14th Dec 2009, 07:27
"I did away with the dual-mass flywheel"
HMMM... what did you replace it with, a rubber band? And I hate to tell you, but most of what you said is maintenance, as far as your lights, have you checked fuses?? Sometimes they blow, and it's not the car that sucks...
18th Mar 2010, 12:08
I recently bought a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon V6 GT 6 speed. It has multiple annoying problems.
I am the second owner of this car, it has about 130,000 miles.
The air bag light is on. No reports of accidents with the car.
The locks do not work; I hear a clicking noise, maybe an actuator?
Both driver and passenger windows do not work. Sunroof works fine. Window regulators bad?
Infinity system is excellent, but when listening to the radio and I hit a bump, it says there's a CD in briefly.
Clutch seems fine. I read in multiple other posts that they go bad quite frequently.
Front passenger head light goes out frequently. I tightened it all up and got a new bulb, but it still does it.
3rd gears a little tricky to get in, not that bad though. Stick is a little stiff over by 5th and 6th gears.
Other than all that, the car is by far the best ride I've owned, just all these problems start to discourage me about this car. I give it a 7 out of 10.
11th May 2010, 20:09
I'm buying a 2003 Tiburon GT V6 tomorrow.. It's an automatic.. I was gonna buy a stick, but now that I have read these comments, I decided not to... All in all, the automatic seems like the best choice to make.. It does have a shiftronic thingy if I feel like having some fun.. well not real stick fun.. pretend fun.. LOL...
There is no problems other than electrical failures.. I believe I'm making the right choice.
23rd May 2010, 03:39
I bought a 2003 Tib Tuscani Edition with 60K 3 weeks ago, and I'm somewhat angry. LOL.
So I went to the mechanic to get it reviewed, and he said the rear engine seal is leaking and needs to be replaced, along with the oil pan and oil filter seals. So the rear engine gasket is 10.00, but it's 800 - 1000 to put it in? LOL.
The dealer had changed the oil, so I am trying to have them redo the seals, and also implicate that the rear engine seal should of been attended to, as it should of been noticed prior to be buying the car.
Is there suppose to be a light in the ashtray? Because mine doesn't work, the paint is somewhat cheap, and dings easily, however for the money, what else are you going to get..
I just hope it doesn't bite me in the ass, with the costs of repairs.
It runs okay.
28th Jun 2010, 11:36
I'm 18, and I bought a 03 Tuscani packaged Tiburon with 90k miles. It's a 6 speed manual with an Alpine supercharger amongst other high priced enhancements.
It is my first car, and I've driven it for 15k miles since I bought it, and only had a problem with my oil pan bolt (3 dollar fix).
I don't know if you all just have bad luck, or are extremely poor drivers when it comes to cars with clutches, but if I'm 18 and I have absolutely no problems with this car that has more mileage then any of the others you seem to break all the time, I don't know what to say to you.
12th Aug 2010, 19:51
I have a 2003 Tib GT6, bought new. After a year of owning it, I started running into people online complaining about problems with their 2003 GT6. The clutch was the majority of complaints.
This summer Hyundai accepted responsibility for the clutch failures due to a class action settlement, and their known use of a defective flywheel. The clutch issue was HYUNDAI'S. Because of the clutch issue before it became known defective parts were the cause, I have driven my Tib very lightly to forestall any clutch issues, and not wanting to incur the cost of replacement.. I have only 30,000 miles on it.
I have recently noticed I have to push the clutch pedal to the floor to start the car... oh-oh! I enjoy this car, it looks nice, fast enough, great sound system and handles well. BUT, 03 2 weeks after buying car - left caliper replaced.
04 - CD was intermittent (warranty).
05 - Discovered right rear seatbelt was inoperable. Hyundai would only give 10% discount to replace.
05 - Left front tire valve leak, damaged tire due to varying tire pressures. Hyundai found nothing wrong. Michelin would not accept responsibility.
08 - Left rear stem leaks. (Found year later that other GT6 owners had valve stem complaints also.
09 - Discovered A/C stopped working (exp. warranty) I only used the A/C 5x. Owners are complaining about poor design placement of A/C condenser, prone to rocks hitting it and puncturing it.
07-09 - Left window would go up slower and slower, then stopped altogether in 09. Replaced motor in 09 myself. I was seeing other Tib owners complaining about window motors going out and sometimes r/r twice. Won't happen to me.. oh well.
The rule is "Never buy first production cars". Before I bought this car, I did research on cars for 1 year. Going to different dealers and test drives.. 350z, Toy2000, Miata, Toy MR2, Tib.
The Tib was getting good reviews and prices. Hyundai wanted $22k for my GT6... after 4 hours of telling them I only wanted to spend $18k including tax & lic. they found every discount they could to sell me this car. I got the car for $17,995. Great deal or great headache.
This car is nice... but has 1st production bugs. Hyundai stepped up on taking responsibility for the defective clutch components with reimbursement to those who paid out of pocket to r/r clutch. Only problem is this is not a recall, so those owners who haven't had problems, have to wait for a failure before Hyundai will get involved. And all claims need to be submitted before October 10. I have to call service to see what my position is. It should have been a RECALL! If I have to deal with the "small stuff", I'm kinda OK with it.. but the clutch is a MAJOR issue.
I would buy another Hyundai, but I am having fun with this one.
4th Sep 2010, 14:53
I also own a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon GT. I have a manual transmission. I have owned the car for almost three years, however within the first 6 months to a year, the passenger side window quit working, and the air bag light came on within the first month.
Then the door handles on the interior broke with no real force, and the climate control had to be replaced because it melted due to small wiring. It melted the harness, then the radio wouldn't work after a good rain. There was no water leaking into the car from the sunroof.
My factory amp went out. I removed the amp and wired only the speakers; taped off all other wires.
A month later, my tail lights, brake lights, blinkers, radio, clock, sunroof, locks, trunk actuator, dash board lights, interior lights; I am stumped how could all this go out at once?