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pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
4,667 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

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #3

Nov 112003

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles


Problems with brake equipment on 2002 Hyundai Accent. The passenger side front brake rotor, brake hose and pads were defective. The fluid was not returning to the master cylinder causing the passenger side brake pads wear out. There was a shimmy felt through the steering wheel, the tech found both front brake rotors disc warped, the transmission had a delay shifting, the wheels were out of balance, the front calipers had frozen in the right front wheel, the pads stuck in the holders due to the rust build up and noise could be heard and was traced to the passenger side brake hose and pads.

- Fishkill, NY, USA

problem #2

Nov 142003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 14,000 miles
The brake line erupted on the passenger's side while driving. The dealer was notified. The dealer replaced both front rotors and the brake pads within the first 14K miles and refused to check and lubricate both front caliper slides which caused the passenger side brake pad to completely wear down the metal. The passenger side caliper bracket rusted. There was also an engine noise.

- Fishkill, NY, USA

problem #1

Feb 222003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Consumer lost control of the steering. Vehicle was taken to the dealer, and it was discovered the spindles were broken, the brake line failed and there was an oil leak, but was unable to locate where the leak was coming from.

- Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, USA

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