What Tiburon Owners Complain About

Sometimes it helps just to tally up the complaints and see where the biggest stacks are. Use this information to learn about troublespots or to run for the hills.

What Breaks

Years to Avoid

Tiburon Generations

The Tiburon has 2 generations, each with their own issues. Using the same PainRank™ system we've determined that you're better off avoiding the 2nd generation (2001–2008).

  1. 2nd Generation Tiburon

    Years
    2001–2008
    Reliability
    31st of 50
    PainRank
    4.99
    Complaints
    63
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  2. 1st Generation Tiburon

    Years
    1997–2000
    Reliability
    2nd of 50
    PainRank
    0.21
    Complaints
    5
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Tiburon Key Numbers

  1. 68 complaints

    Running tally of owner grievances filed to CarComplaints.com.

  2. 173 service bulletins

    Documenting the process of troubleshooting common problems.

  3. 17 recall campaigns

    Time-sensitive, free repairs for widespread safety problems.

Recent Tiburon News

There's a lot of news out there, but not all of it matters. We try to boil down it to the most important bits about things that actually help you with your car problem. Interested in getting these stories in an email? Signup for free email alerts over at CarComplaints.com.

  1. Hyundai, along with 19 other manufacturers, has agreed to a voluntary program to equip all new passenger vehicles with automated emergency braking (AEB) technology by September 1, 2020.

    AEB was found to reduce rear-end crashes by 39% during research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

    Automatic emergency braking uses a combination of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras for a forward collision warning system that gives a driver audio or visual warnings that a forward collision is near.

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  2. Hyundai and Kia are being forced to update their fuel economy estimate labels for unsold cars on dealer lots by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    The EPA said Hyundai and Kia will lower their fuel economy (mpg) estimates for the majority of their model year 2012 and 2013 models after EPA testing found discrepancies between agency results and data submitted by the company.

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