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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
70,174 miles

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2002 Hyundai Accent transmission problems

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2002 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #18

Apr 132009

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Accent. Whenever making turns the vehicle will slightly loose power. Also whenever the vehicle was shifted into reverse it would still move forward. The vehicle was taken to the dealership, and the technician concluded that the transmission needed to be replaced. The current mileage is 94000, failure mileage was at 98000. Updated 12/07/09 the consumer stated this is the second transmission that has been installed in the vehicle. Updated 12/09/09.

- Lodi, WI, USA

problem #17

Aug 182009

Accent

  • 91,744 miles
April of 2008 our used 2002 Hyundai Accents transmission failed. The car was out of warranty. We went to a local dealer to get a replacement and a "refurbished" one was put in. The replacement has now failed 4 months after the 1 -year warranty deadline. How is it possible that this company can make such bad transmissions ? no recalls to my knowledge have been awarded. As a safety issue the transmission would stall and drop into 80 km safe mode this is a Canadian bought vehicle.

- Thorold, 00, USA

problem #16

Jun 182007

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 96,000 miles
The contact owns a 2002 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the check engine warning light illuminated. The dealer replaced the transmission due to internal failure. While attempting to accelerate from a stop, the vehicle would not move but the engine was still on. The vehicle would only drive in reverse. There were no warning indicator lights. The vehicle was towed to the dealer and they stated that the transmission needed to be replaced again. The speed was unknown. The failure mileage was 96,000 and current mileage was 100,407. The consumer stated the dealer installed a remanufactured transmission the 2nd time. The consumer stated the vehicle was repaired and had to pay $439.62 for labor cost. The consumer wants to be reimbursed for repairs. Updated 09/18/07

- Grass Lake , MI, USA

problem #15

Aug 142007

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,854 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Automatic transmission failing. Previously revved while in park. Took to mechanic, problem seemed to go away. While on highway trying to pass other cars, after stepping on gas - car would jump/clunk/jerk into gear. On back road home, was revving higher than normal but didn't seem to want to go anywhere. Sluggish and jittery response to increase in speed. Mechanic said it has a whinny noise while test driving. Exact mileage 54,854. Still paying on car. Purchased used. Will contact dealer, although not sure still under warranty.

- Winston Salem, NC, USA

problem #14

Sep 262006

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 748,398 miles
Was driving along at 60 mph. Stop at light, when ready to go, the car "bogged" and the car would not shift out of low gear, the check engine light came on. I pulled over, tested all auto. Trans. Gears, fine. Got to office. Turned off car for 1-2 hrs. Got back in car, started up, check engine light not on and the problem was gone"? I think the "computer brain" malfunction, is that possible and why??"

- Cedar Park, TX, USA

problem #13

Nov 212003

Accent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 46,856 miles
: the consumer stated on November 21, 2003 at 46,856 miles the original transmission was replaced; now the second transmission is failing. The failure caused the vehicle to shift hard from low gear to the high gear. While driving at speeds of 10 to 20 mph, it takes longer to shift from first to second gear. There is a vibration when shifting occurs. The manufacturer and dealership have been contacted and determined the transmission needs to be replaced again.

- Euclid, OH, USA

problem #12

Jul 022004

Accent

  • 40,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Intermittently transmission failed to shift/drive in reverse. Dealership was notified, but did nt resolve the problem.

- Lakewood, CA, USA

problem #11

Aug 182004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 28,000 miles
Random idle acceleration (2000=4000rpms when should be idling) leading to surging of car. Started a few months ago with a check engine light. Dealer replaced transmission sensor, problem has not been solved. I have had car checked out at dealership, but the problem is random, and they have not duplicated it. Has been happeining randomly for last few months, at least a couple times every time the car is driven to work--23 miles one way. Must push the break as hard as possible to keep car from lunging when the problem occurs.

- Covington, WA, USA

problem #10

Jun 012004

Accent 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
2002 hyandai Accent--transmission leap at idle--from reverse to drive learch forward and rmp increase including bucking and jerk forward. Dealership has had the car 4 times, first time said nothing wrong, second time changed the internal solenoid but problem continued, third time they charged us $280. Bucks to drain the transmission and tune up car said that would fix it. It didn't we are still with the same problem, 4th time dealership again told us nothing could be detected after three days of driving it. We are at the end of our rope. This was purchased as teen daughters first car to go to college in and it is not safe. What else should we do but try to contact a lawer. Anyone have suggestions or good lawers?

- Walla Walla, WA, USA

problem #9

May 182004

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 54,000 miles
Transmission failed at 54,000 miles, it would not shift into high gear.

- Reddick, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 022003

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 9,287 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

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 #7

Sep 042002

Accent

  • miles
Vehicle has been in to dealer several times for service, trans. Slips, free wheels, bucks, brakes twice have not worked until minutes after pedal pressed to floor, then pop when accelerating, dealer unable to reproduce?? so they won't fix/investigate problems, they have, however, replaced parts for manual windows that were falling down. Nlm

- York, PA, USA

problem #6

Jul 122002

Accent

  • miles
The dealer has replaced the electrical component that controls the transmission, but it did not fix the problem. I am now being told that they have no idea when they will get a reconditioned one in, but I can get a brand new one in October. Both the dealer and Hyundai have been totally unconcerned that I need this car to make a trip to help my disabled family members in Ohio. I have now asked for a loaner vehicle to make the trip. And I am waiting to hear from them on that. I am following the steps necessary in case I need to proceed with a lawsuit based on the lemon law.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #5

Jul 122002

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
The dealer has replaced the electrical component that controls the transmission, but it did not fix the problem. I am now being told that they have no idea when they will get a reconditioned one in, but I can get a brand new one in October. Both the dealer and Hyundai have been totally unconcerned that I need this car to make a trip to help my disabled family members in Ohio. I have now asked for a loaner vehicle to make the trip. And I am waiting to hear from them on that. I am following the steps necessary in case I need to proceed with a lawsuit based on the lemon law.

- Wilmington, NC, USA

problem #4

Feb 182002

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
This vehicle has been in for service 5 times between 18feb and 3jun of 2002. I am very dissatisfied with this vehicle. I have filled out all information to the best of my ability, as the vehicle is currently in for service. If you need any additional info, please don't hesitate to call or email me at cathicat1@yahoo.com.O safety defect listed.

- Rancho Cucamonaga, CA, USA

problem #3

Dec 052001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Defective transmission

- West Palm Beach , FL, USA

problem #2

Mar 072002

Accent

  • miles
When accelerating from a stop the transmission would not engage. Intermittently the transmission slips between gears braking the vehicle creating wheel spin. The vehicle experienced the problem the first time at 350 miles. The dealer as been notified. Nlm

- Schaumbury, IL, USA

problem #1

Sep 262001

Accent

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
Automatic transmission would "buck" during acceleration when vehicle was shifted from reverse into the drive gear. Also, states vehicle would make a "clunking" noise when transmission "bucked". dealership examined vehicle, and could not reproduce problem. Then, after consultation with manufacturer, dealership replaced transmission.

- West Palm Beach, FL, USA

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