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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
1,364 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2001 Hyundai Accent engine problems

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #11

Aug 312004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,000 miles

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

While taking a trip vehicle kept accelerating. The rpms kept going up. Consumer controlled the vehicle with the brakes. The vehicle will be taken to the dealer for inspection. The dealer replaced the throttle position sensor which alleviated the problem.

- Quincy, IL, USA

problem #10

Aug 152003

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
Vehicle's had a high idle, which caused unexpected acceleration. Dealer has repaired the defective part, but problem still exists. After the repair, both the throttle position sensor and the pulse generator had gone bad. Dealership refused to cover parts because they were out of warranty. Finally they agreed to replace the throttle position sensor free of charge. The consumer had to pay for the pulse generator to be replaced. Consumer feels the prescription outlined in the recall wasn't sufficient to correct the emissions defect.

- New Middletown, OH, USA

problem #9

Jun 272003

Accent

  • miles
When the gas pedal was applied the vehicle accelerated excessivly.

- Iselin, NJ, USA

problem #8

Mar 282003

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

I was going 60 mph on the expressway, when I tried slowing down to 50 mph the RPM's kept going up as well as the speed. Could not slow down, pulled over to the emergency lane, had to press the brake completely, still did not stop, until I pulled the emergency brake. This was after picking up my car from the dealership for a 15000 mile maintenance. Dealer claimed later that it was due to a sensor that was burned out.

- Miami, FL, USA

problem #7

Oct 252002

Accent

  • miles
While traveling on the highway when she let off the accelerate and surge without prior warning. The dealership is aware of the problem.

- Dunnellon, FL, USA

problem #6

Apr 012001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
When at a stop, and brake applied, vehicle will surge and engine will rev. Vehicle will also accelerate on its own and buck while driving. Vehicle has been taken to dealer 3 times, the pulse generator was replaced twice. Also the battery was replaced, also a tire blew out.

- Tampa, FL, USA

problem #5

Jan 012001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

Vehicle had a decrease in acceleration. Consumer later received recall 01V346002 for PCV kit. Took vehicle to dealer, and they replaced PCV kit. Problem is still occurring.. *akconsumer has experienced a higher than normal idle speed when the accelerator pedal is released. Consumer has taken vehicle in several times prior to the recall. There is a loud grinding noise heard resulting in brake dust on the rims. The vehicle remains sluggish in acceleration. Consumer was informed to keep the vehicle in over drive and it would eliminate the problem. Consumer also stated that the battery light illuminates. Consumer was involved in an accident. Consuemr had stopped for a red light. When the light turned green, consumer let up off the brake and without giving any gas to the vehicle, the vehicle slid into the vehicle in front.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #4

May 082002

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Action report, consumer received a recall for thottle body idle speed control circuit, nhts campaign id number 01V346000. Consumer took the vehicle dealership Chevrolet Hyundai 1100 Washington ave huntington West Virginia. (304 529 2301). Consumer made an appointment and took the vehicle to the dealer, he waited about 4 ? hours and he was told to reschedule another appointment.

- Gallipolis, OH, USA

problem #3

Dec 212001

Accent

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
Consumer had an accident that was caused by the defect in recall # 01-V-346-000. Didn't receive recall letter until April 2002. Vehicle failed to stop and hit another vehicle.

- Fall River, MA, USA

problem #2

Jul 112001

Accent

  • miles
Ngine check light came on. When consumer stopped vehicle, and took foot off gas, rpms and speed odometer revved up. While stopping at stop sign, put foot on brakes, and vehicle jerked forward. Contact dealer, and dealer stated nothing was wrong with vehicle.ak

- Torrington, CT, USA

problem #1

Jun 242001

Accent

  • miles
Transmission was completely gone. Vehicle was jumping from drive to neutral, and revving 200 rpms by itself. Contacted dealer, and dealer stated there was nothing they could do.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

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