fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
12,276 miles

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2010 Hyundai Accent brakes problems

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2010 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #5

Jul 182011

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles


Not sure of the exact date or mileage I just know I bought the 2010 Hyundai Accent in July of 2011. I immediately noticed in the mornings while backing out of my driveway and driving not even half a mile to the stop sign to get onto the highway when I barely tap on my brakes it feels as if you're going to go through the windshield. The brakes are over sensitive but only in the mornings or when it hasn't been driven in at least 8 hours. After about 5 minutes it smoothes out but it really could be a safety issue. Luckily I live in a small town with not too much traffic so when this does happen it's rarely around anyone so they won't eat my bumper (crash into bumper). I've had it looked at and they say everything looks fine and without being able to duplicate it they cannot do anything more. The brakes at times squeal too but that too smoothes out most of the time.

- Wewahitchka, FL, USA

problem #4

Oct 132011


  • 20,000 miles
I have a 2010 Hyundai Accent that I purchased Aug 2010. Just recently about a month ago I notice when I get in the car in the morning and I come to a stop while going out of the parking lot and putting on brakes the brakes sound like they are squeaking or rubbing. Also when putting on brakes they seem to have a sudden stop where you feel like the car is jerking. This happens every time I get in the car and take off. Also if I go 65 to 70 mph the steering wheel will began to shake. When getting on the freeway the car also seems to have a slow take off for at least 1 mile.

- Carmichael , CA, USA

problem #3

Jun 122010


  • 23,828 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that while driving 45 mph and attempting to slow down, the vehicle went over a bump and would not stop. The vehicle was taken to an authorized dealer three times but the dealer could not diagnose the failure. The failure mileage was 23,828.

- Lexington Park, MD, USA

problem #2

Jan 232011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 10,250 miles
Purchased a new 2010 Hyundai Accent 11/17/09 in Jan. And Feb. 2010 when snow was on the ground the brakes would thud or grind and not stop the car. I called rick case Hyundai and they said that's what ABS brakes do try and pump them when stopping. At this time there was only 250 mls on the car. This also happens when it rain and roads are really wet. On 6/14/10 I took my car in for another manufacture defect and described the problem with the brakes and was told that's normal. On 1/23/2011 my daughter was driving down mayfield rd down the big hill and got a speeding ticket going 68 miles per hr. In a 45 mile zone. She said when she noticed the car was going 50 to 55 she tried to slow down and the brakes wouldn't work until she got to the bottom of the hill. There wasn't any snow on the road but it was wet and salted and 0 outside. She no longer drives the car when it snows or rains or when the roads are wet, and this is her car. A few days later my son borrowed the car for work and when he brought it back he said he was almost in a accident because the brakes wouldn't stop the car. He described it as thudding like the brakes were trying to catch but couldn't and steering wheel shakes, the car went about 12 feet before it stopped and 2 inches from hitting the car in front of him. I took the car over to a friend who drove it and he said this is not normal take it in. I called rick case on 1/31/11 and took it in on 2/4/11 to check the brakes and replace the inside drivers side door panel that snapped off. Rick case didn't find anything wrong with the brakes but, rotated the tires because the front tires tred low and this could be the problem. At this time there is 10,375 miles on the car. 2/18/11 took to put new panel on and told them still having same problem with the brakes but now braking you sometime here a high pitched squeal. Tested brakes for ABS error codes on computer found none. This is a very serious problem does someone have to die before investigated.

- Chesterland, OH, USA

problem #1

Jan 282011

Accent 4-cyl

  • 7,300 miles
My Hyundai is new with only 7K miles. Brakes repeatedly grind with a crunching noise in snowy conditions to point where I have difficulty stopping vehicle. Pulls to right and steering wheel shakes to point where you can see it moving from a distance. Feels like pedal is locking and brakes are not working properly making vehicle very unsafe. I've been driving for over 35 years and owned many different vehicles and have never experienced anything like this in a braking system. Hyundai dealership claims *normal* for a Hyundai however I test drove another new Accent this morning to compare under the exact same road conditions and it did not shake, grind, pull to the right like mine does and it stopped when I applied the brakes. I drove all over the lot to try and get it make noise or fail to stop but it felt perfect. I again got back into my car and my car again shook, grinded and did not stop near as quickly as the other Accent yet service manager denies there was any difference. If I get in an accident because I was not able to stop, I am suing the dealership. Dealership is taylor Hyundai in perrysburg, Ohio.

- Maumee, OH, USA

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