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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
25,000 miles

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1998 Hyundai Accent electrical problems

electrical problem

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 112004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 50,000 miles


While driving at highway speeds (50-75 mph) the overdrive would dissengage. In turrn the RPM would ramp up. This would happen randomly. Somtimes pulling off and turning car off and starting it again temporarily fixed problem. Finally, we took it to a mechanic. He found that the wiring uner the stick (automatic) were bare and touching. He fixed the wiring and never had a problem since. I have noted many other entries with similar problem.

- Logan, UT, USA

problem #1

Dec 012003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Driving on the highway doing 50 my RPM is around 4000 a few months later December 2003 transmission was replaced. Now January 2005 RPM is acting up again, I had my car checked out at the garage where my transmission was put in and they see no problem with it at all, they think maybe it is electrical"??" dealership said they have had no complaints on this....I hate cars!!!!

- Madbury, NH, USA

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