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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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1998 Hyundai Accent miscellaneous problems

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #7

Jun 012001

(reported on)

Accent

  • miles

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

After driving for a while engine check light would come on and remain. It then, went out but would come back on. Have taken vehicle to dealership at least 8 or more times for engine check problem, each time mechanic replaced a different component.

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #6

May 152001

Accent

  • miles
Purchased the vehicle in June, 1998. From date of purchase, engine check sensor would come on and stay on for a while. Sometimes the mechanic found a problem and fixed it and turned off the light; sometimes he told me it was a faulty sensor; sometimes he was unable to determine what was causing the light to come on. Latest incident occurred on May 15, 2001, when the engine check light came on once again. The vehicle had just been to the dealership B/C the check engine light was on and they'd replaced the pulse generator. There have been acceleration problems with the vehicle in the past; sometimes the mechanic said that they coincided with the check engine light problem. After 3 years and many visits to the mechanic for the same problem, I'm facing the end of my warranty and the latest explanation for the check engine light problem is that the sensor is "touchy." Ignoring the light in the future is an unaccepteable and unsafe solution, and I don't believe that it is as "touchy" as it is "faulty."

- Richmond, VA, USA

problem #5

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 #4

Mar 012001

Accent

  • miles

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

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 #3

Feb 022000

Accent

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

- Hazlet, NJ, USA

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problem #2

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 #1

Dec 071999

(reported on)

Accent

  • miles
While driving transmission would keep slipping. Also, engine would keep revving. Rpms would go up while at a stop light/sign or when taking off from a stand still. Vehicle would also hesitate. Engine check light would keep coming on.

- Prairie Village, KS, USA

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