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3.7

definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
34,460 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #15

Sep 302016

Accent 4-cyl

  • 14,109 miles

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

Critical: Drivers sunvisor unexpectedly fell out of it's mounting while traveling at night on a very narrow 2-lane bridge. Darned near got me killed!!!. this is a serious hazard and a very poor & dangerous design flaw. Replacement units are very expensive and equally flawed. Yes, my vehicle was in motion @ about 45 mph and had I not had quick reflexes, I could have either slammed into the bridge rail or head -on with an oncoming vehicle. Please get this corrected because it is a widely reported problem by many Hyundai vehicle owners in addition to other years & models. Thank you

- Gloucester, VA, USA

problem #14

Jan 012016

Accent

  • 70,000 miles
Drivers side sun visor would not stay up, then just fell all the way out, had to have the light disconnected, not under warranty Hyundai dealer said, no recall for this specific auto. Driving when this happened.

- Texarkana, AR, USA

problem #13

Mar 182014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Passenger sun visor come out. Put it back in through the hole but did not stay. Few months later, driver side sun visor came out as well.

- Stafford, TX, USA

problem #12

Mar 012014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 60 miles

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

Left sun visor snapped off as I was leaving my driveway on a sunny day. I disconnected the wiring and visor so as to improve visibility. I am waiting for a recall in order to have the repair/replacement completed.

- Goodyear, AZ, USA

problem #11

Sep 122014

Accent

  • 68,000 miles
The passenger side sun visor made a pop and won't stay up. The drivers side sun visor fell down and will not stay up. The drivers side sun visor falls down into the line of sight. The drivers side sun visor will not even stay up in the hole that goes into the ceiling. It is hanging by the spring cord.

- Henderson, NV, USA

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problem #10

Jul 052010

Accent 4-cyl

  • 28,000 miles
Passenger side sun visor broke, will not stay up, a few months later the same thing happened to the drivers side. As many complaints that there are out there it amazes me that this is not a recall, when the visor is completely down it blocks vision, when on the side, same thing. I've replaced with the same oem visors, (only ones available) and they broke as well. Seems like a safety hazard over a couple dollar part to improve the visor??

- Fredericksburg, VA, USA

problem #9

May 012013

Accent

  • miles

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

The driver's side sun visor made an odd sound (like a pop) then flopped down into my daughter's line of vision. Yesterday afternoon, the passenger's side visor did the same thing.

- Rocky River, OH, USA

problem #8

Jun 022014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 39,000 miles
The driver side sun visor keeps falling down. I've had this happen on my 2007 Hyundai sonata as well. From the research I've done online, all Hyundai model years 2006-2009 have the same issue with the parts used in the sun visor. I'm no longer under factory warranty and the dealer won't fix it. This is a manufacture issue.

- Franklin Park, IL, USA

problem #7

Jul 142010

Accent

  • 5,000 miles
Sun visors are broken on both the driver and passenger sides. I've been looking on the web this morning and am amazed by how many other people seem to have the same issue with their visors. It's really quite problematic as these both don't function properly now and hinder visibility from inside this rather small car. The driver side visor is hanging from what looks like some type of cord on the left hand side. I am unable to secure it back up and it is constantly flapping around. I live in Texas and the sun is brutal here while driving, and the visor is really necessary for a safe trip. I have at times had to hold it up with one hand while I'm driving to be able to block the sun and see the road. The passenger visor has a different problem and is no longer able to be adjusted, so I have it tacked up behind the rearview mirror with the extension that slides out on the right. The passenger visor broke within the first year I had the car, the driver's side broke during the second year. With the number of people complaining about this and the safety issues it presents, I really feel Hyundai should be made accountable to fix this. I've never had this happen in any other car I've owned and it really seems that they could come up with a better design or parts!

- Carrollton, TX, USA

problem #6

Dec 132012

Accent 4-cyl

  • 67,000 miles
This issue directly affects the sun visor of the vehicle. When driving down the highway, attempting to move the sun visor down to block the sun resulted in the plastic sheathing to break that covers the metal tube inserted into the sun visor. As the plastic is what keeps the sun visor up and out of the way, the sun visor now falls and blocks the visibility of the driver, regardless of position. It has become increasing difficult to drive now that the driver no longer has a sun visor that will stay in the correct position, and it continues to block the direct view of the driver. For now, the driver has removed the sun visor just to have some visibility when driving. I have heard many complaints from other drivers of this model as well, and these same visors are put in 06-11 Hyundai Accents. There is already a service bulletin for Hyundai sonatas with the same issue, but I haven't seen one for any of the Accent models. This bulletin number for the sonata's is 09-01-003, group campaign, dated February of 2009. A replacement is around $150, which is extremely high for a defective product that will fail again and should be corrected before being sold to someone. Also, as this is directly a safety issue, this should be repaired without cost if qualified under a recall/service bulletin.

- Kings Mountain, NC, USA

problem #5

Nov 042013

Accent

  • miles

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

I have had my 2008 Hyundai for several years now, and I love it, but the plastic pieces/sun visors in the model have broken off. I have looked for some online, and they have ridiculous prices. It seems to be a large problem with Hyundai, and eventually someone's life/lives will be endanger, because the visibility isn't great. I have tried to fix them but, they both driver/passenger need to be replaced. I checked out reviews online, and many people have complained of the visors just breaking off quickly. Please know that because my warranty is up, I cannot replace them but, this is an ongoing issue with not only myself but, several others around. This product needs to looked at. I would not recommend anyone to this vehicle if I knew how much plastic visors/ handle would break off so easily.

- Chandler, AZ, USA

problem #4

Oct 242013

Accent

  • miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the sun visors failed to stay up. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not contacted about the failure. The failure mileage and VIN was not available.

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #3

Jun 232013

Accent

  • 35,728 miles
While driving my car the sun visor came out of the socket and would not stay. This was a shock and could have caused an accident due to unexpected internal failure/defect of car part that was not caused by the driver, anything living, dead, real or unreal. This has happened to the drivers side and was fixed by a Hyundai dealer a few months back, now the passenger side sun visor is doing the same. I would have taken it back to the dealer but when the drivers side sun visor was replaced I was told that the warranty for something like this was up. What's going on with these sun visors, are they programmed to give out after a period of time? this is not ok!

- Columbia, SC, USA

problem #2

Jan 162013

Accent

  • 82,000 miles
When I flipped my visor down on the driver's side, it fell out of its socket causing the wires to exposes, and to loose visibility. It keeps falling out of the socket in front of my face while driving.

- Glendale, CA, USA

problem #1

Apr 012011

Accent

  • 38,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the driver's side sun visor detached from the plastic holder. As a result, the instrument panel wires that were attached to the sun visor also failed and caused the entire instrument panel to darken. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The approximate failure mileage was 38,000 and the approximate current mileage was 50,000.

- Fort Meade, MD, USA

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