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5.7

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,298 miles

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1998 Hyundai Accent transmission problems

transmission problem

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1998 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #6

Dec 012003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

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

problem #5

Jul 232003

(reported on)

Accent

  • 11,600 miles
While accelerating there is a loud banging noise like the vehicle is being kicked in the rear, and engine is stalling. Took vehicle to dealer, and they have replaced the transmission 3 times.

- Chicago Hieghts, IL, USA

problem #4

Jun 182003

Accent 4-cyl

  • 80,189 miles
While driving the vehicle jerked then came to a sudden stop and could not be moved.

- Gahanna, OH, USA

problem #3

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 #2

Nov 151998

Accent

  • miles
Engine control monitor melted, causing vehicle to shift into neutral while driving. Dealer notified, and replaced odometer. Six months later, transmission/computer module malfunctioned. ; dealer notified, and replaced computer module. Currently, crank angle sensor malfunctioned, causing stalling / no start at all, and engine missing while driving. Dealer notified. On 6-2-00 the vehicle would not engage into higher gear at 60 mph, consumer had to drive on freeway at 60 mph with the RPM gauge at 4500. Nlm

- Santee, CA, 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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