hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
59,288 miles

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2005 Hyundai Accent drivetrain problems

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2005 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #11

Jul 152015


  • 41,000 miles


The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the vehicle failed to shift out of the park position. The failure recurred numerous times. The vehicle was taken to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure and the VIN was not included in NHTSA campaign number: 09V280000 (exterior lighting). The approximate failure mileage was 41,000.

- Oakland Park, FL, USA

problem #10

Aug 142015


  • 82,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. While driving at an unknown speed, the engine rpms surged, the vehicle shook, and the transmission failed to shift into the correct gear. The vehicle was taken to the dealer for diagnostic testing. The technician was unable to duplicate the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 82,000.

- Stanford, KY, USA

problem #9

Dec 082014


  • 77,474 miles
I was slowing down to make a turn and my car stops running wasn't able to shift in to second gear it stalled for about a minute before I could start it again it did the same exact thing the next day on 12-09-2014 when I was slowing down and tried down shifting and today 12-10- 2014 on my way home from work went to down shifting and my 05 Hyundai Accent stops on the high way took about a minute or two before it would shift or start I was almost hit by another vehicle I took my car to shop to get it looked at thinking it was the clutch and the guy at the repair shop said it was fine.. iam now worried about driving my car or taking my 9 year old son anywhere in it.

- North Webster, IN, USA

problem #8

Jun 292013


  • 68,299 miles


I was driving the car and its been surging a little when driving can feel forward vibrations and then lets go and dose it again. The incident occured June 30 2014 and I was headed to a stop sign and my car started accelerating on its own and I had to push in clutch and press brakes pretty hard to stop the car from takin off on its own without me pushing the gas. I dont know if its the throttle sensor or whats the problem is but the car also been drivin diffferently around corners like the rear end somethin wrong and seen statements from other people statin there was a problem with their car as well. I hope you guys can help me if not I need a mechanic to fix the car.

- Elma, WA, USA

problem #7

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

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problem #6

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 #5

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 #4

Feb 072012


  • 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 #3

Jan 272012

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
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 #2

Oct 122011


  • 66,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated the brake lights remained illuminated while the engine was turned off, and the gear would not shift from park into drive without force. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer to be diagnosed. The failure and the current mileage was 66,000.

- Tucson , AZ, USA

problem #1

Sep 152010


  • miles
I began having trouble taking my car out of the park position when I pushed the brake and one day I couldn't get it to come out at all. I called my local dealership and explained the problem and took it in to be check. They told me that it was a sensor that was bad and they needed to replace it and they also informed me that I didn't have any brake lights whenever I pushed them while driving. I was having trouble for about a month leading up to the day I couldn't get it out of park. I was able to used the shift lock override to force it out, but I still didn't have brake lights. It was fixed for about $150 including parts & labor. This was very scary though because I could have easily been rear ended since drives behind me didn't know I was braking.

- Martinez, CA, USA

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