2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT from North America
I hate this car and wish I had never got it
At less than 300 miles I took it in for my first oil change, Car was returned with oil spots all over floor mat.
In less than 2 months, the tire blew. Not covered under warranty.
Air conditioning failed at 7900 miles. was not covered under warranty. Dealership wanted to charge $900.00. Was repaired by garage for $500.00.
No less than 5 recall repairs in the first 2 years, no rental car compensation.
The clutch went out at 15677 miles. This was less than a month after repair work to my shift bezel. The consumer advocacy was to refer it to an independent mediator. After 2 requests, it was not referred. Repairs not covered under warranty, and I had to send a certified letter to the corporate headquarters in Korea just to get a response to my 5+ page complaint letter.
Hyundai's customer service is very poor.
When I returned the customer comment card telling them I was unsatisfied with my visit to the dealership, the card was given to the tech, who called me at home and asked why I had given a poor rating. Telling me that it affected him. Hyundai did not seem at all shocked when I brought this to their attention.
I am in fear everyday that something else will go wrong with my car, and I will have to pay another $1000.00.
I will NEVER buy another Hyundai.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 28th February, 2005
24th Jun 2005, 06:03
My 2003 Hyundai Tiburon's clutch and flywheel went out at 57,500 miles. My car had all scheduled maintenance and was very well cared for and driven sensibly. Most of the 57,500 miles were on the highway. There was no reason for a clutch to go out other than poor design or parts. Hyundai claimed total ignorance of any design or parts problems despite me calling attention to the many Internet complaints concerning this problem. I even hand delivered copies of (50) complaints to the dealership. Everyone involved including the dealership and Hyundai service representative had the same line. The problem is due to your driving habits. Hyundai's problem cost me $1800. Since I believed I was lied to about this problem and no longer have any confidence in either Hyundai or the dealership, I immediately traded the car in on a Saturn after getting it repaired. I did not want to become another victim of multiple clutch failures and will never buy or recommend another Hyundai product.