The below was done for different reason, but should work none the less ... just takes a little bit of work..
Just for anyone who comes across this problem, I did mange to fix it, quite simple if you are ok with editing the tabcontent.js file.
Basically the problem was that a cookie was being set in the tabcontent.js file, and that was being set by the first use of tabcontent, whichever that was, ie: if I used page1 first then it was set there, or if I used page2 first it was set there, so obviously if I went to page1 first, the cookie was set there, and then when I went to page2 it was pulling the information set by page1. (Comment by admin: This is not correct. GD has made it wrong. If the tab content has been configured as persist="true", the cookie will be set individually for each page. In another words, the pages with tab contents will not share the same cookie)
Next you need to locate all instances of the word "tabContent" in each extra code block and change that the same ie: tabContent2 or tabContent3. There should be 4 instances of this (from memory) scattered through each code block.
Almost there (thank goodness!!), last thing is to alter the tabcontent.css file, and just simply add each extra to each css block which has 'tabs' in it to include the extra instances.. ie: ul.tabs,ul.tabs2,ul.tabs3 ... ul.tabs li, ul.tabs2 li, ul.tabs3 li
etc etc ... You will need to do this for all css settings where the word 'tabs' is set, and lastly for div.tabcontent -- div.tabcontent,div.tabcontent2,div.tabcontent3 etc.. and just leave div.tabcontents the same..
Hope helps .Sorry for the long explanation, I'm sure theres a faster way of doing it!!
Hope helps :-)