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pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
75,300 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

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  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. throw money at it. (1 reports)
2003 Hyundai Tiburon miscellaneous problems

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #2

Oct 202011

Tiburon GT 2.7L V6

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


First of I'm having my 2nd child and by no obvious means is this car for having ANY children. Traded my I4 model (had 20k miles) in when 19 cause I had to have the sportier V6 (got at 34k miles). First off HUGE mistake, the extra money I paid to have a V6 I could have easily threw in to boost the 4 cyl. Overall I believe I just inherited someone Else's problem. Now I'm not denying driving the car hard because I do but isn't that what a sports car meant to do? There has been nothing but problem after problem whether its electrical (blinkers not shutting off), replaced both passenger and driver (twice) window motors, clutch (if you replace BUY AFTERMARKET I put in clucthmaster stage 1 in at 50k (20K after buying) never had problem with that, water pump went fairly recently, i mean i can go on if i really sit here and think no joke it would be easier to say what hasn't broken and that's the honest to GOD truth. Anyways i wanted someone to read this before buying not to convince you not to buy maybe I had bad luck but I believe Hyundai got better but they still have ways to go. O-well 2nd daughter due in feb and car is going SOOOON think I'm going with a altima, maxi would be nice but girlfriend hasn't wanted to learn how to drive stick in 4 years so bring on the 4 dr. auto lol.

- , New Bedford, MA, USA

problem #1

Aug 112006

(reported on)

Tiburon SE

  • 100,600 miles

It began with the signal light not turning off, you have to disconnect the battery or pay the 1000.00+ and have it repaired.... then the things start going just as the 100,000 km warranty comes up! How much time do you have?? I am not sure if I will have time to list all the problems...... Then the door lock went, then both back wheel bearings, then the emergency brake cables, rattle in the dash, dump the vehicle before the warranty is up.... it is waiting to explode!!

One solution is to pay to have the module fixed on this.

- , Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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