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definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
18,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. paint shop will repaint plastic trim (1 reports)
2003 Hyundai Accent body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #1

Jan 232007

(reported on)

Accent GL 1.6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 18,000 miles


Everywhere there is a plastic part on my car little flakes of paint are peeling off to show the black abs underneath. The first one made me the angriest. Less than 1000 miles on the car, and I was washing it with a power washer. There must have been a loose flake on the grille, and when I sprayed the bugs off a 3 by 7 inch strip of paint just peeled off and went down the drain. When I contacted the dealership, they had an adjuster look at my car and he said "So you used a pressure washer on the car huh? We can't cover damage from that."

- , Twin Falls, ID, USA

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