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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
49,650 miles

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2004 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #14

Oct 102010

Tiburon

  • 75,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the clutch was slipping when he accelerated up to 3,000 rpms. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer more than once and the clutch was replaced but the failure continued. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

- Nyack, NY, USA

problem #13

Nov 262010

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 20,000 miles
Purchased a brand new 2004 Hyundai Tiburon GT and just had the fourth powertrain, clutch, flywheel, etc installed today due to 3 failures in 90,000 miles. The last one that was put in was in February 2010 and failed this time November 26, 2010, not even lasting a full year. Each time, I have been given the run-around and no one has taken time to issue a recall or anything, even with the hundreds of similar complaints that have been filed already. I am almost out of my warranty and am scared that I will be out thousands of dollars when it fails again. Someone please help!!! thank you!

- Odessa, TX, USA

problem #12

Oct 172010

Tiburon

  • 42,000 miles
My 2004 Hyundai Tiburon has an ailing clutch problem that I've learned is very common among other owners. The other morning I was leaving for work and as I began to pull out onto the main street, my car (while in gear) slipped and the rpms revved as I sat crossing the two lanes of traffic! was not a fun time. This is not the first time the car has put me into a uncomfortable scenario. Keep in mind the car has 40,000miles.

- York, PA, USA

problem #11

Sep 302010

Tiburon

  • 97,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Just got the car.. its already slipping the clutch.. I am mad.

- Ontario, CA, USA

problem #10

Mar 092009

Tiburon

  • 68,000 miles
04 Hyundai Tiburon clutch problem.... I have had my car for three years now and have had 4 clutches replaced. Im now hearing that it is now my master slave cylinder.

- Greer, SC, USA

problem #9

Aug 102010

Tiburon

  • 56,961 miles
2004 ~clutch went out without any warning 8/10/2010(56961 miles) clutch was inspected on 6/15/2009 and was in excellent condition at the time of inspection (49987) and I purchased the extended warranty at the time of the purchase and to find out it isn't covered after being told that it was~attention 2004 Tiburon owners who are having the same flywheel and clutch issues as the 2003 owners. I have made contact with an attorney to start a class action suit. Please contact them if you too are experiencing the same. Tracy tein w/finklestein thompson & loughran (415) 398-8700 601 montgomery street, suite 665 san franciso, California 94111 together we can see that Hyundai rights their wrong.

- Mustang, OK, USA

problem #8

Apr 012010

Tiburon

  • 60,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Tiburon clutch problems.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Mar 192009

Tiburon

  • 73,000 miles
Purchased a Tiburon GT 2004 on Feb 24 and one month later clutch and flywheel fail.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #6

Mar 182009

Tiburon

  • 79,300 miles
Purchased a Tiburon GT 2004 on Feb 22nd and a month later the clutch and flywheel fail.... I think those cars come with defective clutches.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

problem #5

Dec 122008

Tiburon

  • 68,534 miles
I had to replace my clutch at 68,000 miles.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #4

Oct 072006

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 37,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

My transmission reverse gear failed for the second time April of this year. The clutch, flywheel, pressure plate, etc was replaced in may of this year (06). In October of this year I had my transmission replaced (my third!!) for the reverse gear failure. While the service department had the tranny out they discovered that my clutch was shot, as well as the flywheel. This would be the third clutch and flywheel. Thanks goodness the clutch was still under warranty. I have an 86 BMW with 270K miles and it has the same drivetrain!!!

- Highland, CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 302006

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
2004 Hyundai Tiburon clutch and transmission.

- Fort Wayne, IN, USA

problem #2

Jan 122006

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 18,000 miles
I was driving my car on 01-11-06 and noticed that it wasn't catching when I shifted. I had next to no acceleration. On 01-12-06 the problem worsened. I got my car off the road and parked it. I called several Hyundai dealerships and was told that the clutch was going out and that it would not be a warranty fix even with the car only having 18,000 miles on it. I was told that it was because of my driving. I finally found a service manager who was willing to look up the tsb and said that my research was correct but that he could not guarantee me a warranty fix. My car was towed to (on 01-13-06) and is currently sitting at avondale Hyundai waiting to be looked at.

- Phoenix, AZ, USA

problem #1

Mar 242004

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 300 miles
When shifting, the vehicle did not respond to the gears and the RPM's revved high. Also a burning smell entered the passenger cabin and the driver shut the vehicle off. The consumer was able to restart the vehicle. The cause of the problem had not been determined. The clutch popped and was hard to depress. The RPM's went over 6K and smoke had come from the left side of the engine.

- Albuquerque, NM, USA

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