2003 Hyundai Tiburon 2.0 from North America
For the most part, I love this car
The only significant problem I've ever had with this vehicle is that the alarm will sound occasionally, and for no apparent reason, and it's damned near impossible to shut it off without the remote. This has gotten me one ticket for Disturbing the Peace, and a lot of aggravation. Dealer swears it's a short and wants $275 to repair, my mechanic assures me there's no short. Is this a common problem in the '03 Tiburon? Has anyone else run into this problem? Is there any way to disable the alarm without disabling the horn?
Everything else has been a dream - I haven't run into any of the nasty problems detailed by other reviewers, but maybe that's because I have the 4-cyl, rather than the V6, which seems to be a real headache.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th March, 2010
27th Nov 2012, 12:58
I had the same problem with the alarm. I disconnected the hood sensor, which is located on the passenger side of the engine and it solved the problem. Although the hood on mine is bent so it catches the wind, and caused the hood to rattle and it set off the alarm. I don't know if it's the same issue with yours. Just thought I would let you know what I did.