pretty bad
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
2,710 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent drivetrain problems

drivetrain problem

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #1

Aug 012008


  • 2,710 miles


2008 Accent, I bought in February has ground hog problems. Two weeks ago, I saw a ground hog go under my car and several times after. About ten days ago, the transmission would stay in 1st gear and would not shift (when starting). When it finally did shift, at about 4 K RPM, the transmission would remain in the higher gears. Trying to start from a dead stop is quite slow. The check engine light also came on. I took the car into the dealers. The repair man said that 3 of the cables were chewed. One for the trans., one for the brake level indicator, and one for the speedometer. The damage was not covered by Hyundai's warranty. They replaced the wires at $402. It's eight days later. I've lost the speedometer cable. For some reason these wires attract ground hog. None of the other people in the area. In the 19 years I have lived here, none of the other 5 cars I owed had this problem. In fact one was a 2003 Accent. The dealer said they can not do anything to fix this problem. I put down moth balls and fox scent to ward the hogs off, but they like this wires. Loosing the trans. And speedometer can make driving little dangerous. This there any way to make Hyundai replace this wires or hid them so pests won't eat them thank you, E allan stone

- Drexel Hill , PA, USA

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