Electrical System Problems of Hyundai Tiburon

Hyundai Tiburon owners have reported 29 problems related to electrical system (under the electrical system category). The most recently reported issues are listed below. Also please check out the statistics and reliability analysis of Hyundai Tiburon based on all problems reported for the Tiburon.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 1
Failure Date: 06/01/2017

Bad body control module. Turn signals and flashers don't work. Vehicle was stationary. All fuses have been replaced and still no turn signals or flashers. It's a relay bad in the bcm.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2
Failure Date: 07/16/2014

Both passenger and driver side windows some times work. I have to pull on them to go up most of the time and they get stuck rolled all the way up some times. Also the rear wiper blade motor does not work and the washer fluid motor dose not work.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 3
Failure Date: 02/20/2014

Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that turn signal switch did not turn the left turn signal off when the vehicle was in park. The vehicles battery was drained. Once the vehicles turn signal fuse was removed, battery no longer drained. The manufacturer was notified. The manufacturer diagnosed the vehicle as failed body control module. There were no repairs completed on the vehicle. The failure mileage was 119,000 and the current mileage 122,000.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 4
Failure Date: 12/19/2013

While driving at night and after a right hand turn the right turn signal stayed illuminated both front and rear. After I parked the car at destination and turned off the ignition and removed the key the turn signal light stayed on. I changed the bulbs and the fuse which did not fix the problem. After looking up on the internet for known Tiburon issues, I found several instances of the identical issue for the 2003 Tiburon. The problem is a relay in the bcm and coincidentally the issue happens at around 65- 80000 miles. The cost of the bcm is approximately $400 without labor.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 5
Failure Date: 06/28/2012

Hyundai know about an issue with their electrical system affecting the air conditioning on their Tiburons, but have done nothing about it. It is when you select higher speeds of a/c, the connector behind the dashboard heats up so much, it melts the connector and causes the a/c to fail. Hyundai doesn't cover this under warranty or recall. They make me buy another switch. But the problem still exists, causing the replacement to fail as well.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 6
Failure Date: 05/26/2012

- the clutch is slipping - the motor for the passenger door window has failed and the driver side is failing. - the driver side interior door handle does not work, and the locking mechanism is failing.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 7
Failure Date: 01/02/2012

Currently my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt has my left turn signal lights on. The front and the back one stay on no matter what, even if I turn the car off and take the keys out. I have been researching this problem, and it looks like it is a well known problem with these cars, so my question is. . . Why isn't there a recall on it? especially since the part is so expensive!! I don't know if other people have had this problem but whenever my turn signal started to act up so did my sunroof. Now that my turn signal is constantly on, my sunroof won't work at all! are they related? I work for a car dealership and they can't even find me the part (which is a body control module) any cheaper! I guess now we all know why Hyundai stopped making the Tiburon, which is sad due to it being such a nice car, and I love my Tiburon it was my reality dream car! when you do finally recall this item, if we already had it fixed, would you reimburse us for it? especially if we have the receipt for it?.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 8
Failure Date: 09/05/2011

Upon using the turn signal on my 2003 Hyundai tiberon gt, the signal light would pause and seem to "stick" in the on position inside of the car. Little did I know that that even with the car off the turning signal and the signal lights remain on. Upon research I found that the signal relay is located internally within the bcm, requiring a new bcm altogether to fix the stuck signal. I suspect from reading into this vehicle that it is a manufacturing defect as this signal problem seems to be a trend and just a matter of time as to when it will happen.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 9
Failure Date: 08/21/2011

The contact owns a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the right signal and flashers were malfunctioning. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer, who diagnosed that the body control module assembly was defective and needed to be replaced. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 207,000.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 10
Failure Date: 03/30/2011

I have a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon gt. While I was driving and switched it the right turn signal, it would not turn off. I pulled over and was unable to get it off. Even after shutting off the car and removing the key, the turn signal remained on. The only way to turn it off was to remove the bulbs front the front and rear headlights. I took the car to a Hyundai dealership and said the body control module failed and needed to be replaced. The cost to replace was $1,280. Upon researching this issue online, it appears to be a common issue in 2003-2004 Tiburons from Hyundai. Hyundai would not cover the repair because the car was out of warranty. There is nothing a consumer can do to "maintain" a body control module and Hyundai should be held accountable for this safety issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 11
Failure Date: 01/01/2011

My 2004 Hyundai Tiburon suffers from a long list of electrical problems. Both power window motors have stopped working, my power trunk latch is defective, the interior light switch doesn't work, and now the turn signal relay that is part of the body control module has caused intermittent problems with my left turn signal. Sometimes it stays on even after turning off the car. I'm worried I may be rear-ended because although my signal is on, it sometimes does not flash properly due to the faulty bcm. Research indicates these are very common issues with Hyundai vehicles, and very expensive to repair. The bcm is about $700 alone. The window motors are about $300 each. It is ridiculous to pay $700 for a signal light. Hyundai should be held accountable for shoddy engineering!.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 12
Failure Date: 11/12/2010

The right hand turn signal on my 2003 Hyundai tubiron turns on by its self and it can not be shut off. I had several colse calls with cars that thought I was turning and pulled out in front of me. I reported this to Hyundai corporate customer service department. Their solution uas to remove the fuse and now I do not have any turn signals or hazard flashers. After doing some research there are alot of people having the same issue with this model. I believe this is a major safety issue.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 13
Failure Date: 11/09/2010

The other day I took my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon in to be serviced. I noticed the vehicle had been unable to accelerate. The next day I contacted the dealership and they told me that my vehicle needed another clutch. This would be my third clutch in three years considering I hardly drive my vehicle hard. I was shocked and couldn't believe how much they told me it would be to replace the part. In addition, when I drove my car home it was much worse than when I dropped it off the previous day. I refused to pay for the repair because Hyundai has been taking advantage of me and my wallet. In the past year I have spent over 5 thousand dollars on my vehicle. My car is kept in immaculate condition and I feel like the parts that Hyundai peddles is of low quality. I still have my vehicle under warranty , but all the malfunctions are not covered by the warranty I have. . . Coincidence? probably not.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 14
Failure Date: 11/01/2009

2003, Tiburon, drivers side window won't roll down, passengers side really slow, digital radio can't read number or letters. Have changed head lights numerous time since purchasing the vehicle brand new in 2003. Problems with the sunroof operation (opening-closing) glaze on paint peeling on side view mirrors as well as spoiler. Any solutions for all these problems.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 15
Failure Date: 09/20/2009

After the key remote quit working and was reset twice, the dealer said it was a bmc computer module that may be out and we were told this was a known problem with the 2003 Tiburon. Soon after the lock incident, my windshield washer pump quit as well as one headlight. Replaced the headlight and another headlight went out. Could only keep one headlight working at one time. Had the bmc replaced but still getting no electric to the windshield washer pump and the headlights didn't work. Mechanic had to rewire the headlights which are working now. Mechanic ordered a new bmc thinking the one we got was defective. Mechanic also checked the washer pump to see if it was bad but it was not. It works but not getting any electric to it when hooked up to the Tiburon. Mechanic tried a different bmc but still not solving the problem. Was told that the bmc could have shorted out part of the electrical system. My 22 year old daughter is buying this car and I don't feel safe with her driving it. No one can seem to figure out what is wrong with the car. We have been trying for over a year to get this fixed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 16
Failure Date: 05/10/2009

2003 Hyundai Tiburon = blower switch speed control melted and also melted part of harness system related to blower control. I have read this complaint on other Tiburon as well. An independent mechanic replaced the switch and rewired the melted part of the harness as it is o longer an available part. This has the very real potential to start a fire in the dash. Using the switch to high increases heat in the switch itself, but, using it on low increases heat in the harness and resistor. Problem is a cheap plastic housed switch.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 17
Failure Date: 01/08/2009

Hello, I'm 26yrs old. I own a 2003 Tiburon gt v6 6speed with less than 80,000 miles. I bought it off of the original owner with only 9,000 miles. Within the 70,000 miles I've driven it, its had three clutches. ? I've owned all manual driven cars since I was 16, I learned how to drive with one. We all know I burned that clutch up a little bit yet I still didn't burn that clutch out. The first clutch I had to replace I paid for the parts. Hyundai took care of the labor which was nice but, I still had to pay for a part that I wasn't at fault for ruining. Now I'm on my third clutch, I had to pay for this one in full because I'm the second owner and Hyundai only covers 60,000 miles. As of 01\06\09 this one is no longer working. There has to be a manufactures defect of some kind. Whether it is the hydraulic lines pumping too much or not enough fluid, the reverse dual mass clutch, or it being the first year they made the car, and this was one of the problems Hyundai had to take care of. I need help please. I've read more reviews on "2003" Tiburons than I can handle to read, and at least 90% said they had clutch problems. I started looking for a solution and the only thing I could find was consumer affairs #, e-mail, and a few other #'s. I called the consumer affairs #, and now they told me they cant help go figure. Their reason was it being to far out of warranty although it was at only 31,000 miles. Now at 77,000 it goes again, what a coincidence. This disaster of a car has cost me around $4,000 and has also put a halt on my life. I had a Jeep payment that I had to surrender back to the bank because I could no longer pay for repairs on the Tiburon and my Jeep. Im writing this in hope that there is some kind of good will, recall, ect. To help reimburse my loses. Thank you in advance.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 18
Failure Date: 11/05/2008

Almost right after purchasing the vehicle, I started experiencing electrical problems. The alarm system would randomly go off and sometimes even lock the doors of the car on it's own. Whether the car was running or not, windows open or shut, did not matter. Later the windshield wiper motor burned out so only the fastest setting works and only when I hold the knob up for the one time wipe. The window motor went out on the passenger side as well. If you were to slam or hit the door, the window will roll down, but not back up unless you pull very hard on it to get it going. The power steering has also began to go out. There are times when it will not stop squealing while I turn the wheel and it is almost pulsing so I can only turn the wheel in tiny increments at a time. The steering squeaks the most when the wheel is turned all the way.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 19
Failure Date: 07/01/2008

I recently purchased a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt v6 in April of 2008. The car looked like it was in great condition and did not have any mechanical problems. I was driving down the road one day when I put on my turn signal to change lanes. After I had changed lanes I noticed that my turn signal was permanantly on. Upon encountering this problem I took my car to bob king Hyundai in winston-salem. They told me that it was internal problems with the bcm and that it would cost $1100 just for the part, plus labor. Upon finding out this totally absurd problem, I went onto the internet to find other ways to fix. My discoveries were amazing. It seems that every person that has a 2003-05 Hyundai Tiburon has had the same problem when the cars have reached 100,000 miles or more. This problem leaves you with out turn signals and driving lights. It can also spread and effect other areas of the car, like not letting the windows roll down, cause the keyless entry to malfunctions, and cuts off you hud lights as well. I believe that this is a serious problem and needs to be handle by the Hyundai motors CO.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 20
Failure Date: 12/07/2007

Hazard lights, signal lights, airbag lights, powers windows and clutch.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 21
Failure Date: 04/21/2006

I bought my 2004 Tiburon in July of that year, and had to get rid of it (even rolled the loan money over), in 2006, I hated it so much. The paint chipped off all over the car, the seat color was wearing off, the dashboard color wore off, the lights on the radio went out. Of course not one of the issues were covered under the great warranty the offer. My sister got the same car, she had her automatic/manual shifter go, her tires were completely bare after 2 years, her gas cap paint came over, down to the metal. This was the worst car ever made.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 22
Failure Date: 04/01/2006

Air conditioning blower motor control switch housing melted, causing climate control to be non functional. There have been approximately 4 replacements of switch due to same failure. Through online research this is a common problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 23
Failure Date: 11/11/2005

About 4 minutes after driving off on a cold morning (40 f), I was merging onto a highway, when suddenly all of the electricity shut off on my car. I began to move over to the shoulder of the road and down shifted to slow down. I pressed the emergency flashers, but got nothing. I could not totally get out of the lane because a guard rail limited it to a small shoulder. I could see headlights in my rear view swerving at the last second to miss me because they couldn't see me. My only thought was grab a flashlight out of the glove box and try to escape the car and to try to warn oncoming vehicles. But then suddenly, all the lights and radio came back on. So I quickly started the engine and drove off. The total time that elapsed from loss of electricity to it coming back on was maybe a minute, but it felt like forever. I drove to work with no problems, and after work, I got it to the dealership with no problems either. The dealership claimed they could not duplicate the problem and gave the car back. Now I'm scared to drive this car.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 24
Failure Date: 07/13/2005

When using the a/c fan control on setting 3 or 4 for more than 10 min. , the plastic connection at the back of the unit starts melting. My temporary solution is to run the a/c on 1 and 2 only. This is a possible fire hazard. Hyundai refuses to acknowledge this as a problem. The replacement cost is 605. 00 cad for the same unit that will do the same thing after a little use. This is not a valid solution to the problem.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 1998 Hyundai Tiburon 25
Failure Date: 10/03/2003

1998 Hyundai Tiburon, automatic transaxles: car purchased new in 1998. Experienced engine stumble referenced in TSB 98-36-008, but no one could ever find anything wrong. Should have been a recall. Currently having problems with electrical system and transmission- car downshifts and gets stuck in 3rd gear when headlights on and turn signal activated (TSB 98-40-006?) still dealer can find nothing. I have seen numerous stories on internet forums at Hyundaiperformance. Com, yet Hyundai refuses to inform its consumers of these issues. This should be investigated and a recall should be issued. Service dealer ignored requests to return my calls concerning its status.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 26
Failure Date: 02/10/2003

Sunroof has been in approx. 8 times to two different dealers and has still not been fixed.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 27
Failure Date: 09/27/2002

Consumer states his daughter had an head on impact with another auto and her air bags did not deploy. Driver was traveling approx 35 mph. Driver was injuried, she hurt her head and neck. Nlm.

car image   Electrical System problem of the 2000 Hyundai Tiburon 28
Failure Date: 12/01/2000

Nar 06/27/2003 headlamp bulbs blew out on vehicle. The consumer had to replaced the head lamp bulbs six times. The consumer believed there was a defect causing such frequent bulb burning, but the dealer denies any problems with the parts or electrical system. The consumer is frustrated and felt that Hyundai should repair and replace the head lights at no charge because of consistent failures. Please forward comments and assist in matter stated.

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car image   Electrical System problem of the 1999 Hyundai Tiburon 29

Unknown failure, possibly electrical system which has caused the heater, air conditioner, windshield wipers, cruise control, interior lights(airbag,rpm gauge, gas gauge, speedometer and radio) to fail. Consumer has provided limited information.

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