2nd Generation (2001—2008) Tiburon Problems

This generations ranks 34th out of 52 Hyundai generations in reliability and is generally a good bet. Owners have the most complaints about the clutch (29%), body (9%), and the electrical (9%). We've listed some of the most recent complaints below, see them all on CarComplaints.com.

  1. Clutch Went Out 4 complaints at an average of 43,250 miles in the 2006 Hyundai Tiburon.
  2. Clutch Is Slipping 7 complaints at an average of 33,623 miles in the 2004 Hyundai Tiburon.
  3. Too Many Problems to List! 2 complaints at an average of 75,300 miles in the 2003 Hyundai Tiburon.

What Tiburon Year is Most Reliable?

Generations are a good baseline for prediciting reliability, but there will almost always be year-to-year differences. We've calculated a reliability score for each model year within this generation, but we've based that score on how the model year compares to all Hyundai model years.

Watch out for the 2003 model year which has the highest PainRank™ score in this generation.

Year Complaints Recalls TSBs PainRank (?)
2008 6 1 5 3.28
2007 1 1 5 0.34
2006 9 1 5 6.78
2005 4 1 11 4.12
2004 12 0 18 5.52
2003 22 9 85 11.95
2001 7 1 26 2.56

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