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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
27,410 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon clutch problems

clutch problem

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments (Page 5 of 7)

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problem #43

Feb 222005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles

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

2003 new Hyundai tibburon clutch failed at 29000, the dealer told that cause of raugh driving, the clutch is not included in warranty, estimated $2000, the car 's been at dealer's for almost 20 days till now, they are still changing clutch now..we 've been renting car for almost 20 days too..after I read online, I know that was just bully us, I've been driven manual car for 20 years, I know I am not raugh type, why cannot they just admit the clutch itself is problem" " I am going to contact state attorney about this, anyone out there knows more details or have same problem please send me email at : mandytorrales@hotmail.com, let 's do something together..only leaving complaints is not the best way to solve this problem..thanks.

- Raleigh, NC, USA

problem #42

Mar 082005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 26,978 miles
Complete failure of clutch.

- Port Richey, FL, USA

problem #41

Dec 142004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 25,000 miles
In December 2004 while driving my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT, the clutch went out and I was unable to shift properly in traffic, this incident almost cause a multi-car collection. I had to coast to the side of the road and turn off engine, shift into 1st gear then start the car. I called the Hyundai dealership for help and they told me that the clutch warranty ran out at 12000 miles, I couldnt afford to pay their high costs so I bought a new clutch and had it fixed by a mechanic I could afford. It runs the same due to the flywheel and the warranty covers up to 50,000 miles --now the dealership is refusing to fix it because another mechanic worked on it. They knew this at the time I called the first time-----I just read the tsb #0440005 the procedure was not follled by them --it says clearly that the clutch and flywheel are deformed and need to be replace if the customer calls in about a clutch problem like I did --they never did--if they did I would never had got it fixed by another mechanic and bought the same factory clutch again that was deformed they never told me. Help please.

- Beaumont, CA, USA

problem #40

Feb 252004

Tiburon

  • Manual transmission
  • 15,777 miles

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

Less than one month after work was done to my shift bezel, my clutch failed. Was 3 months over warranty. Tried to go to mediation two times, never recieved a return call. Sent a certified letter, and finally after 8 months, I am being offered a 50% refund on the $1911 I was charged to fix. I have researched online, and this has happened to hundreds of people, some multiple times. Found documentation stating Hyundai is aware of the probelm.

- San Jose, CA, USA

problem #39

Feb 082004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
There were no events leading up to failure. Driving to work and everything was normal then stopped at a stop light and the car did not want to accelerate and go through the intersection at a normal speed. Dealership explained that the clutch went out and possibly the fly wheel. (fly wheels are covered under warranty. The dealership is saying it is not and that there is a "hydrolic clutch" in the car and is normal to go out with out any prior notification.) my car is still sitting at the dealership and is not being fixed due to a discrepency regarding warranty and due to what I feel is a safety issue with a part in the car giving out with out notification. (was also given an examply by someone at corporate that when your breaks fail they do not give warning which I know is not true because you will hear a screaming sound.) I also only have around 30,600 miles on the car and the clutch and fly wheel should not have gone out that soon.

- Newbury Park, CA, USA

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problem #38

Jan 182005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 12,848 miles
While shifting and without warning the vehicle stalled. Driver was unable to restart vehicle. Had the vehicle towed to the dealer, and mechanic determined that the clutch needed to be replaced. Three days after the vehicle was serviced at the dealer the clutch burned out. The tow truck operator indicated that there was not hydraulic fluid in the slave reservoir which controls the clutch.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #37

Jan 162005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

Clutch is going bad at 28K. First one went out at 500 miles. This will be the third clutch on the vehicle before at 28K. Dealership says my driving habits. I know how to drive manual. This will be my 3rd clutch before 30K, this is ridiclous. The clutch assembly is defective. There are hundreds of people with the same problem, this is not an isolated incident.

- Lexington, KY, USA

problem #36

Jan 262005

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 28,601 miles
I own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and when the weather is cold it was difficult to shift the car into any gear. Since the company advertises a bumper to bumper warranty I wasn't to worried about this. Finally I had the chance to drop the car off at the dealership for a check engine light. When I picked the car up the service manager told me that the clutch was worn out and not covered under warranty. He also told me that the flywheel would need to be replaced alos not covered under the warranty because the failed clutch caused the problem. I was told that to repair them both would be around seventeen hundred dollars.

- Lincoln, IL, USA

problem #35

Dec 202004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 33,000 miles
I have a 2003 Tiburon V6 5 speed with 34,000 miles. Clutch is completely burnt out and Hyundai says it is normal wear and tear...absolutely not true, especially from the hundreds and hundreds of complaints I've seen. I was just told by a mechanic (not at Hyundai shop--they were too expensive) that the flywheel has a faulty component, and that if I put a new clutch in, it will eat that one too. This is going to cost me min. $1500. Hyundai needs to admit they have a problem and fix it. Its too late for me, I'll never own another Hyundai, but we need to be reimbursed and the cars need recalled immediately.

- Overland Park, KS, USA

problem #34

Dec 112004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,250 miles
Clutch and flywheel failed on vehicle at 30,250 miles. Dealer claims repair costs ($2280) excluded from warranty as "wear item." Warranty vaguely worded, yet additional documentation on ntsb website suggests this problem is widespread. Automobile currently at dealer. VIN # available upon request.

- Cleveland Heights, OH, USA

problem #33

Jun 062004

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • miles

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

I have a 2003 hyundia Tiburon. Clutch slipping and vibration at 13000 miles. They replaced clutch assembly for free. Now I have 17,400 miles and clutch is slipping again. Please help all the owners of 2003 Tiburon manuels. The dealer wants to charge $80 to look and tell me if it is my fault. I've been driving clutches well over 100,000 miles on cars. Help!!

- Stratford, CT, USA

problem #32

Nov 142004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 30,000 miles
I own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon with 30000 miles. I recently took it to the dealership and they told me I need a new clutch. I then did some research into this problem and found many other owners with the same problem. Hyundai is claiming its because of driving habits but the mechanic who fixed my car (not Hyundai dealer) found no abuse signs. I dont know what will come out of this but I hope someone investigates this problem before someone gets hurt driving one of these cars. The website for the car is www.tuscani.be go into forum and into the general section and read the clutch problem comments.

- Coplay, PA, USA

problem #31

Sep 302003

Tiburon

  • miles
35K miles and I am told clutch/flywheel is shot, no covered because it may be abused. I have driven a manual my whole adult life and never replaced a clutch. This shold covered under Hyundai warr. I have a stack of info against them almost 2inches high and Corp says it is up to the service guy.

- Sound Beach, NY, USA

problem #30

Jul 212004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 31,578 miles
I have had my clutch and transmission repaired since 9-02. Then I was told about a defective part in the transmission, but it was no repaired at the time. I was told I could drive the vehicle, so I believed the service technician. In 6-03, once again I the defective clutch assembly, flywheel, pressure plate, clutch plate and the throw out bearing were replaced, and the sunroof motor was replaced for the second time. On 10-03 sunroof was repaired again. On 5-04 the sunroof was repaired again. ON7-21-04 I advised service department my gears were getting stuck, but all the serviceman did was removed starter and told the rep it was covered with clutch disc material, therefore it was not covered by my powertrain warranty. It is the transmission that was not fixed on 9-02 that was the problem and they refuse to check it. I have a 2003 Tiburon!!!

- Guadalupe, CA, USA

problem #29

Aug 112004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 21,000 miles
Clutch assembly wore out prematurely at 21,000 miles. Dealer notified, and had no answer for this issue.

- Burien, WA, USA

problem #28

Aug 172004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,500 miles
Clutch slips while trying to accelerate to any speed. Was entering highway and car would not accelerate on ramp almost causing a fatal accident. Dealership says I ride the clutch and wore it out. I have owned several manual transmission cars in the past and never once had a clutch go bad. Car only has 29000 miles on it. Mechanic told me that even with riding the clutch there is no way it should go out so soon. Faulty clutch assembly"?" I think so. Hyundai needs to step up to their responsibilities and send a recall so that all of these "near" accidents don't turn into fatalities. Fatalities due to faulty parts=lawsuits...lawsuits=millions. Get your act together Hyundai.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

problem #27

Jul 292004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,000 miles
I own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon V6. It has 22500 miles and the clutch has gone out. We took it back to the dealer and they told us 3 times it would be covered by the warranty. After having the car for 8 days they called to say that the parts wont be covered due to "abuse". after talking to Hyundai they will not cover any part of repairing this. This car is a daily driver, not a race car! I believe hydunai knows their clutchs are bad -- we need a recall.

- Fresno, CA, USA

problem #26

Jul 152004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Clutch problem, car gets stuck in gear. The only way to get the car in reverse is to put it in reverse before starting it up.

- Goldsboro, NC, USA

problem #25

Jul 102004

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 22,900 miles
I bought a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon in may of 2003. I drove it off the lot with 5 miles on it. 200 miles down the road, I stop at a light and come to find that the car wont go into gear. Well we pushed the car off the road and had it towed. The dealer told me the next day that I needed a new clutch. Now that I have 22000 miles the clutch is gone again and they will not replace it under my "oh so over used" 100,000 mile warranty. Word is, there is a clause in the warranty that states the clutch is not part of that warranty, the clutch has a separate 12,000 mile warranty of its own. Nobody at the dealer ever tells anyone this. So now I am stuck with a bill for over 1500 dollars. I have driven over 75,000 miles in a manual, and have never had a clutch burn out. Something needs to be done to make Hyundai back their word, and also fix the faulty clutch problem in their cars.

- Naples, FL, USA

problem #24

Jun 142004

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 13,000 miles
2003 hyundia Tiburon 4 cyl clutch problems. The car shakes in 1st gear when you let up on the clutch. Also the clutch is very high, waiting for it to brake. I only have 13, 000 miles and I am going back to the dealer a second time. They keep telling me there is nothing wrong. I have taken it to a garage and they tell me that I need a new clutch. I see hundreds of complaints on the internet about this same problem on the 4 and 6 cylinder engines.. please help us!!

- Stratford, CT, USA

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