fairly significant
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
16,500 miles

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2012 Hyundai Accent suspension problems

suspension problem

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2012 Hyundai Accent Owner Comments

problem #2

Dec 102012


  • 33,000 miles


At 33,000 miles the tires had to be replaced but I thought this was acceptable mileage for low profile tires. Then one year later at 58,000 miles, the tires had to be replaced again, now at 77,000 miles, the tires are getting to a point of replacement again. The tire wear is excessive on the rear of the car. The tires are rotated every 6,000 miles and kept properly inflated. Each time the tires have been replaced a 4 wheel alignment was performed. The printout I have indicates the rear of the car is out of acceptable specs. I let Hyundai perform the last alignment and they did not mention any repairs were needed and would not let me keep a copy of the alignment printout. I recently had another alignment specialist just look at the car and he suggested I take it to a body shop to have the rear suspension of the car reworked/replaced in order to get the rear tires close to where they should be located. In good weather there is a constant need to turn the steering wheel to keep the car in the correct lane. The car is difficult to drive in any kind of inclement weather because of the constant need to correct the direction of travel. In snow and ice the car constantly "fish tales". when a bump in the road is encountered and one of the rear tires bounces, the rear of the car will dart to the side that the tire has less contact with the road.

- Cullman, AL, USA

problem #1

Dec 212012

Accent 4-cyl

  • miles
I have continued to have problems with the braking system, steering and suspension which started when I was coming home from picking my son up from school Dec. 21 2012. There was snow on the road and I tried to slow down going down an incline but the brakes caused the car to jump, the steering would not respond fast enough and the suspension felt like we were riding on metal rims. I almost hit a telephone pole but we slowed in the softer snow which wasn't beat down yet. Ever since then when there is snow or icy roads especially up here in the mountains of West Virginia I test the brakes, steering and suspension on the road I live on before going on the highway. Oh, I forgot to mention that if you should be unfortunate enough to hit a pothole it does through the car to the right if your right front wheel catches it and if your left front wheel catches one it will put you into oncoming traffic. I had this happen to me several times over the past years.

- Athens , WV, USA

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