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2.4

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
65,000 miles

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2001 Hyundai Accent body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #3

Jan 122015

Accent 4-cyl

  • 81,000 miles

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

Both control arms and drivers side of sub frame completely rotted out. There is a recall for the 2001-2003 elantra and tiberon, yet not the Accent? somebody isn't doing their job!!

- East Berne, NY, USA

problem #2

Dec 262013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 114,000 miles
Front sub frame is severely corroded between drivers lower control arm and sub frame mount at radiator core support. Corrosion has created a hole on each side of the frame rail that will allow for passage of an object similar in size to a deck of cards. Passenger side is similarly corroded. Front sub frame replacement will be necessary in order maintain safe vehicle operation. The degree of front sub frame corrosion is not in line with the condition of the balance of the vehicle. Balance of the vehicle exhibits minimal corrosion.

- Lafayette, IN, USA

problem #1

Apr 012004

(reported on)

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
Consumer pulled from the vehicle after muffler over heater causing vehicle to catch fire. The cause of fire was perhaps due to faulty heat shields. At 27,000 the vehicle was serviced for an engine light and squeaking brakes.

- Chicago, IL, USA

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