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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#371 of 669 Headlights #366
Aug 03, 2004 (5:12 pm)
Took my 2000 Tiburon to a newly-opened local repair shop. In 10 minutes an ace mechanic fabricated a clip so that the inboard headlight works like a charm now..beats shelling out mucho $$$ to a Hyundai dealer! Another puzzle I hope someone will comment on. The outboard headlights have a 2 filament halogen bulb, right? Then how come the high beams don't come on with the inboard high beams when the switch is bumped to "high"? Maybe I should go back to a Honda!
#372 of 669 RE: Headlights
Aug 04, 2004 (2:50 pm)
On the Tiburon, if the inboard highbeams came on with the outboard what would you use to flash-to-pass at that point?
I wont touch the Honda comment.
Aug 13, 2004 (8:57 am)
My 03 Tiburon is the same way. My car has 4 "eyes" and the outboard lights stay on at low power when I switch to high beams. Switching to high beams just turns on the inboard lights. There is nothing wrong with the car; that's the way it was designed. I don't think the low beam has 2 filaments anyway.
#374 of 669 tiburon in the snow
Sep 18, 2004 (3:26 pm)
I'm looking at a Tiburon GT, V6 special edition and am wondering how in runs in the snow. I live in NE Indiana and we have snow. Anybody know how well it does in the snow. Also, is it a gas hog?
Sep 20, 2004 (9:05 am)
I've got 13k now on my 03 Tiburon GT. I've owned it for 1.5 years. No real problems. It had a slight pull to the right which the dealer corrected by cross rotating the tires. This is the only time my car has been in for warranty work. The power windows stopped working on a couple of occassions but the problem mysteriously rectified itself (knock on wood). I notice a very slight pulsation from the front rotors but it doesn't seem to be getting worse, so I'll let it ride. Other then that, its been a great car. I'm thoroughly pleased with the high build quality and would recommend the Tiburon to anyone who wants a reasonably priced good performing sports coupe. The only thing that annoys me is the jittery ride over bad city streets. I've noticed that if you add about 100# to the cargo area, the ride smooths out a lot.
As for fuel economy, I normally average 21-22mpg in 100% city driving (I have an automatic). However, it has dipped as low as 18. On the highway, it averages 26mpg but it did get 27 one time. I use 87 octane gas with no ill effects.
#376 of 669 TIBURON RECALLS ???
Sep 28, 2004 (8:32 pm)
My neighbor recently bought an 03 Tibby and it is Silver and beautiful. I love it and so did they at first but now dont want to talk about. it. They bought it used and I think they have had some problems. I discovered there have been 8 Recalls and 60 Technical Service Bulletins. WOW that shocks me or is that information hopefully an error.??? That is a shocking number for a car that has been out a few years.
Sep 29, 2004 (9:31 am)
The recalls aren't as widespread as it sounds. My car was a relatively early build (11/2002) and only 1 recall has been applied to my car. Not a big deal at all. There are 2 main safety related recalls. The other recalls affect a very small number of cars.
As for the TSBs, a large number of those means nothing. A lot of them are simply procedure or repair manual updates and sometimes more then one TSB is issued for the same thing. Only a few pertain to common problems that may be encountered by Tiburon owners.
#378 of 669 '03 Tiburon GT 6m "shifter"
Sep 30, 2004 (1:26 pm)
My shifter stop going into gear. The clutch goes in and out ok, and shortly before it happened it was getting harder to shift. I had roadside assistance tow it to a local dealer. I spoke to someone over the phone who suggested it may not be a warranty issue!!!! The car is one year old with less than 17k miles. I am the only one driving it, and I've been driving manual for 30 years. The car has been there five days and they are still telling me they are trying to get the transmission off. I fear the worst. If anybody out ther has any info, I could really use some help. This is the upteenth time my car has been in the shop. It took three trips just to get the power windows to work! I will never buy a Hyundai again!!!!!!!!!
#379 of 669 RE: "03 Tiburon GT 6m "shifter"
Oct 01, 2004 (6:31 am)
The only case that would make this a non-warranty issue is if your clutch had excessive wear. Since the problem is with the tranny it is clearly a warranty issue. Dont let them tell you otherwise. Stick to your guns and demand to talk to the regional rep.
Some no-good dealers (Hyundai or otherwise) will try to prove that you abused the tranny and try to get out of replacing it. See regional rep.
#380 of 669 03 Tiburon GT 6m "shifter
Oct 02, 2004 (8:41 pm)
Thanks for the reply. It turns out it is covered by the warranty. They are going to replace the clutch assembly, and upgrade to the '04 edition. I still think they stalled for 5 days to avoid giving me a loaner vehicle. At first they said I did not buy my car from their dealership, and/or they did not have any cars available. As soon as I was notified it was covered, they told me to come on in and pick out a loaner! Go figure! Stay tuned.