hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
51,769 miles

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2009 Hyundai Accent engine problems

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2009 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #4

Aug 222016


  • 82,000 miles


The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the vehicle hesitated and started to decelerate. The vehicle was pulled to the side of the road and the contact noticed transmission fluid spewing from under the vehicle. The failure occurred without warning. The vehicle was towed to the dealer where it was diagnosed that the vehicle overheated due to lack of anti-freeze. The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was approximately 82,000.

- Cleveland, OH, USA

problem #3

Nov 012014


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. While attempting to open the driver side door, the door handle fractured. The failure later occurred on the passenger side door. The vehicle was taken to the dealer who replaced the door handles. In addition, while driving various speeds, the vehicle suddenly began to shudder and lose power. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the spark plug wire harness failed and needed to be replaced. The contact indicated that the failure eventually occurred on all four spark plug wire harnesses. The manufacturer was not notified of the failures. The failure mileage was 55,000.

- Spring Hill, FL, USA

problem #2

Feb 182015

Accent 4-cyl

  • 70,000 miles
Timing belt tension spring failed causing spring to abrade timing belt until it failed, the timing belt had be replaced 10 months before and only had 12000 miles on it. Auto shop that did the repairs informed me that the spring was not part of the replacement package that was installed 10 months before it failed. When the belt broke a valve disfigured number one cylinder and piston, to be repaired the head was milled, replacement of timing belt and tensioners, causing me 1700 dollars in repairs. This spring should not have failed after only 70000 miles and if it is subject to fail it should be included in normal maintenance.

- Dickinson, TX, USA

problem #1

Jul 102009

Accent 4-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 75 miles
The contact owns a 2009 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the brake pedal abnormally traveled to the floorboard when depressed. The contact had taken the vehicle to the dealer several times, but the failure was not corrected. The dealer replaced the brake cylinder four times. The contact spoke with the manufacturer and was told that the vehicle was operating in the manner in which it was designed. The failure mileage was 75 and the current mileage was 34,000. The horn was replaced. Also, the consumer problems with the front end, the tires were cupping, as a result the front end had to be aligned. Also, there were water stains on the carpet. It appeared water entered the vehicle through the holes in the tire wells. The oil drain plug was replaced. Updated 09/02/14

- Chester, MA, USA

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