2008 Hyundai Accent accessories - interior problems: sun visor falls down

Sun Visor Falls Down

2008 Hyundai Accent

This problem may be covered under warranty. Ask your Hyundai dealer.

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Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
70,850 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. make parts of sturdier material (2 reports)
  2. dealership replaced less than 2 yrs when under warranty (1 reports)
  3. not sure (1 reports)
2008 Hyundai Accent accessories - interior problems

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #4

Feb 112016

Accent ES 1.6L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 71,000 miles


This is unbelievably annoying, and now dangerous. First, the driver visor just stopped staying up, and I never use the darn thing anyway because I am tall and it impedes my view if I do. Anyway, it just fell one day; when I tried to make it stay up with Velcro (which worked well unless the weather was too hot or cold),

I am a single mother with very little money and cannot imagine that after all the complaints people have had about this issue Hyundai will not just fix it, warranty or not. I have taken good care of this car and do not like the idea - one month after it is all paid off - of paying $400 or more to fix a problem that is obviously caused by a defective part in Hyundai's design.

- Judy R., Overland Park, KS, US

problem #3

Mar 012014

Accent SE 1.6L Dohc

  • Automatic transmission
  • 94,000 miles

Like many others, the sun visor in this vehicle and other Hyundai's and also Honda fail in the same manner: Cracking/breaking of the plastic housing that surrounds the metal rod in the center near the edge of the sun visor. Because it breaks internally, there isn't much to fixing it. I have a 1979 ford f-150 with the original sun visors still functioning to this day. This is plainly a manufactured defect as still no recall has been issued. At $150 bucks a pop, they are grossly overpriced, and in my opinion a planned obsolescence of this part.

It would be different if I yanked around on the sun visors in this vehicle, but barely using it, and so many others with the same issue is clearly a defect, and also a safety issue. It becomes very hard to see while driving, and is a big distraction. Hyundai needs to honor this as a defect, and make a better product with a free replacement. It is one thing to be cosmetic, or be 10-20 years old, but after failing in less than 30k miles, or 2 years, it is clearly an issue.

- Stephen W., Kings Mountain, NC, US

problem #2

Aug 082011


  • Automatic transmission
  • 33,015 miles

Part had to be special ordered, and I replaced the part myself(passenger side). 3 months later the driver's side sun visor fell while I was driving on the highway. Did not want to spend another $157.54 to replace it, as it is made of the same weak material. Super glued it together, it flaps up and down but will not swivel. Have spoken with other Accent owners and they have had similar incidents. Their solution was to get the parts from auto junkyards(not the correct type) at a cost of under $15. They were willing to do w/o the lighted mirror. Metal parts would last longer.

- George C., San Antonio, TX, US

problem #1

Mar 192012

Accent GLS 1.5L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 85,300 miles

The dealership fixed (replaced) the visor less than two years ago for the same issue while the vehicle was still under warranty. The "clip" that is suppose to hold this thing together is a thin plastic ring. Turn the visor or flip down more than a few times and it snaps right off.

I don't even drive that much in blinding sun where I flip the visor. Imagine driving 70 miles an hour and suddenly not being able to see the road or the car in front of you! Definite safety issue!

Perhaps Hyundai could give a care and develop a better system?????

- kleist, Orange Park, FL, US

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