really awful
Crashes / Fires:
1 / 1
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
69,679 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

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2005 Hyundai Accent brakes problems

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2005 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #6

Sep 102013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 110,825 miles


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 #5

Jul 112013


  • 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 #4

May 182013


  • 78,000 miles
While driving on the interstate in perfect weather the car suddenly fishtailed and then flipped three times. The driver was thankfully uninjured but the airbags never deployed. In inspecting the car the rear wheels would not move so it was ruled that the brakes seized up. The brakes were not being used when this happened suddenly and out of the blue.

- Grosse Pointe Park, MI, USA

problem #3

Jan 182013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 107,000 miles


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 #2

Oct 282012


  • 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

problem #1

Aug 232012


  • 68,000 miles
Cannot shift out of park without using manual shift override. No brake lights. Was told this is due to a faulty brake switch.

- Erlanger, KY, USA

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