definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
26,833 miles

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2001 Hyundai Tiburon transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #6

May 282004


  • 70,000 miles


As the original owner, I have 4 transmission repairs for my Hyundai Tiburon: 05/28/04 jim burke Hyundai service invoice comments: "customer states transaxle will not shift ? stays in 3rd gear ? states has been advised needs tcm replaced ? check transaxle operation and contact techline ? check with A/T tester ? not going into gear ? R&R and replace transaxle with reman unit and flush cooler.? the transmission stayed in 3rd gear. Hyundai replaced the transmission. 10/01/2004 the transmission slipped again. I have an invoice that states the *?locking clip off of right drive axle allowing fluid to leak out of axle seal ? ordered locking clip ? filled transaxle to correct level ? advised customer of leak ? customer to bring vehicle back for clip replacement.? *this indicates the clip was left off the last time the transmission was serviced by the dealership on 05/28/04, which suggesting negligence. 10/4/04 the following comments were taken from the invoice: ?customer states transaxle is slipping ? leaking found axle clip missing allowing axle to move and fluid to leak. R&R right axle and replace retainer clip? 10/18/05 the following comments were taken from the invoice: ?customer state transaxle lurches or sticks while driving ? perform scan test ? code P0734 ? 4th gear error ? road test vehicle ? code reset ? contact tech line ? case #205359 R&R replace transaxle with reman unit and flush cooler? because this was the second time I had a problem with the transmission recently, I asked the dealership for a new transmission instead of a manufactured one. The dealership would only give me a manufactured one. 03/28/08 invoice comments: ?automatic transaxle flush and replace fluid? there are no service comments regarding a transmission problem. The service cost me $191.12. 04/10/08 invoice comments: ?customer states check engine light came on ? was advised has codes P0734 and P1624 " perform scan.

- Warrior, AL, USA

problem #5

Apr 252007

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 89,000 miles
Car started making loud tapping noise, about 3 days later it started having problems accelerating. I had a friend that works on cars look at it and he said it was valve tapping coming from the engine. He used some oil to remedy the problem temporarily but said problem will continue until engine is most likely replaced"!?! I had to have the transmission replaced in 2003 after being told for several months that it was just my air conditioner! it is problem after problem with this car and to top it all off I have never received any recall information on this car with the exclusion of the seatbelt recall, what kind of company did I buy a car from"

- Hyattsville, MD, USA

problem #4

Jul 182004

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 1,700 miles
2001 Tiburon has had repeated (6) automatic transmission failures. First failure occurred after only 1700 miles and has continued to fail periodically. Dealers will only go so far as to replace the transmission but have never tried to find why they are failing. It is very dangerous to be driving at highway speeds and to lose your transmission very suddenly. It has gotten so that if I even suspect a prblem I garage the car until I can get it into a dealer to be examined.

- Wahoo, NE, USA

problem #3

Aug 112003


  • miles


While traveling on the highway and without prior warning. All electrical parts failed, and transmission malfunctioned.

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #2

Jul 202001

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 300 miles
In the 23 months I have had my car I have had all of the following replaced: 2 batteries, 3 alternators, a feul pressure regulator, a gasket valve, a manifold, a catalic converter, a 3 transmissions (4 if you include the transmission that was in the car when I bought it). I bought the car with 26 miles on it. The very first weekend I had the car the alternator and the battery both had to be replaced. I have put 66,000 miles on this car, but am still dealing with all the problems because the transmission they put in there a couple weeks ago is still making noises. I also had to replace a faulty tire that came on the car, at first the dealership told me I bent my rim, but I took it elsewhere and the tire was bad.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #1

May 282003


  • miles
My vehicle has problems with the tires, brakes and transmission. The dealer has done repairs and correct to some extent. However, many issues have not been addressed or remedied and now they refuse to service the vehicle. The vehicle is not safe to drive.

- Milton, FL, USA

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