hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
73,600 miles

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2009 Hyundai Accent fuel system problems

fuel system problem

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2009 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #2

Aug 012015


  • 77,200 miles


A trip turned into twice being stranded on the side of the road with this car. Never been out of the bay area with it. It starts skipping a few beats, loses acceleration. Recovers itself until the next time. Becomes quite intermittent after that point. I got to jacksonville after leaving here. Lost power, tossed white smoke out the tail pipe. Just lugs along and then recovers. So I pulled off the freeway. Into a shopping mall. Turned it off. Started it again" nothing but white smoke out the back end. I called a tow truck. Had it towed into the local Hyundai dealership. Where after an hour? they had done some type of emissions clean out? and a transmission flush. Out of pocket? $289. I leave. I decide to come back home instead. I just didn't trust this car the rest of the way to va.. I get to ocala. Merging on to the 75 interchange? two cars and a semi behind me. A semi to the left side had to move over because I punched the gas to merge on? stalled, something went boom under me? and so much white smoke behind me? it engulfed the vehicles behind me. It literally lost power and I had to coast over to the shoulder? then recovered itself. I got it to the rest area a mile up the road. Called a tow truck again. Had it towed to the local Hyundai dealership. These people replaced the cat converter and a sensor. The rest of the trip home. At the 60 mile mark again? it starts up again. Spitting and sputtering.losing acceleration.. trucks behind me. I'm praying by this point. I eventually pulled off at the wesley chapel exit* and slowly made it home back to clearwater. Hyundai America is who I called at this point. Took it in yet again to a local Hyundai dealership who as usual after 2 days? find absolutely nothing wrong. I get it back" and it sounds worse and runs worse than it ever did now. Sounds like a puttering volkswagon. I am seriously afraid of this car. Seriously!

- Clearwater, FL, USA

problem #1

May 012013


  • 70,000 miles
I have had issues with shifting into gear. I have taken it to several different mechanics and they have not been able to find any issues at all. I also just found out that my fuel level sensor is not working either. I have not been able to find any recalls on either. It's upsetting to see that others are having the same issue with the shifting problem and it doesn't seem that anyone within Hyundai has bothered to see if this problem exists with other 5 speed Accents.

- Charlotte, NC, USA

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