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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
2 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
18,450 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon wheels / hubs problems

wheels / hubs problem

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #4

Jul 062008


  • miles


2003 hyundia Tiburon, front left tire blew out. The consumer lost control of the vehicle and struck a guardrail. Ohio traffic crash report # 10-0509-90 updated 05/03/10

- Canton, OH, USA

problem #3

May 262008


  • 71,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon with sigma sector tires (tire line is P215/45/R17). The contact stated that there was abnormal cracking on the exterior of the sidewall. He felt that this could increase the risk of serious injury or crash. He concluded that the tire pressure and tread was normal. The failure and current mileages were 18,000.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #2

Dec 192005

(reported on)

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • miles
Consumer could not drive no more than 10 mph in the rain due to no traction on Michelin 215-45-17 tires. The consumer and his wife own the same vehicle which were both equipped with Michelin tires as original equipment. The tires had virtually no traction in snowy conditions and as a result the consumer's had to drive very slowly to avoid sliding off the road. The consumer purchased another brand of tire which handle better in the rain but still don't handle well in the snow.

- West Dundee, IL, USA

problem #1

Jan 212004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 2,800 miles
Vehicle equipt with low profile sports tires. While driving on SR2 in jeruselum township Ohio I lost control of the vehicle and began skidding on black ice. Anti-lock brakes did not engage to my knowledge and $9000 damage was done to the vehicle. Rear axle failed during the impact into an embankment which absorbed much of the impact. Side airbag deployed as designed but front did not. I am assuming that this is due to me sliding backwards up the embankment without any direct frontal impact. I walked away from it but am concerned about the fact that Hyundai has marketed this car towards the younger "invinvible" generation who do not realize these tires aren't made for fast driving in bad weather. I am also concerned about why the antilock brakes did not engage. The car is at brown automotive and is still awaiting repair. I have informed the insurance company about the brakes and will follow up with this report when I get word.

- Oregon, OH, USA

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