hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
78,667 miles

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2005 Hyundai Tiburon drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2005 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #3

Jul 022012


  • 65,000 miles


I have had to replace my clutch, dual fly wheel entire clutch system 3 times now in the last 3 1/2 years. Each time costing me anywhere from $2400, - $3,400. No way should a clutch need replaced that much that soon, each clutch lasted approx 13 months. Hyundai wants nothing to do with the problem yet thousands of people are having same issues. Something needs to be looked at. Who can afford this much work every year? no one. I have spent close to $10,000 on 3 clutch jobs in 3 years. I'm taking it to BBB as well.

- Albany, OR, USA

problem #2

Sep 102014

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Around 70,000 miles on my 2005 Hyundai Tiburon, my mechanic friend noticed that the problem I was needing a new clutch. We purchased a clutch kit from duralast/zoom manufactured these parts. The clutch change in a Hyundai Tiburon is pretty expensive and $1025 was the cheapest I was quoted. The car seemed to be running fine for three days and then all of a sudden my clutch pedal had no resistance against it while I was driving through an intersection and would only shift if I "hard shifted" the clutch or if I pressed down on the clutch pedal as hard as I could. Luckily, the people driving southbound while I turned into their lane had narrowly swerved around my car. I could only imagine if their was a different vehicle coming since I just so happened to be babysitting my friends daughter that day! when I took my vehicle just up the road to the local Hyundai dealer, they told me the part was "mislabeled" and in the process the clutch was placed in the car backwards. This "mislabeled" clutch in turn damaged the flywheel, master cylinder, and slave cylinder and I had to pay $3000 more to get my car fixed. Auto zone and the Hyundai dealer both told me to talk to the manufacturer since the part is "defective". finally, around 6 months later of constant phone calls, I get a hold of the right people through zoom manufacturing. They offered me a check for $253. When I talked to the manufacturer about this dilemma, he told me that this is all they can do and "we have honored the claim within the terms and policy with our customer." Regardless of zoom manufacturer's terrible customer service, I want to just make sure that these parts are no longer sold to the population. I asked many people in their department if the part was recalled so this didn't happen to someone else and no one gave me an answer. Also, my car is now at 82,000 miles and the clutch is already slipping.

- Post Falls, ID, USA

problem #1

Oct 152012

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 101,000 miles
When you are starting out or driving the engine revs up and the gears slip and hesitate going into gear, the gears are slipping bad.

- Dalton, GA, USA

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