really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
0 miles

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2008 Hyundai Accent transmission problems

transmission problem

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2008 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 182008


  • miles


I had the car checked by the factory rep, and service mgr. At crestmont Hyundai via a road test. I described the vibration problems with the tires and they both agreed to "load " balance the tires, which took away most of the tire problems. The second problem is with the shifting of the transmission ( automatic) when cold or hot. When cold going from reverse to drive the car has a " dead" zone before it will engage into drive. These few seconds that I wait for it to engage has caused problems in traffic, which I feel will result in a accident. When it does engage it shifts very abruptly or basically "lunging " into drive. The factory rep. Even said the nature of the car shifting the way it does is normal. Upon exiting the H/way if the car does not have sufficient time to send the signal from the computer to the transmission, it searches for the signal or abruptly shifts into drive or hangs in a semi neutral "zone" before engaging. If this is a normal operation of this car, someone is going to be hurt or killed as a result of it. Please help before I take a hit on trading away this car for a Honda or Toyota. I was assured when I was purchasing this car that the difference between a automatic and manual trans. That the gas mileage was negligent. I now know that the finance mgr. Was definitely wrong and I was a fool for not doing my "homework". the gas mileage is actually worse than my 1991 Honda civic hatchback, that has almost 180,000 miles on it. Go figure that one out!!!!

- Elyria, OH, USA

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