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10.0

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
1 / 0
Average Mileage:
54,905 miles

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2010 Hyundai Accent steering problems

steering problem

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2010 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #8

Jun 282016

Accent

  • 100,000 miles

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

My son was driving at around 30 mph on a 2 lane city street when the steering unit gave out and he almost lost control of the car. Looking under the car he noticed that the steering fluid was pouring out the rack and pinion gear box. I do understand that the car has over 100K miles on it and it more than 5 yrs old. However I have owned many cars within my lifetime and never had this issue - ever. Yet -I did notice on the nhsta website that there was another Hyundai Accent owner with same model year ( 2010 ) who lodged a similar complaint. And knowing that both the elantra's and sonta's have had similar issues with their steering components around the same time frame make me suspect that there is something more going on. I think- this should be investigated by the nhsta.

- Rutland, MA, USA

problem #7

Apr 242015

Accent

  • 102,043 miles
There have been 2 repairs for steering alignment but the Hyundai dealerships cant correct the issue. My steering whhel is misaligned

- Irving, TX, USA

problem #6

Nov 152014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 95,000 miles
Car had a light ticking sound for days off and on......was driving down road and car starting revving up driving on it's own. Tried to apply brakes would not stop tried to shut car down wouldn't let me. Got car into neutral then applied brakes got car to stop and off road. Waited till I regained composure started car and it sounded fine. Started down rd again drove about 4 miles and went to pull into hess station did again and almost shot us through front of store. This time it sounded as though pieces were being shattered inside engine....got out of car and checked under hood and under car nothing visible of what was wrong. It was late night so I just wanted to make it home.....tried once more it happened a third time....was mile from home so I drove it again to make it....next day we drove it to dealership. They took it for test drive said it was throttle body. We complained that was not covered under extended warranty so they took it out again to see if might be something else...this time for them car went to 4 rpms and wouldn't go down so gave use loaner car......said they would put us in different car or fix it. Took us to used car lot to get another car then because of credit said no....we are a elderly couple with disabilities and the only car they offered us back in July 2014 was this 2 dr that tried to kill us.....we wanted a 4 dr car not a lil sporty we couldn't get in and out of the back seat! can anyone help us"???" now that it was repaired the next day it is making so much noise I'm afraid to drive it........help please! I haven't gone to get that checked out yet but I will today! please post for other drivers to be aware of these cars......

- Zephyrhills, FL, USA

problem #5

Aug 032014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 75,400 miles

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

I was driving approximately 20mph when I heard a breaking noise from underneath my 2010 Hyundai Accent when I lost steering power, the brakes didn't work and the accelerator as well. This caused me to lose control of my car resulting in me crashing into another parked vehicle. Thank god it wasn't on a hwy going 65-70 mph. I see there aren't any recalls on any of the mentioned problems. Also to note I had to replace a coil pack that I read another owner had problems and the airbag light came on and I'm thinking there's also a problem with that too. Thanks Hyundai for not keeping your consumers safe. How many people have to die in accidents cause of manufacture defects before they investigate and issue a recall. I will never purchase another Hyundai. Buyer be warned!

- Burleson, TX, USA

problem #4

Nov 012011

Accent

  • 14,000 miles
The 2010 Accent has a defect that will wear out the inside of the front tires in a short period of time.

- Turners Falls, MA, USA

problem #3

Nov 012011

Accent

  • 14,000 miles
The 2010 Accent has a defect that will wear out the inside of the front tires in a short period of time.

- Turners Falls, MA, USA

problem #2

Oct 102011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 37,000 miles
Purchased approx Aug 10 2011 from carmax. Noticed vibration or shudder from steering wheel in park and idling, more pronounced on right side of engine, right side of car into back seat. Some vibration and shudder while decelerating at speed and around 20 mph. Took the car to Hyundai around September 2011. They claimed the car had 4 motor mounts (engine and trans I assume) and that 2 of the mounts were bad. At different times they described the mounts as "broken", "cracked", and "stretched". they installed the two mounts (lower front and back location to me) calling them "revised". I asked to see the bad mounts but they did not show them to me. The repair reduced the side vibration by about 90% but the vibration was still there. The steering wheel vibration is unchanged. I immediately took it back to the dealer and also to. Both service managers and technicians said the remaining vibration is "normal" (their words) but they put down on the repair sheet that the vibration was gone which was not true. I told them the vibration is not normal especially for a brand new car that costs over $12,000. They said all Hyundai 4 cylinders have the same vibration. The vibration remains. I have read online two Hyundai technicians who claim the vibration could be caused by defective upper engine mount, loose timing chain or belt, defective harmonic balancer. I have seen this week a video on the Hyundai sonata and its vibration; my car makes the same vibration and noise, almost like one of the plugs is missing. (I had an engine diagnosis and it said all electrical is ok; no check engine codes are showing). I have also read about the September 26 recall of the Hyundai sonata for vibration problems. I think the 2010 Hyundai should also face recall since the dealer has admitted the vibration. Information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6)

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

problem #1

Dec 242009

Accent

  • 1,800 miles
As soon as I got on the freeway, the steering wheel, brake, and accelerator locked up. I managed to make it down the ramp to the side of the freeway. I put on the emergency brake because, the car kept rolling. I attempted to turn the car off but, the key was stuck in the ignition. The car was still on. I managed to get the key out and waited a few minutes then I restarted the car. I drove to the nearest exit and when I got off the freeway, it happened again in the left turn lane so, I could not get over. I waited and restarted the car like before. I parked and let the car run for a few minutes. Since then it has not happened but, this is a 2010 Hyundai Accent (hatchback) and I bought it not even 3 weeks prior to this incident. I took it back to the dealership and they could not find out what was wrong with it. They told me because they could not duplicate the problem, they were chasing a ghost and could not help me. I asked what if it happens again and leads to an accident. I was told they can't help me with that question because they could not find a problem in the car. They returned the car to me with nothing fixed and no answers. I do not know what lead up to this problem. I have not crashed or damaged this car in any way. If the dealership does not know what is wrong and how to keep this from happening again, how am I supposed to feel safe driving this car?

- Los Angeles, CA, USA

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