hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,789 miles

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon drivetrain problems

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2007 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #10

Feb 112014

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 57,300 miles


The contact owns a 2007 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated after turning the vehicle on, the transmission failed to shift into reverse. The contact stated that the clutch remained engaged. The vehicle was taken to a dealer. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The failure mileage was 57,300 and the current mileage was 63,555. Updated 11/21/14

- East Flat Rock, NC, USA

problem #9

Oct 092013

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 74,000 miles
There have been multiple events, this is the second incident of this malfunction that it is being taken to the dealership in jasper, Alabama. The first time I presented the vehicle to the dealership to be diagnosed the transmission was reset and it ran ok for a month, it was during this trip I was informed that since we were the second owner of the vehicle the warranty of 100,000 miles would not be honored. As I've researched this problem it seems to be a common occurrence. I should not have to bare the brunt of a large repair bill for a transmission or new computer brain. Since Hyundai claims to have the best warranty in America as long as you are the first owner. I did not know about this situation until I read the small print. I was also concerned about the three questions that are asked in section two. It makes me think that something will be done only if someone is injured or killed!

- Bremen, AL, USA

problem #8

Feb 012013

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 50,000 miles
My 2007 Tiburon now sits inoperative needing a replacement clutch at 56,000 miles. Hyundai is not honoring their 100,000 mile / 10 year warranty. Their response is let us look at it. If you look on the internet, most peoples' Tiburon's begin having clutch problems even earlier than mine. People across the nation (many, read comments online by typing in Tiburon clutch problem). People across the nation are being told they do not know how to drive a clutch, and also many people say after replacing the clutch to remove the clutch slave cylinder delay valve and spring and the clutch will operate better. Many online agreed with that. I have E-mails that show my conversations with Hyundai in which Hyundai says they will honor the 1000,000 mile / 10 year warranty if the clutch appears to have the wear of a 1 year old clutch. Noone can possibly meet that condition, and online you will see hundreds of complaints about the Tiburon clutches failing early, and with the exception of one person the driver is blamed.if you give me an E-mail address I will send you all there E-mails to prove what I am telling you. Are you my salvation, or is small claims court the answer? what do I do to not have them blame me and then "repair" to original specs with the original clutch type, as many people online that did this have had a second failure about 20,000 to 40,000 miles later. The conformity of peoples story concerning Hyundai response tells me it is a standardized response. I need them to cover for an upgraded clutch (the aftermarket clutches are said to be superior) and I need a repair person who will agree to not reinstall the clutch slave cylinder delay valve and spring, which Hyundai will probably not do. With this remaining as part of the clutch, all the mechanics online said the problem will repeat.

- Mt. Dora, FL, USA

problem #7

Apr 212013

Tiburon 8-cyl

  • 60,700 miles


While driving on freeway clutch failed was able to reengage by pushing engine to 6,000 RPM.

- Mesa, AZ, USA

problem #6

Apr 052013

Tiburon 6-cyl

  • 62,083 miles
I bought this 2007 Hyundai Tiburon in August of 2010 with 39,400 miles. I had to replace the clutch within 1,500 miles. I have no idea if that was the first replacement or not. At 62,100 miles I had to replace the clutch and flywheel again at a cost of $1,866. I 'm 60 years old and have driven a manual transmission for over 40 years and never had a problem with a clutch before. With all the complaints against Hyundai for the failure of this part it is hard to believe they do not have to recall this model and replace these faulty clutches and flywheels.

- Cuyahoga Falls, OH, USA

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problem #5

Sep 032012


  • 60,000 miles
I love my little tiberon. It has been the only new car I ever had or probably ever will have. I am over 50 years old and been driving a manual transmission forever. So when this clutch started to act up, I started to call in to the dealers. I could not believe it. Nothing under warranty and they wanted over $2000 to even start looking at it. Then they told me that if the flywheel was damaged it would be over $900 for the part alone. I have never heard of such a thing! and none of it was under warranty. Needless to say I started looking at trade in and blue book values. But I am attached to this cute little car that my dying husband loved to tease me about, so I took it to a mechanic I trusted. Result: The clutch is fine, still shows 50000 probably still available. Valves and connectors are fine. Flywheel is unscratched and smooth but totally broken. I have the part. I can show you. In the collar where the dual mass is connected it is fractured and snapped. Mechanic says there is no reason for the part to break there unless it was bad. After researching it he told me it was a major problem and the dual mass flywheel was poorly designed. There is no way I can afford a new dual mass flywheel. The shop said there was a lawsuit out there to help with repairs due to this defect but I donżżT know how to connect with it. I found where there is lots of information about the 2003 tiberon lawsuit. Do you know if there is a lawsuit regarding the 2007 tiberon flywheel" how can I get my name onto it"

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #4

Dec 112012


  • 48,800 miles


I am the sole driver of a 2007 Tiburon SE. Two years ago, with only 25,685 miles on it, the car had clutch failure, was jerking when going into 1st gear, and not gliding when switching through the other gears. I took it to a dealership week and was told that they would have to take it down to the transmission which would take about 7 hours to do, and then there would be about a 10-30% chance that the problem would be due to driver error, in which case, I would be responsible for the cost of diagnosis (about $700) plus the repair. If the problem was deemed to be a defective part, then it would be covered under warranty. My first car in high school was a simca (stick shift). Then I drove a Toyota truck, then a Ford Ranger truck, then a Ford mustang. All of which were stick shifts which I drove about 7 yrs each, and none of which ever had a clutch problem. To be told that I may have caused this problem by the way that I drive was somewhat insulting. Due to my persistence, the clutch was repaired under warranty. Now 2 yrs later, the same thing has happened again, and I am being told the same thing by Hyundai. I am 54 yrs old with over 40 yrs experiencing of driving cars with manual transmissions! now that I see that there are so many others with this issue, apparently, a class action suit was settled on the 2003 Tiburon clutches. They no longer make the Tiburon, perhaps there were just too many issues with them. Please help; this is happening to too many people and something needs to be done about it.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #3

Dec 282010


  • 26,008 miles
Clutch on vehicle failed, will not catch gears to pick up speed and constantly slips gears when attempting to shift. 2nd time this has happened, 1st being at 17,000 miles, Hyundai stated warranty would not cover the clutch repair due to "user error", I was charged $2500 to repair it. After talking to numerous other 2007 Tiburon owners, same clutch issues are happening to owners of the same vehicle.

- Camp Pendleton, CA, USA

problem #2

May 152010


  • 22,000 miles
2007 Hyundai Tiburon with 22K miles the clutch is not working properly and I have been told I may have to replace the clutch.

- Dallas, TX, USA

problem #1

Apr 172008

Tiburon 4-cyl

  • 17,000 miles
At 17,000 miles the clutch totally went out on my Hyundai Tiburon, mind you I bought the car brand new exactly 12 months ago. According to reports online, this is a common occurrence. Went to the dealer, and was told this was not covered, and had to pay for the exact same clutch to be installed, as there is no after market clutch available.

- Tampa, FL, USA

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