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2.7

hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
52,950 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Hyundai Accent lights problems

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2005 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #10

Sep 102013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 110,825 miles

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

I was unaware that Hyundai had issued a recall on these vehicles back on September 2, 2009. My car started not wanting to let me shift out of park, after I had applied the brake to do so. Just last night October 2, 2013. I noticed that my brake lights were on and not my headlights, and the car was in park, and the vehicle was off. I will attempt to get this fixed at the Hyundai dealership in enterprise, al. I hope they will fix this safety issue, as I have readed other complaints from people across the nation have had with this and dealerships have refused to comply and fix this free of charge. Hopefully the dealership will fix it.

- Daleville, AL, USA

problem #9

Feb 012012

Accent

  • 47,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated when the brake pedal was depressed the gear failed to shift out of park, and the brake lights failed to illuminate. The dealer stated the vehicle was not included in NHTSA recall campaign number 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 47,000. The approximate current mileage was 75,000.

- Summerfield, FL, USA

problem #8

Jul 112013

Accent

  • 20,680 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that while traveling at various speeds, the brakes seized and smoke emitted from the wheels. The contact also mentioned that the brake lights failed to illuminate when the brake pedal was depressed. In addition, the vehicle intermittently failed to shift out of park. The vehicle was taken to a private mechanic where the master cylinder and stop lamp switch was replaced. The manufacturer was contacted about the failure and informed the contact that the vehicle was not included in NHTSA campaign number 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 20,680.

- Forked River , NJ, USA

problem #7

Jan 182013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 107,000 miles

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

My brake lights malfunctioned causing them to stay depressed and lit up until I disconnected the battery. Now they won't even come back on. I was also having issues with the shifter and it was stuck in the park position. I found out through NHTSA that Hyundai recalled thousands of vehicles for these same problems back in 2009. They said any of these malfunctions could lead to a crash. I had one representative from Hyundai tell me that they don't honor NHTSA recalls. The dealers refuse to replace the stop lamp switch on my vehicle because they won't even acknowledge the recall. The recall that began on September 2, 2009, campaign 092, the article cited to contact this puerto rican phone number 1-787-999-4310 but I can't get through. The dealerships are not very helpful at this point and in fact the service manager at one dealership was extremely rude and stated that he would not work with corporate when corporate decided to back me with the recall. He told me that since my car was having those issues that it was a safety issue and that his recommendation was that the dealership honor that and fix my vehicle, but they refuse. I have no working brake lights and I need help in resolving this issue in a timely manner. Thank you.

- Citrus Heights, CA, USA

problem #6

Oct 282012

Accent

  • 33,568 miles
My brake lights do not illuminate when pressing on the brake pedal, and my automatic shift is stuck in park unless I press the button in the small hole located to the upper left to unlock it. I was informed by Hyundai that it sounded like I had a broken switch located by the brake pedal and that it was causing the brake lights to not register when I pressed in the brake pedal. I have an appointment for tomorrow but if there was a recall done on other VIN numbers and mine isn't listed I'm going to be upset.

- Aloha, OR, USA

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problem #5

Feb 072012

Accent

  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that she was unable to shift her vehicle out of the park position. The dealer was notified and stated that the vehicle was not included in the recall associated with NHTSA campaign id number 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileages were 66,000. The VIN was not available. Updated 03/14/12 updated 03/30/12

- Vancouver, WA, USA

problem #4

Jan 272012

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles

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

The brake lights do not work when the brake pedal is pressed, and the shifter is stuck in the parked position.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #3

Sep 142011

Accent

  • 45,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent GT. The contact stated the brake light failed to illuminate when the brakes were depressed. The contact also stated the vehicle failed to shift out the park position. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer, but the manufacturer was contacted and confirmed the VIN did qualify for a recall under NHTSA campaign id number:09V280000(exterior lighting). The failure mileage was 45,000 and the current mileage was 51,000.

- Pine Grove, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 172010

Accent

  • 26,300 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The vehicle would not shift out of the park position. The contact located NHTSA campaign id number:09V280000 (exterior lighting) and contacted the manufacturer in regards to the recall. The manufacturer advised the contact that her VIN was not included in the recall. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure and current mileage was 26,300.

- San Diego, CA, USA

problem #1

Nov 252009

Accent

  • 73,130 miles
In September 2009 (exact day unknown), the brake light switch on my 2005 Hyundai Accent began intermittently failing. As a result, I was unable to shift the vehicle out of park approximately once out of every three times I started the vehicle, but was able to remedy the issue by depressing the brake pedal with an exaggerated degree of force within 1-5 attempts. On November 25, the switch ultimately failed. As a result, the vehicle would not shift out of park without employing the shift lock override. Since November 25, I employ the shift lock override but have not yet replaced the switch.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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