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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,000 miles

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2002 Hyundai Accent fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #1

May 242006

Accent 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 70,000 miles


On May 24, 2006 my husband went to start the car and it wouldn't start. He kept trying to start it and then a smell of gasoline overwhelmed him. He immediately left the car and called a tow truck to take it to the dealer (earnhart Hyundai in gilbert Arizona). My husband was told later in the day by sam at earnhart that the fuel filter clamp had been "busted" and that gas had inadvertently leaked all over the inside of the car. He (sam) proceeded to tell my husband that "someone" had tampered with the fuel filter and they had no way of proving it was a manufacturer defect. Apparently, in this make of Hyundai Accent, the fuel lines run inside the cab of the car, you need to actually take the driver seat off to work on the fuel filter. We have never had the fuel filter worked on, so this was a surprise to us. My next question is why would Hyundai have fuel lines running inside the cab of the car"??" this is the most bizarre thing I have ever heard of. If he had been a smoker and lit up like most smokers do, he would have been engulfed in flames. We asked for a replacement of the carpet, drivers seat and anything else that was saturated and we were told no. This is a safety hazard for anyone who has a Hyundai.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

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