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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,823 miles

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2002 Hyundai Accent body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 142015


  • 158,569 miles


I got an alignment and all new tires. I was pulled in the garage to find out there was rust holes in the front end of the frame below the engine. I looked up recalls and there had been over 500,000 counts of damage to multiple different years and models. None of which included mine. I live in NY stage where roads are heavily salted for safety. The car has 158,000 miles on it and shouldn't have 6 inch holes in the frame. I shouldn't have to pay to get my frame rebuilt when this should be taken care of by Hyundai. I was told by multiple people to contact you if the dealership couldn't do anything. I researched enough to also find out it was required by the government to fix any problem relating to the problem I am having.

- Millbrook, NY, USA

problem #2

Jun 152009


  • 53,900 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that every screw or nut under the hood of her vehicle was rusty and corroded. The last place she took the vehicle was to the dealer for an oil change. The contact has not taken her vehicle to the dealer to inquire about the rusty screws. The failure mileage was 53,900.

- Philadelphia, PA, USA

problem #1

Mar 272003

(reported on)

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • miles
While driving and when the winds were high the driver and passenger windows would open due to faulty window seals. This problem has been corrected.

- Aguanga, CA, USA

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