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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
57,194 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon suspension problems

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #7

Mar 152016


  • 194,356 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. While driving 5 mph, the lower control arm fractured without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer to be diagnosed. The contact was informed that the lower control arm needed to be replaced. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V125000 (suspension). The vehicle was repaired under the recall; however, the repair failed to remedy the failure. The dealer coated the lower control arm with wax. The contact was concerned that the remedy was not sufficient enough to remedy the failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 194,356.

- Grawn, MI, USA

problem #6

Apr 062004


  • 8,000 miles
I have never received any recall notices at my address, by phone email, not even face to face with the dealer when I took the car to the dealership. I stumbled across this by accident trying to find online how to fix my electronic key, that was Friday, February, 28, 2014. From 2002 to now, no mail, except to extend my warranty. They could reach me then. The dealer never informed me or said anything about a recall on my airbags, light has been on for years, I was told the airbag was no big deal, seatbelt replacement, fuel tank, suspension, I got locked in the car and I couldn't get out, I never know if I will be able to get my car to unlock. It locks itself which is scary, I am Florida and if I get locked in again, with no A/C I can die quickly, it is called barters syndrome so I am on disability, I cannot keep potassium in my body which in a car locked in I could easily die, I can the dealer didn't utter the work recall or anything close to the word. He gave me prices to fix all these problem on the link below he is giving me these prices like I have to fix these at my expense am supposed to fix these recalls. If I can't get help or guidance I just the car the until it does kill me., then my family will sue, will sue Hyundai and anyone else. The neurosurgeon's at mayo clinic said if I have an accident I will either be dead or in a wheelchair. How do I find any one to help the car has on it at this time 3/4/14, 42,282 thousand miles.

- Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, USA

problem #5

Feb 152013


  • 104,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that while entering a driveway, he heard a cracking noise as the passenger's side of the vehicle lowered. The control arm had become detached from the vehicle. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic for diagnosis where it was stated that the passenger's side control arm was rusted. The vehicle was repaired and the manufacturer was notified. The approximate failure mileage was 104,000.

- Union , KY, USA

problem #4

Oct 232012


  • miles


The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact became aware of recall NHTSA campaign id number: 09V125000 (suspension: Front: Control arm). The vehicle was taken to the dealer for inspection and they stated that his vehicle was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure who did stated that they would contact the dealer. The failure mileage was unknown.

- Siouix City , IA, USA

problem #3

Aug 192012


  • 65,000 miles
The lower control arm rusted and broke allowing the wheel to break lose and tilt in at the bottom. Had this happened at highway speeds the results likely would have been loss of control and crash. It's a defect Hyundai is aware of but failed to notify all owners. And Hyundai is shorting the recall to certain states blaming the issue on road salt corrosion. While in fact it is a huge problem that Hyundai is ignoring and leaving their consumers in harms way. There has to be many Hyundai vehicle owners driving today in cars that are ticking time bombs. People will be hurt or killed if action is not taken very soon. All vehicles effected by this same manufacturing flaw are very dangerous to operate.

- Shepherdsville, KY, USA

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problem #2

Aug 012005

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 29,000 miles
-4 transmission/clutch failures -defective brake line -defective wheel hub -defective wheel bearing and knuckle -many other dangerous defects -all were repaired, most were covered under warranty after much dispute -no old parts available, but all repair orders are.

- Schenectady, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 152003


  • Manual transmission
  • 0 miles
The all-new 2003 Hyundai Tiburon boasted to deliver a perfect combination of stylish design, high quality and outstanding performance. In reality, the new vehicle, which I leased was plagued with numerous handicaps. The knob on stick shift keeps falling off-appears to be broken. Re-attached knob and centered face plate only to have knob fall off again still broken. July 18 2002 A/C fumes coming thru vents this is caused by grease on wheel from band clamp loose off cv boot. July 18 2002 steering wheel shakes at high speed- car sways at rear. Steering wheel off center, they adjusted, still shakes. July 18 2002 park and emergency brake defective. Park brake loose and brake light flashes. Emergency brake loose/does not hold, they fixed both, they are broken again Jan 9th. Dec 18 2002 sunroof will not open requires a new motor and module, which was installed. When I picked up the car I tested it and it still would not open. They said make another appointment in the new year. Dec 18 2002 driver side window defective-goes up very slow yes, power window is dragging. We will order a new one. Jan 10/03 still no part. Bob (service manager) will call me when parts are in. Jan 17th, I called, yes parts are in, as per bob the letter is in the mail. As of Feb 25/03 I have yet to receive that letter. May 15 2002 I bought (from Hyundai showroom) blue neon lights for windshield wipers $22.59 had their service dept install them $30. The first time I washed my car they fell off. Yes, they were defective. June 11 Hyundai re-installed my old ones and in doing so dented the car roof. Aug 28 2002 with the pending possibility of lay-off I went into the dealership to see what my options were. The manager directed me to call financial lynx leasing co. Financial lynx directed me to call dealership. The manager told me I could buy out my lease for $6000 at that time. Thank god I didn?T get laid-off. I am not looking to get out of my lease. Sincerely, carrie urbanowicz

- London, AL, USA

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