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HYUNDAI ACCENT - 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT Problems & Complaints

 
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by Hyundai Motor America

There are 110 complaints filed for the 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT

Below is a list of complaints & problems filed against the 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT. These problems includes information received by NHTSA from consumers either directly or as recorded by the Vehicle Safety Hotline. This information may be used by NHTSA during the investigation process. If you like to file an official complaint for the 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT, you can do so by calling the NHTSA Mon-Fri 8am to 8pm at 888-327-4236, TTY: 800-424-9153. You can also file your complaint online by clicking here. Your complaint will be added to the NHTSA complaints database after a thorough review. If a trend is discovered, an investigation will be opened by the ODI.

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Air Bags (21) Fuel System Other (1) Seats (2) Structure (12) Unknown Or Other (3)
Electrical System (6) Latches Locks Linkages (1) Service Brakes (1) Suspension (14) Vehicle Speed Control (12)
Engine And Engine Cooling (12) Power Train (21) Service Brakes Hydraulic (12) Tires (5) Visibility (9)
Fuel System Gasoline (4) Seat Belts (5) Steering (3)

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STRUCTURE: BODY

5/15/2015 - READING, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVELED TO THE FLOORBOARD WHEN DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO NOTICED EXTENSIVE RUSTING ON THE BRAKE LINES AND WAS DETERIORATING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND IT WAS NOTICED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION NEAR THE FRONT OF THE FRAMING NEAR THE FRONT WHEELS AND THE MOTOR MOUNT. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,000.

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SERVICE BRAKES

5/15/2015 - READING, PA
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVELED TO THE FLOORBOARD WHEN DEPRESSED. THE VEHICLE WAS TAKEN TO AN INDEPENDENT MECHANIC WHO NOTICED EXTENSIVE RUSTING ON THE BRAKE LINES AND WAS DETERIORATING. THE VEHICLE WAS REPAIRED. ON ANOTHER OCCASION, THE VEHICLE WAS INSPECTED AND IT WAS NOTICED THAT THERE WAS EXTENSIVE RUST AND CORROSION NEAR THE FRONT OF THE FRAMING NEAR THE FRONT WHEELS AND THE MOTOR MOUNT. THE MECHANIC DIAGNOSED THAT THE FRAME NEEDED TO BE REPLACED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED OF THE FAILURE. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 93,000.

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STRUCTURE

1/12/2015 - EAST BERNE, NY
BOTH CONTROL ARMS AND DRIVERS SIDE OF SUB FRAME COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT. THERE IS A RECALL FOR THE 2001-2003 ELANTRA AND TIBERON, YET NOT THE ACCENT? SOMEBODY ISN'T DOING THEIR JOB!!

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SUSPENSION

1/12/2015 - EAST BERNE, NY
BOTH CONTROL ARMS AND DRIVERS SIDE OF SUB FRAME COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT. THERE IS A RECALL FOR THE 2001-2003 ELANTRA AND TIBERON, YET NOT THE ACCENT? SOMEBODY ISN'T DOING THEIR JOB!!

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS: UNDERBODY SHIELDS

1/12/2015 - EAST BERNE, NY
BOTH CONTROL ARMS AND DRIVERS SIDE OF SUB FRAME COMPLETELY ROTTED OUT. THERE IS A RECALL FOR THE 2001-2003 ELANTRA AND TIBERON, YET NOT THE ACCENT? SOMEBODY ISN'T DOING THEIR JOB!!

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SUSPENSION

12/27/2013 - LAFAYETTE, IN
FRONT SUB FRAME IS SEVERELY CORRODED BETWEEN DRIVERS LOWER CONTROL ARM AND SUB FRAME MOUNT AT RADIATOR CORE SUPPORT. CORROSION HAS CREATED A HOLE ON EACH SIDE OF THE FRAME RAIL THAT WILL ALLOW FOR PASSAGE OF AN OBJECT SIMILAR IN SIZE TO A DECK OF CARDS. PASSENGER SIDE IS SIMILARLY CORRODED. FRONT SUB FRAME REPLACEMENT WILL BE NECESSARY IN ORDER MAINTAIN SAFE VEHICLE OPERATION. THE DEGREE OF FRONT SUB FRAME CORROSION IS NOT IN LINE WITH THE CONDITION OF THE BALANCE OF THE VEHICLE. BALANCE OF THE VEHICLE EXHIBITS MINIMAL CORROSION.

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STRUCTURE: FRAME AND MEMBERS: UNDERBODY SHIELDS

12/27/2013 - LAFAYETTE, IN
FRONT SUB FRAME IS SEVERELY CORRODED BETWEEN DRIVERS LOWER CONTROL ARM AND SUB FRAME MOUNT AT RADIATOR CORE SUPPORT. CORROSION HAS CREATED A HOLE ON EACH SIDE OF THE FRAME RAIL THAT WILL ALLOW FOR PASSAGE OF AN OBJECT SIMILAR IN SIZE TO A DECK OF CARDS. PASSENGER SIDE IS SIMILARLY CORRODED. FRONT SUB FRAME REPLACEMENT WILL BE NECESSARY IN ORDER MAINTAIN SAFE VEHICLE OPERATION. THE DEGREE OF FRONT SUB FRAME CORROSION IS NOT IN LINE WITH THE CONDITION OF THE BALANCE OF THE VEHICLE. BALANCE OF THE VEHICLE EXHIBITS MINIMAL CORROSION.

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STRUCTURE: BODY

11/20/2013 - RACINE, WI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE FRONT FRAME HAD BECOME SEVERELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT DIAGNOSED OR REPAIRED. THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOT NOTIFIED. THE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 64,000.

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SUSPENSION

9/17/2013 - NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI
THE CONTACT OWNS A 2001 HYUNDAI ACCENT. THE CONTACT STATED THAT THE SUB FRAME AND CONTROL ARMS WERE COMPLETELY CORRODED. THE VEHICLE WAS NOT REPAIRED AND THE MANUFACTURER WAS NOTIFIED. THE APPROXIMATE FAILURE MILEAGE WAS 85,000. ...UPDATED 11-12-13

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STEERING

8/19/2013 - MANCHESTER, NH
FRONT CONTROL ARM CORRODED AND BROKE APART. UNABLE TO STEER. TOWED TO AND CONFIRMED BY MECHANIC.

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