Huge win for car owners! All TSBs to be made public. The Center for Auto Safety just made the NHTSA (US Government) make public the full text of all TSBs from now on. They are the same organization that has petitioned the NHTSA & filed lawsuits to protect car owners over exploding gas tanks & other major safety issues. Whenever you drive in your car, you are safer thanks in part to a lot of work over the years by this small but very effective consumer advocacy group.

Please take a moment & say thank you by donating $5 or whatever you can to the Center for Auto Safety.


pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,500 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2002 Hyundai Accent brakes problems

brakes problem

Find something helpful? Spread the word.
Get notified about new defects, investigations, recalls & lawsuits for the 2002 Hyundai Accent:

Unsubscribe any time. We don't sell/share your email.

2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #2

Jul 142004


  • Manual transmission
  • miles


While starting the vehicle the driver applied the brakes and the rear brakes locked. The driver was unable to unlock the brakes. The vehicle was towed to the dealer for inspection. The mechanic informed the driver that the rear brake drums needed to be replaced.

- Utica, NY, USA

problem #1

Jul 072003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 9,000 miles
Horn has broken 3 times in the last 7 months. Clutch went at 11,000 miles. Windshield wipers broke at 11,000 miles. Rear brakes need to be taken apart and cleaned because of excessive dirt/road material getting into brakes. Gas mileage poor since 9,000 miles.

- Strattanville, PA, USA

Not what you are looking for?