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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
100,000 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon lights problems

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #2

Jan 052010


  • 156,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the plastic cover on the headlights was hazed over which prevents them from shining bright. The turn signals have also failed. The dealer was called and stated the warranty has expired; therefore, the contact will be responsible for the estimated repair cost of $1,000 to replace the headlight assembly and the computer for the turn signals. There were no related recalls. The failure mileage was 156,000.

- Spring , TX, USA

problem #1

Aug 292007

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 44,000 miles
Clutch failed at 44,000 miles after buying car used. Service department would not fix, stated it was wear and tear. Cost $1500 to fix. Airbag light stays on, past 65,000 so service department wont fix it unless I pay for it. Hatch back latch wont work, $200 to fix that. Headlights burn out every other month. Brought car to service center because of a noise in the front of car. Said they couldnt hear anything. 2000 miles over my warrentee brought car back because it was getting worse, said it was front wheel assembly and would cost $1000 to fix. During cold weather emergency brake sticks took it in and they couldnt find anything wrong, go figure. Seats wont latch sometimes after letting someone out from the back. Is there a end to the problems that I have with this Hyundai.

- Newark, MD, USA

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