28th Jan 2005, 12:41
I had then Same Problem, I fixed it by removing the rear view mirror (which is what is vibrating) I took it apart and put it back together, it no longer makes that noise.
However my car vibrates at idle to the point of shaking my steering wheel, and entire car.
Anyone had this problem?
4th Jul 2005, 10:24
I noticed the same thing at 3000 RPM after about 70000 km on my car... and as the previous commenter suggested, I determined it was the rear view mirror. I have also noticed that the vanity mirrors in the sun visors also rattle at about 3000 RPM.
4th Jul 2005, 23:36
I purchased a 2001 a few months ago. I too had a vibration, but at 2500 rpm. As others have stated, it's the rear view mirror. It's not a problem on a hot day, just when it's cooler. I haven't had enough of a problem to try to fix it yet though. Shouldn't be too hard though.
25th Jul 2005, 12:15
It looks like many of the problems (vibration, mechanicals, rust etc) come from the prior model Tiburon.
46,000 miles on my V6, Auto 2003 with no rust at all, and I live in NE Ohio where they salt the snow rather than plow it :-)
Also no vibration or RPM problems.
Will probably get an '06 next year.
7th Dec 2008, 17:55
I have had several problems with my '01 Tiburon. I bought it used in 2004 with 24K miles on it. I'm up to 64K now.
I replaced the O2 sensor early on.
In 2006 I replaced the starter.
During the summer of '07 the drivers side power window broke and would not go up. I had to replace the entire window kit.
The windshield washer motor stopped working in 2007.
The drivers side tail light has a short in it and comes on and off when I drive over bumps.
In the summer of 2008 the transmission case cracked and started leaking tranny fluid. The transmission began to slip. I ended up having to have the entire transmission rebuilt. It cost me $2300.
Now I'm having problems with the lights. The tail lights work but the brake lights do not come on. The only brake light I have is on the fin.
Most recently both headlights stopped working. The high beams and fog lights still work but the low beams do not. All of the fuses are OK. I haven't figured out what the problem is.
I hope all other Tib owners have better luck that I've had. I'm seriously considering dumping this car. Honda or Toyota here I come.
15th Jan 2011, 04:41
I have 2004 Tib... it's a very good car compared to others, although I have frequent electrical problems, and my steering wheel vibrates like hell when I go over 60 mph... I love the car, but it's making me crazy; so many problems that I regret buying it, and would like a Corolla or Civic instead...