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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,425 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 engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 122008


  • 61,000 miles


The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Accent. While driving approximately 30 mph on normal road conditions, the vehicle merged into another lane and stalled without warning. Roadside assistance towed the vehicle to an authorized dealer and diagnostic tests were performed. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. There failures occurred identically on five separate occasions. The dealer stated that there were no resolutions. The contact is aware of the safety risks involved. The VIN was unavailable. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 62,000.

- Farminton Hills, MI, USA

problem #3

Dec 022005

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,701 miles
Ongoing rough idle, poor acceleration. Not sure if this problem is causing permanent damage to the vehicle, but the dealer, on three occasions is unable to remedy the problem.

- Mountlake Terrace, WA, USA

problem #2

Nov 172003

Accent 4-cyl

  • 22,000 miles
The engine failed without warning at 22,000 miles. The cause has yet to be determined. Please provide any additional information. A new engine was installed. Afterwards, the check engine light illuminated. As a result, the relay system was replaced. Cd, rear window and differential had to be replaced.

- Lodi, WI, 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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