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fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
14,261 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

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #3

Aug 182003


  • Automatic transmission
  • 497 miles


While driving on the road vehicle will not go to full speed unless the consumer placed the accerlator pedal totally down on the floor. Dealer had not been able to duplicate the problem.

- Palm Bay, FL, USA

problem #2

Jul 022003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,287 miles
While attempting to merge with traffic at 50 mph consumer depressed the accelerator which became stuck, and the vehicle did not respond. Engine revved, but there was no acceleration. Vehicle was nearly rear ended on three occasions. This vehicle had three transmissions replaced since 7-2-2003.

- Vallejo, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 282003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,000 miles
The motor over-accelerates even when the gas pedal is not pressed. This once caused my vehicle to move forward from a stopped position without my pressing the accelerator. It was a very dangerous situation considering the fact that I was at a stop light. *

- Scottsdale, AZ, USA

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