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5.6

fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
15,906 miles

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2001 Hyundai Accent transmission problems

transmission problem

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2001 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #16

Aug 202009

Accent

  • 10,000 miles

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

The contact owns a 2001 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the rear window defroster was engaged and when he shut off the defroster, there was a loud explosion sound. The contact then noticed that there was a large hole in the rear window with small web0like fractures surrounding the hole. The window then disintegrated and fell in the rear seat of the vehicle. In addition, the contact stated that when attempting to accelerate, the vehicle was hesitant to engage. The vehicle was not repaired. Neither the dealer nor the manufacturer was contacted in regards to the failures. The failure mileage was approximately 10,000 and the current mileage was 15,955.

- Pittsburgh, PA, USA

problem #15

Nov 282005

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 80,000 miles
Car would not reverse, and jerks when shifting from 2-3rd gear. Contacted dealer and was told transmission is completely shot, and must be replaced, at a cost of $2500. Found that when shifting from reverse to drive prior car would jolt.

- Langley,, 00, USA

problem #14

Mar 102002

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 15,917 miles
Since we bought the car, it has been to the dealership repair shop 5 times, for the same problem. The car begins to have problems shifting gears, it loses power, as not going higher than 20-30 miles. When the gas pedal is applied, the car gets stuck for several seconds before it jerks and begins to run again. Everytime we take it in they repair the pulse generator. The pulse generator has been changes two time in the last three months alone (June, August), and now its ready to go back into the shop again. It is getting worse, it is becoming a safety issue because it gets stuck anywhere, and can get hit from behind, or get into an accident when it stops in the middle of a cross section.

- Roslindale, MA, USA

problem #13

Jun 132005

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 49,800 miles

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

Contact states his car was lunging forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who said they couldn't do anything with the vehicle until the transmission failed. The dealer refused to replace transmission due to warranty coverage. They had the car with 29,000 miles the point where they were saying the oil should have been changed, and did not change the oil, even though contact had records indicating it has been changed every 3,000 miles. Contact felt dealer was negligent by not acknowledging there was a problem at the beginning. The consumer explained that the dealer didn't recommend or suggest transmission fluid changes even when it was time for one. The dealer refused to provided any assistance until the manufacturer was supplied with transmission service records of fluid changes.

- Hinsdale, MA, USA

problem #12

Jul 032004

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • 72,000 miles
While driving, the vehicle shut down. The vehicle stalled like it was out of gas. After having the vehicle towed it was discovered the transmission had failed.

- Rockville, MD, USA

problem #11

Apr 062004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 26,777 miles
2001 Hyundai/4dr sdn/Accent/26777miles, demo from the dealership in phx AZ.,the transmission went out. Dealership, in nashville tn, fixed but it still slips. And I was out of transportation for 3 days.

- Antioch, TN, USA

problem #10

Dec 192003

Accent

  • miles

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

Car has sudden jerks changing gears and doesn't seem to have enough power trying to get past 40mph. Has been to the dealer 4 times in 2 weeks. The problem seems to be happening intermittenly.

- Yonkers, NY, USA

problem #9

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

problem #8

Oct 052002

Accent

  • miles
I bought a 2001 Hyundai in 2001 and since I had it. It has 1 new brake I new transmission molding has fallen off of it couldn't really tell what else has gone wrong with it. It has been in the shop numerous of times and the transmission problem still persist. I have to pay for rental cars take off work and other time wasting things. I am really discouraged about owning such a piece of junk. What do I do?

- Grand Prairie, TX, USA

problem #7

Jan 292003

Accent

  • miles
Vehicle would accelerate making it difficult to decelerate. Dealer has been notified.

- Sumter, SC, USA

problem #6

Sep 012001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles

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

The vehicle doesn't go over 20 mph and sometimes it won't shift above first gear due to power transmission problem. The dealer replaced the transmission, but the problem still exists.

- Boca Raton, FL, USA

problem #5

Mar 252002

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Dealer fixed wheel bearings at no charge in 1 day. Dealer replacing transmission by end of the week - no loaner or rental car available; I have to rent a car. Service rep. Complained about car being our of warranty; I reminded her car was bought May 11. Do I have a lemon" are my kids safe in it" I'm very displeased with dealer about this.

- Barrington, NH, USA

problem #4

Oct 162001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Transmission shifts down intermittently while driving at any speed, dealer has replaced a sensor 5 times. Please add further details.

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 062001

Accent

  • miles
Brakes--this vehicle was in the dealer's shop 5 times for brake repairs, starting at 4,100 miles. Calipers and master cylinder replaced, but still experiencing braking problems. Dealer claims there is nothing more wrong w/brakes. One time when taking it in for service, front brakes measured at 5/32. Six days later still experiencing problems, took it to dealer and front brakes measured 1/32!!!!! dealer also "adjusted" the rear brakes, which was never fully explained to me. Transmission: Experienced problems w/engine light coming on.....dealer replaced pulse generator. Five days later, engine light on again--vehicle very low on transmission fluid, makes loud clunking noise when shifting gears (esp to drive or reverse). Does not shift up from either 2 to 3 gear, or 3 to 4 gear. Reported problem to dealer, who can't get the car in for 2 days to look at it. Will have vehicle towed to dealer.

- New Oxford, PA, USA

problem #2

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

problem #1

Feb 132001

Accent

  • miles
Vehicle would jerk intermittently while coasting. Vehicle been in dealer shop, and informed consumerthat they cannot duplicate problem. Please feel free to provide any further details on this matter.

- Pawtucket, RI, USA

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