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Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
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1998 Hyundai Tiburon miscellaneous problems

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1998 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #6

Oct 251999

Tiburon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

When driving at 65 mph the throttle valves are racing high, and engine check light is on and won't go off.

- Toledo, OH, USA

problem #5

Dec 021998

Tiburon

  • miles
The clutch cannot be used properly due to design of floor mats. Makes the gears tight. Also, cover to fuel tank broke off when opened. The 1997 Michelin X tires on front of vehicle broke off due to all lugs: Nuts shearing off twice. Taking vehicle back to dealer.

- Hartford, CT, USA

problem #4

Jul 061999

Tiburon

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The car has been into Hyundai dealers 4 times since I've owned it. I am the original owner. Car has been in literally every other month since purchase in October 1998. Major problem has to do with the computer(s) and transmission. Check engine warning light, airbag warning light have both gone off. Car wouldn't shift and would hesitate at highway and side street speeds. Car just returned from dealer yesterday after 4th time in for repair. At 65 mph, the rpms suddenly shot to approx 5800. Car has been terribly unreliable. Hopefully it is fixed now, but I am filing this complaint because I fear that in another 2 months the problems will occur again.

- Cottage Grove, MN, USA

problem #3

Jul 061999

Tiburon

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

3 weeks after car was bought, brake lights failed. Starting first of Feb. Car would temporarily stall and check engine light would flash on, car would drop to 500 RPM's, then red line to 5500 RPM's.

- Lenexa, KS, USA

problem #2

Nov 041998

Tiburon

  • miles
Engine check light stays on while driving, indicating there is a problem within the engine. Dealer keeps replacing engine valves.

- Richmond, VA, USA

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problem #1

May 051999

Tiburon

  • miles
Check engine light on repeatedly.

- Frenchtown, MT, USA

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