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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
6,092 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2003 Hyundai Tiburon engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 252004


  • Manual transmission
  • 15,777 miles


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 #2

Aug 212004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 2,300 miles
2003 Hyundai Tiburon, fails to start and when started engine stalls, towed to dealer 4 times and driven to dealer 7 times for other problems.this company and their dealer continue to blame consumer for their very inferior product.

- Kenosha, WI, USA

problem #1

May 012003


  • 200 miles
The vehicle caught on fire under the hood.

- Ancram, NY, USA

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