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Automatic Transmission Problems of Hyundai Tiburon



Hyundai Tiburon owners have reported 15 problems related to automatic transmission (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 1
Failure Date: 03/22/2010

This complaint is related to NHTSA campaign id 99v178000 for a Hyundai Tiburon 1999. The car is experiencing the consequences detailed in the campaign. I contacted the manufacturer, they are saying that the campaign does not apply to my vehicle VIN#. I don't agree with this based on the description of the issues the vehicle has related to acceleration and the fact that my car fits the model, year and make of the recall campaign.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 2
Failure Date: 08/13/2009

Vehicle loses power on acceleration sporadically. When car stopped and idle, engine rpm increases dramatically trying to override brakes.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 3
Failure Date: 10/10/2008

At steady 40-mph on level road, a sudden downshift from 4th to 2nd with first effect -- felt like sudden braking and then very fast acceleration as rpm's went from 1500 in 4th to 6000 in 2nd before hitting accelerator pedal stopped the process to return to 4th and normal operations did this several times, very intermittent, starting at, roughly 35,000-miles on odometer and in late 2008 into 2009.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 4
Failure Date: 04/10/2008

My daughter has a 1999 Hyundai Tiburon and is having trouble with transmission, I seen where there was a recall. She was driving down the road and her car just down shifted and when she tried to give it gas it would not go, we got if off the road and put it out of gear. I drove it home and it done me the same way. Now it will go sometimes and sometimes it won't.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 5
Failure Date: 12/04/2006

This is concerning a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon gt. I have found this to be a very common problem with many 03-04 Tiburons. In my case, the clutch and flywheel needed to be replaced at 49,450 (12/04/06) and 86,175 (4/21/09) miles. The cost for each repair is almost $2000. I bought this car because I could not afford a more costly car and now I have to pay these ridiculous charges for faulty parts. I don't understand why Hyundai has not done anything about this epidemic of a problem. .

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 6
Failure Date: 10/14/2006

I have a 2006 Tiburon and have already had to have it in the shop four times. For the sunroof, which still does not work right and the transmission. Now it is starting to be sluggish again. I don't trash my car or hot rod it either. The motor in the sunroof has been replaced. The transmission has just been reprogrammed each time so who knows what will be done this time.


car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 7
Failure Date: 08/11/2003

While traveling on the highway and without prior warning. All electrical parts failed, and transmission malfunctioned.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2001 Hyundai Tiburon 8
Failure Date: 05/28/2003

My vehicle has problems with the tires, brakes and transmission. The dealer has done repairs and correct to some extent. However, many issues have not been addressed or remedied and now they refuse to service the vehicle. The vehicle is not safe to drive.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Hyundai Tiburon 9
Failure Date: 05/15/2002

I bought this car in March of 2002 and the transmission went 6 weeks later. The problem I was told was that there was a "shift flare" in my automatic transmission. I was sold the car with the remainder of the powertrain warranty and then Hyundai proceded to give me the run around for 4 weeks saying I needed proof that the transmission fluid was changed at 30,00 miles. I was the second owner and did not have that info. After a month of not having my car, and contacting the bbb, and consumer reports, along with Hyundai directly. . . . . . I went to a lawyer at $125 an hour and he made a few calls and I had a "rebuilt" transmission in 8 days. I've been driving my car for 3 weeks now, and this "new" one is doing the exact same thing. The flare is between 2 and 3 gear, and my check engine light has been coming on. I want to know how many transmissions I need to go through to find one that really "works"!! I'm a 22yr. Old female, who has'nt had the car over 80mph since I bought it. There have been many sb on this problem, and I'm sure that I'm not the only person experiencing this. . . Something needs to be done, and Hyundai needs to be true on their "warranty" . . . Be wary of their "remainder of powertrain warranty " on used cars. The sad part is that the closet Hyundai dealership for me is 2 hours away. . . . Vermont. . . If anyone has any info please email me at. . . Meow4u00@hotmail. Com. . . Marin.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 10
Failure Date: 11/21/2001

Had cd player replaced, computer failure after that where the check engine light comes on, they replaced it - the the battery died for no reason, they replaced that, now my car is shifting out of control and surges when at stop light with my foot on the brake pedal, while driving 60m mph the car shifts into the same gear continuously and jolts then slows - they cant see a problem and say they cant help me, when they test drive it it's fine - the second I take it home from the dealership it starts up - it is dangerous to drive but since they cant find the problem from a test drive and computer test they dont know what to do except send me home with a dangerous car.


 
car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 2000 Hyundai Tiburon 11
Failure Date: 11/20/2000

While traveling 30 mph transmission revved and blew. Grandson noticed transmission would stick in 1st gear until reaching 4-5k rpm before shifting. Took to dealer to be repaired . Consumer had registered a complained with Hyundai file # 571469 and spoke to mindy.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Hyundai Tiburon 12
Failure Date: 07/06/1999

The car has been into Hyundai dealers 4 times since I've owned it. I am the original owner. Car has been in literally every other month since purchase in October 1998. Major problem has to do with the computer(s) and transmission. Check engine warning light, airbag warning light have both gone off. Car wouldn't shift and would hesitate at highway and side street speeds. Car just returned from dealer yesterday after 4th time in for repair. At 65 mph, the rpms suddenly shot to approx 5800. Car has been terribly unreliable. Hopefully it is fixed now, but I am filing this complaint because I fear that in another 2 months the problems will occur again.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1997 Hyundai Tiburon 13
Failure Date: 02/24/1999

I have had this car back to the dealer for this problem 5 times. They have replaced a pulse generator sensor, however, the part only last anywhere from 4 to 7 months. The last time I took the car in they informed me that it needed a speed sensor output. They are willing to replace that part under the warranty, however, they informed me that I must pay the labor which will run about $95. I do not feel that I should be liable for this amount since I have complained of this problem since June, 1999 when the car had 40,978 miles on it. I also took the car in on February 24, 1999 as the check engine light kept came on intermittently for two days. At that time they replaced the transmission temperature switch. The last 5 visits have been because the car will not shift when I am going about 25 mph. The engine will rev and then fianlly it will shift very hard. It will also downshift very hard when I am coming to a stop. The last time I took the car in they told me that had to order a part and it would take a few days to get it in so I went ahead and drove it until the part came in. During that time the car seemed to lose accerlation when starting up then finally it would "kick" in and take off. When I asked the service manager if this was related to the same problem I was told probably. I feel that this part should have been replaced back in February or at least June of 1999 and I should not have had to keep taking the car back for the same problem on August 4, 1999 with 45,723 miles on it and again on March 24, 2000 with 57,332 on it and again on August 30, 2000 with 68,899 at which time they told me that they were ordering the part. I took it back on September 28, 2000 and was told at that time that it needed the speed output sensor (which is the part that I thought was being ordered and had arrived). So I again picked up my car unrepaired and am now waiting for the part to come in. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Carol summers.

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car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1997 Hyundai Tiburon 14
Failure Date: 01/01/1999

While driving gears skip between second and third gear, and engine racing up. Dealership is aware of problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission problem of the 1998 Hyundai Tiburon 15

Since September of 1998 automatic transmission won't downshift to pass, it slipped, and sometimes vehicle would barely move after stopping. Vehicle was taken to the dealership. Dealer could find no problems. Please provide any further information.