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Manual Transmission Problems of Hyundai Tiburon - part 1

Hyundai Tiburon owners have reported 48 problems related to manual transmission (under the power train 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   Manual Transmission problem of the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon 1
Failure Date: 02/15/2011

My 2007 Hyundai Tiburon has 32,000 and is in need of it's second clutch. Dealership's stance is "normal wear and tear. " this vehicle is not my first stick shift and have never encountered this problem before. On-line research shows I'm not the only one with the same clutch problem for the same vehicle. Dealership wants to replace the double flywheel with a single flywheel at a cost to fix $1900, since the clutch is not covered under warranty.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon 2
Failure Date: 01/18/2011

I was previously the ower of a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon and had to spend over $2000 to replace the clutch at approximately 40,000 miles. There has since been a class action suit against Hyundai for this issue as they knew the clutch was faulty but insisted it was the driver. I have since upgraded to a 2007 Tiburon (before I knew of the severity of the clutch problem) and now at 47,000 am experiencing the same clutch issues. As I can't afford to sell the car I have to prepare to dump an additional $2000 to fix the issue.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2005 Hyundai Tiburon 3
Failure Date: 01/14/2011

The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Tiburon. While driving approximately 65 mph with the cruise control engaged, the tachometer suddenly began to increase and the speedometer decreased. The contact disengaged the cruise control and shifted into in a lower gear but the failure continued. The vehicle was towed to a local repair shop where the contact was informed that the failure was caused by the design of the fly wheel. The dealer stated that they were not responsible for the failure. The vehicle had not been repaired. The current and failure mileages were 53,400. Updated 03/15/lj updated 03/21/11.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 4
Failure Date: 11/26/2010

Purchased a brand new 2004 Hyundai Tiburon gt and just had the fourth powertrain, clutch, flywheel, etc installed today due to 3 failures in 90,000 miles. The last one that was put in was in February 2010 and failed this time November 26, 2010, not even lasting a full year. Each time, I have been given the run-around and no one has taken time to issue a recall or anything, even with the hundreds of similar complaints that have been filed already. I am almost out of my warranty and am scared that I will be out thousands of dollars when it fails again. Someone please help!!! thank you!.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 5
Failure Date: 11/15/2010

I have 90,000 miles on my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon. I have already had the clutch replaced 3 times. Once under warranty at 29,000 miles, the second pocket at 43,200 miles and third at 69,500 miles. Now at 90,000 miles it is going out again. The first two I made Hyundai pay for them but this is getting ridiculous two flywheels at 400. 00 dollars each and two kits at 385. 00 each. There has got to be a problem with the original design. The master cylinder and slave cylinder have never needed replacement according to the dealer. They flush and fill every time. I think this is a scam by Hyundai or ots dealers there is obviously a major defect. Are there any recalls on this car? please help thank you.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 6
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   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 7
Failure Date: 10/17/2010

My 2004 Hyundai Tiburon has an ailing clutch problem that I've learned is very common among other owners. The other morning I was leaving for work and as I began to pull out onto the main street, my car (while in gear) slipped and the rpms revved as I sat crossing the two lanes of traffic! was not a fun time. This is not the first time the car has put me into a uncomfortable scenario. Keep in mind the car has 40,000miles.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 8
Failure Date: 10/10/2010

The contact owns a 2004 Hyundai Tiburon. The contact stated that the clutch was slipping when he accelerated up to 3,000 rpms. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer more than once and the clutch was replaced but the failure continued. The manufacturer had not been notified. The failure mileage was 75,000 and the current mileage was 82,000.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 9
Failure Date: 09/30/2010

Just got the car. . Its already slipping the clutch. . I am mad.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2008 Hyundai Tiburon 10
Failure Date: 09/29/2010

Poor clutch performance on Hyundai Tiburon clutch "worn out" after 25kmiles according to dealer owner is experienced standard driver.

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 11
Failure Date: 09/06/2010

Manual transmission clutch premature wear out or failure. See all attached web sites. . Read more...

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car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 12
Failure Date: 08/10/2010

2004 ~clutch went out without any warning 8/10/2010(56961 miles) clutch was inspected on 6/15/2009 and was in excellent condition at the time of inspection (49987) and I purchased the extended warranty at the time of the purchase and to find out it isn't covered after being told that it was~attention 2004 Tiburon owners who are having the same flywheel and clutch issues as the 2003 owners. I have made contact with an attorney to start a class action suit. Please contact them if you too are experiencing the same. Tracy tein w/finklestein thompson & loughran (415) 398-8700 601 montgomery street, suite 665 san franciso, California 94111 together we can see that Hyundai rights their wrong.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 13
Failure Date: 06/01/2010

Clutch on 2006 Hyundai Tiburon has loads of problems. Car barely functions and I have been driving manual transmission my whole life. Full warranty will not cover because they claim it is "wear" related. It is not. Started at only 25,000 miles.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 14
Failure Date: 05/22/2010

Have had this car for less than 2 weeks, have not put 200 miles on it. Bought this used vehicle from a local dealership. Have not had any issues with this Tiburon until yesterday when I noticed that the clutch was a bit stiff and when I tried to put the car into reverse, I had a hard time finding it, it would not let me put it into reverse and I took my foot off of the clutch and retried it, managed to get it into reverse this time, never had any problems beforehand, the engine revved up and car hesitantly moved out of the garage. Stopped vehicle, put it into 1st gear and started to drive out of my driveway when I put it into 2nd gear, the car jerked as I let go of the clutch but continued to drive it. Got onto the highway and everything was going fine when the traffic started to slow down, went from 6th gear down to 5th gear and the engine revved up and smelled burning rubber, tried to give it some gas to accelerate and would not move, tachometer would show engine revving but was not accelerating at all. Managed to coast car off to the side of the road and came to a stop. Turned the engine off, waited for a couple of minutes and started engine up again and again smelled the burning rubber; tried to put in first gear, went in but would not move, tried reverse and would not move. Called the dealership from where I purchased this vehicle and they did not have a towing service so ended up calling aaa, tow truck driver informed me by the smell that it was more than likely the clutch had gone in it and had some experience with this as he has towed several of these cars for the same reason. Car is in repair shop will be worked on Monday 5-24-10. So far the dealership said that they will honor the warranty.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 15
Failure Date: 05/10/2010

I have a 2006 Hyundai tiboron and the clutch went after only 33,000 miles. Absolutely unheard of! the warranty that's supposed to be so wonderful, is only for 12,000 miles or one year on the clutch! I have heard about many other people saying how badly made the clutch parts are on the Hyundai's. They should be called out on it, it's a safety issue.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 16
Failure Date: 04/11/2010

2006 Hyundai Tiburon se v6 has 32,000 miles on it. Never beat or raced. Clutch was working fine one day. I went to go for a ride in my car the next day and couldn't get out onto the road. I barely made it to the side of the road to have the car towed! now the dealership is quoting me $2600 for a repair. The clutch is not covered under warranty but my gut feeling is that this isn't a problem with the clutch! it has to be a problem with the design. Please help! [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the freedom of information act (foia), 5 u. S. C. 552(b)(6).

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 17
Failure Date: 04/01/2010

Tiburon clutch problems.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 18
Failure Date: 03/09/2010

2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt 2. 7 l, I replaced the clutch and flywheel at 75,000 miles. Im now at 88,000 miles and the clutch is out again! I release the clutch all the way out and when I attempt to accelerate the rpm's go up and very slowly it accelerates. This is a $1800 repair and twice within 13,000 miles in unacceptable!.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 19
Failure Date: 12/31/2009

For some time, I have had an issue with hard shifting in my 2003 Hyundai Tiburon gt. I have searched all over the internet going through forums and even talking to my mechanics to try and find a solution to solve a problem that has gradually gotten worse and has gone from not only hard shifting but to also grinding of gears when simply driving down the road normally. When parking and shifting into reverse after the vehicle sits over night is the worst with also having to "punch force" the shifter into reverse and then into 1st gear. After the vehicle warms up, the symptoms appear to become a little more subtle but still persist. Only after the class action lawsuit filed against Hyundai for clutch related issues in my vehicle has there been reports and solutions for the issue that was known to Hyundai. Unfortunately, I purchased the car used and was unable to find any of this information out before I purchased and I am a very thorough investigator when it comes to buying everything. And to top it off the class action suit only helps those that have paid for repairs and now I am left in the dark with this situation looking to have to dish out who knows how much money to fix a problem that Hyundai should have taken care of to begin with and I will also never get compensated for except for a technical service bulletin that admits what parts are faulty and ones I'll have to replace.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 20
Failure Date: 12/04/2009

I own a 2006 v6 Hyundai Tiburon. At 28,000 miles my clutch began to give me problems. I went to the dealership they found a major hydraulic leak in my master and slave cylinders. They thought that might have been the problem and replaced them under warranty. It did not fix the problem and I have to replace the clutch and flywheel.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 21
Failure Date: 03/09/2009

04 Hyundai Tiburon clutch problem. . . . I have had my car for three years now and have had 4 clutches replaced. Im now hearing that it is now my master slave cylinder.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2007 Hyundai Tiburon 22
Failure Date: 01/28/2009

My 2007 Hyundai Tiburon clutch is going out one way or the other. I read many of forums stating Hyundai is not taking the cost. All of these forums state that the owners clutches are going out pre-maturely and hyunday states that its the owners driving habits. If you look at all the responses you will see that there is way to many "bad habit drivers" I have not yet taken my car in but I feel I know what is going to be said. I will be back when I know more. When I was driving down the road at about 55 the car made aloud screeching sound and then would not move anymore. After messing with the clutch and attempting to shift the car finally started to move but at a very slow pace. I was in fear of being rear ended as I was on the high way.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon 23
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   Manual Transmission problem of the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon 24
Failure Date: 12/12/2008

I had to replace my clutch at 68,000 miles.

car image   Manual Transmission problem of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon 25
Failure Date: 10/26/2008

2006 Hyundai Tiburon seems like a high performance sports car. And it looks slick, but something about its manual clutch, fly wheel, master cylinder, presser plate, all that and more. Makes this 06 tibby a peace of bad engineering garbage! I bought this car Jan 9 2007 with 3333 miles on it on July 24 2007 with 14,687 "I had to pay" 1,865. 25 dollars to replace the mesh flywheel, presser plate, and clutch in my brand new 2006 Hyundai Tiburon! this is crazy, the factor, Hyundai, car max, or my extended warranty wouldn't cover this! here I am again oct. 26 2008 with 44,000 miles my tibby is in the shop again. This time its the master cylinder, as often as I keep seeing this happen to other owners, of the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon I know its not just me or my car alone, its a big problem with every owner! if something isn't done about this, then my fellow 06 Hyundai Tiburon owners, my lawyer with dates and copies of repair receipt just waiting for my q to file something on Hyundai, and I will try to have this problem taken care of because of until now nobody has! Hyundai should not want ppl telling other ppl not to get a Hyundai because they build bad vehicles should they? that's bad business all around!.

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