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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
44,168 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon transmission problems

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #5

Feb 152011

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 32,000 miles


My 2007 Hyundai Tiburon has 32,000 and is in need of it's second clutch. Dealership's stance is "normal wear and tear." This vehicle is not my first stick shift and have never encountered this problem before. On-line research shows I'm not the only one with the same clutch problem for the same vehicle. Dealership wants to replace the double flywheel with a single flywheel at a cost to fix $1900, since the clutch is not covered under warranty.

- Tucson, AZ, USA

problem #4

Jan 182011

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 46,685 miles
I was previously the owner of a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and had to spend over $2000 to replace the clutch at approximately 40,000 miles. There has since been a class action suit against Hyundai for this issue as they knew the clutch was faulty but insisted it was the driver. I have since upgraded to a 2007 Tiburon (before I knew of the severity of the clutch problem) and now at 47,000 am experiencing the same clutch issues. As I can't afford to sell the car I have to prepare to dump an additional $2000 to fix the issue.

- Miramar, FL, USA

problem #3

Dec 202010

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 76,423 miles
I have a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon and while I was driving the clutch simply failed. After luckily avoiding an accident I contacted Hyundai, who stated there was nothing they could do, then took it to a mechanic come to find out I now have to replace my master cylinder as well as most of the clutch assembly, total cost is going to be almost $2400.

- Moncks Corner, SC, USA

problem #2

Jun 222009


  • 30,734 miles
The clutch assembly failed for the second time on my daughters 2007 Hyundai Tiburon. She bought the car used, with approximately 11,000 miles. The first clutch failed before 12,000 miles, and the dealer replaced it under warranty. The clutch has now failed for the second time, with 30,734 miles. Hyundai said it was not under warranty since it was a wear part, but they would provide the new parts as a żgoodwill gestureż. I was to told that I would have to pay the labor cost of $720 to the dealer. The poor design of the clutch, using a dual mass flywheel, a "pull" type pressure plate, and a metering valve in the slave cylinder all contribute to the premature failure of the clutches in these cars. Hyundai has made its position clear, that the failure of thousands of clutches on this line of cars must be due to "driver misuse", or "riding the clutch". according to Hyundai, they have no liability whatsoever for this faulty design. As many people are aware, there is a class action lawsuit over premature clutch failure in 2003 and now 2004 models of this car. The lawsuit seems to keep expanding with each new model year which uses this faulty design. Fortunately, the multiple clutch failures in my daughter's car did not cause an accident, but sudden and catastrophic loss of power on the highway is just an accident waiting to happen. We the Tiburon owners and their loved ones beg you to please force Hyundai to recall and repair these cars before someone is killed or maimed!

- Marietta, GA, USA

problem #1

Jan 282009


  • 35,000 miles
My 2007 Hyundai Tiburon clutch is going out one way or the other. I read many of forums stating Hyundai is not taking the cost. All of these forums state that the owners clutches are going out pre-maturely and hyunday states that its the owners driving habits. If you look at all the responses you will see that there is way to many "bad habit drivers" I have not yet taken my car in but I feel I know what is going to be said. I will be back when I know more. When I was driving down the road at about 55 the car made aloud screeching sound and then would not move anymore. After messing with the clutch and attempting to shift the car finally started to move but at a very slow pace. I was in fear of being rear ended as I was on the high way.

- San Antonio, TX, USA

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