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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe, Hatchback
#650 of 669 2007 Tiburon Clearcoat cracking
Feb 02, 2008 (3:01 pm)
Does anyone else have clearcoat on a 2007 model Tiburon already cracking? We have taken the car to a automotive paint shop and they used a magnifying glass to show us the spider web cracking of the clearcoat. We then went to the dealership in Southern California where we purchased the car, and they said that it was fly droppings destroying the paint. Automotive insurance now involved, sending us to another body shop, which asked us to check web sites to see if this is a common problem. I can find all kinds of stuff on 2004 and before Hyundai Tiburons, but nothing on brand new ones.
#651 of 669 tiburon airbags
Aug 29, 2008 (1:04 pm)
just wanted to know are the airbags on the 2003 tiburon same as that of any other make for eg 2001
or if they are different will the 2001 or for that matter any other year fit the 2003 model somehow?
#652 of 669 STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!
Sep 05, 2008 (9:38 am)
HYUNDAI WILL NOT BACK THEIR PRODUCTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TODAY WAS ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF MY LIFE I GOT RID OF MY HYUNDAI TIBURON. IN LAST 5 YEARS HAVE SPENT $12,000 IN REPAIRS THAT HYUNDAI WOULD NOT HONOR THE WARRANTY.
IF I CAN STOP ONE PERSON FROM BUYING ONE OF THESE CARS I WILL HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB
#653 of 669 engine overheating
Sep 27, 2008 (3:06 pm)
2003 tiburon. over heated and dealer says engine may be shot. says it was caused by the thermastate sticking, which is no longer covered by the warranty,which means the engine is not covered. has 72000 miles. question if i have to buy a engine. what hyundai engines fit this car so i can shop junk yards. it a 4 cycl. automatic.
#654 of 669 Re: engine overheating [1rose1]
Sep 29, 2008 (10:59 am)
Call Hyundai directly. The engine has a 10year, 100K mile warranty for the original owner (are you the original owner?)
Otherwise, 5 years, 60K.
#655 of 669 Re: engine overheating [1rose1]
Sep 29, 2008 (11:00 am)
The Tiburon 4cyl is your only real choice. The V6 drivetrain will fit, but would require a LOT of rework for the fuel delivery and electronics.
#656 of 669 Re: engine overheating [jlflemmons]
Oct 02, 2008 (12:14 pm)
its my daughters car. she is the original owner. they charger $500 just to see what the problem is. they are still looking at it. they say if it needs a new engine, which they think it does, that a used one will be about 3000 installed. I called the division of consumer services here in fla. they said get a lawyer. they are no help at all. I pay a lawyer and lose i am really in the hole. even if i win i will have to pay. Just letting people know , what they might be in for.thanks for taking the trouble to reply.
#657 of 669 Re: engine overheating [1rose1]
Oct 03, 2008 (6:03 am)
Something isn't adding up here. According to my dealer, the thermostat is covered under the powertrain warranty, 10yrs, 100K, and as such the engine is warranteed. I have personally seen an '03 Elantra in there shop where the exact issue you are describing occured; stuck thermostat, engine cooked. The engine was replaced under warranty.
I still remember the conversation I had with the shop foreman on this, because I was surprised they didn't ding the owner for at least part of the damages for not pulling the car over when it starting overheating, but he said nope, warranteed part failed, taking out the engine.
It would be so easy to program the ECM to shut down cylinders and enter limp mode when the engine got too hot, but I don't know that any manufacturer has done this for heat issues. I know GM does for certain engine conditions, but not certain about overheating.
Have you spoken to Hyundai directly about this?
#658 of 669 Re: engine overheating [jlflemmons]
Oct 16, 2008 (2:22 pm)
i wish we had that dealer. since i started reserching this, i have found 3 posts that people had the same problem. and the dealers told them tough luck. the warranty does not cover it. they want $2700 to fix it. i am starting to see how they play games with the warrenty and if there is any way to get out of it they will. the simple fact is what can you do. to hire a att. cost more then the case is worth, I did talk to one att. and he said there is really nothing you can do.
#659 of 669 Re: engine overheating [1rose1]
Oct 17, 2008 (11:44 am)
You can take it to small claims court. The reason the dealer is pushing back is that the reimbursement rate for warranty work is less than what you will be charged. Under warranty, the engine is supplied and thus the dealer gets no markup. Also, the labor rate under warranty is less than the retail rate.
Have you spoken to Hyundai directly?