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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
84,700 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

So how do you find out what problems are occurring? For this NHTSA complaint data, the only way is to read through the comments below. Any duplicates or errors? It's not us.

2009 Hyundai Accent windows / windshield problems

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2009 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #5

Jun 172014


  • 79,000 miles


Driver's side visor broke and dropped down blocking vision while driving.

- Pottstown, PA, USA

problem #4

Apr 072014


  • 94,000 miles
The sun visor will not stay up. There is a plastic part inside that holds it in place and that apparently broke. The sun visor is not usable and just hangs down obscuring my field of view. This is a huge danger since I can't see more than 50 feet ahead of my car now and will not have time to slow down for an accident.

- Saint Paul, MN, USA

problem #3

Apr 072014


  • 71,000 miles
Driver side sun visor fell and will not stay up. I've done some research and found that the Hyundai sonata had a recall for the same problem.

- San Marcos, CA, USA

problem #2

Apr 172013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 109,500 miles
Drivers side visor fell down to block view of road. Will not stay up any more. Had to use velcro to hold up but gives way on hot days.

- Lunenburg, MA, USA

problem #1

Oct 012012


  • 70,000 miles
Drivers side sunscreen visor broke at the connection to the prop rod causing the sunscreen to swing down unsupported. Replaced this with another visor and the same thing happened again.

- Fenton, MO, USA

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