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5.0

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,083 miles

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1998 Hyundai Accent fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #12

Apr 012006

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 1998 Hyundai Accent. The contact smelled a strong odor of raw gasoline in her vehicle. She took the vehicle to the mechanic and they stated that the gasoline fuel system storage tank assembly was cracked. The contact was informed that the defect was on recall. The manufacturer stated that the previous owners had the recall already repaired; therefore, they would not repair the vehicle. The contact believes that if the vehicle is experiencing the same failure as before, then it was previously repaired with a defected part. The failure mileage was below 100,000 and current mileage was 117,000.

- Pawcatuck, CT, USA

problem #11

Sep 052004

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • 79,000 miles
A crack was produced in the fuel tank. As a result, check engine light came on and fuel fumes seeped through the passenger's compartment.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #10

Aug 172004

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • 62,000 miles
A recall notice was received, after taking the vehicle to the dealer for the fuel filter cap replacement, the dealer refused to replace the fuel filter cap since there was no crack in the fuel tank. The manufacture refused to cooperate.

- Fremont, CA, USA

problem #9

Sep 252002

(reported on)

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles

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

NHTSA recall 00V314001 fuel tank; eastridge auto plex in casper wy., the consumer was asked to make 2 trips, one trip for inspecting the fuel tank and if it needs to be replaced at which time it would be ordered. The owner would have to reschedule another appointment and bring the vehicle back. The recall letter does not state this as procedure.

- Black Hawk, SD, USA

problem #8

Sep 252002

(reported on)

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
NHTSA recall 00V314001 fuel tank; eastridge auto plex in casper wy., the consumer was asked to make 2 trips, one trip for inspecting the fuel tank and if it needs to be replaced at which time it would be ordered. The owner would have to reschedule another appointment and bring the vehicle back. The recall letter does not state this as procedure.

- Black Hawk, SD, USA

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problem #7

Sep 012002

Accent

  • miles
While driving was smelling gas coming from vehicle. Consumer had vehicle checked by mechanic, who could not determine problem. Consumer very upset because received a follow-up recall letter 00V314001 regarding leak in fuel tank. Consumer never received original recall letter.

- Pleasant Valley, NY, USA

problem #6

Jan 252000

Accent

  • miles

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

Prior to the recall, consumer stated that the check engine light would illuminate, the fuel filter cap was replaced, however the problem still existed, consumer stated that each time the vehicle was tesed the same code would appear, consumer believes that this same problem is having to do with the recall which seems that what ever the dealer is doing is not correcting the problem.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #5

Jan 252000

Accent

  • miles
Prior to the recall, consumer stated that the check engine light would illuminate, the fuel filter cap was replaced, however the problem still existed, consumer stated that each time the vehicle was tesed the same code would appear, consumer believes that this same problem is having to do with the recall which seems that what ever the dealer is doing is not correcting the problem.

- Glastonbury, CT, USA

problem #4

Feb 052001

Accent

  • miles
The consumers vehicle was recalled for a faulty ar cracked gas tank but the dealer only replaced the gas cap, the invoice states the the tank was inspected and looked ok, consumer wonders if the tank should be checked periodically. Nlm

- Elnwood Park, IL, USA

problem #3

Feb 282001

(reported on)

Accent

  • miles
When filling up gas tank gasoline nozzle will shut off almost as there is too much pressure. Gas cap was changed a second time in may and recall was complete and prolem has not came back.

- Redding, MA, USA

problem #2

Sep 152000

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
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 #1

Feb 191999

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Gas gauge failed replacement of sending unit and tank did not rectify failure.

- Womelsdorf, PA, USA

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