really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
21,750 miles

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon brakes problems

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 022013


  • 30,000 miles


My 2008 Hyundai Tiburon has been involved in 3 accidents (none my fault). The impact was of enough significance that the air bags should have deployed. The first collision involved a deer that was being chased by another vehicle, and it hit my car so hard, the deer exploded and the air bags did not deploy. I was told the crash was equivalent to 80 mph head on. Also, since I have owned this vehicle it continually revvs itself and no one can figure out the problem. It does it all the time and is very dangerous as I cannot stop while its revving like this. I have to throw it in neutral, hit the gas, then it will stop revving. This is especially dangerous (and very annoying) in rush hour traffic. The electronic stability control will randomly shut itself off and quite frequently. I did not buy this as a used car.

- Ellicott City, MD, USA

problem #1

Aug 142010


  • 13,500 miles
I want to report this Hyundai dealer(s): Allen samuels Hyundai 7724 N.E. loop 820 North richland hills, tx 76180 (817) 276-7700 location where I purchase my car and tried to have warranty service on 08/14/10. They refused warranty service to replace a catalyst and an O2sensor that caused me to not pass a state inspection.I already paid for at a licensed kwik kar location in denton Texas. The car flunked the state inspection that I have already paid for and they are refusing to refund my money and say I need repair. My car has 14000 miles on it now. I have ran over 500 miles on my car on the advise of kyle, service manager at the ekert Hyundai in denton where I took my car on Wednesday. Then, today I went to the dealer and talked to with mike and a woman there at allen samuels in person ready to get car fixed. He told me same thing that the other told me about running the miles on it. Also, he said that he has contacted the manufacturer and the manufacturer Hyundai there is no fix on this issue. I have a one year old car that needs warranty work and is not passing Texas inspection and a Hyundai dealers say that there is no fix. They want to charge $100 or more to drive my car to see if it will fix. There is no guarantee. What about the warranty he said to drive up to 1000 miles and if the O2 sensor was not failed he and your company have no obligation to repair. I am questioning the warranty on my car and the fact that I have been denied a state inspection sticker and cannot get it repaired. The manufacturer address is Hyundai motor America P.O. Box 20850 fountain valley, ca 92728-0850 (800) 633-5151.

- Denton, TX, USA

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