hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon engine problems

engine problem

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #2

Sep 012011

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 85,000 miles


Shifting gears has led to slipping, grinding, and locking. It's gradually getting worse. Now, even when driving on the freeway shifting can lock up. Sometimes I have to force the shift into gear. Reverse is the worst. Had the master and slave cylinders replaced and still having issues with clutch.

- Florissant, MO, USA

problem #1

Aug 152010


  • 84,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle abnormally accelerated. The contact applied the brakes to stop the unintended acceleration but to no avail. The contact was able to stop the vehicle by utilizing the emergency brake. The contact shut off the vehicle and when restarting, the contact drove the vehicle 10 mph until she reached her residence yet the vehicle would abnormally jerk during her travel. The vehicle was towed to an authorized dealer where she was informed that the motor mount was installed backward and several bolts were missing. The vehicle was repaired and the failure did not recur. The failure and current mileage was 84,000.

- Antelope, CA, USA

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