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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
11,902 miles

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2001 Hyundai Accent exhaust system problems

exhaust system problem

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #1

Nov 152002


  • Manual transmission
  • 11,902 miles


All were warranty repairs. The ignition coil went out first. Then the catalytic converter. The body was just a minor thing, a rain rail came loose, and it had to be replaced. Finally, the car caught fire on 09-02-03 and it is totally. I only had it two yrs. And it only had 31,000 miles on it. It has a history of stalling out on trips of 30 miles or more, it would restart soon though. Car is a total loss.

- Douglas, GA, USA

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