hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
61,423 miles

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2003 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #8

Dec 192013


  • 73,526 miles


While driving at night and after a right hand turn the right turn signal stayed illuminated both front and rear. After I parked the car at destination and turned off the ignition and removed the key the turn signal light stayed on.I changed the bulbs and the fuse which did not fix the problem. After looking up on the internet for known Tiburon issues, I found several instances of the identical issue for the 2003 Tiburon. The problem is a relay in the BCM and coincidentally the issue happens at around 65- 80000 miles. The cost of the BCM is approximately $400 without labor.

- Sharonville, OH, USA

problem #7

Oct 302013


  • 83,000 miles
The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the passenger front and rear turn signals failed to disengage. The vehicle was not repaired nor was the failure diagnosed. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure. The failure mileage was 83,000. The VIN was unavailable.

- Reading, PA, USA

problem #6

Sep 232010

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 61,857 miles
I drove the vehicle to a football game, upon returning to the vehicle after the game the low beams were not coming on. I drove home with my high beams on. The next day I took the vehicle to my mechanic. He immediately removed my BCM (body control module). He showed me the unit and it had melted approximately 1/8 of the panel. He told me had he have left it in the car a fire would more than likely have started.

- Klamath Falls, OR, USA

problem #5

Jan 032012

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 130,000 miles


We just bought our son his first car. We found the 2003 Tiburon locally, so we checked it out. Everything worked as expected and drove very nice. After about 3 months, the turn signals and hazard lights stopped working!! no fuse to change, but were told it was a failed BCM module. As I was looking into it further, I found the repair cost to be close to $1,000!! I am outraged that there is no recall on this as it is a safety issue, and a true hazard to the driver, passengers, pedestrians, and all others who share our roadways.

- Struthers, OH, USA

problem #4

Sep 302011

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • miles
I own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT and I have been having issues with my left turn signal. When making a left turn upon completion the blinker stops blinking, but the light stays on. Sometimes by turning on the left turn signal 2 or 3 times it goes off...and sometimes it doesn't. sometimes it comes on all by itself just sitting in the driveway, with the car turned off. I have even unhooked the battery cable to keep from draining the battery. Took car to the Hyundai dealership to get a diagnosis done. They told me the BCM is shot and needs to be replaced for $703.56 plus $120 for labor. This seems to be a major problem for several other owners too. I have a questions to ask....if so many of us Tiburon owners are having the same issues then why is there not a recall for us...oh yeah $703.56 part + $120 labor = no recall for us. Hello NHTSA or Hyundai can you say recall!!!!!! do people have to get injured or killed, or our vehicles totaled before something is done. We have already paid thousands of dollars for the vehicle; we shouldn't have to pay for defective equipment. I demand a recall for our safety. By the way, other than this BCM issue....I love my tibby. Please look into having this BCM recalled. Thank you

- Lewisburg, WV, USA

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problem #3

Sep 052011


  • miles
Upon using the turn signal on my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT, the signal light would pause and seem to "stick" in the on position inside of the car. Little did I know that even with the car off the turning signal and the signal lights remain on. Upon research I found that the signal relay is located internally within the BCM, requiring a new BCM altogether to fix the stuck signal. I suspect from reading into this vehicle that it is a manufacturing defect as this signal problem seems to be a trend and just a matter of time as to when it will happen.

- Rochester , NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 122010


  • 96,000 miles
The right hand turn signal on my 2003 Hyundai tubiron turns on by its self and it can not be shut off. I had several close calls with cars that thought I was turning and pulled out in front of me. I reported this to Hyundai corporate customer service department. Their solution was to remove the fuse and now I do not have any turn signals or hazard flashers. After doing some research there are alot of people having the same issue with this model. I believe this is a major safety issue.

- Stanwood , MI, USA

problem #1

Nov 012009


  • 47,000 miles
2003, Tiburon, drivers side window won't roll down, passengers side really slow, digital radio can't read number or letters. Have changed head lights numerous time since purchasing the vehicle brand new in 2003. Problems with the sunroof operation (opening-closing) glaze on paint peeling on side view mirrors as well as spoiler. Any solutions for all these problems

- Springfield, MA, USA

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