...ne, took ages and 3 mechanics to work what was wrong. Hyundai replaced the manifold even though out of warranty. Last year less than 30000kms later the same thing has happened with the manifold that Hyundai supplied. This time it did a piston. Looking to replace the engine and wondered why engines are so expensive and without explaining why I wanted one I was told by the supplier that he cant get enough engines as they drop butterflies of the manifold. comfortable Thirsty and unreliable, expensive to repair
Could be alot better
Radiator problems! After driving upon cooling overflow bottle does not refill radiator, This lead to low level of coolant in radiator. This develops AIR LOCK in radiator no coolant flow. Temp gauge normal, drive 2-3 km thermostat opens instantaneous boiling of water and vaporisation and pressure blowing radiator apart, no warning. Checked OK with mechanic second occurrence, may explain similar occurrences with overheating low coolant. No after sales customer services from Hyundai to assist in solving problem. Parts very expensive from dealers Can source from alternative suppliers at half why? But still expensive.
Hyundai will not acknowledgment warranty problems
Have had the diff in our 2006 Terracan (66,000kms to date) repaired 3 times and has a continual whine. Now the complete centre has been replaced and guess what - still whining. It comes in at around 40-60 kmh and then the noise disappears, reappears when slowing back down again. Have been told this is acceptable as we now have a heavy duty diff.. Anyone else lucky enough to have a heavy duty diff along with the whine.
Whine in diff.
Great tow vehicle
Great tow vehicle,long trip comfort and economy,diff centre had to be replaced at 5,000kms,under warranty,common fault.has been losing power suddenly on occasions from near new,mechanic at hyundai dealer has no idea,still doing it to date,out of warranty now,still does it on occasions,have no idea what is causing it,cruising along then suddenly loses power and just as suddenly power comes back to engine,then for days or weeks doesn't happen,then suddenly happens again.might find out when power doesn't come back one day,can't believe dealer mech...anic had no idea either.otherwise great vehicle. Comfort,fuel economy on long trips,smooth and quiet,electric control 4x4.power with turbo diesel. Diff fault from new,common problem but no recall,sudden and unexpected loss of power and dealer's mechanic couldn't explain.is it electrical or mechanical fault,who knows
Questions & Answers
Hi i have an 02 highlands auto and is stuck in low 4wd could it be the o2 censor playing up its at a mechanics now but they can't find the problem and I'm getting Lee's off with them it's been a month
What causes hyundai terracan 2.9 crdi not to any gears..... Gear shifting feels normal but no selection what so ever?
Hi i have a 02 terracan its stuck in low 4wd after my rear tail shaft blew out at 110kmph could it have stuffed the transfer case it's an auto
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