hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
47,800 miles

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2010 Hyundai Accent electrical problems

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2010 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #11

Dec 292016


  • 88,000 miles


While my vehicle was in motion, driving straight after 2 right turns, after approximately 5 minutes of driving, a thin wisp of smoke rose up from my steering column, or near my steering column, on the left side. From my general google research, this appears to be an electrical problem.

- Centennial, CO, USA

problem #10

Sep 012015


  • 35,001 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the tail lights, hazard lights, and turn signal lights failed. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic to be diagnosed. The mechanic was unable to duplicate the failure. The contact stated that there was no fault code from the diagnostic test. The contact stated that the failure was intermittent. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 15V566000 (exterior lighting). The vehicle was not repaired. The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 35,001.

- Las Cruces, NM, USA

problem #9

Mar 262015


  • 97,000 miles
I believe that there is a problem with the cars main computer. Apparently my car ran out of oil and the indicator light merely flickered at me a few times and then went out. Had to have vehicle towed to shop when it stalled, no codes found in the computer. Shop changed oil. Engine was reported as noisy upon delivery but noise gone after oil change. Shop decided the issue was lack of oil. Two days later check engine light comes on and tachometer would not function. Dealership misrepresented issue on paperwork as stalled engine, I was simply afraid to drive it with the tach not functioning and the check engine light on given issue 2 days prior. Issue with vehicle crank sensor found. No mention of codes showing or not on the dealership paperwork. I was told no codes were found. Today, oil indicator light flickered again. Would not stay on. Upon my inspection there was no oil. I refilled oil, and it began to leak. Tried local mechanic and they advised do not drive, but could not take vehicle. Called roadside assistance, no word yet on newest issue. The only indicators that seem to work are for the tire pressure monitoring system. Client who is mechanic claims the main system and TPMS are completely separate. Poor design of engine information. Only meters are speed and tachometer. Customer must rely on computer to show indicators if there is an issue. This cars' oil indicator is malfunctioning. Wonder what other indicators are malfunctioning.

- New Egypt, NJ, USA

problem #8

Apr 162015


  • miles


I have the very basic model of the 2010 Hyundai Accent. As I was driving down the road a woman was nice enough to stop me and tell me my brake lights weren't on, so I pulled over and tried testing it out to see what she was talking about, every time I stepped on the breaks none of the lights came on. I went home and had my step dad take a look but nothing in the fuses were lose and none of the bulbs were burnt out, so we did some research online and noticed that Hyundai sent out a safety recall "Hyundai is recalling 1,059,824 vehicles, including the 2007-'09 Hyundai Accent, because of roll away risk and brake lights that may not illuminate.." I am more than sure this is effecting my car as well.

- Rockwall, TX, USA

problem #7

Aug 152014


  • 60,000 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. While driving at various speeds, all the interior and exterior lights on the vehicle failed. The vehicle was not diagnosed or repaired. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The contact was made aware of NHTSA campaign number: 13V113000 (exterior lighting, service brakes, hydraulic); however, the VIN was not included. The failure mileage was 60,000. The VIN was not available.

- Grandview, MO, USA

problem #6

Dec 092014

Accent 4-cyl

  • 48,000 miles
My brake lights are all out. All 3. I did some research and found that some cars up until 2009 were recalled for a faulty brake light switch. I am fearful I could put myself or others in harms way. This is a definite safety issue with this vehicle. I am not sure if there are currently other reports but I am doing so now. I am taking it to the dealership asap to have it evaluated. A technician has already troubleshooted replacing the bulbs and still not working. He believes it is the switch. This was stated prior to me doing research about a potential issue with Hyundai's brake light switch.

- Brockton, MA, USA

problem #5

Apr 142014


  • 52,184 miles


I stopped at a red light and the engine stopped and would not restart.. the electrical system was still working and the flashers operated, but the engine would not start. I removed the key and reinstalled it and tried to start the auto with no results. I'm setting in a major intersection with a stalled auto. I'm in a very unsafe situation and could get killed by passing auto's. this is the second time this has happened to me with this auto. The only way you can restart the auto is to use jumper cables, than everything is back to normal.

- Fern Park, FL, USA

problem #4

Mar 012014


  • 63,411 miles
On March after leaving my daughter's house my son noticed that my daughter's 2010 Hyundai Accents brakes lights and 3rd light weren't working. The next day my son and I decided to check the fuse box. We changed the 15 amp fuse even though the original one didn't seem broken. After that we again tried the brake light and 3rd and again it didn't work. I'm at my wits end with this 2010 Hyundai Accent because all I seem to have is problems. Before 3 coil wires had to be replaced. The first 2 Hyundai replaced the wires but before replacing the 3rd coil wire the service manager said that he couldn't replace the 3rd coil wire because Hyundai said that I had to replace the spark plugs first. Which I feel is crazy. But I had the car in the shop(Hyundai) and replaced the plugs. I feel Hyundai knew about this problem as well as the current brake problem and this should be a recall on this brake light problem.

- Freehold, NJ, USA

problem #3

Dec 062013


  • 46,000 miles
The brake lamp switch became defective intermittently, approximately 10,000 miles ago. It has now failed completely. Apparently I am not the only one experiencing this problem: www.autoblog.com/2013/04/03/Hyundai-Kia-recalling-1-6M-more-models-for-faulty-brake-switch/ this is a serious problem, so I wanted you to know.

- Sacramento, CA, USA

problem #2

Aug 102013

Accent 4-cyl

  • 35,000 miles
I took the car to have the brakes done. The shop did an inspection and found all brake lights not working tracing it to the brake light pedal switch. I contacted Hyundai and they stated the 2010 Accent was not part of the recall campaign but 2009 are, even though it is the same part? I took it to my Hyundai dealer and they replaced the defective switch with the new revised switch, since the old switches are shown to fail prematurely. I would advise any owner of a Hyundai or Kia to either have the switch replaced or check it weekly until the part is put on the recall campaign. This could be a serious hazard to you, your passengers and other cars on the road behind you.

- Atascadero, CA, USA

problem #1

May 282011


  • 1,200 miles
The contact owns a 2010 Hyundai Accent. The contact stated that the vehicle was taken to the dealer numerous times for the ignition, battery and problems with stalling. The dealer performed a diagnostic that located the failures at the battery cable, the ignition wiring system and the front suspension was corroded. In addition, the engine oil container and starter motor connector was also corroded. The dealer replaced the battery cable and several other unknown parts but the failure was not corrected and the vehicle continued to stall. The vehicle was not further repaired. The failure mileage was 1,200 and the current mileage was 3,000. Kmj

- Brooklyn, NY, USA

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