definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
30,875 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent engine problems

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #4

Sep 152011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles


My 2008 Hyundai Accent gs was having trouble starting so I took it to the shop where they told me it was a fuel pump. I had it replace. The car worked fine for about a week until I went to put gas in it. I've gotten stuck at the gas station 3 times after I have put gas in my tank. It seems that everytime I put gas in it does not want to start. It is not under warranty and two different mechanics can't figure out what's wrong with it. I've seen online that hundreds of Hyundai vehicle owners are having this problem. And I feel that Hyundai needs to recall this car. It's horrible. I've had countless issues with it since I've bought it. And I purchased it brand new from the dealer. Please help!

- Las Vegas, NV, USA

problem #3

May 072010


  • 30,000 miles
I own a 2008 Hyundai Accent, and it has about 30,000 miles on it. I've had it in the shop twice this month the first time for the coils and the second for a miss fire. This is getting to be ridiculous, I just got it out the shop 2 days ago and now the steering is off, really bad. It was so bad I could barely keep it on the road. Now I'll be taking this car back to the dealership again for the third time in one month.

- Cumberland, VA, USA

problem #2

Nov 102009


  • 23,000 miles
The contact owns a 2008 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the check engine light remained illuminated continuously. The vehicle was taken to the dealer over nine times for the failure. The dealer stated each time it was a different default code whenever it was being repaired. The contact has been unable to speak with anyone at the Hyundai manufacturer. The failure started immediately after the vehicle had regular maintenance service performed. The VIN was unknown. The failure mileage was 23,000.

- Virginia Beach, VA, USA

problem #1

Jan 132008


  • 500 miles
My 2008 Hyundai Accent is brand new with 2,000 miles on it and its been in shop 3 times with engine misfires...codes PO300 and PO301...car is losing power going down highway and a horrible sound when I start it..they claim they fixed it but here it is a week later and car has to go back again....its under warranty.....cant this cause an accident if im going 65 on a highway and it loses power and car jumps down to about 45 and I have gas pedal to floor and it takes a few minutes for car to accelerate again...they just reset computer and few days later...same problem.

- Colonial Heights, VA, USA

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