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Crashes / Fires:
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Injuries / Deaths:
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Average Mileage:
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1998 Hyundai Accent engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #8

Sep 142002

Accent

  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Consumer received a recall leter stating if check engine light illuminates if a crack developes in fuel tank. Consumer states light was on prior to receiving letter. Dealer stated they were charging for her for checking the engine light. Consumer feels she should not have to pay for a recall. Nlm

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #7

Apr 232002

(reported on)

Accent

  • miles
The engine will cut off at various speeds, causing the "check engine" light to come on. At this point the car will either resume operating or stall. It has been to the dealership several times and they tell me they cannot duplicate the problem and have never heard of anything like this happening before. I have contacted the manufacturer.

- Greenacres, FL, USA

problem #6

Mar 012001

Accent

  • miles
While driving on expressway vehicle shut off. Oil light and engine check light came on. Contacted dealer, and the dealer could not find anything wrong.

- Chicago, IL, USA

problem #5

Sep 152000

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Transmission jumped out of gear and the gears sticks sometimes. Low fuel light, stopped operating/engine oil spot under hood, and rough idle. Dealer notified. The vehicle crack in fuel tank.

- Belliville, IL, USA

problem #4

Feb 022000

Accent

  • miles
Momentary eng.shut down/check eng.light on.resumes without restarting.check eng.light goes off.

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

problem #3

Nov 301998

Accent

  • miles
Intermittently while driving engine check light comes on. Vehicle reduces in speed with a very hard jolt. This all happens within 2-3 seconds. Right afterwards, the light goes off, and T vehicle goes back to normal again. Problem has been reported to the dealership.

- Glasser, NJ, USA

problem #2

May 101999

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
While driving about 30 mph driver could step on the brakes to slow down, but vehicle would stall, and this happened all the time.

- New Bedfordo, MA, USA

problem #1

Nov 271998

Accent

  • miles
Car seems to "hic-cup" - the engine seems to "shut off" and "turn on" again for a second or two while driving. As this happens, the "check engine" light stays lit for about 3 seconds. I have not contacted my dealer yet (it happened over the weekend), but I have sent an email to Hyundai motor about the problem. I have also read in several postings on the internet about other 1998 Accent owners having the same problem.

- Hackensack, NJ, USA

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