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Hyundai Tiburon, Coupe
#23 of 174 Me Too...HYUNDAI SUCKS
Oct 15, 2007 (11:33 am)
I got a 2003 Tiburon and absolutey loved it. V6 - 6 speed/manual and i noticed from early on that the stick was a little stiff. I would have to apply some force when changing gears. Sometimes it would be a little still if it was cold outside but i really didn't see it as a problem, i truly believed that tiburons were just built a little different. Last week it became almost impossible to change gears and I took it in to my mechanics, thinking i would probably have a $400 - $700 problem on my hands. Now I am in the hole over $2000 because of the flywheel and the clutch being defective to begin with. How is Hyundai getting away with blaming the drivers??? How could so many people all have the same problem? We need to be reimbursed for this! I am an excellent manual driver and never have I had a problem like this. I was thinking of upgrading to the 07 or 08 in a few months but after this, forget about it. I'll head straight over to Toyota and pick up a Scion.
#24 of 174 tib-2006 clutch
Oct 15, 2007 (5:07 pm)
I have a 2006 tib gt and already am having problems with my clutch or trans. It has 29,000 miles and this should not be happening. I remembered reading about a defective transmission somewhere so i started researching for some ammo. I found you guys and also heard of class action suit. I will definately look into that one. I just hope everyone that is having a problem will speak up. We have more power in numbers. I will keep you updated on what dealer tells me. gina
#25 of 174 Re: Anybody having clutch problems with 2007 Tiburons? [tteva]
Oct 16, 2007 (9:42 am)
Our 2006 GT Tiburon had a problem with the clutch linkage, there is a bushing that connects the pedal to the clutch push rod and it had broken, this caused the linkage to have too much slop and the clutch could not be fully disengaged. We took it to the dealer and they had to replace the entire clutch linkage they said. It was covered under warranty. We just had the same issue happen again four months later and now they say it is a bad clutch and not covered under warranty. $1,900 to repair. I know it is exactly the same issue as before because it acts the same way and you can physically see the bushing is broken just like last time. Needless to say, I will be pursuing alternative means to force them to correct this issue under warranty.
#26 of 174 Re: DEMAND RECALL OF ALL TIBURONS WWW.NHTSA.gov [xeonrex]
Oct 17, 2007 (6:08 am)
I think you have the right idea, I haven't had any more problems with my Tib 07 (clutch got stuck and then came out) but I don't trust it anymore.
I found the link for the complaint:
I would ask everybody that has have an issue with any year Tib clutch to put a complain, if there are as many as it seems we might get some attention.
#27 of 174 Re: STAY AWAY from this car! [deangarris]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:58 pm)
Must have bought a lemon. I have had absolutely no problems after 86,000 miles. The Tiburon has been an awesome car!!!!
#28 of 174 Re: STAY AWAY from this car! [jrbagp]
Oct 19, 2007 (8:01 pm)
I believe that would be your loss. I think people need to learn how to drive. My Tiburon has been flawless for almost two years and 86,000 miles.
#29 of 174 Flywheel even worse than clutch
Oct 25, 2007 (11:12 am)
We bought a 2003 Tib w/20,000 miles + a couple of years back. We recently found the clutch to be very worn and we know it was previously abused. Though it appears to be substandard, the clutch wear is my bad for buying it from the wrong person.
I don't mind the clutch so much, but who ever heard of a flywheel being worn out at 49000 miles from a 160 hp car? The flywheel is pure trash. Learn from my mistake and DON'T BUY THIS CAR. A flywheel should not be a wear part at 49000 miles unless you're driving AND abusing a 400 hp+ race machine. To top it off we also found the bearing to be bad and the dealer knew of the 'click' before they tore the car apart and replaced all the other parts. Now we need to go back in and replace the bearing "under warranty". Double labor charges for the service dept. Hyundai's "best warranty" is in name only in this case.
#30 of 174 Re: STAY AWAY from this car! [medic213]
Oct 25, 2007 (1:23 pm)
medic, just an FYI: there are a ton of TSB's (technical service bulletins) on this car regarding the clutch and flywheel issues.
Like I said in my note above, my bad for not looking before I leaped. But the company should warrant faulty parts that are clearly NOT wear parts. And it looks like they still have some serious clutch issues that are not 'normal'.
I'm glad that some folks did get a car that works well and that you are one of them. We need our medics to be able get to work safely!! Thanks for doing it!!
#31 of 174 Aftermarket solid flywheel for 05 Sonata??
Nov 07, 2007 (8:33 am)
My Sonata flywheel failed and Hyundai denied warranty replacement. I do not want to buy another Hyundai defective design flywheel; but I cannot find an aftermarket flywheel anywhere???
Please help -
Stranded in Georgia
#32 of 174 Re: Aftermarket solid flywheel for 05 Sonata?? [johanuggla]
Nov 25, 2007 (3:59 pm)
Clutch Masters offers a Aluminum After market flywheel. You can purchase this Item through Ultrarev.com for $400.