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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#660 of 669 2005 Hyundai Tiburon Infinity System Radio
Oct 19, 2008 (9:06 am)
When I originally bought this car I couldn't say enough good things about it.
I love the growl it makes when you start it up and it handles really well.
I have the GT maodel with a V6 207 litre engine.
A few months ago the car refused to start, I had it flat bedded to my dealer using their towing service. They determined the problem to be a bad starter due to motor oil getting on it from an oil change performed by a Jiffy Lube type of place.
I paid the $300 for a new starter and my wife drove the car home only to complain that the radio is not working. It plays but only at a whisper and the display is blank.
Hyundai denies they had anything to do with it and my warranty was 4 months and 1,000 miles past coverage. We are talking about their very expensive Infinity System.
After arguing with the dealer until I was angry I called Hyundai America.
They seemed much more understanding and offered me a hardship case where they had the dealer remove the radio and send it to be repaired.
One month later my dealer called to say the radio was back, I made an appointment and had it reinstalled. It still doesn't work and they sent it out to be repaired again. Hyundai pretends they know nothing about similar radio problems but I have seen a few involving leaks from the sunroof and other issues with other Hyundai models. I am beginning to think I am being lied to and being taken for big bucks. I will not pay Hyundai for a new radio and will not purchase another Hyundai if this does not get resolved soon. I would like to hear from anyone else with Hyundai Radio problems especially the Infinity system with single CD and Tape Cassette deck. I had a feeling that something was wrong when a 2005 car still had a Cassette deck when my 2002 Nissan Xterra had a 6 disc changer in the dash.
#661 of 669 2000 buying help please
Nov 10, 2008 (10:27 am)
My soon is looking at a 2000 tiburon with 107K. 5 speed manual. We have driven it and it seems to drive well, will take it in for a ppi before purchase. Are there any specific problems I should look for or are there concerns from this year or mileage. Thanks for any suggestions you can provide.
#662 of 669 Re: 2000 buying help please [mb417]
Nov 11, 2008 (4:07 pm)
I am not familiar with the 2000 model Tiburon, I have a 2005 Tiburon GT with V6 and automatic transmission with about 38k miles on it. The car is fun to drive but difficult to see what is going on around you (blind spots). You need to be cautious before making any quick lane changes.
The ride is stiff and sporty and handles well.
#663 of 669 re: clutch problems [lngtonge18]
Nov 14, 2008 (7:35 pm)
I found a solid flywheel and clutch to replace the defective dual mass flywheel and clutch. Its made by Valeo and I got it at dial-a-clutch.com. It lasted 3 years and then I had to replace the clutch again. Better than the original for sure!
#664 of 669 Good Deal for an "08 Tib 4cyl-GS (auto) ?
Nov 18, 2008 (9:18 am)
Question from sunny Texas:
Out the door price for 2008 Tib GS (4 cyl auto) quoted at $17,140.00 (TTL included in quote) No cruise control or sunroof on this model, but as long as it has auto tranny, i am happy. Good deal or keep looking?
#665 of 669 Radio Replacement
Mar 25, 2011 (10:22 am)
Can anybody suggest a good radio replacement for a 2003 Tiburon GT? Thanks
#667 of 669 Warranty/Repair/Service Issues-Buyer Beware
Apr 18, 2009 (5:38 am)
Purchased this vehicle new in 06, returned for service 2 weeks after purchase for a steering problem. It took Hyundai 2 1/2 years and minimum 14 trips to dealership to repair because they couldn't "hear" it. Summer 2008 ac/heat began not working properly. 18 degrees difference between middle and lower vents. Was told nothing was wrong. Steering is horrible. Hit a bump/seam and the steering wheel is pulled from my hands. Have recently began hearing a banging metallic sound from under rear of car,when driving over seams in the road (not speed bumps) and a popping in the rear frame of the car. Deformed (Hyundai's word-not mine) rear sway bars were replaced with no improvement. After 2 meetings with the District Parts Mgr. for my area and the local Service Mgr., was told the car is 100% mechanically sound and everything is normal for this vehicle. Had Hyundai brake service(at my own expense) and the rotors are now warped. Vehicle was in for oil change yesterday and I requested that the rear end be checked again. The technician and I went for a test drive. He heard the popping and I thought we were finally close to a diagnosis. Imagine my surprise when he came to checkout and told the lady there to call the local mgr before checking me out. I asked him why, his reply was that he was just a techinician so I asked the lady, she told me that the LPM wanted the service record to say there was nothing wrong with the vehicle, it was operating as designed. I spoke with him as I left and asked if he had personally driven the car that day. He said no but he had driven it several months ago (when diagnosing the ac/heat issue). Everyone other than Hyundai, including an independent inspection at another non Hyundai garage, have heard the same things I have. The warranty seems great but if they can't "hear" the problem, there is nothing to be fixed. I can't determine if the problems with the neverending issues of getting repairs done is a local dealership issue or a Hyundai issue. Any suggestions for a resolution would be appreciated.
#668 of 669 Withnell Hyundai Service, Salem OR
Dec 16, 2010 (11:47 am)
My routine service at this dealership is stellar along with their fine customer service. Service meaning oil changes, tune-ups, etc. However, they have not been able to determine why the heating/cooling system seems to be inconsistent, not warm enough until you turn it up to about 80 degrees etc.
They also have not been able to replace the second sun visor that has gone out unless we pay out of pocket because it now has over 50,000 miles. The sun visors (they admit) are a poor design and, after
a while, they flop and won't stay up. This replacement costs $125.00.
#669 of 669 my clutch n brake petal on tiburon are stiff
Oct 26, 2011 (2:38 am)
i have a tiburon that wont start broke down n my brake petal n clutch petal are stiff too hard to push down we replaced master cylinder n clutch n still wont turn on...we dont know what else to look for for we are trying to repaired ourselves n looking for ideas to what to look for