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About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Hyundai Accent engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #2

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

problem #1

Oct 302003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Hyundai Accent gl 1.6L engine the pulse generator switch has broken 4 times already each time I take it to the dealership they tell me that they don't know why it keeps breaking and that there isn't anything wrong one time the transmission switch broke, the engine light comes on and goes out, the car has been poorly accelerating and slowing down while I am on the high way, accelerating crazily and using up more gas than normal, it has made sudden jerks when I accelerate at traffic lights or has stalled for a few seconds when I press the accelerator pedal the car doesn't seem to have enough power and the problem is solved for about 24 hours after I take it into the dealer then its back to the same routine. Lately I have been hearing a ticking coming from the engine.

- Baltimore, MD, USA

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