8th May 2002, 14:03
I own a 97' Hyundai Tiburon FX, the paint on the mirrors, spoiler, hood, the curve under the rear side windows, and the hatch is peeling off. Hyundai repainted the mirrors and spoiler at no cost, but they did a poor job. The Check Engine light stays on and the turn signals keep blowing fuses. They have replaced both power window regulators, the clutch, windshield wiper motor, fuel cap, rear rotors due to cracking, and I can't keep fog light bulbs from blowing. All of this in less than 90k miles! Good luck with yours...
11th Jul 2002, 21:03
I've had the same "paint" issue, only it's just happened to me on the rear spoiler. I don't think it's actually the paint, per se, but actually the clear coat.
And don't even get me started on the "check engine soon" light.. I'm not sure what my dash would look like without having it on.
Shawn, Toronto, Canada.
18th Aug 2002, 10:24
I have had my 2001 Hyundai Tiburon for just under a year. Pain problems….oh yes. Paint has been pealing off my car in many different locations. If it isn’t peeling, it is spider veining and bubbling. After bringing it to the dealership, they determined that it was bird droppings, and won‘t cover the damage. I have been extremely meticulous about maintaining the car’s condition…and this happens. I wax it very often and wash it at least once every week. After the warranty department turned it down, I had it looked at by a bodywork professional and he was amazed on the poor quality of the paint. He stated to me that the damage was in fact from bird droppings, but also due to not enough clear coat and very thin pain. It was obvious that to make a low priced car, they have to thin the layer of paint. He was concerned about taking care of some small scratches cause if he hit it with a buffer….it would go right through the surrounding paint to the primer. Not good! I am extremely disappointed in the quality of my Hyundai. The 5 year warranty sounds great on TV.. but they don’t honor it in reality. I WILL NEVER BUY ANOTHER HYUNDAI.
4th Oct 2002, 12:46
I've also had some paint problems with my 2000 Hyundai Tiburon. My paint started spider veining and I took it in to find out it was bird droppings. It hasn't got any worse though. Seems like the paint job is poor on these cars. But I love everything else about it.
5th Feb 2004, 04:28
I had this problem with the fuel leak, I couldn't get it to pass deq after buying it used from the dealer (mine is actually a 97, but I'm thinking this is the same problem, error code says evap something). The fuel system was recalled, I took it back to the dealer and they replaced everything, fuel tank and fuel lines and I haven't had a CEL since (well there was a problem with my spark plug wires, but that was easy to fix).
17th Feb 2004, 11:58
I also have had problems with flaking paint on my 1998 Tiburon. From the sounds of it, my situation isn't quite as bad as some of the others here (just random spotches all over with rust around sunroof), but I have already decided on getting a new paint job *hopefully* this summer. With a black car, spotches all over are VERY noticeable. I do love my car :) It's my baby and has been very good to me. I have had various problems with oil pan/transmission pan leaks, bad spark plugs, and quickly wearing struts, but overall, I cannot complain.
Heidi, Nova Scotia, Canada.